Auburn football: Alabama QB Mac Jones honored as SEC Player of the Week vs. Tigers

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There were no Auburn football players appearing on SEC’s Player of the Week awards. Instead, Alabama quarterback Mac Jones was honored for what he did against the Tigers.

You know it’s War Eagle around these parts 24/7, but that will never allow us to dabble in the practice of delusion at FWE. Auburn football got their butts whooped this past Saturday in Tuscaloosa and no player deserved so much as a modicum of praise in relation to being one of the conference’s top performers.

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones deserves the honor of being named the SEC’s top signal-caller this week for how he handled Auburn’s defense:

"OFFENSEMac Jones, QB, Alabama-The junior quarterback continued his stellar play as the Alabama offense scored 42 points in the Iron Bowl against the SEC’s No. 3 scoring defense.-Finished with 302 passing yards and a career-best five touchdowns in the 42-13 win over No. 22 Auburn.-It was his sixth game with at least 290 passing yards while his five passing touchdowns tied an Iron Bowl record.-Jones posted a passer rating of 230.26 on his 26 attempts.-Averaged 16.8 yards per completion and 11.6 yards per attempt.-Connected on touchdown passes of 66, 7, 24, 58 and 24 yards.-Completed six throws of at least 24 yards (66, 26, 25, 58, 24 & 24) .-Leads all Power 5 quarterbacks with a 208.0 passer efficiency rating and his 341 passing yards per game ranks fourth nationally."

Interestingly enough, Tigers quarterback Bo Nix specifically called Jones out for being a great game manager ahead of Saturday’s Iron Bowl matchup that saw the Crimson Tide claim a dominant four-score victory.

Jones did more than just manage the game, taking Nix’s comments personally en route to a five-TD day through the air. It was Nix who was unable to air the ball out much, getting picked off on two different occasions without tossing a single touchdown.

Auburn’s signal-caller got a healthy dose of foot-in-mouth along with some iron this past Saturday.

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