BOISE -- Boise State sophomore quarterback Brett Rypien was named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, garnering the award for the first time in his career. Rypien threw for 391 yards and a career-high five touchdowns against New Mexico last week. His 251.2 quarterback efficiency rating was the highest by a Bronco quarterback in 14 years.
This is the third consecutive week that Boise State has won the award; junior running back Jeremy McNichols claimed honors each of the last two weeks. It is the first time that Boise State has gone back-to-back-to-back since the 2011 season.
Rypien now leads the Mountain West in passing yards per game (283.0), passing touchdowns (11) and passer efficiency rating (157.2). Boise State will return to The Blue this Saturday. They host Colorado State at 8:15 p.m. MT for Homecoming.