Mountain West: Moore, Capi, McCoy Named Conference Players of the Week

Chad ScottCorrespondent IISeptember 5, 2011

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Kellen Moore #11 of the Boise State Broncos reacts after a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs at Georgia Dome on September 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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According to the Mountain West Conference's website, Kellen Moore is the MWC Offensive player of the week in Boise State's first game as a member of the conference. In his 35-21 win over the Georgia Bulldog's Moore completed 28 passes on 34 attempts for a total 261 yards. 

The native of Prosser, Washington threw three touchdown passes including a 17-yard connection to Matt Miller in the first quarter tying the score. Towards the end the first half Moore tossed a completion to his tight end Kyle Efaw to take the lead before heading to the locker room.

Moore's final touchdown pass went to wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker came with 3:10 left in the quarter giving the Bronco's a 21 point lead at that point. Finishing the evening with an efficiency rating of 170.07 for the night Moore continued to impress as he sliced and diced the Georgia secondary with quick, short, and extremely accurate passes. Credit must also be given to his line, as he was not sacked at all during the game.

Others receiving Mountain West Conference player of the week honors include Colorado State Defensive End Nordly Capi and Senior Texas Christian Kick Returner Greg McCoy.

Capi broke the NCAA single-game record by forcing four fumbles and recovering one as Colorado State defeated New Mexico 14-10. The Ocoee, Fla. native also had seven tackles with 4.5 tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks in his impressive day for the Rams. 

Greg McCoy set a new single season record for the Horned Frogs by returning for an extraordinary 229 yards in their 50-48 loss to Baylor. With an average of 38.2 yards per return over six returns McCoy racked up enough yardage to also reach the fourth best in Mountain West Conference history. McCoy hails from Dallas, Texas.