McFadden honored by SEC after record-breaking weekend

Updated: November 5, 2007, 7:34 PM ET
Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Arkansas tailback Darren McFadden, whose 321 rushing yards against South Carolina tied the Southeastern Conference record, was named league offensive player of the week for his performance on Monday.

LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey won defensive player of the week while Alabama return man Javier Arenas claimed special teams honors.

McFadden had 34 carries in a 48-36 win over No. 23 South Carolina, rushing for a touchdown and passing for another.

The 321 yards are the most ever by an individual in an SEC game and the second-highest rushing output this season by an NCAA player.

McFadden racked up a total of 355 all-purpose yards, breaking his own Arkansas record of 315 yards set last season against South Carolina.

He leads the SEC in rushing this season and is currently fifth on the SEC career rushing yardage charts.

Also Monday, the NCAA confirmed that McFadden and Felix Jones set a record for most combined rushing yards by teammates in a single game. The tandem's combined 487 yards against South Carolina set a Football Bowl Subdivision -- formerly Division I-A -- record.

Dorsey led LSU with seven tackles in No. 2 LSU's 41-34 victory over the Crimson Tide and helped the Tigers limit Alabama to 20 yards rushing. He had one sack and another tackle for loss, recording two quarterback hurries and batting down a pass at the line of scrimmage on Alabama's final possession of the game.

Arenas gave the Crimson Tide a 34-27 lead in the fourth quarter with a 61-yard punt return for a touchdown.

He finished the game with 237 total yards on kick and punt returns and made his first start at defensive back.

The offensive lineman of the week was Arkansas guard Mitch Petrus and Florida defensive end Jermaine Cunningham won defensive line honors.

Georgia tailback Knowshon Moreno was the freshman of the week after rushing for a career-high 196 yards and three touchdowns in a 44-34 win over Troy.


Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press

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