Randall Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week

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Randall Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week

BATON ROUGE — LSU quarterback Marcus Randall has been named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Tigers to a come-from-behind win over Ole Miss on Saturday, the league office announced on Monday.

Randall, a sophomore from Baton Rouge, came off the bench to complete 13 of 20 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns in the 14-13 Tiger victory. Randall led LSU on a 7-play, 76-yard drive over the final minute of the first half to cut the Rebel lead to 10-7 on a 19-yard TD pass to Devery Henderson with two seconds remaining in the second quarter.

Randall then directed the Tigers on the game-winning scoring drive late in the fourth quarter. Randall connected with Michael Clayton on a 27-yard TD pass for the game-winner with 6:34 left in the contest.

Randall also rushed for 31 yards on nine carries for the Tigers.

The honor is the first of Randall’s career and it marks the second time in three weeks that an LSU player has been named the league’s offensive player of the week. Devery Henderson won the award following LSU’s last-second victory over Kentucky on Nov. 9.

Auburn’s Travaris Robinson was named the league’s defensive player of the week, while Tennessee’s Alex Walls earned special team player of the week honors.