The senior Alabama A&M quarterback was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week for the third week in a row.
The 6-foot-3, 209-pound Nashville native completed 13 of 18 passing attempts for 247 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 38-17 win against Grambling State at home in the Louis Crews Classic and Hall of Fame game.
Through five games, Mason, a former Tennessee Mr. Football and University of Kentucky signee, has completed 75 of 109 attempts for 960 yards and nine touchdowns to lead the conference in passing, passing efficiency and total offense. He’s also tied with Alabama State running back Isaiah Crowell, a Georgia transfer, with six rushing touchdowns.
“He’s the MVP of the conference so far based on his play,” Mississippi Valley State coach Karl Morgan, during Monday’s SWAC coaches teleconference.
The Bulldogs, undefeated at 5-0, will travel to face Morgan’s Delta Devils (1-3, 1-1) Saturday at 2 p.m. The Delta Devils had a bye week following a loss 45-14 loss to Northwestern State (La.) on Sept. 22nd.
Mason’s three-touchdown performance was his third in as many weeks. Up to this point, he hasn’t limited turnovers but eliminated them. He’s yet to throw an interception, a feat no other full-time starter in the conference can lay claim to. read more…