Wooden Earns Valley Football Offensive Player of the Week Honors
Oct. 23, 2011
ST. LOUIS -- The Missouri Valley Football Conference has named Missouri State quarterback Trevor Wooden (So., High Springs, Fla.) as its Offensive Player of the Week after the Bears' starting signal caller led MSU to a 31-17 road victory over Western Illinois Saturday.
Wooden averaged 23.8 yards per completion and compiled 272 yards of total offense to orchestrate the Bears' first win of the season. He scored MSU's first touchdown of the night on a 14-yard run less than six minutes into the game to set the pace early and had completions of 57, 50 and 36 yards in the game to implement the MSU deep threat. He also posted a game-high and career-high 82 rushing yards on just 11 carries and averaged a team season-high 10.1 yards per play (27 plays for 272 yards).
Wooden ranks 15th among all Division I FCS quarterbacks in pass efficiency (154.42) and is 42nd in total offense (230.14). He ranks third in the MVFC in both categories. In seven starts in 2011, Wooden is 89-for-141 for 1,298 yards and 9 touchdowns in addition to 313 rushing yards and 4 ground touchdowns.
He is MSU's first Valley Offensive Player of the Week since Jermaine Saffold claimed the honor for his efforts against Youngstown State on Oct. 2, 2010.
Wooden and Saffold lead the Bears into a homecoming clash with visiting South Dakota State this Saturday at 2 p.m. at Plaster Field. Tickets for the game are available now by visiting www.MissouriStateTix.com, calling (417) 836-7678 or visiting the Chevy Pickup Window at JQH Arena during regular business hours. For a complete schedule of all homecoming events, please visit www.MissouriState.edu/homecoming.