KYLE FRAZIER NAMED NEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
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.