LSU’s JaColby Stevens earns SEC Player of the Week honor
LSU safety JaCoby Stevens has been selected as the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the 36-13 win over Mississippi State on Saturday in Starkville.
Stevens, a native of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and son of former Crowley High athletic standouts Jeremy and Dionne (Mitchell) Stevens, had an all-around outstanding game with eight tackles, a sack for a 1-yard loss and a spectacular one-handed interception in the LSU victory. His interception was featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter on Saturday as a Top 10 play.
Stevens’ interception came just before halftime and led to an LSU touchdown and a 22-7 lead just five plays later. His sack came on third-and-four in the third quarter and forced the Bulldogs to punt.
Overall, Stevens was a key member of an LSU defense that forced three turnovers, held Mississippi State to 340 yards of total offense and to just 3-of-12 on third-down opportunities.
For the season, Stevens is tied for second on the LSU team in tackles with 38. He’s also been credited with 2.5 tackles for loss, a pair of sacks and six passes defended.
LSU returns to action on Saturday, hosting Top 10 ranked Auburn at 2:30 p.m. in Tiger Stadium. The game will be televised on CBS.
LSU at Alabama kickoff
set for 2:30 p.m. on CBS
LSU’s Nov. 9 game between the current No. 1 and No. 2-ranked teams in the AP Top 25 has been selected by CBS and will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. CT.
The contest will mark LSU’s third-straight in the 2019 season on CBS, as games at Mississippi State on Oct. 19, and against No. 9 Auburn this coming weekend (Oct. 26), were each carried as the league’s game of the week.
Typically, game times and television network assignments are announced by the SEC office on Mondays, 12 days in advance of the game. The announcement of the LSU-Alabama comes a week early.