The American Southwest Conference on Monday announced its week three football awards and Howard Payne University quarterback Tucker Bridwell was recognized as the ASC Offensive Player of the Week.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Tucker Bridwell, QB, So., Howard Payne
Howard Payne sophomore quarterback Tucker Bridwell (Pampa, Texas) was 29 of 33 passing for 376 yards and five touchdowns. His 29 of 33 passing broke the HPU record for passing percentage in a game previously held by Thomas Head with 86.3% (19 of 22) back in 2012 versus Wayland Baptist. The margin of victory, 85-0, for the Yellow Jackets was the largest in the modern era for Howard Payne and also broke the ASC record by a point (Previous was Mary Hardin-Baylor vs. Albright with 84 on Sept. 8, 2018). HPU did defeat Tarleton State University 127-0 in 1912. The 85 points were six away from tying an ASC game record done by Hardin-Simmons (Nov. 2, 2019) and Mary Hardin-Baylor (Sept. 8, 2018).