November 3, 2009

Waggener Named NFFCC Player of the Week

Northern Colorado senior quarterback Bryan Waggener was named the National Football Foundation Colorado Chapter Player of the Week, the group announced late Monday evening.

Waggener completed 21-of-32 passes for 281 yards with two touchdowns, no interceptions and no sacks in a 21-17 come-from-behind victory over South Dakota. He also rushed five times for 14 yards and scrambled to evade a sack four times.

Waggener threw a 53-yard TD strike to Alex Thompson in the first quarter and hit freshman Jace Davis on a 24-yard route for another in the second to give the Bears a 14-0 lead. He then engineered a 13-play, 89-yard drive in the fourth quarter that took almost six minutes for the go-ahead score. On that drive, he completed 5-of-6 passes with three coming for more than 10 yards and two on third-downs.

With his 281 passing yards, he moves up one spot on the NC career charts to seventh with 4,431 yards and he moved up two spots to sixth in total offensive yards with 4,619.

Waggener and the rest of the NC football team take to Nottingham Field for the final time in 2009 on Saturday when they host Sacramento State at 12:05 p.m.