Layton Rabb named National Offensive Player of the Week

Layton Rabb named National Offensive Player of the Week
MSU Texas QB Layton Rabb having a breakout senior campaign. (Source: KAUZ)


MSU Texas QB Layton Rabb having a standout season

Layton Rabb’s record breaking performance in Midwestern State’s 57-36 win over Angelo State Saturday brought Offensive Player of the Week honors as announced Wednesday afternoon.

The senior from Llano, Texas upped his single game passing record to 467 yards on 24-of-38 passing with five touchdowns to lead the No. 4-ranked Mustangs to a 4-0 start.

The 467-yard passing day is the second best in NCAA Division II this season falling just shy of the 518 passing yards put up by Tyson Bagent of Shepherd (W. Va.) earlier this season against Notre Dame (Ohio).

Rabb’s previous career-best game of 433 yards was set in last season’s 45-42 win over Tarleton State.

Rabb stands as the active career passing efficiency leader in all of NCAA scholarship football at 169.26. That is just ahead of Georgia’s Jake Fromm (167.68) and West Virginia’s Will Grier (166.23). The nearest NCAA Division II competitors are Indiana (Pa.)'s Lenny Williams (165.18) and UIndy’s Jake Purichia (163.76).

Rabb, who ranks fourth on MSU Texas' all-time passing list with 4,659 yards, set the school’s single game pass efficiency record (320.2) by completing 15-of-17 passes for 273 yards and five touchdowns in just under a half in a 55-12 win over Humboldt State (Calif.). The pass efficiency mark is also the best NCAA Division II this season.

Rabb directs an offensive which ranks second in total yards per game (574.0) and is third in points per game at 48.3.

Rabb claimed his third LSC Offensive Player of the Week honor earlier this week and leads the league in pass efficiency (192.0 // second in NCAA D2), passing touchdowns (16 TD // second in NCAA D2), passing yards (1,365 // third in NCAA D2), passing yards per game (341.3 // fourth in NCAA D2) and total offense per game (345.3 yards // fourth in NCAA D2).

He is the third Midwestern State to earn national honors joining fellow Harlon Hill candidates Daniel Polk and Keidrick Jackson.

Polk claimed honors after rushing for a school record 290 yards and three touchdowns while completing 14-of-22 passes for 187 yards in a 42-41 loss to No. 17 Abilene Christian in the 2007 season finale.

Jackson won national acclaim after running for 160 yards on 18 carries with three touchdowns in a 44-38 win over No. 16 Texas A&M-Kingsville on Sept. 27, 2011. He also made four catches for 68 more yards including a 56-yard TD reception.

Midwestern State takes on Eastern New Mexico Saturday night at Greyhound Stadium in Portales, N.M. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. (Central Time).

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