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October 13th, 2008
George wins SLC weekly honor

STAFF REPORT

Texas State quarterback Bradley George won Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week Monday after completing 30 of 47 passes for 365 yards and four touchdowns in the Bobcats’ 45-42 win at No. 3 McNeese State Saturday night.

George won the honor in a poll of Southland Conference sports information directors. He is the third Texas State player to win league weekly honors this season.

Wide receiver Cameron Luke won offensive player of the week the week of Sept. 8 after making six catches for 121 yards against Southern Methodist. A week later, linebacker Courtney Smith won defensive player of the week for making 12 tackles, including the last-second game saver, in a 38-35 win at Northern Colorado.

George worked from the bench after struggling in Texas State’s first two games, but returned to the starting lineup against McNeese State and tied his school record of 30 completions. His 365-yard passing output ranks as the Texas State’s sixth-best single-game total in history.

George’s first touchdown pass of 39 yards to Luke tied the score at 7-7 early in the first quarter. He also threw a pair of 11-yard touchdown passes on Texas State’s first two drives in the third quarter to increase the Bobcats’ lead to 38-14. His third touchdown pass to Luke was a 45-yard strike early in the fourth quarter to give Texas State a 45-20 lead.

Mack Dampier of Northwestern State was named the Defensive Player of the Week after he registered 14 tackles, including one for a loss in the Demons’ 36-28 victory over Nicholls State.

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