Even more so than quarterback Nick Marshall, Auburn Tigers running back Tre Mason has been the single most dominant force of this vaunted offensive attack this season. He’s torn through defenses for over 1,000 yards on the season, and he’s capping it all off with a tremendous, individual performance in the 2013 SEC Championship Game against the Missouri Tigers.
Just as the second half got underway, Mason has broken the single-game rushing record for the biggest contest in the SEC of the season. He had over 190 yards alone in the first half, and is currently sitting at 209.
Mason was one of the more underrated running backs in the country last season, but didn’t receive the notoriety that he should have because of the Tigers’ 3-9 campaign.
However, head coach Gus Malzahn installed his fast-paced offensive system, which has done wonders for that notoriety and is beginning to make Mason a household name.
To think that there’s still a whole second half to go, there’s not telling at this point how many yards Mason may finish up with when it’s all said and done in Atlanta.