Monday, 10 September 2018 22:22

Thomas Named Sun Belt Conference Football Offensive Player of the Week

Zac Thomas went 14-of-14 passing for 295 yards and accounted for four touchdowns Zac Thomas went 14-of-14 passing for 295 yards and accounted for four touchdowns Appalachian State Athletics

The Sun Belt Conference named Appalachian State quarterback Zac Thomas its Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.

The honor comes a day after the College Football Performance Awards recognized Thomas as the CFPA National Performer of Week 2. He was also one of eight quarterbacks recognized Monday among the "Stars of the Week" by The Manning Award.

Thomas went 14-of-14 passing for 295 yards and accounted for four touchdowns, including three through the air, during a 45-9 road win against Charlotte on Saturday. The sophomore from Trussville, Ala., became the first App State or Sun Belt quarterback to finish a game with at least 10 completions and no incompletions.

In addition of touchdown passes covering 27, 7 and 90 yards, Thomas also had a 5-yard touchdown run. In his first two college starts, including an overtime loss at Penn State in the 2018 opener, Thomas completed 39 of his 52 pass attempts (75.0 percent) for 565 yards with five touchdowns and one interception. He's also rushed for 72 yards and two scores.

Of the FBS quarterbacks who have played two games, Thomas is tied for fifth nationally in completion percentage, and he has more completions than two of the four quarterbacks ahead of him. He ranks 10th nationally in yards per attempt (10.9) and 11th in passer rating (194.15).

Currently, Thomas' 90-yard touchdown on a throw to receiver Corey Sutton is the longest pass from scrimmage at the FBS level this season.

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