Allen, Stallings receive SEC player of the week honors


Josh Allen makes a tackle during the game against Central Michigan on Saturday, September 1, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff

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Two players on the Kentucky football team, Josh Allen and Jervontius “Bunchy” Stallings, have been given SEC honors this week.

Allen, senior linebacker, was named Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week, while Stallings, senior offensive guard, was named Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week.

In the Cats’ emphatic 27-16 victory against Florida, Allen totaled five tackles, half a tackle for loss, one sack, a forced fumble, a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry.

Stallings, along with the help of the other offensive lineman, helped UK rush for 301.0 yards per game through two weeks, which ranks 11th in the nation. The senior graded out at 91 percent for the game with nine knockdown blocks, no missed assignments or penalties, had 23 blocks at the point of attack, and was key for the Cats to make it two straight games with a pair of 100-yard rushers, the first time the Kentucky football program has done that in 39 years.

The Wildcats are set to face Murray State this Saturday at Kroger Field.