After throwing as many touchdowns as incompletions against Austin Peay, Murray State senior quarterback Casey Brockman was selected as the adidas Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Sunday.
Brockman (Murray, Ky.) became the Racers all-time leader in touchdown passes after going 38-for-43 for 455 yards and five touchdowns in the 52-14 victory. He completed his first 17 passes, and fell just two completions shy of tieing Butch Mosby’s record for consecutive completions. Brockman now has 55 career touchdown passes, breaking the old record of 52 held by Michael Proctor.
He got the Racers off to a quick start as he threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Walter Powell on the opening drive, and then came back with a 38-yard scoring strike to Duane Brady on the next possession.
Brockman broke the record late in the second quarter as he found Ja-Vonta Trotter at the back pylon from 12-yards out. Brockman added an eight-yard touchdown pass to Dontel Watkins on the first play of the fourth quarter, and then connected with Powell for a 71-yard touchdown five minutes later.
The touchdown record was not the only record Brockman broke against APSU as he also became the OVC leader in career completions. He passed Morehead State’s Chris Swartz for the record, and now has 793 career completions.
Brockman enters next week’s game against UT Martin needing 238 yards to become the Racers all-time leader in passing yards. Proctor currently holds the record at 8,632 yards. Swartz is the OVC leader in passing yards at 9,028.
Story courtesy of Sports Information