With the sixth weekend of the 2018 season in the books for the SEC, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor some of the top performances. Each week, Athlon Sports will highlight some of the top performers in college football with its weekly awards section. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the SEC's offensive, defensive, coordinator, team and freshman from Week 6.
SEC Week 6 College Football Awards
Offensive Player of the Week: Michael Scarnecchia, QB, South Carolina
Scarnecchia was pressed into the starting job with Jake Bentley sidelined and led South Carolina to a 37-35 victory over Missouri. The senior completed 20 of 35 throws for 249 yards and three touchdowns.
Defensive Player of the Week: Vosean Joseph, LB, Florida
Joseph recorded 14 tackles (3.5 for a loss) and two sacks in Florida’s win over LSU.
Coordinator of the Week (Offense): Mike Locksley, Alabama
Alabama’s offense averaged 10.8 yards a play and never punted in Saturday’s 65-31 victory over Arkansas.
Coordinator of the Week (Defense): Todd Grantham, Florida
Grantham earns this honor for the third week in a row. Florida’s defense limited LSU’s offense to just 4.9 yards a play, recorded five sacks and 11 tackles for a loss and scored on an interception return for a touchdown with less than two minutes to go to give the Gators a 27-19 victory.
Team of the Week: Florida
After knocking off Mississippi State last week, Florida followed up the victory with a huge 27-19 win against LSU. The Gators limited LSU to just 4.9 yards a play and forced a timely interception that was returned for a score with less than two minutes to seal the victory. Florida’s offense won the battle in the trenches, recording 215 rushing yards and did not allow a sack to the LSU defensive front.
Freshman of the Week (Offense): Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss
Corral went 10 of 10 for 143 yards and two touchdowns and added 78 rushing yards and a score on six carries in Ole Miss’ easy victory over ULM.
Freshman of the Week (Defense): Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
Horn helped South Carolina limit Missouri to just 204 passing yards in Saturday’s 37-36 victory. The freshman recorded three tackles and four pass breakups versus the Tigers.