Mizzou's Connor Bazelak named national QB of the Week
The Davey O’Brien Foundation announced Wednesday that Missouri redshirt freshman Connor Bazelak has been voted the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of the Week for Week 6 of the college football season.
Making his second career start and his first of 2020, Bazelak threw nearly as many touchdown passes (4) as incompletions (5) as Missouri defeated No. 17 LSU, 45-41, for its first win over a defending national champion since 1978. Bazelak finished the day 29-for-34 passing for 406 yards with the four scores against no interceptions. His completion percentage (85.3) was the best against an FBS opponent in school history.
Bazelak’s passer rating of 242.4 ranked sixth in program history and was the best by a Mizzou quarterback ever in a Southeastern Conference game. For his efforts, he was also named the SEC Freshman of the Week. Bazelak is the first Missouri quarterback ever to claim the weekly honor from the Davey O’Brien Foundation.
The remaining quarterbacks on this week’s Davey O’Brien Award’s Great 8 list were: Georgia junior Stetson Bennett, sophomore Sam Howell of North Carolina, Alabama junior Mac Jones, sophomore Phil Jurkovec of Boston College, Clemson junior Trevor Lawrence, senior Kellen Mond of Texas A&M and Troy sophomore Gunnar Watson.
Bazelak also earned spots on the Manning Award Star of the Week and was the SEC Freshman of the Week. He is Mizzou’s second national ‘of the week’ award winner this week, joining LB Nick Bolton (Frisco, Texas) who took home the Bronko Nagurski Defensive Player of the Week award Tuesday (Oct. 14).