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.