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|Scots' Tanney Breaks Record, Named MWC Performer of Week
|Monmouth College quarterback Alex Tanney had yet another record-setting performance last weekend and picked up his second Midwest Conference Offensive Performer of the Week award this season.
Tanney broke Rob Purlee's career passing yardage record in a 52-24 win over previously unbeaten St. Norbert Saturday. The junior threw for 361 yards to give him 8,188 passing yards in his career. With a season-and-a-half remaining in his career, Tanney surpassed Purlee's mark of 8,017 yards set from 2000-03 as the Fighting Scots' all-time leader. He connected for five aerial scores to five different receivers and completed 34-of-47 attempts (72 percent) with one interception to finish the game with a pass efficiency rating of 167.71. Playing in his 28th career game, Tanney scored his first collegiate touchdown on a quarterback sneak with 8:44 left in the third quarter to put the Scots up 45-17.
For the year, Monmouth's QB has completed over 70 percent of his passes for 1,886 yards and 23 TDs with just two interceptions for a rating of 166.80.
Monmouth moved up to No. 11 in the D3football.com poll and stayed put at No. 12 in the American Football Coaches Association rankings.
(Photo Courtesy of Monmouth College Athletics)