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Auburn's Carl Lawson is SEC defensive lineman of the week
Carl Lawson strips the ball from Nick Fitzgerald setting up Montravius Adams' Auburn touchdown
Oct. 10, 2016

By Charles Goldberg

AUBURN, Ala. -- Carl Lawson was busy Saturday, collecting two sacks, causing a fumble, watching teammate Montravius Adams pick up the loose ball and rumble for a touchdown.

"It was just good to see my teammate get the score," Lawson said.

Lawson's play helped Auburn jump to a quick lead on the way to beating Mississippi State 38-14 Saturday. Monday, he was named the Southeastern Conference defensive lineman of the week.

Lawson had three tackles, including two of Auburn's six tackles for a loss. The Tigers led 35-0 at halftime -- thanks, in part, to the Lawson-Adams defensive play -- while outgaining the Bulldogs 335 to 91 yards.

Lawson has six sacks this season and 11 in his career.

"You should have an opportunity any time a team passes the ball to get a sack. That's our job to affect the quarterback as much as possible," he said.

The SEC's other weekly winners were Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight as the top offensive player, Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick as the top defensive player, Kentucky's Jon Toth as the top offensive lineman, punter JK Scott as the special teams top player and Texas A&M's Traveon Williams and Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts as the top freshmen.

Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at Follow him on Twitter:

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