Bronco good fortune continues this week as QB Brett Rypien was selected as the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
The Mountain West has been a bit of a mixed bag, so far, after week two. Colorado State had, arguably, the best win pulling out a win against SEC Arkansas. Air Force dropped their matchup against the Fighting Lane Kiffins. San Diego State having to ‘get by’ Sacramento State.
Statistically speaking the natural candidates would have been K.J. Carta-Samuels and Brett Rypien.
KJCS went 32/47, 389 yards, two TDs and an INT.
Rypien went 21/28, 362, and three TDs.
Normally I wouldn’t have even sweat who would have gotten the honors (in that Brett Rypien is the obvious choice). But, this being the MWC, the “obvious” choice doesn’t always appear to be the obvious one.
But the MWC did a good and selected Rypien for this honor.
Utah State, in their shellacking of New Mexico State, nabbed the defensive and special teams awards.
Going into his senior campaign, Brett Rypien is as focused and determined as ever. He’s also got the stats to go with it.
Check out the MWC’s announcement below.
Getting caught up in the individual awards is most likely the last thing this team really wants. But it’s always good to be recognized for the efforts. What do you think?