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Bray, Barron and Crowell claim SEC weekly honors

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Bray named SEC Offensive Player of the Week
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -
Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray is the Southeastern Conference's offensive player of the week after a record-setting performance in a win against Cincinnati.

The sophomore from Kingsburg, Calif., is the Volunteers' first SEC offensive player of the week in nearly two years.

Bray threw for a career-high 405 yards and completed 34-of-41 for a school-record 82.9 percent in the 45-23 victory against the Bearcats on Saturday.

He threw for four touchdowns, extending his streak of throwing two or more touchdown passes in a game to eight, eclipsing Peyton Manning's team record streak of seven consecutive multiple-touchdown games.

The 6-foot-6, 210-pound Bray also ran for a touchdown, making him the only SEC player to have five touchdowns in a game so far this season.

Alabama's Mark Barron earns SEC defensive honor
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WRCB) --
Alabama safety Mark Barron is the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his role in the Crimson Tide's win at Penn State.

Barron, a senior captain from Mobile, recorded seven tackles (five solos) and added both an interception and a fumble recovery as Alabama stymied the Nittany Lions 27-11.

The two-time first-team All-SEC selection's eleventh career interception stopped a Penn State drive inside the Alabama ten-yard line.

Georgia's Crowell wins SEC freshman honor
ATHENS, Ga. (UGA) --
 Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell is one of the Southeastern Conference Co-Freshmen of the Week following his performance versus No. 12 South Carolina. 

Crowell, a 5-11, 215-pound native of Columbus, rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries (7.4 average) against the Gamecocks. He also snagged the first two receptions of his career for 40 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown from quarterback Aaron Murray.

Crowell's scoring catch capped a 43-yard drive in which the Bulldog freshman accounted for all of the yards on both of his receptions and a rush.

The SEC also honored Kentucky running back Josh Clemons with the honor. This marks the first SEC weekly honor for a Bulldog this year.

The Bulldogs (0-2, 0-1 SEC) host Coastal Carolina (2-0) on Saturday at 1 p.m. The game will be on pay-per-view.

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