LSU’s Ty Davis-Price named National Player of the Week

LSU Tigers running back Tyrion Davis-Price (3) rushes through the tackle of Florida Gators linebacker Jeremiah Moon (7) during the first half at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

BATON ROUGE – LSU running back Ty Davis-Price was named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week on Sunday. The record-setting performance also got Davis-Price named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week in the win over Florida.

Davis-Price shares the SEC Offensive Player of the Week award with Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral.

Against Florida, Davis-Price set the LSU single-game rushing record with 287 yards and three touchdowns on 36 carries in leading the Tigers to a 49-42 win over the 20th-ranked Gators. Davis-Price, a junior from Southern Lab in Baton Rouge, became the first player in LSU history to rush for more than 200 yards against the Gators.

Davis-Price’s 287 rushing yards were the most ever against a Florida defense, breaking the previous mark of 238 set by Georgia’s Heisman Trophy winning running back Herschel Walker in 1980. It also stands as the 10th-highest single-game rushing total in Southeastern Conference history.

Davis-Price scored on runs of 18, 40 and 25 yards as he averaged a staggering 8.0 yards per carry on 36 attempts. The 36 rushing attempts tie for the sixth-highest total in LSU history, while his 8.0 yards per carry set the school mark on a minimum of 30 carries in a game.

The Florida contest marked the second straight 100-yard game for Davis as last week against Kentucky, he rushed for a then-career best 147 yards and two TDs against the Wildcats.

In seven games, Davis-Price leads the Tigers with 574 yards and five touchdowns. His 82.0 yards per game rank No. 6 in the SEC.