SOMERSET, N.J.- Monmouth quarterback Kyle Frazier (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus)
has been named Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Week after guiding
the Hawks to a 41-6 victory over The University of Rhode Island last Saturday
on Kessler Field.
"Kyle is very deserving of this recognition," said MU Head
Coach Kevin Callahan. "After missing half of last season with a knee injury it
was good to see him come back with such an impressive performance."
The fifth year senior was also named to the College Football Performance
Award's honor roll after the win.
Frazier led an offensive explosion for the Hawks, which tallied 539 yards of
offense and racked up 41 points against Colonial Athletic Association opponent
Rhode Island. Helping the Hawks to their second win over a CAA foe in as many
seasons, Frazier produced 321 yards of total offense and led the Hawks on
scoring drives on six of their first seven possessions with five touchdowns.
The 6-foot-3 veteran quarterback went 18-of-28 passing for 264 yards and three
touchdowns. Frazier added 57 yards on seven rushing attempts, four of
which resulted in at least a 10-yard gain and a first down. The
fifth-year senior capped the opening 13-play, 85-yard drive by finding Kwabena
Asante (Silver Spring, Md./James Hubert Blake/WVU) for an eight-yard scoring
strike. With the Hawks holding a 17-3 lead in the second quarter, Frazier
struck again for his second touchdown strike. Escaping pressure he found tight
end Michael McLafferty (Morgan, N.J./War Memorial) for a 25-yard touchdown pass.
Under Frazier's direction the Hawks did not punt until the final play of the
third quarter, which was his last drive of the day with the game out of reach
for the Rams. Nine different receivers
caught passes on Saturday as the Hawks snapped an eight-game home losing
streak. The 41 points, 38 of which were
on drives led by Frazier, is the most against a non-conference opponent since a
2005 win over LaSalle. With his second quarter TD pass, Frazier moved into sole
possession of third place all-time in touchdown passes at Monmouth.