KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO) – Alex Carder has been named MAC West Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for a school record 479 yards and 5 touchdowns against 2010 Big East Champion UConn. This is the 3rd consecutive week a Western Michigan offensive player has been named MAC West Player of the Week.
On Saturday, Carder broke Tim Hiller’s school record for passing yards in a game by 8, as the Broncos upset UConn 38-31. He was 37 for 51 with no interceptions as well.
For the season Carder has 1466 yards passing, 12 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions.
Carder is also nominated for 2 awards for his performance this past week. He is one of five players up for Capital One Impact Performer of the Week and one of eight QBs up for Manning Award National Star of the Week.