TACOMA, Washington – Jason Clayton single-handedly kept 10 points off the board during the Puget Sound football team's 14-13 win over Willamette, and the cornerback was named the Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week (defense).
Midway through the second quarter, with the Loggers trailing 7-0, Clayton was lined up in one-on-one coverage and he intercepted a pass in the end zone to keep the Loggers within striking distance.
Puget Sound held a 14-13 lead midway through the fourth quarter, but the Bearcats were poised to take the lead when they lined up for a 20-yard field-goal attempt. Clayton broke through the line and blocked the kick, and the Loggers held on for the one-point win.
Clayton finished the game with eight solo tackles. He is tied with Zackary Teats for the team lead in interceptions with two this season.
Clayton is the second Logger to earn NWC Student-Athlete of the Week for defense this season. Todd Blakely received the honor following the Loggers' win over Occidental (Sept. 9).
The Loggers play at No. 8 Linfield on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m.