LSU defensive end BJ Ojulari has been named the SEC’s freshman defensive lineman of the week after three sacks and a QB hurry against South Carolina, the league announced Monday.

Wide receiver Trey Palmer was named special teams player of the week after returning a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown.

BJ Ojulari, DE, LSU

-A true freshman, had four tackles, including a career-best 3 sacks, and a QB hurry in LSU's 52-24 win over South Carolina.
-His three sacks totaled 21 yards in losses ... Two of his sacks came on third-down situations - one in first quarter and other in third quarter - forcing South Carolina punts.
-As a unit, LSU's defense recorded five sacks and returned an interception for a touchdown.

Trey Palmer, RS, LSU

-Returned a kickoff 93 yards for a third quarter touchdown in LSU's win over South Carolina.
-Became the first LSU player to return to a kickoff for a touchdown in Tiger Stadium since --October 17, 1981 when Eric Martin did it against Kentucky.
-Totaled 118 kickoff return yards on two returns.
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I love the fact that QB TJ Finley had a great game his first time out. And a lot of folks in the football world is calling for Finley to replace QB Myles Brennan as starter. Those who call for the replacement really forgot the great year Brennan was having, first LSU QB in history in yards, TDs and completions through their first three games. And they also forgot that Coach O respects and love the loyalty Brennan showed when 99% of the QBs would've jumped ship when QB Joe Burrow came aboard remember he was the only one who stayed and he stayed for two years. The only way Brennan loses his job is on the field and like Coach O said, after TJ's performance he have all the confidence in TJ and won't hesitate putting him in if Brennan falters. And now let's see if Finley or QB Max Johnson shows the same kind of loyalty if Brennan comes back balling like expected. This is the best WB room LSU has ever had and with the verbal commentments we have the future is truly brite.
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TJ deserved it and everybody knows it. Can you imagine the controversy Ed would have on his hands if TJ was awarded something like player of the week?
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SEC DLineman of the week, not freshman DLineman of the week
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TJ should have been freshman offensive player of the week. Who did better?
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Well deserved.
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