Monday Oct. 27, 2008
ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia redshirt sophomores Darryl Gamble and Knowshon Moreno have been named Southeastern Conference weekly award winners, according to an announcement by the league office on Monday.
Gamble was named the Defensive Player of the Week while Moreno was named the Offensive Player of the Week for the second week in a row after their performances in the Bulldogs' 52-38 win over #11 LSU in Baton Rouge.
Gamble, a 6-2, 247-pound linebacker from Bainbridge, Ga., picked off two Tiger passes, including one on the first play from the line of scrimmage, and returned them both for touchdowns. Gamble's feat tied the school and SEC record and also tied the NCAA record for linebackers.He also finished as the team's second-leading tackler with a career-high 13 stops, including a tackle for loss. He is currently second on Georgia's defense with 45 tackles.
Moreno, a 5-11, 208-pound tailback from Belford, N.J., recorded 163 yards rushing and one touchdown on 21 carries during the Bulldogs' win over LSU. This was Moreno's 11th career game rushing for more than 100 yards. Moreno, who averaged 7.8 yards per carry against the Tigers, is 75 yards shy of becoming only the second player in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons (Herschel Walker had more than 1,000 three years straight). He currently sits at the No. 8 spot in career rushing yards with 2,259. Moreno is second in the SEC in both rushing (115.6 yards/game) and scoring (9.0 points/game).
This was Moreno's third SEC Offensive Player of the Week award of the season and Gamble's first of his career.