For the second week in a row Louisiana College football player has received recognition for his performance on the field from the American Southwest Conference. Quarterback Mason Jordan was named the ASC Offensive Player of the Week the conference office announced on Sunday afternoon. This is the first time a Wildcat quarterback or offensive players has received the weekly honor since Easton Melancon took the title during the 2014 season.
After being called upon to rejoin the team following an injury to starting quarterback Skyler Bonneau last week Jordan stepped right in and showed minimal if any signs of rust in the Wildcats 49-16 dismantling of Sul Ross State on Saturday evening in Alpine, Texas. With just three days of preparation Jordan produced an impressive 19-for-35 passing effort for 272 yards and three touchdowns. He completed balls to seven different Wildcat receivers on the night including a 31-yard strike to JoJo Robinson and a 52-yarder to Drake Battaglia. Most importantly he did not throw one interception or turn the ball over during the game. He engineered six of the Wildcats eight scoring drives of the night picking apart the Lobo defense in the process.
Jordan was in close contention for the starting position during fall camp but was just edged out by Bonneau at the end of camp, still fully recovering from a knee injury from the previous season. After more than a month away from the practice field he was able to step right in where he left off prior to the injury to help the Wildcats pick up their second consecutive ASC road win, the first time they had been able to accomplish that since the historic 2012 season. Jordan and the Wildcats will return to action this Saturday for the first of three home conference contest in the month of October as they take on Texas Lutheran University at 6pm at Wildcat Stadium.