They say that things come in threes. And, in this case, three is a magic number.
Mr. Jeremy McNichols has nabbed a Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week Hat Trick by claiming, yet another, honorable distinction.
In a week that saw San Diego State Aztec running back, Donnel Pumphrey, crack the NCAA Top 10 in rushing (Pumphrey had 220 yards rushing to go along with 2 touchdowns), the Mountain West Conference must have keyed in on Mr. McNichols’ all-around performance (217 yards rushing, 47 yards receiving, two TDs) to give him the nod.
Mr. McNichols has had himself quite the year as he has had 1,038 all-purpose yards and 14 total touchdowns.
If these stats are somewhat familiar, or eye-catching, to you they should be. It seems like only two years ago the Broncos had a running back stud who the team depended on quite implicitly.
And, yes, I do mean this current NFLer
Check out the comparison of Jeremy McNichols & Jay Ajayi during JR seasons...— Jay Tust (@KTVBSportsGuy) October 17, 2016
(14-game projection. That's how many Jay played in 2014.) pic.twitter.com/6p4BxGeZrK
We can only hope that the stats, and the season, end if not as good as that one, better!
This is, yet, another reminder that Mr. McNichols was not a Mountain West Conference Preseason selection. But, to their credit, picking these things can be difficult. McNichols only had 1,797 yards from scrimmage last year and was only tied for the national lead with 26 touchdowns.
Makes you wonder just who is going to get First-team All-MWC at the end of the year.