Scott, Crowton Receive National Recognition
BATON ROUGE — Charles Scott added another honor to his list on Monday afternoon as the LSU running back was named the national player of the week by Rivals.com, the website announced.
The honor for Scott came just a few hours after he was named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in LSU’s 26-21 win over No. 9 Auburn on Saturday. Scott was also named the player of the week in the state by the Louisiana Sports Writer’s Association on Monday.
Rivals.com also named LSU offensive coordinator Gary Crowton as its coordinator of the week for his innovative player calling in the win over Auburn. For the game, LSU scored the most points in a game at Auburn since 1994.
As a unit, the LSU offense racked up 398 total yards and 20 first downs against an Auburn defense that went into the game allowing only 5.0 points and 213 yards per game.
Scott, a junior from Saline, La., rushed for 132 yards against the Tigers to become the first running back in LSU history to reach the 100-yard mark in a game at Auburn. Scott has now rushed for 100 yards in each of LSU’s first three games, a first for the school since 1978 when All-America Charles Alexander opened that year with 100 yards games against Indiana, Wake Forest and Rice.
Scott’s 132 yards against Auburn came on 21 attempts as he averaged 6.3 yards per carry against a Tiger defense that went into the game allowing only 53 yards rushing per contest. Scott had eight carries of at least nine yards against Auburn, which included a long run of 31 yards that setup a third goal field goal for LSU.
Scott finished with 147 total yards as he caught two passes for 15 yards.
For the year, Scott has rushed for 394 yards and four touchdowns. His average of 131.3 yards per game currently leads the SEC and ranks seventh in the nation.
LSU quarterback Jarrett Lee was one of seven players from across the country considered for the freshman of the week honor handed out by Rivals.com. Lee completed 11 of 22 passes for 183 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the second half of LSU’s win over Auburn as he rallied the Tigers from a 14-3 halftime deficit to win at Jordan-Hare Stadium for the first time since 1998.