SEC players of the week include one from Alabama, but it's not Tua Tagovailoa

Courtesy of Alabama Athletics

Senior center Ross Pierschbacher named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week

The University of Alabama football team had someone land an SEC player of the week honor on Monday, but it's probably not the one you expected.

Senior centrer Ross Pierschbacher graded out at a team-high 93 percent in the 65-31 victory at Arkansas.

He was credited with four knockdown blocks as the Crimson Tide rushed for 246 yards and five touchdowns on the ground, and finished with 639 total yards. Pierschbacher didn't allow a pressure as the Razorbacks failed to notch a sack.

Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week after breaking Tim Tebow’s career record for rushing yards by a quarterback. He ran for 195 yards and scoring both of the Bulldogs' touchdowns against Auburn.

Meanwhile, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa passed for 334 yards and four touchdowns, while only having three incomplete passes

He was named one of the players of the week by the Crimson Tide coaching staff along with Damien Harris and Jerry Jeudy on offense, Deionte Thompson and Quinnen Williams on defense, and Jaylen Moody on special teams.

Harris recorded the seventh 100-yard rushing performance of his career with a season-high 111 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries. The senior added one reception for 13 yards to finish with 124 all-purpose yards.

Jeudy had four catches for 135 yards and two touchdowns.

Thompson had a career-high nine tackles, broke up a pass and recovered a fumble.

Williams led the Crimson Tide defense in production points and accounted for four total tackles with 1.5 coming for a loss, a half-sack and a pair of quarterback pressures.

Moody earned special teams recognition for a second consecutive week.

Later Monday, Tagovailoa picked up a pair of national weekly honors. He was named the offensive College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) National Performer of the Week and one of eight signal-callers named a Manning Award Star of the Week.

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