LSU's season got upturned a bit with news it'd be parting ways with its coach, but the rushing game turnaround was what nabbed an SEC headline on Monday afternoon.
That belongs to Ty Davis-Price, who was announced as one of the SEC's Offensive Player of the Week award for his 287 rushing yards in the upset of Florida. The performance set a new program record and was a large part of what helped the Tigers salt away a 49-42 win.
He'll split the award with Ole Miss's Matt Corral, fittingly the Tigers' upcoming opponent as they look to start an unlikely winning streak.
Davis-Price also carried the ball for three touchdowns in what's marked the more stunning turnaround for a running game and offensive line throughout the season. The junior runner totaled just 140 yards over the Tigers' first five games of the season. He's bested that mark in each of the games since, beginning with 147 yards in a blowout loss to Kentucky.
All season long Ed Orgeron had been repeating the words, "commit to the run." That part of the game has come alive just as Orgeron's tenure as coach officially has its days numbered. Regardless, as he approaches his final five scheduled games as the Tigers coach, he'll seem to get his wish. Davis-Price jumped all the way up to 6th in the SEC in yards per game rank after his latest performance.
Next up is Ole Miss (5-1, 2-1 SEC), with a rushing defense ranked No. 109 in the nation and allowing an average of 196.5 yards per game.