BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Quarterbacks Aaron Murray and Tyler Bray are co-Southeastern Conference offensive players of the week.
Murray passed for 384 yards and four touchdowns to lead Georgia over Mississippi. Bray led Tennessee past Troy with 530 yards and five touchdowns.
The SEC named Alabama linebacker Adrian Hubbard defensive player of the week on Monday. Hubbard had a career-high 12 tackles and a sack in Alabama’s win at Louisiana State University. He was in on a fourth-quarter stop on a fourth down play.
KANSAS STATE: Coach Bill Snyder is hopeful injured quarterback Collin Klein will be available for next Saturday’s game at Texas Christian.
The Heisman Trophy candidate was hurt during the third quarter of the No. 3 Wildcats’ 44-30 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday. Snyder did not discuss the nature or severity of the injury, but all indications point toward a possible concussion.
When asked about Klein on Monday, Snyder replied: “Seems fine to me.” And when asked whether he’ll play against the Horned Frogs, Snyder said: “Hope so.”
KENTUCKY: School officials say that fired coach Joker Phillips will be on the sidelines for the Wildcats’ final two regular season games.
After Kentucky announced Sunday that Phillips had been fired and athletic director Mitch Barnhart said the move would be effective at the end of the season, spokesman DeWayne Peevy later said that Phillips’ status for the final two games had not been determined.
ARKANSAS: Coach John L. Smith says senior linebacker Terrell Williams, who was arrested hours after a win against Tulsa over the weekend, is suspended for this week’s game at South Carolina.
Smith says he is very upset with Williams, who is accused of driving while intoxicated. Smith says right now he doesn’t “even want to talk to him.”
NEBRASKA: Coach Bo Pelini says Rex Burkhead’s status for this week’s game against Penn State is unclear.
The All-Big Ten running back has missed all or part of seven games because of an injury to his left knee.
MARYLAND: Middle linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield is out for the season with a torn ACL.
It’s the latest in a series of serious injuries for the Terrapins, who have already lost four quarterbacks and starting wide receiver Marcus Leak for the year.
BOISE STATE: Coach Chris Petersen confirmed Monday that senior nose tackle Mike Atkinson will miss the rest of the season after tearing an ACL in Saturday’s loss against San Diego State.