PROVO The Walter Camp Football Foundation announced today that BYU quarterback Max Hall has been named its National Offensive Player of the Week.
Hall was spectacular against UCLA, completing 27 of 35 passes for 271 yards and seven touchdowns in just 2 1/2 quarters, leading then-No. 15 BYU to a 59-0 victory. Hall's seven touchdown passes tied a BYU single-game record held by Jim McMahon (1981) and Marc Wilson (1977). It breaks the old Mountain West Conference record of five held by several players.
Hall was nearly flawless in the first half against the Bruins, completing 23 of 29 attempts for 237 yards and six touchdowns in just seven possessions. His six TD passes in the first half set a new BYU record, eclipsing the old mark of five held by Gary Schiede (1973), Marc Wilson (1977), Jim McMahon (1980) and Robbie Bosco (1984).
Hall left the game with 7:43 to play in the third quarter after leading BYU on a seven-play, 69-yard drive to give the Cougars a 49-0 lead, capped by a 6-yard touchdown pass to Harvey Unga. Four different Cougars caught touchdown passes from Hall on the day.
It's a real honor to receive this recognition, but in truth it's a team honor, said Hall, who leads a BYU team that is fifth in the nation in passing yards. We have a lot of talent that surrounds me, and we are committed to getting better each week. It is nice to be recognized for the hard work.