Derek Carr set new MW and school records for attempts (73) and completions (52) in a game as the Bulldogs rallied past Rutgers 52-51 in overtime. His 52 completions were 10 more than the previous MW record, which Carr set last season against San Diego State, and marked the fourth-most completions in a single game by an FBS quarterback in the last 10 seasons.
He threw for 456 yards and finished with a MW single-game record 77 total offense plays, eclipsing the previous mark of 75 (BYU's Jon Beck vs. UNLV in 2004). In the game he completed 71.2 percent of his passes and threw five touchdowns with just one interception, which came against the Rutgers defense that ranked fourth nationally in scoring defense and 10th in total defense last season.
Carr's passing yardage, completions and total offensive marks were the highest produced by any FBS player during the opening weekend of the 2013 season.
Also nominated: Alyssa Wilson (soccer), Holly Franks (volleyball)
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