Mississippi State's Tyler Russell has won the first honor of his college career by being names the SEC Freshman of the Week for his play against Memphis in the season opener. Russell completed 13-16 passes for 256 yards and four touchdowns, which tied a school single-game record.
In his first play from scrimmage, Tyler led the Bulldogs in a 7-play, 91 yard march down the field for a touchdown. He also started the second half completing six straight passes for 109 yards and 2 TDs.
After the first weekend of college football, Tyler Russell leads the nation's quarterbacks with a rating of 298.2.