Clausen SEC offensive player of week

Updated: October 27, 2003, 11:55 AM ET

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Tennessee quarterback Casey Clausen was named the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the week Monday.

Clausen passed for four touchdowns -- three in overtime and one in the final two minutes of regulation -- and rushed 1 yard for the game-winning score in the Volunteers' 51-43, five-overtime win over Alabama.

LSU defensive tackle Chad Lavalais claimed defensive honors after racking up eight tackles, three for a loss, in a 31-7 win over Auburn.

Lavalais stopped Carnell Williams for a 5-yard loss on a fourth-and-1 on Auburn's first possession, setting up an LSU touchdown. He also had a sack for minus 13 yards on Auburn's next possession.

Kentucky's Derek Abney was named special teams player of the week. He returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown against Mississippi State Saturday, the eighth time in his career he has scored on a kick or punt return in his career, tying an NCAA record.

Abney accounted for 212 all-purpose yards, including four receptions for 80 yards and a TD and a 21-yard run. He leads the SEC and ranks second nationally with 165.9 all-purpose yards per game.

Abney has broken or tied five NCAA, nine SEC and 12 school records.

This story is from ESPN.com's automated news wire. Wire index

SPONSORED HEADLINES

MORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM