In addition, the league honored LSU kicker Josh Jasper with special teams player of the week honor after the senior booted three field goals in the Tigers’ 43-36 win over Ole Miss.
Jefferson threw for a career-best 254 yards and one touchdown on 13-of-17 passing in the victory as he became the first LSU quarterback to win the league’s player of the week award since Matt Flynn was honored for his play against Auburn in 2007.
Jefferson added 45 rushing yards and one TD on the ground as he guided the Tigers on a total of three fourth quarter TD drives. Jefferson also scored a two-point conversion following LSU’s go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
For the game, the Tigers put together their best offensive output of the season, rolling up 470 total yards (212 rushing, 258 passing). The 470 yards were the most by LSU since the Georgia game in 2008, a span of 30 games.
The SEC honor is the first player of the week recognition of Jefferson’s career.
Jasper ran his season total to a nation’s best 23 field goals with kicks of 31, 25, and 24 yards against Ole Miss. Jasper, who has now made eight straight and 11 of his last 12 field goals, is just three field goals shy of tying the LSU single-season record of 26 held by Colt David.
Jasper also punted one time for 43 yards with the punt being downed at the 4-yard line for his 12th punt downed inside the 20-yard line this year.
The honor is the second of the year for Jasper.