Auburn football: Tre Mason named SEC Offensive Player of the Week

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comNovember 4, 2013 

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn has a stranglehold on the SEC's weekly awards.

For the fifth straight week, a Tiger was honored by the conference. This week, it was running back Tre Mason, who was selected as the league's Offensive Player of the Week on Monday following a four-touchdown, 32-carry performance in Auburn's 35-17 win over Arkansas. The four touchdowns were the most in a single game by a Tiger since Cam Newton did the same against Kentucky in 2010. Mason finished with 168 yards on the ground versus the Razorbacks, the fourth time in the last six games he's broken the 100-yard barrier.

For the season, the junior has 921 yards and 13 touchdowns, with the latter total being tops in the SEC.

This is the second time an Auburn player has won the Offensive Player of the Week award. Quarterback Nick Marshall earned that honor after totaling 336 total yards (236 passing, 100 rushing) and four touchdowns (two passing, two rushing) in Auburn's 45-41 win against Texas A&M.

The Tigers have also had two Freshman of the Week winners: defensive end Carl Lawson (after his six-tackle, two-sack game against Ole Miss on Oct. 5) and quarterback Jeremy Johnson (honors after his games against Western Carolina and Florida Atlantic).

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