In one of the easier decisions the Southeastern Conference will get to make this year, the league office on Monday named Georgia’s Reggie Davis as the freshman of the week.
The 5-foot-10, 165-pound wide receiver from Tallahassee had two catches for 134 yards in the No. 9 Bulldogs 45-21 win over North Texas this past Saturday. Included in that total was a 98-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Aaron Murray. It was an historic play in that it was the 100th career TD pass of Murray’s career, the first for Davis and the longest in school history. Davis also had a nifty 36-yard catch in which he did a mid-air pirouette to catch a pass thrown behind. He managed to keep his balance and keep on running until he was brought down by a safety.
Davis’ recognition marks the third SEC honor in as many gamess for the Bulldogs. Murray was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week after the win over #6 South Carolina while sophomore tailback Todd Gurley garnered the award following the matchup with #8 Clemson. Davis was also named the Athlon Sports SEC freshman of the week.
LSU’s Jeremy Hill, who Georgia will meet this Saturday, was named the SEC’s offensive player of the week. He had 184 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 25 carries in a 35-21 win over Auburn.
The ninth-ranked Bulldogs (2-1, 1-0 SEC) host sixth-ranked LSU (4-0, 1-0) on Sept. 28 in Sanford Stadium. CBS will televise the matchup and ESPN College GameDay will be in Athens for a game for the first time since 2008 and for the third time in history.