FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A day after linebacker Caleb Miller was selected the Southeastern Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week for Arkansas’ 38-28 victory at then-No. 5 Texas, quarterback Matt Jones has been named national player of the week by USA Today.com.
Jones, a junior, threw for 139 yards and one touchdown on eight of 16 passing, and ran for 102 yards and another score on 12 carries.
“Matt played a great game,” head coach Houston Nutt says. “Our receivers made some outstanding catches, and our line gave him some time to throw and some room to run, but Matt’s a playmaker. When he has the ball in his hands, he makes things happen. Matt and Caleb are both very deserving of their awards. It was just a great team effort all around.”