USC place-kicker/punter Spencer Lanning has earned SEC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for the second time in the last three weeks. Lanning nailed three of four field goal attempts, hitting from 46, 25 and 37 yards, and punted seven times for a 42.7 yard average in South Carolina’s 29-7 win at Clemson.
Four of Lanning’s seven punts started Clemson drives inside its own 20-yard line. The average starting field position for the Tigers in the game was its own 19-yard line and its average starting position on the seven punts was its own 15-yard line.
Lanning’s 46-yard field goal was the Gamecocks’ first score with 9:18 left in the first quarter. Lanning has punted 49 times for an average of 43.8 yards per punt, ranking him fifth in the SEC in punting average. He is 15-for-20 on field goal attempts on the season, including a long of 51 yards. Lanning has also made ten of his last 11 field goal tries.