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6-6 â€¢ 250 â€¢ Jr. â€¢ College Park, Ga.
â€¢ In his Auburn debut, Newton rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns while completing 9-of-14 passes for 186 and three scores in Auburnâ€™s 52-26 win against Arkansas State.
â€¢ Newton accounted for 357 total offensive yards and five touchdowns, both highs in the SEC in Week One.
â€¢ His 171 rushing yards were a school single-game rushing record by a quarterback, breaking the previous mark of 160 held by Phil Gargis in 1974.
â€¢ The rushing total were the most in a debut by an Auburn player since Rudi Johnsonâ€™s 174 rushing yards against Wyoming in 2000.
6-1 â€¢ 233 â€¢ Jr. â€¢ Leesburg, Fla.
â€¢ Trevathan had a game-high 11 total tackles, including nine solo stops, in Kentuckyâ€™s 23-16 win at Louisville.
â€¢ His 11 tackle total was tied for the second-highest in the SEC in Week One.
â€¢ Included in his total were a career-high 3.5 tackles for losses accounting for six yards.
â€¢ The Wildcat defense limited Louisville to 102 yards of total offense in the first half, while taking a 20-6 halftime lead.
Cornerback / Return Specialist
6-1 â€¢ 222 â€¢ Jr. â€¢ Pompano Beach, Fla.
â€¢ Peterson set an LSU record with a combined 257 combined yards on kickoff and punt return yards in the Tigersâ€™ 30-24 win against North Carolina.
â€¢ The game marked Petersonâ€™s first as the Tigersâ€™ primary return specialist.
â€¢ The 257 yards ranks as the second-highest total in SEC history.
â€¢ Peterson returned a punt 87 yards for a TD in the second quarter to give LSU a 23-10 lead. Itâ€™s the sixth longest punt return in LSU history.
â€¢ He added five tackles in the game.
6-4 â€¢ 302 â€¢ Soph. â€¢ Aynor, S.C.
â€¢ Johnson was awarded a game ball by the South Carolina coaching staff following the Gamecocksâ€™ 41-13 win over Southern Miss.
â€¢ He was making his first start at center after playing exclusively at right guard in 2009.
â€¢ The Gamecock offensive line allowed Carolina to produce 449 yards of total offense - 224 on the ground and 225 through the air - averaging 6.9 yards per play.
6-3 â€¢ 295 â€¢ Jr. â€¢ Apopka, Fla.
â€¢ Howard accounted for five total tackles (three solo stops) including 2.5 sacks in Floridaâ€™s 34-12 win against Miami (Ohio).
â€¢ Howard anchored a defensive line that allowed just four yards rushing on 22 carries. The longest rushing gain from scrimmage for Miami was 9 yards.
â€¢ The 2.5 sacks were for a total loss of 17 yards and was the first multi-sack performance of Howardâ€™s career.
6-4 â€¢ 240 â€¢ Meridian, Miss.
â€¢ Russell completed 13-of-16 passes for 256 yards and four touchdowns in Mississippi Stateâ€™s 49-7 win against Memphis.
â€¢ The four TD passes tied a school single-game record.
â€¢ In his first series, Russell led the Bulldog offense on a seven-play, 91-yard drive for a touchdown.
â€¢ He started the second half completing six straight passes for 109 yards and two TDs as State opened up a 42-0 lead midway through the third quarter.
OTHER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES FROM WEEK ONE
WR JULIO JONES (Alabama) -- Totaled six receptions for 93 yards and a score and added one rush for 13 yards against San Jose State.
RB EDDIE LACY (Alabama) -- Led Alabama with 111 rushing yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns against San Jose State.
QB RYAN MALLETT (Arkansas) -- Completed 21-of-24 passes for 301 yards and three touchdowns against Tennessee Tech.
ANTHONY LEON (Arkansas) -- Led Arkansas with eight tackles, two sacks and four tackles for loss against Tennessee Tech.
RB MICHAEL DYER (Auburn) -- Rushed for 95 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries and also had one reception for nine yards against Arkansas State.
DB JANORIS JENKINS (Florida) -- Had five tackles, three pass deflections and returned an interception 67 yards for a touchdown against Miami (Ohio).
QB AARON MURRAY (Georgia) -- Completed 17-of-26 passes for 160 yards and three touchdowns against Louisiana-Lafayette.
OL CLINT BOLING (Georgia) -- Did not allow a sack against Louisiana-Lafayette.
OG LARRY WARFORD (Kentucky) -- Did not allow a sack and had four knockdown blocks against Louisville.
CB TYRANN MATHIEU (LSU) -- In his first college game, tallied 9 tackles, including a sack for -19 yards, against North Carolina.
RB BRANDON BOLDEN (Ole Miss) -- Rushed for 104 yards on 17 carries and a TD against Jacksonville State.
DB MAURICE LANGSTON (Miss. State) -- Had a tackle and two interceptions against Memphis.
QB STEPHEN GARCIA (South Carolina) -- Completed 16-of-23 passes for 193 yards and had five rushes for 38 yards and 2 TDs against Southern Miss.
WR DENARIUS MOORE (Tennessee) -- Accounted for 124 all-purpose yards with four catches for 66 yards and a 58-yard touchdown run against UT-Martin.
DB PRENTISS WAGGNER (Tennessee) -- Had a 54-yard interception return for a touchdown and six tackles against UT-Martin.
CB EDDIE FOSTER (Vanderbilt) -- Had career-high 8 tackles, including three for losses, against Northwestern.