BATON ROUGE -- LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery was named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week following his performance against Kentucky on Saturday.
Montgomery led the LSU defense with six total tackles, two for losses, including 1.5 sacks, in the Tigers' 35-7 win against Kentucky.
He keyed an LSU defense that held Kentucky to just 155 total yards, 70 of which came after LSU had built a 35-0 lead late in the fourth quarter. LSU held Kentucky to only 45 first half yards and just two completions in taking a 14-0 lead at halftime.
Other SEC Football Players of the Week (Games of Oct. 1)
SEC Co-OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
TYLER WILSON, QB, ARKANSAS
JARIUS WRIGHT, WR, ARKANSAS
SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MELVIN INGRAM, DE, SOUTH CAROLINA
SEC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
STEVEN CLARK, P, AUBURN
SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
WILLIAM VLACHOS, C, ALABAMA
SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
ISAIAH CROWELL, RB, GEORGIA