Maty Mauk’s record-setting performance Saturday against Toledo earned the Missouri sophomore quarterback SEC offensive player of the week honors.
Mauk completed 21 of 32 passes for 325 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions in a 49-24 road victory at the Glass Bowl. He also rushed for a touchdown.
He established career highs for completions and passing yards, while matching his personal best and the program record for passing touchdowns. Mauk’s six total touchdowns also tied the Tigers’ single-game record.
Mauk threw for five touchdowns last season in a win at Kentucky.
Former Missouri standout and current Chiefs backup quarterback Chase Daniel threw for five touchdowns in a game four times.
Mauk’s six total touchdowns matched the record set by Terry McMillan, who threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more in 1969 at Kansas, and equaled by Corby Jones, who threw for three scores and added three on the ground in 1997 at Oklahoma State.
He is the first Tigers player to win the SEC offensive player of the week honor, which was announced Monday night, though he did win three SEC freshman of the week honors last season.
“It means a lot, but obviously you can’t do it without the five guys up there protecting me,” Mauk said. “I had all day to throw. They did a tremendous job and then, the receivers, everything they did. They were in the right spots at the right time. That’s my job to get them the ball and they made plays for it.”
Before Mauk, the last Missouri player to win a conference’s weekly offensive player of the year award was Henry Josey in 2011, when the Tigers were still members of the Big 12.