McDonald named Mountain West Conference Player of the Week

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University of Hawai’i quarterback Cole McDonald received the Mountain West’s Offensive Player of the Week award after his 428-yard, 6-touchdown performance in the Rainbow Warriors’ 59-41 victory over Navy.
 
The sophomore from La Mirada, Calif., has thrown for 400+ yards in each of the Warriors’ first two games of the season. On Saturday against the Midshipmen, he finished 30-of-41 with a pair of touchdowns each to receivers John Ursua, Cedric Byrd, and JoJo Ward. 
 
McDonald is the first UH quarterback with consecutive 400+ yard games since Bryant Moniz in 2011 and his six touchdown passes were the most since Sean Schroeder threw six against Wyoming in 2013. He is also the program’s first offensive player to win the MW Player of the Week award.
 
On the season, McDonald has thrown for 846 yards and nine touchdowns with a passer rating of 200.98. He has yet to throw an interception in 78 pass attempts while directing an offense that is averaging 51.0 points and 569.5 yards of total offense per game. Individually, McDonald currently ranks No. 2 nationally in total offense (464.0) and No. 3 in passing yards per game (423.0).
 
The Warriors (2-0) are back in action this Saturday against Rice at 6:00 p.m., at Aloha Stadium. 

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