KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO) – Despite losing 66-63 to Toledo last Tuesday, three Western Michigan football players have been named to the MAC West Division Players of the Week. Alex Carder and Jordan White split the award for offense and John Potter won for special teams.
Junior quarterback Alex Carder threw for a school record 548 yards and seven TDs and rushed for another. Carder threw TD passes to five different receivers, as he topped his previous record for passing yards in game by 69 yards and eclipsed the 400-yard mark in a game for the third time this season. His passing total was the 2nd highest in MAC history and his 7 TDs were tied for the most in MAC history. His 548 yards were the most thrown in a game in FBS this season. This is the 2nd time Carder has been named MAC POTW
Senior wide receiver Jordan White tied the Bronco record, along with Greg Jennings, with 16 receptions and recorded 238, receiving yards in a game. White also became Western Michigan's career receiving yards leader (3,678) as well as single season record holder for receptions (111) and receiving yards (1,402). It was the third time in program history a Western Michigan receiver had over 200 yards receiving in a game and the first since Greg Jennings accomplished the feat in five overtimes in 2005. His 18th 100-yard receiving game is more than any other Bronco receiver in program history. White has now been named MAC POTW 5 times in 2011.
At Toledo, senior kicker John Potter made a career high nine PATs, ranking second in a game in program history. Potter became the MAC's record holder for consecutive PATs made in a career, passing Miami's John Scott (1995-98) and now holds the mark at 114. His nine points gives him 81 points in 2011, the sixth most in a season in program history and ties Brad Selent (1997-2000) for the most points in a career in program history. Potter has been named MAC POTW 3 times in 2011.