Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri, 45-17 W at Vanderbilt
5 REC 116 YDS 23.2 AVG 2 TD
Tight ends don’t typically win player of the week honors, but I can’t pass up Albert Okwuegbunam’s impact on Missouri’s 45-17 win against Vanderbilt. He started the scoring for Missouri, and then put the punctuation mark on a blowout win that made Missouri bowl eligible for the first time since 2014. His two touchdowns and 116 yards is one of the best receiving performances of the week.
Javaris Davis, DB, Auburn, 42-14 W vs. UL Monroe
2 TKL, 1 SOLO, 1 INT, 1 FF
Despite the level of competition, Javaris Davis had a memorable performance against Louisiana-Monroe. He forced two second half turnovers that helped Auburn capture all the momentum in a game that was close until late in the third quarter. In addition to forcing turnovers, he shut down Louisiana-Monroe wide receivers in coverage. Due to the opponent, he had an under the radar performance, but it was still a great day for Davis.
Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia, 42-13 W vs. Kentucky
15 CAR 151 YDS 10.1 AVG 2 TD
Nick Chubb followed through with a big performance against the Kentucky Wildcats. The verdict was out on how the Bulldogs might respond after being thrashed against a surging Auburn team that overtook Georgia in the playoff rankings. Chubb had 151 yards on 15 carries, and he broke the 1,000-yard barrier while adding two scores that helped Georgia pick up momentum moving into rivalry week.
McTelvin Agim, DL, Arkansas, 28-21 L vs. Mississippi State
9 TKL, 4 SOLO, 1 SKS, 2.5 TFL, 2 FF
While the Arkansas Razorbacks have had little to cheer for this season, a close loss against Mississippi State provided a small bright spot for the Hogs. With what appears to be an eminent coaching change on the horizon, Arkansas played admirably. The Razorbacks most productive lineman of the day, McTelvin Agim, had nine tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack and two forced fumbles. Things may be unstable in Fayetteville, but Arkansas found a rock on defense on Saturday.