Cedric Cobbs Named SEC Offensive Player of the
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas senior tailback Cedric Cobbs has been named the Southeastern Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season following UA’s 34-31 double-overtime win over Alabama on Saturday.
Cobbs ran for a career high 198 yards and one touchdown on a career high 36 carries in the Hogs’ thrilling comeback victory at Tuscaloosa. It is the second such award for Cobbs this season. He also earned the honor following a 145-yard rushing effort in the season opener against Tulsa.
His rushing total against Alabama ranks as the 10th-best in UA history and the best since Fred Talley gained 241 yards in 2002 against Auburn.
Cobbs has now rushed for 100 yards or more in each of the Razorbacks’ first four games of the season. He is the first to accomplish that feat since Jerry Eckwood gained 100 yards in each of the Hogs’ first five games in 1975. Cobbs now has eight career 100-yard rushing games to his credit.
“Cedric continues to play the best football of his college career,” head coach Houston Nutt says. “He is running hard and has taken advantage of the outstanding blocking by our offensive line. “It has certainly been a winning combination for us. I am proud that Cedric is staying focused. I’m excited about what the rest of his senior season could hold for him and this team.”
Cobbs leads the SEC and ranks third in the nation with an average of 140.5 rushing yards per game. He is also the SEC’s active career rushing leader (2,260) and touchdowns leader (23). His 2,260 rushing yards ranks seventh on the UA career list.
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