Missouri senior defensive end Markus Golden was chosen Monday as the Southeastern Conference defensive player of the week.
Golden — a 6-foot-3, 260-pound standout from St. Louis — racked up two sacks for the second straight game and finished with six tackles, including 2 1/2 for a loss, in Saturday’s 29-21 win at Tennessee.
The Tigers’ defensive line controlled the game led by Golden, who also had a fumble recovery and two quarterback pressures for a defense that allowed only 279 total yards.
Golden, who ranks third in the SEC with 14 tackles for a loss and fifth with 8 1/2 sacks, also was the Walter Camp national defensive player of the week, which was announced Sunday.
It is the second weekly conference award of Golden’s career. He also earned the SEC defensive lineman of the week last season after a 70-yard interception return for a touchdown against Toledo.