Fresno State quarterback Marcus McMaryion runs the ball against Boise State on Nov. 25 at Bulldog Stadium. The Bulldogs won 28-17. (Daniel Avalos/The Collegian)

McMaryion named offensive player of the week

Fresno State quarterback Marcus McMaryion was named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.

The honor comes after one of the best performances of his career last Saturday at home against Boise State. He was 23-of-36 with two touchdowns and a career-high 332 passing yards with no interceptions.

McMaryion also had the longest completion of his career, an 81-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver KeeSean Johnson to put the ‘Dogs up by 9 points with 8:45 left in the game.

Heading into the championship game Saturday, McMaryion has thrown for 2,212 yards, 14 touchdowns and three interceptions. He took over the starting job in Week 4 against Nevada.

McMaryion is the fifth Bulldog to be named a Mountain West Player of the Week this season, following four defensive players of the week.