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Eli Cox earns weekly SEC honor

Cox helped pave the way for Kentucky’s dominant win over LSU.

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Kentucky Wildcats offensive guard Eli Cox has been named the SEC co-Offensive Line Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. He shared the honor with Ole Miss Rebels lineman Nick Broeker.

It is the fifth time in six weeks the Wildcats have received at least one of the conference’s weekly awards.

Cox, a sophomore from Nicholasville (KY) helped pave the way for 330 rushing yards in Saturday’s 42-21 win over the LSU Tigers, as the Cats averaged 7.7 yards per rush (excluding two kneel downs at the end of the game).

The 6-foot-4, 293-pound member of the Big Blue Wall graded at 91%, led the team with seven knockdown blocks, and had 15 blocks at the point of attack while not missing an assignment or allowed any pressures. The redshirt sophomore has started every game at right guard this season for the 6-0 Wildcats. He played in eight games as a reserve last season.