Emporia State's Wilson Named MIAA Offensive Player Of The Week

By: ESU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
By: ESU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley

September 23, 2013 - After a record setting performance on Saturday against Central Oklahoma Emporia State’s Brent Wilson has been named the MIAA Offensive Athlete of the Week.

In just his third collegiate start, Wilson had the best statistical day of any quarterback in MIAA history in Emporia State’s 54-38 win at Central Oklahoma. The sophomore went 38 of 47 for 522 yards and seven touchdowns and added 49 yards on 11 carries for 571 total yards. He set MIAA records for passing yards, touchdown passes and total offense as the Hornets improved to 3-0 on the year.

He is the first MIAA quarterback to throw for more than 500 yards in a game, breaking the record of 493 set by Truman’s Matt Tisich in 2007 and tied by Central Missouri’s Harlon Hill Trophy winner Eric Czernewski in 2010. His seven touchdown passes breaks the previous record of six shared by seven different players. The 571 yards of total offense breaks Missouri Southern’s Josh Chapman’s record of 533 set in 2002. His 38 completions were one shy of the Hornets single game record of 39 set by Pete Jelovic in 1995.

As a team Emporia State tied their school record for total offense at 703 yards before losing four yards in victory formation and settling for 699 total yards. Through three games Wilson is 82 of 110 (74.5%) for 1,120 yards and 14 touchdowns with no interceptions. The 6-0 sophomore quarterback is a native of Ponca City, Okla. where he competed at Ponca City HS.

The Hornets are back in action on Saturday when they play host to Northeastern State. Kick-off from Jones Field at Welch Stadium is set for 1:00 p.m. on September 28.

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