CARROLLTON, Ga. - Garrett Bass had quite the introduction for the West Georgia fan base on Saturday against Mississippi College and the performance for the redshirt freshman earned Offensive Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week accolades from the Gulf South Conference on Monday.
Bass, a native of Woodstock, transferred to West Georgia from Division I Murray State in the offseason. He spent the first seven games as the backup to senior Willie Candler before coming off the bench in Week 8 against West Alabama when Candler went down with an injury. His first game as the starter was one to remember, as Bass went 25-of-37 for 349 yards and four touchdowns in leading the Wolves to a 35-21 victory over the Mississippi College Choctaws.
The signal-caller had to engineer a significant comeback against the Choctaws, ranked eighth in Super Region 2 in the first NCAA Regional Rankings that were released last week. The Wolves fell into a 21-7 hole in the first half and three of Bass's four touchdown passes came in the 28-0 second half to win the game by two scores. He becomes the third UWG player to win GSC Offensive Player of the Week honors this season, joining running back Chauncey Williams and Candler for that honor. He holds another distinction with Williams, as both were named as the conference Offensive Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week in the same awards cycle.
West Georgia returns to the road for the final time in the 2019 regular season on Saturday, taking on the Delta State Statesmen in Cleveland, Mississippi on Saturday. Kickoff for that contest is set for 3 p.m. (EST)