Auburn RB Tre Mason Headlines Week 10's SEC Players of the Week

Brian LeighFeatured ColumnistNovember 4, 2013

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - NOVEMBER 2:  Tre Mason #21 of the Auburn Tigers scores a touchdown against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Razorback Stadium on November 2, 2013 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Auburn running back Tre Mason continued his brilliant season against Arkansas, helping the Tigers roll to a comfortable, 35-17 road victory in Fayetteville.

For his efforts, the Junior from Palm Beach, Fla. has been named the SEC's Offensive Player of the Week, according to the conference's official website.

Mason led Auburn's powerful rushing attack with 32 carries, 168 yards and four touchdowns in the win. The carries and touchdowns were both career bests, and he became the first Tiger since Cam Newton in 2010 to rush for four scores in a game.

It was Mason's fourth 100-yard rushing game in the last six contests, and with a relatively easy schedule going forward, both he and his team show no signs of slowing down until the Iron Bowl against Alabama on Nov. 30.

And the way Auburn is playing right now, who's to say if even the Crimson Tide can stop its momentum?

Here are Week 10's other recognized players:

  • Defensive POW: DB Victor Hampton, South Carolina
  • Special Teams POW: K Marshall Morgan, Georgia
  • Freshman POW: QB Maty Mauk, Missouri
  • Offensive Line POW: LT Justin Britt, Missouri
  • Defensive Line POW: NG Garrison Smith, Georgia

Mauk and Britt both helped Mizzou get back on track after blowing a fourth-quarter lead the week before against South Carolina.

The former combined for 277 yards of total offense (114 on the ground) and three touchdowns, while the latter—the man protecting Mauk's blind side—graded out at 94 percent with five knockdown blocks and allowed zero QB pressures, according to the release.

Nov 2, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs defensive end Garrison Smith (56) sacks Florida Gators quarterback Tyler Murphy (3) during the second half at EverBank Field. Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Florida Gators 23-20.  Mandatory Credit: Kim K
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Hampton was part of a South Carolina defense that suffocated Mississippi State down the stretch, finishing with eight total tackles, three pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. On the whole, the Gamecocks forced five turnovers in a comfortable 34-16 win.

Garrison Smith was a beast up the middle for Georgia's much-maligned defense, finishing with a career-high nine tackles and adding 2.5 sacks.

Along with Morgan, who scored 11 points and nailed all three of his field goals, he helped the Bulldogs score a much-needed win over rival Florida in the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.

Congrats to all who were recognized!