BATON ROUGE - LSU freshman cornerback Jalen Mills and junior defensive end Sam Montgomery have been recognized by the Southeastern Conference as two of the league's players of the week for their performance in the win over Washington on Saturday.
Mills, a true freshman who made his second start at cornerback, earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors after registering seven tackles and his first career interception in the 41-3 LSU win. Through two games, Mills is third on the team with 11 tackles.
Montgomery, a 2011 All-American, had four tackles, one sack, 1.5 tackles for loss and three quarterback hurries to earn co-SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors.
Montgomery and Mills both helped an LSU defense that held Washington to just 183 yards of total offense and only 12 first downs. The Huskies managed just 26 rushing yards on 24 attempts as Washington quarterback Keith Price was sacked four times.
Outside of recovering an LSU fumble on the opening kickoff that gave the Huskies the ball at the LSU 16-yard line, Washington did not have another drive penetrate inside the Tiger 30-yard line all night. After being limited to a field goal after recovering the fumbled kickoff, the Huskies were forced to punt on eight of their next 10 possessions and they had no drive the entire game of longer than 45 yards.
SEC FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
(Games of Sept. 8)
OFFENSE - Tyler Russell, QB, Mississippi State
DEFENSE - Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
SPECIAL TEAMS - Caleb Sturgis, PK, Florida
Co-OFFENSIVE LINEMAN - Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky; A.J. Hawkins, OG, Ole Miss
Co-DEFENSIVE LINEMAN - Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU; Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
FRESHMAN - Jalen Mills, CB, LSU