Post-A&M awards

Senior defensive end Tre Williams celebrates during the Razorbacks' win over Rice. Williams was one of two Arkansas players to earn SEC weekly awards after the Hogs beat No. 7 Texas A&M on Saturday at AT&T Stadium.

Razorback junior wide receiver Treylon Burks earned Southeastern Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors and graduate transfer defensive end Tre Williams was named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week on Monday.

They earned the awards after the Hogs took down No. 7 Texas A&M in Arlington, Texas, over the weekend. Arkansas jumped eight spots to No. 8 in the nation with the 20-10 victory over the Aggies.

Burks continued to show his big play ability, hauling in six passes for a season-high 167 yards and a touchdown against a Texas A&M secondary that had yet to give up a score through the air on the season.

The Warren native beat the Aggie defense deep for an 85-yard touchdown reception in the first half, his second-longest of the year after taking a screen pass 91 yards last week versus Georgia Southern.

Pro Football Focus graded Burks at 84.6, the highest mark of any Razorback offensive player.

“We’re just playing our ball, having fun with it,” Burks said after the game Saturday. “Statistics show for themselves.”

Burks ranks No. 3 in the conference and 22nd nationally with 373 receiving yards along with two touchdowns so far this season. He is the first Razorback to earn SEC Offensive Player of the Week since running back Rawleigh Williams on Nov. 19, 2016, following a 58-42 victory over Mississippi State.

Tre Williams wreaked havoc on the A&M backfield, posting four tackles and matching his career-highs of 2.0 sacks and three quarterback hurries. He was PFF’s highest-rated Arkansas defensive player against the Aggies, earning a grade of 85.0.

“Tre Williams was a big difference in the game, in my opinion,” Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman said following Saturday’s win. “He really works hard at practice.”

Williams and the Arkansas defense held the Aggies to a season-low 272 total yards. He is the first Hog to earn the award since Deatrich Wise Jr. won it following a 21-20 victory over Louisiana Tech on Sept. 3, 2016.

“He caused problems,” Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher said. “He made us step up, get inside on three-man rushes sometimes, too, and did a real nice job.”

No. 8 Arkansas will travel to play No. 2 Georgia at 11 a.m. Saturday. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.

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