Tigers' Mills and Montgomery get SEC player of the week honors
LSU freshman cornerback Jalen Mills and junior defensive end Sam Montgomery have been named two of the SEC as players of the week for their performance in the 41-3 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 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. The win moved LSU past USC into the No. 2 spot in the latest USA Today Coaches' Poll. The Tigers remain ranked No. 3 by The Associated Press, behind USC and Alabama, which ranks at the top in both polls.
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