Mark Ingram Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week
Oct. 19, 2009
Mark Ingram Game-By-Game Statistics
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama sophomore running back Mark Ingram was the named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday morning.
Ingram rushed for a career-high 246 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown and also caught two passes for 23 yards in Alabama’s 20-6 win against No. 22 South Carolina. Ingram’s rushing total is the highest ever in a game at Bryant-Denny Stadium and third most in Alabama history.
In Alabama’s fourth-quarter 68-yard scoring drive, Ingram carried the ball on all six plays, ending in a 4-yard touchdown run to put the Tide ahead, 20-6. Ingram had 146 yards in the first half, including a game-long 54 yarder, which set up an Alabama field goal.
The Flint, Mich., native leads the SEC, averaging 129.3 rushing yards per game, and 11 total touchdowns.
The SEC has recognized an Alabama player in seven of the eight weeks this season. Ingram (Virginia Tech and South Carolina) and freshman running back Trent Richardson (Florida International and Arkansas) have been honored twice, while Rolando McClain (at Kentucky) and William Vlachos (at Mississippi) have also earned player of the week honors.
The Alabama coaching staff recognized nine players of the week following the Crimson Tide’s win over South Carolina on Saturday. Mark Ingram and Barrett Jones were honored as offensive players of the week while Rolando McClain, Marquis Johnson, Lorenzo Washington and Tyrone King took home defensive honors. Julio Jones, P.J. Fitzgerald and Roy Upchurch garnered special teams honors.
Jones helped cleared the path for Ingram, who busted loose for a career night with 246 yards rushing on 24 carries, an average of 10.2 yards per carry.