Hawaii Warriors quarterback Cole McDonald was named the Mountain West’s Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after throwing for 428 passing yards and 6 touchdowns vs. Navy this past Saturday in a 59-41 victory.
McDonald finished 30-for-41 in passing and torched the Midshipmen in balanced fashion by throwing wide receivers John Ursua, Cedric Byrd, and JoJo Ward each two touchdown passes. McDonald also balled out vs. Colorado State in “Week 0”, but the Mountain West does not begin giving out weekly awards until Week 1 because...well I don’t know.
We’re only two games into Hawaii’s 2018 campaign and McDonald already has 846 passing yards with 9 touchdown passes, along with 82 rushing yards and a pair of rushing touchdowns. He’s poised to have a classic monster run-and-shoot stat line this season.
Hawaii will host the Rice Owls this upcoming weekend at Aloha Stadium.
Congratulations to this week's Hilton @MountainWest Football Players of the Week!— Mountain West (@MountainWest) September 3, 2018
Offensive: Cole McDonald, QB, @HawaiiFootball
Defensive: @OohHorton, CB, @BroncoSportsFB
Special Teams: @Jaron_Bryant, DB, @FresnoStateFB #MWFB pic.twitter.com/hhauYJ5rEU
Here’s some highlights of the damage McDonald has done.
#NAVYvsHAW 2Q 4:17 | @HawaiiFootball goes for it on fourth down and Cole McDonald finds @johnursua5 for the TD! Head over to @CBSSportsNet to watch it live #MWFB #MWLateNight pic.twitter.com/laJBcqhk4u— Mountain West (@MountainWest) September 2, 2018
#NAVYvsHAW 4Q 14:07 | Cedric Byrd with the magnificent catch for the TD! @HawaiiFootball is up 45-28 -- Watch it on @CBSSportsNet #MWFB #MWLateNight pic.twitter.com/nCiHHhYH3n— Mountain West (@MountainWest) September 2, 2018
#NAVYvsHAW 4Q 11:05 | Cole McDonald with the bomb to JoJo Ward! @HawaiiFootball is up 52-35 -- Watch it on @CBSSportsNet #MWFB #MWLateNight pic.twitter.com/MsftmztuPz— Mountain West (@MountainWest) September 2, 2018