Texas State junior quarterback Bradley George has been selected the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week in a poll of SLC Sports Information Directors Monday after he completed 30 of 47 passes for 365 yards and four touchdowns in the Bobcats’ 45-42 victory at No. 3-ranked McNeese State last Saturday night.George returned to the starting lineup and tied his school record of 30 completions and his 365 yards passing ranks as the Texas State’s sixth-best single-game total in history.
His first touchdown pass of 39 yards to Cameron Luke tied the score at 7-7 early in the first quarter. He also threw a pair of 11-yard TD passes on Texas State’s first two drives in the third quarter to increase the Bobcats’ lead to 38-14. His third TD pass to Luke was a 45-yard strike early in the fourth quarter to give Texas State an insurmountable 45-20 lead.
George is the third Bobcat to earn Southland Conference Player of the Week honors. Cameron Luke was named the SLC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 8 after catching six passes for 121 yards and three touchdowns at SMU. Senior linebacker Courtney Smith was named the SLC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 22. Smith led Texas State with 12 tackles, including nine solo in the Bobcats’ 38-35 victory at Northern Colorado.
In addition to George being named the SLC Offensive Player of the Week, 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.
Lardarius Webb of Nicholls was named the SLC Special Teams Player of the Week after he returned three kickoffs for 178 yards, including a 78-yard touchdown. It was the first kickoff returned for a touchdown by the Colonels since the 2002 season.
A couple of other Bobcat notes for you include:
Texas State and McNeese State combined for 1182 yards of total offense and 87 points one week after Texas State set a school record when the Bobcats combined with Texas Southern for a 1,222 yards total offense and 102 points.
Cameron Luke caught three touchdown passes for the second time this season at McNeese State. He also had three TD catches at SMU. He has 10 touchdown catches this season, making him the only Bobcat receiver to catch 10 touchdown passes in two consecutive seasons.
Karrington Bush leads the nation with 10.0 yards per rush, and recorded his third straight 100-yard game when he ran for 127 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries against the Cowboys. Bush is the only sophomore NCAA Division I FCS runner who has registered nine 100-yard games in his career. He also returned three kickoffs for 56 yards.
by: Rick Poulter
Texas State Athletics