It wasn't a sparking performance, however. While he broke out a 27-yard run, most of Mason's damage came in grinding chunks. He averaged just 3.9 yards per carry.
"That's just the way football is," Mason said. "Sometimes you have got to grind them out. It might not be a big play every play, but you've got to grind them out sometimes. That extra 1 or 2 (yards) means a lot when you're on the goal line, so if you're on the goal line, it can be the difference between a score and a first down."