STARKVILLE, Miss. – Following a stellar performance against Troy on Saturday, Mississippi State junior receiver Jameon Lewis has earned a place on the Paul Hornung Honor Roll for the fourth week of the college football season.
Lewis was instrumental in the Bulldogs posting a 62-7 victory, as he threw a TD pass, caught a touchdown pass and ran for the third.
With MSU leading 10-7 after the first quarter, Lewis broke loose in the second against the Trojans, finishing the frame with a touchdown pass as well as two receptions for 96 yards and a score.
The Tylertown, Miss., native flicked a 36-yard scoring strike to Dak Prescott to give the Bulldogs a 17-7 advantage less than two minutes into the second. Lewis later closed the scoring in the frame with a 50-yard TD reception from Prescott to make it a 45-7 advantage. The 50-yard bomb is MSU’s longest passing TD of the campaign.
Lewis added his final touchdown of the contest in the third quarter, scoring on an 8-yard run. He has reached the end zone three-straight weeks and accounted for five scores during that span.
Just four weeks into the campaign, Lewis has already set single-season personal bests in receiving yards (248) and receptions (12). In the last three games, he has been especially dangerous, averaging 27.6 yards a catch and 14.8 yards per rush. His 21-yard kickoff return in the first quarter against Troy raised his career kickoff return total over 1,000 yards.
Lewis is the most targeted receiver on the team this season with 25 looks and owns a squad-high eight receiving first downs. He tops the squad in kickoff return yards at 113 on only four runbacks, an average of 28.2 yards. As a rusher, he owns 74 yards on five carries, good for 14.8 yards a rush.
The Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse, is awarded annually to the most versatile player in major college football. The winner and his family will be honored January 28, 2014, at a banquet presented by KentuckyOne Health at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.