COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou Football junior QB Drew Lock (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week, announced Tuesday (Sept. 5) by the league office. Lock quarterbacked a Mizzou offense that hung a school record 815 yards of total offense and 72 points on in-state foe Missouri State Saturday. Lock himself set Mizzou school records for passing yards (521) and passing TDs (seven).
In addition to setting school records in the aerial assault of the Bears, Lock’s 521 yards were the sixth-most ever by an SEC quarterback while his seven TDs make him just the sixth SEC player to connect on seven touchdowns.
Lock is the first Mizzou player to take home an SEC weekly honor since Marcell Frazier (Portland, Ore.) earned Defensive Lineman of the Week on Nov. 28, 2015, following his performance against Arkansas. He is the first Mizzou player to earn Offensive Player of the Week since Russell Hansbrough in 2014.
Mizzou will host South Carolina this Saturday under the lights on Faurot Field. Tickets are still available to the highly anticipated matchup at MUTigers.com/fbtix or by calling 1-800-CAT-PAWS. The SEC Network has highlighted next week’s matchup with the Gamecocks as one of the best in the nation, sending college football’s second-highest rated pregame show and the network’s flagship program – SEC Nation – to Columbia for a morning airing on the quad.