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|Monmouth College QB Earns Third Weekly Honor
|Monmouth College quarterback Alex Tanney picked up his third Midwest Conference Performer of the Week honor after yet another record-breaking day in a 44-17 win over Illinois College Saturday.
Tanney threw for a school-record 437 yards Saturday to break the record of 405 yards he shared with his older brother, Mitch. Alex, a junior, had tied the previous record his freshman year against St. Norbert. He completed 33 of 46 passes with three touchdowns and one interception against Illinois College for an efficiency rating of 168.71. With more than a season left, he has thrown for a school-record 9,346 yards and 110 TDs, including 36 scores and 3,044 yards this season.
The win clinched no worse than a tie for the Midwest Conference title and guaranteed Monmouth their second consecutive berth in the NCAA playoffs. It will be their third trip to the playoffs since 2005.
(Submitted by Monmouth College Athletics)