BOISE, Idaho It did not take long for Boise State University quarterback Kellen Moore to make his mark on the national football scene. Making just the third start of his collegiate career, Moore guided the Broncos to a 37-32 win over the University of Oregon on Saturday (Sept. 20) and was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation Bowl Subdivision National Offensive Player of the Week. He also received offensive player of the week honors from the WAC on Monday.
A red-shirt freshman from Prosser, Wash., Moore completed 25 of 37 passes for 386 yards and three touchdowns as Boise State won its first ever game on the road against a member of a Bowl Championship Series conference. Moore, who had one interception in the game when it was tipped at the line of scrimmage, finished the game with an efficiency rating of 178.67.
Moore spread his completions around to 11 different receivers and his three touchdown passes to Tommy Gallarda for nine yards, Chris O'Neill for three yards and Vinny Perretta for 73 yards.
ESPN.com also took notice of Moore on Saturday and awarded him one of their weekly Helmet Stickers for outstanding single game performances.
Moore has completed 57 of 79 passes (72.2%) for 840 yards, five touchdowns and just one interception in leading Boise State to a 3-0 start this season. His efficiency rating is 179.82.
In the five years the Walter Camp Football Foundation has been awarding national player of the week honors, Moore is just the second Bronco to earn the award. As a sophomore in 2006, running back Ian Johnson won the same award when he rushed for 240 yards in Boise State’s 42-14 win over Oregon State University.
Boise State is off this Saturday (Sept. 27) as it prepares to make its first national television appearance of the 2008 season on Oct. 1 (Wednesday) against Louisiana Tech University. The game will be broadcast on ESPN and kickoff at 6:07 p.m. (MT) in Bronco Stadium.