Northwest Missouri State QB Named MIAA Offensive Player Of The Week

Northwest Missouri State University sophomore quarterback Braden Wright has been named the MIAA’s football offensive player of the week presented by Mammoth Turf.

Wright passed for a career-high 278 yards and accounted for three touchdowns in leading Northwest to a 38-17 win over Washburn. Wright was 20-29 passing, while rushing six times for 47 yards and a score.

Wright’s first touchdown of the day came on a 27-yard scoring strike to Alec Tatum on a 3rd-and-10 to tie the score at 7-7.

Wright’s second touchdown toss was a 39-yard strike to Kaden Davis after Wright avoided the rush and found Davis open near the goal line. The touchdown evened the score at 14-14 with 2:02 left in the first half.

His final score of the day came on a five-yard run with 4:46 left in the game to ice the 38-17 Bearcat victory.

Northwest will return to action Saturday at 6 p.m. at Missouri Southern in Joplin, Missouri.