After a solid performance against Troy and 235 rushing yards, Mississippi State senior guard Gabe Jackson was selected as Southeastern Conference offensive lineman of the week.
Jackson helped the Bulldogs to a 62-7 win over the Trojans on Saturday night.
“He’s up there with some of the great ones I’ve had,” MSU head coach Dan Mullen said of Jackson in his postgame press conference on Saturday. “He’s a guy that loves football, he’s got a lot of experience and he’s got a lot of talent. You combine his talent with his work ethic and he’s experience knowing how to prepare and how to get ready to play and how to handle the game situation, he’s right up there with all of those guys (some of Mullen’s former offensive lineman).”
The Liberty native did not have a missed assignment was credited with five pancake blocks.
“I try to have short term memory, but I’m sure not going to have a perfect game,” Jackson said after the win over the Trojans. “I’m pretty sure I messed up somewhere down the line.”
Jackson also helped the Bulldogs to 551 total yards and 45 points in the first half, the most in the modern era (since 1950).
Bulldog junior wide receiver Jameon Lewis scored a rushing touchdown, a receiving touchdown and threw a touchdown pass against Troy.
He was honored on Monday for his versatility.
He earned a Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll selection. The Hornung Award is award annually to college football’s most versatile player.
Lewis threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Dak Prescott on a halfback pass in the second quarter. He caught a 50-yard pass from Prescott for a score late in the first half and rushed for an 8-yard score to start the third quarter.
The Bulldogs Oct. 5 home game against LSU will kickoff at 6 p.m.
It will either be on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU. The ESPN family of networks will have their pick of MSU and LSU, Arkansas at Florida, Ole Miss at Auburn or Georgia at Tennessee for the 6 p.m. time slot.