Two Gators honored by SEC
Sophomore center Maurkice Pouncey was named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week and Jeff Demps is the SEC Freshman of the Week, the league office annouced Monday morning.
In Florida's 38-7 win over Arkanasas last week, Demps gained a career-high 103 yards on seven carries and scored on touchdown runs of 48 and 36 yards in the Gators’ 38-7 road victory over Arkansas. He joined teammate Chris Rainey as the first two Gator running backs to rush for over 100 yards in the same game since 1997 and the first freshman duo to accomplish the feat in school history. Demps currently owns three of the four longest carries by the Gators this season (62, 36, 48), ranks second on the team in rushing yards (178) and leads the team with three rushing touchdowns. His 13.7 average yards per carry is first in the nation among running backs with a minimum of 10 carries.
Pouncey graded out a team-best 94 percent and anchored a Gator offensive line that produced 278 rushing yards - the most in an SEC game under coach Urban Meyer.
Pouncey said following Sunday night's practice he's proud of the way the offensive line has held together, despite numerous injuries.
"All the guys just keep hanging in, playing hard and doing everything we can to help out each other and this team,'' he said.