DENVER – University Hawaii‘ running back Alex Green was named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference offensive player of the week after his record-setting performance in UH's win at New Mexico State.
Green, a senior from Portland, Ore. (Butte Community College), rushed for a school-record 327 yards and three touchdowns on just 19 carries in the 59-24 victory. His average of 17.21 yards per carry is the best of any player in the nation this season.
He eclipsed the Warriors' 60-year-old mark of 270 yards set by Pete Wilson in 1950 in less than three quarters of action. Green also became the first Hawaii‘ running back to surpass 1,000 yards in a season since Travis Sims did it in 1992. He had two runs of over 50 yards including a career-best of 71 in the second quarter. His 327 yards also ties for the third most in a game in WAC history.
The weekly award marks Green's second this season. He earned player of the week honors following a 172-yard, four-touchdown performance in UH's 42-7 win at Utah State.
On Sunday, Green was awarded the College Football Performance Award National Running Back of the Week.
The 25th-ranked Warriors (9-3) close out the regular season by hosting UNLV, Saturday, Dec. 4 at Aloha Stadium. Green is one of 30 seniors who will be recognized during the traditional Senior Walk postgame festivities.
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