BATON ROUGE – Senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger has been named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in LSU’s 59-26 win over Mississippi State on Saturday in Starkville.
Mettenberger completed 25-of-29 passes for 340 yards and a pair of touchdowns as LSU racked up 563 yards of total offense in the win. The 59 points were the most by an LSU team in a league game since scoring 63 in a win over Kentucky in 1997.
Mettenberger’s 25 completions were a career high and the most by an LSU quarterback since Rohan Davey completed 31 passes in the 2002 Sugar Bowl win over Illinois. Mettenberger also became just the fifth player in LSU history, and the first since Matt Flynn in 2007, to throw for 300 yards in back-to-back games.
Through six games, Mettenberger has thrown for 1,738 yard and 15 touchdowns in leading an LSU offense that is averaging 45.5 points and 488.8 total yards per game. LSU has scored 30 or more points in all six games, a first in school history, and they’ve also reached the 400-yard mark in total offense in all six contests, another LSU first.
2013 LSU Player of the Week Honors
Game Player Honor
OT La'el Collins SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week
WR Odell Beckham Jr. SEC Special Teams Player of the Week
DT Ego Ferguson SEC Defensive Player of the Week
RB Jeremy Hill SEC Offensive Player of the Week; Maxwell Award National Player of the Week
QB Zach Mettenberger SEC Offensive Player of the Week
SEC Players of the Week: Oct. 7, 2013
OFFENSIVE: Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU
DEFENSIVE: Loucheiz Purifoy, DB, Florida
SPECIAL TEAMS: Marshall Morgan, PK, Georgia
FRESHMAN: Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN: Chris Burnette, OG, Georgia
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: Michael Sam, DE, Missouri