||Robinson and Eulls earn weekly SEC honors
Starkville, Miss. (WTVA/MSU Athletics) — Following a 45-31 victory on the road at Kentucky this past Saturday, Mississippi State junior running back Josh Robinson and senior defensive lineman Kaleb Eulls earned weekly honors from the Southeastern Conference, the league announced Monday. Robinson was named SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week, while Eulls was named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week.
Top-ranked Mississippi State (7-0, 4-0 SEC) has now won a weekly league honor following all seven of its games. Six Bulldogs have combined to tally a conference-high 10 awards so far this season.
Robinson, a Doak Walker Award candidate, took home the prize for the first time after running for a career-high 198 yards on a career-best 23 carries against the Wildcats. The human bowling ball gained 142 of those yards after contact, finishing with two rushing touchdowns. Robinson dazzled spectators by breaking seven tackles on a 22-yard run in the third quarter, before putting the game away with a career-long 73-yard touchdown scamper early in the fourth. The SEC’s leading rusher with 887 yards (16th in FBS), Robinson is tied for the conference lead in rushing touchdowns with 10 (T-13th in FBS) and is 17th nationally in all-purpose yards per game (149.4).
Eulls also claimed his first career weekly honor after a performance which saw the senior notch a career-high two sacks. The Yazoo City, Miss., native also tied a career high with 2.0 tackles for loss and tied a season best with five tackles. On the season, Eulls has recorded 22 tackles and 2.5 sacks in seven starts.
Robinson, Eulls and the rest of the Bulldogs return home this Saturday against Arkansas for a 6:15 p.m. CT kickoff on ESPN2.