Boise State QB Rypien Rips up UConn, Earns MW Offensive POY Honors


COLORADO SPRINGS – Boise State senior quarterback Brett Rypien only played on eight offensive drives. All eight, however, ended with scoring plays — six touchdowns and two field goals — in the Broncos 62-7 vicotry over UConn.

And on Monday, he was recognized for his effort with his selection as the Mountain West Offensive player of the week.

Utah State defensive back Aaron Wade was named MW Defensive Player of the Week and Aggies’ junior place kicker Dominik Eberlegarnered received the Special Teams Players of the Week honors. It is the second career MW weekly honor for Rypien and the first for Wade and Eberle.

Rypien completed 21 of 28 passes for 362 yards and three touchdowns on passes that covered 67, 24 and 74 yards. It was the 16th 300-yard performance of his career, equaling the Boise State record.

 Wade, a defensive back, had a career-best 10 tackles, and two interceptions in Utah State’s 60-13 victory against New Mexico State.The second of his career-best two interceptions set up a fourth quarter field goal.

Dominik Eberle of Utah State, a junior place kicker from Nuremberg, Germany, was selected the special teams player of the week. In Utah State’ victory over New Mexico State, Eberle connected on all six field goal attempts and six extra-point tries, tying NCAA records for points by a kicker (24) and 50-plus yard field goals (3) in a game.