Two Auburn players were honored by the SEC on Monday following the Tigers’ 49-10 victory over Mississippi State.
Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham was named SEC co-Offensive Player of the Week and defensive end Nick Coe was named co-Freshman of the Week.
Stidham, who split the honor with Georgia running back Nick Chubb, completed 13 of his 16 pass attempts Saturday night for 264 yards and two touchdowns.
Stidham has completed 58 of his final 70 pass attempts (83.4 percent) over his last three games. He has hit on 26 of his 33 attempts in SEC play, in which Auburn has outscored its opponents 100-24.
"That's something I really take pride in," Stidham said after Saturday's game. "I don't really want to throw it up in double- and triple-coverage just to throw it up and try to make a play. I want to throw it to the right guy against the right coverage.”
Coe, who shares the Freshman of the Week honors with Florida running back Malik Davis, finished with a career-high six tackles, a tack for loss and four quarterback hurries.
It is the second straight week the SEC has honored an Auburn standout. Defensive end Marlon Davidson was named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week following Auburn’s 51-14 victory over Missouri.
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