Auburn football: Carl Lawson named SEC freshman of the week, Texas A&M kickoff set

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comOctober 7, 2013 

ROBIN TRIMARCHI Auburn's Carl Lawson (55) was named the SEC's freshman of the week on Monday after tallying six tackles (three and a half for loss) and two sacks in Saturday's 30-22 victory over Ole Miss.


AUBURN, Ala.Carl Lawson had a breakout performance Saturday.

On Monday, Auburn's first-year defensive end was recognized for it, as the Southeastern Conference picked him as the league's freshman of the week following his six-tackle, two-sack effort versus Ole Miss. Of those six takedowns Lawson had against the Rebels, three and half were counted as tackles for loss.

The true freshman combined with fellow linemen Dee Ford and Gabe Wright to account for all six of the Tigers' sacks, the most since it had 11 against Alabama in the 2005 Iron Bowl.

Lawson will try to follow-up his standout showing this Saturday, as Auburn hosts Western Carolina in its annual homecoming game.

Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. ET.

Auburn/Texas A&M game time revealed

Auburn's game against Texas A&M is set to be the SEC's marquee game on Oct. 19.

The league announced Monday that the Tigers and Aggies will kick off at 3:30 p.m. and be part of a doubleheader on CBS, following Georgia's game at Vanderbilt, which will begin at noon.

Texas A&M (4-1, 1-1 SEC) has had Auburn's number, winning the three previous matchups between the two teams. Last year, the Aggies handed the Tigers a 63-21 loss in Jordan-Hare Stadium, as eventual Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel combined for 350 yards (260 passing, 90 rushing) and five touchdowns. This year marks the first time the schools will square off at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.

The Aggies, who are coming off a bye week, are ranked No. 9 in the latest Associated Press poll.

This Saturday, Texas A&M will travel to Oxford, Miss., to take on Ole Miss.

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