Florida’s Matt Elam and Mike Gillislee have picked up Southeastern Conference weekly honors after their performances in the Gators’ 14-6 upset win against LSU at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday.
Gillislee was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week after rushing 34 times for 146 yards and both of the Gators’ touchdowns. He also was named the National Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Foundation. It was the most rushing yards by an individual player against LSU since 2010.
Elam was named the SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week after leading the team with seven tackles, including one for a loss. He also made a touchdown-saving tackle and forced a fumble in the fourth quarter that proved to be the play of the game.
LSU’s Kevin Minter was selected as the other SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week. His 20 tackles in a losing effort were the most by an SEC player this season and his 17 solo stops set a school record.
No. 4 Florida (5-0 overall, 4-0 in SEC play) travels to Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday to play Vanderbilt. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.