McMaryion Pays a Pac-12 Debt; Earns MW Offensive Player of Week

COLORADO SPRINGS – Fresno State senior quarterback Marcus McMaryion was selected the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week for his effort in lead Fresno State to a 38-14 victory over UCLA. New Mexico safety Marcus Hayes was named MW Defensive Player of the Week and San Diego State placekicker John Baron II garnered Special Teams Players of the Week honors.

It is the second career MW weekly honor for McMaryion and Baron II and the first for Hayes.

McMaryion, a transfer from Oregon State, accounted for 286 yards total offense and five touchdowns. He completed 22 passes for 270 yards and a touchdown, and ran for four touchdowns on nine carries, equaling a school record for a quarterback, which Barsotti set against Utah on Sept. 2, 1989. The victory was Fresno State’s first against a Pac-12 opponent since it defeated Colorado 69-14 on Sept. 15, 2012.

Hayes, a redshirt-freshman, had four tackles and two interceptions in the Lobos 42-25 victory over in-state rival New Mexico State. With the Lobos leading by 10 points and 3:31 remaining in the fourth quarter, Hayes intercepted a pass at the one yard line. He added another interception with 31 second remaining, and returned in 60 yards for a touchdown.

Baron connected on two field goals and two extra points in the Aztecs 28-21 win over Pac-12 Arizona State. He kicked a career-long 54-yard field goal in the second quarter, second longest in program history. His six kickoffs averaged 60.2 yards with two touchbacks.

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