For the second time this season, Mizzou WR Jalen Knox (Mansfield, Texas) has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week, following another great performance in Mizzou’s 65-33 Homecoming win over Memphis. Knox caught five passes for 104 yards and a touchdown, a 44-yard strike that gave Mizzou total control of the game.
After claiming SEC Freshman of the Week honors following a breakout performance at Purdue earlier this season, Knox has now earned the distinction twice this season. The last Tiger to earn multiple SEC Freshman of the Week honors was QB Maty Mauk in 2013.
Knox’s TD came on a 44-yarder in the second quarter that extended Mizzou’s lead from 27-17 to 34-17, and gave the Tigers some breathing room after Memphis had minutes earlier closed to 21-17. The game marked his second 100-yard receiving game of the season, adding to his 110-yard, one-touchdown game earlier in the year at Purdue.
Knox is second in the SEC, and fifth nationally among all freshmen with 384 receiving yards through games of Oct. 20. He has 20 receptions in all for 384 yards and three scores. Knox is performing at a high level with added pressure on him, as he has been forced into the number-one receiver role, due to injuries to senior starters Emanuel Hall and Nate Brown, which have kept them out for the past three games.