Central's Mike Reilly Wins GNAC Offensive Player of the WeekPosted: Updated:
SPOKANE, Wash. -- For the second time this season, Central Washington University quarterback Mike Reilly (Kalispell, Mont./Flathead HS) has been named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
Reilly completed 36 of 47 passes for 371 yards and four touchdowns in leading the first-place Wildcats to a 50-28 victory over archrival Western Washington at the sixth annual Wells Fargo Battle in Seattle, presented by Comcast, on Saturday at Qwest Field. Reilly's 36 completions were a career-high and the second-most in school history, while his yardage total was the second-best mark of his career. His 429 yards of total offense were the seventh-most in a single game in CWU history.
In addition, Reilly set four new career records and four new Battle in Seattle single-game records against the Vikings. He extended his streak of consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass to a NCAA all-divisions record of 41 contests, broke Jon Kitna's school record for career touchdown passes (Reilly now has 103), set a new CWU record for career rushing yards by a quarterback (1,111), and broke the GNAC record for consecutive pass attempts without an interception (184).
For the season, Reilly has completed 166 of 240 pass attempts (69.2 percent) for 2,143 yards and 22 touchdowns with just three interceptions. He is also the team's leading rusher with 263 yards on 51 carries this season. He was previously named the GNAC Offensive Player of the Week following the Wildcats' 48-14 win over Mesa State on Sept. 6, and has received the GNAC award five times in his career, one shy of the conference record (Dustin Creager of Humboldt State won the award six times between 2001-04; Reilly has played in the GNAC only in 2005 and 2008).
Central Washington takes its 6-1 overall record and 5-0 GNAC mark on the road this weekend, visiting Humboldt State (2-5, 0-4 GNAC) in Arcata, Calif. Kickoff on Saturday is set for 6 p.m. at the Redwood Bowl.