partlycloudy
Wednesday May 6th, 2015 2:34PM

Moreno named top SEC freshman for third time this season

By John DuPont
BIRMINGHAM - The SEC has named Georgia Bulldogs runningback Knowshon Moreno as Freshman of the Week for his performance in a 44-34 Georgia win over Troy. Against the Trojans, Moreno rushed for a career-high 196 yards on 26 carries and three touchdowns.

Moreno scored on an 80-yard run on his second carry of the game. It was a career-best scoring run, as well as the longest touchdown run by a Bulldog since 1997.

On Saturday, Moreno also became just the 12th Georgia runner in history to top 1,000 yards in a single season.

This marks the third time this season that Moreno has been named the top freshman in the SEC. He was also named Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Florida.
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Auburn defeats Clemson in overtime to win the Chick-fil-A Bowl 23-20
This couldn't have been the homecoming Clemson's offensive stars wished for.

11:38PM ( 7 years ago )
Bowled over in Boise: Tech falls to Fresno St. 40-28
BOISE, Idaho -- Add Georgia Tech again to Fresno State's list of conquests from BCS conferences. Add Jon Tenuta to the list of winless interim coaches this postseason. Clifton Smith rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns, Tom Brandstater threw for a score and ran for another and the Bulldogs beat Georgia Tech 40-28 in the Humanitarian Bowl on Monday.
11:12PM ( 7 years ago )
Oklahoma State whips Indiana in the Insight Bowl 49-33
Zac Robinson threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores in leading Oklahoma State to a 49-33 Insight Bowl victory over Indiana.
10:58PM ( 7 years ago )
Sports
Unbeaten No. 7 Georgia routs Fla. International 70-56
Ashley Houts scored 24 points and made four 3-pointers as Georgia defeated the Golden Panthers 70-56 in the championship game of the Florida International University Sun Fun Classic on Sunday and extended its unbeaten streak to 12 games.
11:10PM ( 7 years ago )
Georgia holds of Presbyterian, 68-58
Georgia scored only one field goal over the final 13 minutes but hung on to top Presbyterian 68-58 Sunday.
6:41PM ( 7 years ago )
Gardner-Webb knocks off Warren, Charleston Southern
Former Gainesville High standout Jamarco Warren poured in 21 points to lead Charleston Southern but it wasn't enough as the Bucs were routed by Gardner-Webb 105-77 Saturday night.
8:24AM ( 7 years ago )
College Sports
Girls soccer: Lady War Eagles make history, storm into first ever quarterfinals
Mark Dunn keeps watching his retirement drift further and further away. And the Chestatee girls soccer coach is just fine with that...
2:07PM ( 27 minutes ago )
Girls soccer: Lady Wolves roll into 3rd round; St. Pius up next (VIDEO)
Buford girls soccer coach Crystal Fowler wanted to see some variety from her offense Tuesday in the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs...
12:45PM ( 1 hour ago )
Baseball: Area teams head to 2nd round with momentum
Area teams caught some big breaks, others made their own, and one, Jackson County, made history in the first round of the state baseball playoffs...
12:31PM ( 2 hours ago )
David McCoy sweeps Late Models at Toccoa Raceway
David McCoy doubled up on Saturday night, as he made two trips to victory lane at Toccoa Speedway in Toccoa, Ga. for winning both the Limited Late Model and FASTRAK Pro Late Model features.
12:00PM ( 2 hours ago )
Hawks fight back, knot up series with Wizards, 1-1
DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points, Kyle Korver bounced back from a miserable first half and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks held off the Washington Wizards 106-90 on Tuesday night, taking advantage of John Wall's absence to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece.
8:40AM ( 5 hours ago )