South Carolina freshman quarterback Jake Bentley missed only six passes against Missouri.
Now he has his first career honor.
The first-year starter was named SEC Freshman of the Week after going 22-of-28 for 254 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. The staff burned his redshirt after the team’s bye, and he asserted himself as a starter after Perry Orth and Brandon McIlwain could not.
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In three games, Bentley has completed 73 percent of his passes for 622 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions, helping Carolina to three wins in a row.
It’s the second week in a row a Gamecock secured a weekly honor, with Jamarcus King having been named defensive player of the week after the Tennessee game.