LSU's JaCoby Stevens named Co-SEC Defensive Player of the Week

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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - LSU safety JaCoby Stevens has been named the Co-SEC Defensive Player of the Week.

LSU safety JaCoby Stevens | Photo Source: AP Photo / Rick Scuteri

The junior had eight tackles, a sack for a 1-yard loss, and a spectacular one-handed interception in leading the Tigers to victory over the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

The interception came just before halftime.

It led to an LSU touchdown and a 22-7 lead just five plays later.

Stevens had a sack on a third and four situation in the third quarter and forced the Bulldogs to punt.

LSU forced three turnovers and held Mississippi State to 340 total yards.

The Bulldogs were just 3-of-12 on third-down opportunities.

Texas A&M linebacker Buddy Johnson was the other co-defensive player of the week.

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