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September 12, 2011

AOTourism.com Players of the Game

AOTourism.com Players of the Game

Auburn 41 Miss. State 34

RB Michael Dyer, sophomore, Little Rock, Ark. (Little Rock Christian)

Michael Dyer rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns against Mississippi State, all on just 18 carries. Dyer averaged more than eight yards per carry and had runs of 35 and 52 yards. For his performance, Dyer was voted the AOTourism.com Offensive Player of the Game.
Next: Auburn (2-0, 1-0 SEC) at Clemson on 9/17

DB Demetruce McNeal, sophomore, College Park, Ga. (Banneker)

Demetruce McNeal, in his second collegiate start, was voted the AOTourism.com Defensive Player of the Game after recording eight tackles, five solos, one tackle for loss and an interception he returned 43 yards for a touchdown. McNeal edged out Ryan Smith for the award. Smith made the game-saving tackle. Defensive end Nosa Eguae and linebacker Daren Bates also received votes.
Next: Auburn (2-0, 1-0 SEC) at Clemson on 9/17

K Cody Parkey, sophomore, Jupiter, Fla.

Kicker Cody Parkey had four touchbacks, was 5 for 5 in extra point attempts and 2 for 2 on field goals (43, 37) to earn AOTourism.com Special Teams Player of the Game. Parkey edged out punter Steven Clark, who punted six times for a 45.7-yard average and had four punts downed inside the 20-yard line, for the award. Returner Tre Mason, who had 172 yards in kickoff returns, also received votes.
Next: Auburn (2-0, 1-0 SEC) at Clemson on 9/17


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