BYU quarterback Max Hall has been named the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week after leading No. 15 BYU to a 28-27 victory at Washington, extending the Cougars' nation-best win streak to 12 straight games.
The 6-foot-1, 201-pound native of Mesa, Ariz., completed 30 of 41 attempts for 338 yards and three touchdowns, marking the second straight week he has thrown for over 300 yards. His performance helped mark BYU's first-ever victory over Washington at Husky Stadium and gives the Cougars their fourth win in the last five outings against Pac-10 opponents, including wins over Arizona, Oregon and UCLA.
On the season, Hall ranks second in the nation with 824 yards passing. Averaging 412 yards per game, Hall is on pace to pass for over 4,900 yards this season. He has completed over 78 percent of his passes and has posted five touchdown completions.
During the Cougars' opening drive of the game, Hall completed 6 of 6 attempts for 80 yards, including a 38-yard pass to Austin Collie to give BYU an early 7-0 lead. In the first quarter alone, Hall completed 10 of 12 passes for 110 yards. And in the final quarter of the game, Hall completed another 10 passes for 140 yards, including the game-winning touchdown passa 15-yard bullet to Dennis Pitta in the end zone.
One of the most impressive elements to Hall's performance on Saturday was his efficiency during third-down situations. Hall led the Cougars to 12-of-14 third-down conversions by completing 10 of 12 attempts for 149 yards.