Booker Named Valley Offensive Lineman of the Week
Sept. 16, 2013
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri State center Robert Booker (So., Ozark, Mo.) has been named the Missouri Valley Football Conference's Offensive Lineman of the Week for his outstanding performance in the Bears' game at Murray State on Saturday.
Booker recorded 12 knockdown blocks, turned in a 100% assignment grade and an 88% performance grade in helping lead an outstanding offensive performance by the Bears. He helped MSU engineer a school-record 99 plays against the Racers, playing in all of them, while the offense produced the fourth-most first downs (34) in program history. The Bears also registered 578 total yards, including 366 on the ground, with a season-high 38 points in the club's best offensive outburst since 2010.
The Murray State game was Booker's third start of the season and helped him become MSU's first MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week since 2011.
On Sunday, the conference awarded Vernon Scott (Sr., RB, Muskogee, Okla.) its Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors after he registered 201 ground yards on 26 carries against the Racers to become MSU's first 200-yard rusher since 2004.
The Bears return to Plaster Field this Saturday for a 6 p.m. game against No. 13-ranked Central Arkansas on Missouri State's annual 'Salute to America' game.