Record-setting performance earns LSU’s Davis-Price share of SEC’s Offensive Player of the Week

LSU junior running back Ty Davis-Price (3) rushed a career-high 36 times and a school-record 287 yards with three touchdowns in a 49-42 win over No. 20 Florida on Oct. 16. PHOTO BY: Jonathan Mailhes

Record-setting LSU running back Ty Davis-Price has been named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the win over Florida, the league office announced on Monday.

Davis-Price shares the SEC Offensive Player of the Week award with Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral.

The honor is the second in as many days for Davis-Price as he was named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week on Sunday.

Against Florida, Davis-Price set the LSU single-game rushing record with 287 yards and three touchdowns on 36 carries in leading the Tigers to a 49-42 win over the 20th-ranked Gators. Davis-Price, a junior from Southern Lab, became the first player in LSU history to rush for more than 200 yards against the Gators.

Davis-Price’s 287 rushing yards were the most ever against a Florida defense, breaking the previous mark of 238 set by Georgia’s Heisman Trophy winning running back Herschel Walker in 1980. It also stands as the 10th-highest single-game rushing total in Southeastern Conference history

Davis-Price scored on runs of 18, 40 and 25 yards as he averaged a staggering 8.0 yards per carry on 36 attempts. The 36 rushing attempts tie for the sixth-highest total in LSU history, while his 8.0 yards per carry set the school mark on a minimum of 30 carries in a game.

The Florida contest marked the second straight 100-yard game for Davis as last week against Kentucky, he rushed for a then-career best 147 yards and two TDs against the Wildcats.

In seven games, Davis-Price leads the Tigers with 574 yards and five touchdowns. His 82.0 yards per game rank No. 6 in the SEC.

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