KANSAS CITY — Rocky Mountain College quarterback Bryce Baker was named the NAIA national offensive player of the week on Monday.
Baker, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound sophomore from Fernley, Nev., keyed a Rocky offense that racked up a NAIA-best 703 yards of total offense in its 52-30 victory against visiting Southern Oregon University on Saturday.
He completed 41 of 52 passes for 544 yards and five touchdowns. He also ran for 36 yards and one score to finish the afternoon with 580 yards of total offense and six total touchdowns.
In addition to the national award, Baker was chosen as the offensive player of the week in the Frontier Conference.
His performance against the Raiders set career-highs and NAIA game-highs for completions, passing yards, passing touchdowns and total yards.
Baker currently ranks in the top 10 nationally in passing (964 yards), total offense (1,047), passing yards per game (321.3) and total offense per game (349).