Ole Miss football trio earns SEC weekly honors

Published 3:02 pm Monday, November 6, 2023

Three Ole Miss Rebels garnered weekly honors from the Southeastern Conference after a 38-35 win over Texas A&M, the league office announced Monday.

Wide receiver Tre Harris earned SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors, while on the defensive side of the ball, John Saunders Jr. won Co-Defensive Player of the Week and Zxavian Harris garnered Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week.

Tre Harris registered his first career 200-yard receiving day in Ole Miss’ thrilling win over the Aggies. Harris finished with careers high in both receptions at 11 and 213 receiving yards, as well as one touchdown.

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The 213 receiving yards rank sixth in program history, while the 11 catches ties for ninth. Harris becomes just the sixth Rebel to surpass the 200-yard receiving plateau in a game in program history. On the season, the Lafayette, La., native boasts four games with more than 100 receiving yards.

Saunders turned in a season-best performance in this weekend’s win with eight total tackles and an interception. He snagged his third interception of the year, picking off the Aggies in the endzone during a crucial A&M drive in the third quarter. It marked the eighth interception of Saunders’ career.

Zxavian Harris recorded the game-winning blocked kick as time expired to secure the victory over the Aggies. It marked the third blocked kick of Harris’ career. The Canton, Mississippi, native finished the game with a career-high seven tackles, including one tackle for loss.

No. 10 Ole Miss (8-1, 5-1 SEC) will next travel to Athens to square off against top-ranked Georgia (9-0, 6-0 SEC) this weekend at 6 p.m. CT. The game will be televised on ESPN with Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit on the call.