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Moniz earns WAC honor after setting NCAA record

DENVER (HawaiiNewsNow) – University of Hawaii quarterback Bryant Moniz was named the Western Athletic Conference offensive player of the week following his record-setting performance in the Warriors' win over UC Davis last weekend.

Moniz, a senior from Wahiawa, O'ahu (Fresno City College), set a new school record and tied an NCAA record with seven touchdown passes in the first half of the 56-14 win over the Aggies.

Moniz also set a new school record with 424 passing yards in a half. He was 30-of-40 and completed his first eight passes in the game for 164 yards. Moniz did not play in the second half of the game, but his 424 passing yards are the eighth most by any quarterback in the nation in a game this year.

The award marks the second time this season and sixth time in his career that Moniz has been honored by the league. He was named player of the week after UH's season-opening win over Colorado in which he rushed for a career-high 121 yards and three touchdowns while throwing for 178 yards and another score.

Moniz was also named College Football Performance Award co-National Performer of the Week along with Baylor's Robert Griffin III. The two also shared the co-Quarterback Performer of the Week Award.

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