AUBURN, Ala. — After six weeks of its skill position players garnering all the recognition, a member of Auburn's offensive line finally earned an honor from the SEC.
On Monday, the league announced that junior center Reese Dismukes had been selected as the conference's offensive lineman of the week. Dismukes helped Auburn rush for 323 yards and three touchdowns in its 43-38 victory over Georgia on Saturday. Further, he graded out at 93 percent and notched seven knockdowns, adding to his team-leading total in that category.
Saturday was far from the first time Dismukes and his fellow linemen have excelled. The Tigers have rushed for 3,523 rushing yards this season, a school-record through 11 games. Auburn also leads the SEC in rushing yardage per game (320.3), which is third-best in the country.
Dismukes, a three-year starter, picked up Auburn's ninth weekly award from the SEC this season.
The others have been, as follows: Nick Marshall (offensive player of the week following the Texas A&M and Tennessee games); Tre Mason (offensive player of the week after the Arkansas contest); Jeremy Johnson (freshman of the week after Western Carolina and Florida Atlantic victories); Carl Lawson (freshman of the week following the Ole Miss win); Robenson Therezie (defensive player of the after the season-opening win over Washington State; and Chris Davis (special teams player of the week following the Tennessee rout).
Auburn is off this week, but will take to the field on Nov. 30 in its regular season finale against Alabama. This year's Iron Bowl, which will take place at Jordan-Hare Stadium, will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET and air on CBS.