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Beckwith, Fournette Earn SEC Weekly Honors

by Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
Beckwith, Fournette Earn SEC Weekly Honors

SEC Football Players of the Week – Oct. 27

Kendell Beckwith, LB, LSU
Led the team and shattered his career high with 10 tackles in LSU’s 10-7 win over No. 3 Ole Miss.
Had one tackle for a loss and added one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry in LSU’s outstanding defensive performance.
Made a key tackle on 4th-and-1 at the LSU 47-yard line to stop Ole Miss’ ensuing drive after LSU took the lead late in the fourth quarter.
LSU held Ole Miss to season lows in points (7), total yards (313) and passing yards (176).

Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
Rushed for 113 yards on 23 carries to lead LSU to a 10-7 upset of No. 3 Ole Miss … Added two receptions for 41 yards and returned two kickoffs for 57 yards to finish with 211 all-purpose yards against the Rebels.
Earned his third 100-yard rushing game and his second 200-yard all-purpose game of the season.
Led the Tigers in a dominant rushing performance that saw LSU tally 264 yards on the ground against an Ole Miss defense that entered the game only allowing 97 rushing yards per game.

Josh Robinson, RB, Mississippi State
Robinson rushed for a career-high 198 yards on 23 carries with two touchdowns in a win at Kentucky. He averaged a season-best 8.6 yards per carry.
Of the 198 yards, 142 of those came after contact, including a highlight reel run where he broke seven tackles. With it a one-possession game, Robinson put it away when he dashed for a career-long 73 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Robinson finished with 209 all-purpose yards and tallied a rushing TD for the sixth straight game – one of only three players in the league to achieve that feat this season. In SEC games, he is the league’s leading rusher.

Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Set a new school record with 224 receiving yards on nine catches with two touchdowns in the win over Tennessee.
The old mark was 221 set by Julio Jones at Tennessee in 2010.
Scored on Alabama’s first offensive play of the game on a 80-yard catch and run.
Scored UA’s second touchdown from 41 yards out to make it 14-0 midway through the first quarter.
Had five catches for 185 yards and two scores in the first quarter alone.
He moved into second all-time with 2,868 receiving yards and is closing in on D.J. Hall’s record of 2,923.
Now ranks second nationally with 1,132 receiving yards (just five behind Colorado State’s Rashard Higgins) and is averaging 141.5 ypg.

Will Gleeson, P, Ole Miss
Pinned LSU inside their 10 yard line four times in six punts.
Helped limit the Tigers to zero punt return yards.
Also booted his 10th 50-yard punt in 38 attempts this season.
Has helped the Rebels rank second in the SEC in net punting with a 42.8 average.

Sebastian Tretola, OG, Arkansas
The 350-pound left guard motioned into the quarterback position on a fake field goal, rolled to his right and connected with long snapper Alan D’Appollonio for a six-yard touchdown.
The trick play was No. 2 on Sportscenter’s Top 10 plays.
Graded out at 85 percent, the second-highest mark on the team.
Recorded three knockdowns, the third-most on the team.
Helped the Razorbacks finish with 273 rushing yards – the fifth time this season that Arkansas has topped 200 yards rushing.
Blocked for an Arkansas offense that scored on its first six possessions of the game, jumping out to a 38-0 lead over UAB.

Kaleb Eulls, DT, Mississippi State
Eulls notched a career-high two sacks, tied a career best with 2.0 tackles for loss and tied a season high with five total tackles in a 45-31 win at Kentucky.