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Sunday August 28th, 2016 4:40AM

Georgia's Todd Gurley, Amarlo Herrera Earn SEC Weekly Honors

By staff reports
ATHENS -- Georgia junior tailback Todd Gurley and senior inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera have been awarded Southeastern Conference weekly honors following the Bulldogs' 45-21 win over No. 16 Clemson, according to a league announcement on Monday. <br /> <br /> Gurley split the Offensive Player of the Week honor with Texas A&M's Kenny Hill while Herrera was named the Defensive Player of the Week. This is Gurley's second award of this kind and the first for Herrera. <br /> <br /> Gurley was also named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week on Sunday for his performance. <br /> <br /> Gurley, from Tarboro, N.C., finished with a school record 293 all-purpose yards (former record 290, Rodney Hampton, 1987) and scored four touchdowns to help down the Tigers 45-21. He finished with his 14th career 100-yard rushing game after going for a career-high 198 yards and three scores on just 15 carries (13.2 average). His final carry was a 51-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. <br /> <br /> Gurley also tied an NCAA record by returning a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. This marked his second career 100-yard return for a score after he returned one against Buffalo during his first game as a Bulldog. <br /> <br /> Herrera, an Atlanta native, tied his career high and posted his ninth career game with 10-plus tackles after recording 12 stops. His performance included two sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss. Herrera anchored a defense that held the Tigers scoreless in the second half and to just 15 yards of total offense in the final two quarters. <br /> <br /> Herrera led a defense that featured a new defensive coaching staff and three new starters in their first game together. <br /> <br /> Georgia (1-0, 0-0 SEC) has a bye week before traveling to Columbia, S.C., to face South Carolina (0-1, 0-1) on Sept. 13. CBS will televise the game at 3:30 p.m.
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