Mississippi State running back Anthony Dixon was named the Southeastern Conference’s offensive player of the week and a pair of Ole Miss players were honored for their work on their respective sides of the line, it was announced this morning.
Dixon, a 6-foot-1, 240-pound junior from Terry, rushed for a career-best 179 yards and a touchdown and caught five Tyson Lee passes for 32 yards and two scores to help MSU get a 31-28 win over Arkansas on senior day at Scott Field.
Dixon’s touchdowns extended his MSU career record to 34. Saturday marked the ninth time Dixon surpassed the 100-yard mark in rushing.
Ole Miss center Daverin Geralds was named the SEC’s offensive lineman of the week. He graded out at 88 percent and helped pave the way for a 409-yard offensive performance for the Rebels in their 31-13 win over LSU.
Rebel defensive lineman Peria Jerry was named the league’s defensive lineman of the week. He had 2-1/2 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, including a sack. He was part of an Ole Miss defense that held LSU to 37 yards on 29 rushes.
MSU (4-7, 2-5 SEC) and No. 25 Ole Miss (7-4, 4-3) meet for the 105th time Friday in Oxford. Kickoff is set for 11:30 a.m. and the game will be televised on Raycom affiliates.
Tennessee’s Eric Berry was named the SEC’s defensive playe of the week. Other award-winners included LSU placekicker Colt David (special teams) and Florida running back Chris Rainey (freshman).