Hawaii's McDonald Selected As Mountain West’s Offensive Player of the Week
(Hawaii Athletic) - Quarterback Cole McDonald was selected as the Mountain West's Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Rainbow Warriors to a 54-3 rout of Nevada last Saturday. McDonald is UH's third offensive recipient this season.
The La Mirada, Calif., native completed his first seven passes and finished 25-of-30 for 312 yards and four touchdowns, three of which to slot receiver Cedric Byrd. McDonald has eclipsed 300 yards passing in four of five games this season and has 11 such games for his career
In the win, he moved past Dru Brown for sixth on the school's all-time passing yardage list and now has 5,526 passing yards for this career. He also moved into UH's top five in total offense with 6,124 yards.
McDonald led UH to its largest margin of victory in a Mountain West road game and its third-largest overall road win. The win also snapped a five-game losing streak to the Wolf Pack in Reno and a 10-game skid in the state of Nevada.
Earlier this season, Byrd and fellow receiver JoJo Ward also received offensive player of the week honors. Byrd received the award due to his Week 0 performance against Arizona while Ward picked up the honor after UH's win over Oregon State.
Also on Monday, McDonald was the recipient of College Sports Madness Mountain West Player of the Week.