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Kirby Named Valley Football Offensive Player of the Week



ST. LOUIS -- The Missouri Valley Football Conference announced its weekly awards on Sunday (Sept. 12), and Missouri State quarterback Cody Kirby (Sr., Rogers, Ark.) was named Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Bears' game at Kansas State.

In his 32nd consecutive start Saturday, Kirby collected a career-high 333 yards of total offense in helping the Bears accumulate their highest point total against an FBS program since 2002.  The senior co-captain threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions against the FBS Wildcats, while rushing for a team-high 52 yards on 10 carries. It was his highest rushing output in 7 games and the third-highest passing total of his career.

In the 48-24 loss, he engineered scoring drives of 80, 58, 74, and 99 yards. The Bears collected 447 yards of total offense in the game, while committing just one turnover.

Missouri State (1-1) is idle this Saturday before beginning MVFC play at Illinois State on Sept. 25. Tickets for the Bears' next home game on Oct. 2 against Youngstown State are available now by logging on to www.MissouriStateTix.com or calling (417) 836-7678 during regular business hours.



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