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Guice receives SEC offensive player honors

7 years 4 days 23 hours ago Monday, November 28 2016 Nov 28, 2016 November 28, 2016 3:43 PM November 28, 2016 in LSU Sports
Source: WBRZ
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BATON ROUGE – LSU running back Derrius Guice was named the SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week and was named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.

It's the third Player of the Week honor Guice earned this year. During the season, seven LSU players have been awarded 11 of the SEC's weekly honors.

During the Thanksgiving game against Texas A&M, Guice closed the regular season by setting a new single-game school record with 285 yards rushing, carrying the ball 37 times with four touchdowns. LSU went on to defeat the Aggies 54-39.

During the first half of the game, Guice became the 12th player is LSU history to rush for 1,000 yards in a year. Earlier this year, he became the 46th player in program history to rush for 1,000 yards in a career.

Weeks ago, Guice ran for a then-career best of 252 yards and two scores against the Razorbacks and is now the only player in program history to have two games of 250 yards or more in the same season.

It is the first time since 1997 that LSU has had multiple players rush more than 200 yards in a game in the same year, with Leonard Fournette who originally set the record with 284 yards against Ole Miss.

Guice is currently second in the league in rushing with 1,249 yards, averaging 113.5 yards per game. He's also tied for the conference lead with 14 total touchdowns, leading the league in all-purpose yards with 135.1 yards per game.

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