LSU quarterback Max Johnson was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Tigers to a 37-34 upset win over Florida in his first career start. Per SEC Sports:

Max Johnson, QB, LSU

-In first career start, the true freshman led LSU to a 37-34 win over No. 6 Florida in Gainesville ... Became first true freshman quarterback in LSU history to beat a team ranked in the Top 10 in first career start.

-Completed 21-of-36 passes for 239 yards and 3 TDs - all career-highs - in the win ... His 3 TDs and 21 completions were the most of any LSU true freshman in their first career start ... Added 52 rushing yards on 18 attempts.

-It also marked the first time in LSU history that the Tigers threw 3 TD passes in a game played in Gainesville ... Did not have a turnover as the Tigers possessed the ball for nearly 32 minutes with 418 yards of total offense and 24 first downs.

-Two of his 3 TD passes went to true freshmen, including a 4-yard strike to Tre Bradford that put the Tigers up 34-31 with 13:14 left in the contest.

-With score tied at 34-34, directed LSU on a 9-play, 36-yard drive capped with the game-winning 57-yard field goal with 23 seconds left.
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CajunBullet39 months
I've got two words for you...."Geaux Tigers"! And he most definitely deserves it.
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cypresstiger39 months
A WHOLE lot more impressive than a girl kicker
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Nikodaemus39 months
Not really...
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CanebreakCajun39 months
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LSU200139 months
Fantastic Honor and well deserved after his performance against the gators.
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