After a record-setting performance that propelled Ole Miss to a 41-24 Egg Bowl victory on Saturday, sophomore wide receiver Donte Moncrief was tabbed Southeastern Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week by the league office Monday.
Moncrief posted seven catches for a career-high 173 yards and a school record-tying three touchdowns in leading Ole Miss over Mississippi State. The Rebels’ sixth win of the season made them bowl eligible for the first time since 2009.
The 173-yard performance ranks fourth in a game in school history, the most ever against MSU, and the most by a Rebel since 1993. He had touchdown catches of 77, 21 and 16 yards. He used his 6-foot-3, 216-pound frame to overpower a once-heralded Bulldog defensive backfield that includes cornerbacks Johnathan Banks and Darius Slay, as well as his breakaway speed to run by them. (November 27, 2012, Page 7)