STARKVILLE, Miss. – For the second time in 2013, Mississippi State junior wide receiver Jameon Lewis has earned a place on the Paul Hornung Honor Roll. Lewis, who was also selected during the fourth week of the college football season, caught a touchdown pass, ran for a score and threw a TD pass in Thursday’s 28-22 victory against Kentucky.
With the score tied 7-7 and less than seven minutes to play in the opening quarter, Lewis gave the Bulldogs a lead they would not relinquish with a 19-yard touchdown scamper, his third ground score of the campaign.
The Tylertown, Miss., native followed with his second touchdown pass of the year, connecting with Dak Prescott on a 17-yard strike that extended the MSU advantage to 21-7.
After 12-straight Wildcat points and the Bulldogs clinging to a 21-19 edge with 36 seconds to play in the third quarter, Lewis added his final touchdown of the contest, hauling in a 17-yard pass from Prescott.
He finished the contest with a team leading and career-high tying seven receptions for 53 yards and added 22 rushing yards.
Entering this week’s games, Lewis is one of only three players at the FBS level who has caught four or more touchdown passes and rushed for three or more scores, joining Arizona State’s Marion Grice (12 rush/six receive) and USC’s Tre Madden (three rush/four receive). Lewis is the only one who has also thrown two TD passes.
Lewis stands 45th among all FBS players in all-purpose yards per game (122.0) and has accounted for nine touchdowns (three rush/four receive/two pass) this season after accounting for three in previous two years (one kickoff return/one rush/one receive).
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.