Georgia's Commings and "Gurshall" earn SEC weekly honors

semerson@macon.comOctober 1, 2012 

ATHENS - Georgia was well-represented on the SEC's list of weekly honors.

Senior cornerback Sanders Commings shared SEC co-defensive player of the week honors with Ole Miss freshman linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche. Commings had two interceptions in the final six minutes to help seal Georgia's 51-44 win over Tennessee. (Nkemdiche had 11 tackles, a sack and two forced fumbles in his team's 33-14 loss at Alabama.)

Meanwhile, freshmen tailbacks Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley shared co-freshman of the week honors along with Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel. It was Marshall's first time being honored this year, but makes the third time Gurley has been an SEC freshman of the week.

Marshall had a game-high 164 yards on just 10 carries against Tennessee. The vast majority of it came on touchdown runs of 75 and 72 yards. Gurley also had a big game, racking up 130 yards on 24 carries, including three touchdowns. Gurley leads the SEC in rushing and scoring.

The pair are now regularly called "Gurshall" by teammates.

Manziel was also named SEC offensive player of the week after setting an SEC and Texas A&M record with 557 yards in a 58-10 win over Arkansas.

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