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.
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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.