Two Gamecocks honored by SEC this week

Bruce Ellington / USC

COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Two Gamecocks picked up weekly honors for their 14-12 winning performance against Mississippi State Saturday.

D.J. Swearinger was named co-SEC Defensive Player of the Week and Bruce Ellington was named co-SEC Freshman of the Week by the conference Monday.

Swearinger recorded a career high 12 tackles and a crucial interception Saturday. Ellington tallied big plays in several areas that helped lead to the win.

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The Gamecocks also picked up the 14 spot in the first BCS standings of 2011, but lost key offensive-player Marcus Lattimore due to injury.

USC takes on Tennessee on the road October 29 following a bye week this coming Saturday. The game will be televised on either ESPN or ESPN2 with kickoff at 7:15 p.m.