Quarterback Cole McDonald has been added to the watch list for the Maxwell Award.
The award, which has been presented since 1937, goes to college football’s most outstanding player.
“That’s cool, I guess,” McDonald said. “I don’t know much about it. I don’t really look at awards. I focus on the team. I focus on the game.”
This season, McDonald has completed 65 percent of his passes for 2,100 yards and 24 TDs. He has been intercepted twice in 240 pass attempts.
“Stats don’t mean anything,” McDonald said. “The awards will come as long as the team is winning.”
The Warriors are 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the Mountain West heading into Saturday’s nonconference road game against Brigham Young. The Warriors are scheduled to depart today.
“Quarterback is such a glorified position,” McDonald said. “It’s based on how everyone else is around you. If the O-line’s not good, I’m not going to have time to throw. If the receivers can’t get open, I have nobody to throw to. It’s just a testament to the team and how gifted and good these guys are around me, and how good they make each other and myself.”