Auburn gets two POWs
McFadden was judged the league's top defensive player for his work in Auburn's 33-20 win against Ole Miss. Coleman was named the league's top defensive lineman.
Here is what the SEC had to say about Sleepy:
6-0 • 175 • Senior
Pompano Beach, Fla. (Ely HS)
• McFadden tied a career high with five tackles, along with 1.5 tackles for loss (-5 yards) and two interceptions in the Tigers’ 33-20 upset victory over Ole Miss.
• His first interception was a 29-yard return for a touchdown with 11:25 left in the third quarter to give Auburn a 24-7 advantage.
• McFadden’s second interception sealed the Tiger win, as with Ole Miss driving, he picked off Jevan Snead’s pass at the AU 6-yard line with under three minutes remaining and the Tigers up 33-20.
• He has four interceptions on the season, seven for his career, including two returned for scores.
And for The First A.C.:
6-3 • 261 • Senior
Mobile, Ala. (Williamson HS)
• Coleman recorded five tackles, while tying career highs with four tackles for loss (-15 yards), including two sacks (-11) along with one forced fumble, four quarterback hurries and one blocked kick, in the Tigers’ 33-20 upset victory over Ole Miss.
• The four TFL were the most by an Auburn player since Coleman equaled the feat at Georgia in 2007.
• Coleman’s blocked kick came in the third quarter on a PAT, which was recovered by Demond Washington and returned for a defensive two-point conversion. It was a three-point swing, turning a potential 31-21 AU lead to a 33-20 AU lead.
Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University