ATHENS — In one game, Greyson Lambert went from starter-under-siege to SEC player of the week. Or at least co-player of the week.
Lambert and LSU tailback Leonard Fournette were named SEC co-offensive players of the week Monday, two days after each had incredible enough games that the conference had to split the difference.
Lambert, the junior Georgia quarterback, set an NCAA record for completion percentage, going 24-for-25, and broke Georgia’s school record for consecutive completions with 20. He also finished with 330 passing yards and three passing touchdowns as Georgia romped over South Carolina, 52-20.
Most weeks that would be enough to win the SEC weekly honor by himself. Fournette, however, racked up 228 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries in a win over Auburn.
As for Lambert, he now ranks fifth in the nation in pass efficiency rating. Through three games he has 587 passing yards, completed 74.1 percent of his passes, has five touchdown passes and no interceptions.