Oct. 15, 2012
DAVIS, Calif. - - Quarterback Randy Wright, who threw for 309 yards and three touchdowns while helping lead a UC Davis offense that amassed more than 600 total yards in its win over Idaho State on Saturday, was named the Big Sky ROOT SPORTS Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.
Wright, a 6-foot-3, 202-pound junior from Santa Rosa, is the Aggies' first-ever winner of a Big Sky weekly honor. UC Davis, which downed the Bengals in a 52-45 shootout, is in its first year as an associate member of the Big Sky Conference.
Wright posted his second career 300-yard game and his first since throwing for 320 against UTSA last season. On Saturday, he completed 20 of 31 passes, connecting with Anthony Soto for a 42-yard score late in the first half that gave UC Davis a 24-17 halftime lead, a 10-yarder to tight end Mark Martindale in the third quarter, and a nine-yard TD pass to fullback Dalton Turay early in the fourth. Wright also found Corey Galindo for a 46-yard gain.
He directed an offense that totaled 640 total yards, including 331 yards on the ground. It was the first time the Aggies went over the 600-yard mark and the first time they've scored more than 50 points since 2008 when they accomplished both in a win over Iona.
UC Davis evened its Big Sky record at 2-2 and improved to 3-4 overall with the win at Idaho State. The Aggies will stay on the road, visiting No. 16 Northern Arizona in another Big Sky game on Saturday.
Eastern Washington Ronnie Hamlin, who had 15 tackles and an interception during the No. 6 Eagles' upset of No. 2 Montana State on Saturday earned Defensive Player of the Week honors. Southern Utah punter Brock Miller, who averaged 43 yards on seven punts and ran 22 yards on fake punt, earned Special Team Player of the Week accolades.