SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2008
Josh McGregor named PFL Offensive Player of the Week
After throwing a school-record six touchdowns in leading JU to a 40-9 rout of Morehead State on Saturday, freshman quarterback Josh McGregor was named Pioneer Football League Offensive "Player of the Week."
McGregor completed 16-of-27 passes for 319 yards, his second highest offensive output of the season. The six touchdowns is the most by a quarterback in the Football Championship Subdivision this season and is one of just five quarterbacks in all of Division I (FCS and FBS) to throw for six touchdowns this season.
It's his second-highest passing yardage output this season and the third time he has thrown for more than 250 yards in a game.
"Josh's performance was worthy of this honor," said JU head coach Kerwin Bell. "We've been working with Josh to make sure that he limits his mistakes and make positive plays. He did everything we asked of him yesterday."
The outing pushed McGregor into a tie for second on the school's single-season passing touchdowns list with 15. He is just five shy of tying the school record of 20 set by Mike Sturgill in 2003.
He also has 1,608 yards passing this season, which moves him into fourth on the single- season list and within striking distance of the school record. Sturgill threw for 2,060 yards in 2003 as a sophomore.
While his arm earned the honor, McGregor also made plays with his legs - rushing for a team- high 43 yards on eight carries despite being sacked twice.
McGregor and the Dolphins face San Diego in a key PFL matchup on Saturday at D.B. Milne Field. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.