It took 78 games, but the Warriors finally have a winner of the Mountain West’s Offensive Player of the Week award.
Quarterback Cole McDonald, a third-year sophomore from La Mirada, Calif., earned the honor after completing 30 of 41 passes for 428 yards and six touchdowns in a 59-41 victory over Navy this past Saturday. There were four drops.
The Warriors joined the Mountain West as a football affiliate in 2012 after 33 seasons in the Western Athletic Conference. Since then, UH has had four defensive players and four members of special teams to have won Mountain West weekly awards.
McDonald is the NCAA leader with 846 passing yards.
In his two-season UH career, McDonald has completed 70.1 percent of his throws. He has not been intercepted in 87 career passes.