By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
As we enter the twilight of the football season several players have excelled try to help keep their team goals. Mississippi State’s QB Will Rogers and Georgia’s LB Channing Tindall stood out so much they
earned Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors.
Rogers earned the offensive honors as he connected on (44-of-55) for 415 yards and six touchdowns as Mississippi State came-from-behind to beat 17th-ranked Auburn, 43-34. Rogers completed passes to ten different receivers as the Bulldogs (6-4, 4-3 in SEC) became bowl eligible for the 12th straight season.
The sophomore from Brandon, Mississippi six TD passes set a school single-game record, while the 25 point comeback marked the largest in school history. Rogers also holds the most 400-yard passing games in school history in just his sophomore season.
“I don’t think people understand, Will Rogers is a Dawg,” said teammate Dillon Johnson. “He is a leader. Him having that confidence makes us believe we can do anything. I appreciate Will.”
On the defensive side Senior Linebacker Tindall recorded eight tackles and a career-best three quarterback sacks as top-ranked Georgia defeated SEC-rival Tennessee, 41-17. Georgia (10-0 overall) has posted a perfect 8-0 mark in the league for the first time in school history.
The Senior Linebacker from Spring Valley HS in Columbia, SC leads the team in tackles having 45 tackles in 190 defensive snaps.
The average margin of victory in for the Dogs has been 31.9 points. Georgia now has completed league play undefeated eight times, and this is the first 8-0 mark since the SEC split into divisions in 1992.
The game had nearly 5.8 million viewers. That’s the second time in as many years a Georgia-Tennessee game surpassed 5 million viewers and the 4th time overall.Walter Camp is known as “The Father of American football,” first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp – a former Yale University athlete and football coach – is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side. This is the 18th year that the Walter Camp Football Foundation will honor one offensive and one defensive player as its national Football Bowl Subdivision player of the week during the regular season. Recipients are selected by a panel of national media members and administered by the Foundation.