Mizzou QB Drew Lock highlights SEC’s Week 1 players of the week honors

The lock of the week was that Drew Lock would be the SEC’s Offensive Player of the Week.

Lock, the Tigers junior quarterback, led Missouri’s offensive explosion against Missouri State in the season opener on Saturday. He passed for 521 yards and an SEC record-tying 7 touchdowns as Mizzou put up 72 points.

Lock led the way on the SEC’s weekly honors, announced by the conference on Tuesday afternoon.

Defensive Player of the Week: Shaun Dion Hamilton, Linebacker, Alabama

–Team-high 8 tackles, 3.5 for loss, 1 sack, in the Crimson Tide’s win over Florida State

Special Teams Player of the Week: Deebo Samuel, Wide receiver, Kick returner, South Carolina

–Returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown and scored two other times in the Gamecocks win

Freshman of the Week: Chase Hayden, RB, Arkansas

–Became just the third player in Arkansas history rush for 100 yards in his freshman debut, joining Felix Jones (2005) and Alex Collins (2013). Hayden was one of just two true freshmen to run for 100 yards in the FBS on Saturday and the only one to go more than 100 yards and score a touchdown.

Offensive Line Player of the Week: Garrett Brumfield, Guard, LSU

–Led the Tigers with 12 knockdown blocks and no sacks and graded at 86 percent for the game, the highest among the LSU linemen. LSU’s offense racked 479 total yards and accounted for 26 first downs in the win.

Defensive Line Player of the Week: Denzil Ware, Defensive end, Linebacker, Kentucky

–Two tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and one fumble return for a touchdown, which proved to be the game-winning score in Kentucky’s 24-17 win.

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