On a night where he was honored as a senior, Quincy Williams continued to show out in his final season in blue and gold and for his efforts he was named as the Week Five OVC Defensive Player of the Week.
The senior led the Racers with 11 tackles including 2.0 for loss, a pass breakup and interception that he took 82 yards for a touchdown. The play extended MSU’s lead to 21 points early in the fourth and would later prove to be the difference in the game, as MSU won by just one touchdown. Williams’ pick-six was also the longest by a Racer since Lucas Holt went 88 yards against Tennessee Tech in 2004.
Williams currently leads the Racers defensively in total tackles with 38, solo tackles with 25 and tackles-for-loss at 4.5. The redshirt senior is now the first Racer to win the weekly defensive honor since Demetrius Mason in 2015.
In addition to the league honor, Williams was also named as the OVC Defensive Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.
OVC News Release