College Sports Madness has named Derek Carr, the senior quarterback at UT Martin, Madness National FCS Offensive Player of the Week and Ohio Valley Offensive Player of the Week for his exceptional performance against Murray State on Saturday.
Carr was nearly perfect in UT Martin’s 66-59 shootout victory over Murray State.
He completed 42-of-46 passes (91.3 percent) for 560 yards and seven touchdowns without an interception or being sacked as his team improved to 5-2 on the year and 3-1 in conference play.
Carr set the NCAA record for passing efficiency (Min. 45 attempts). The senior had a passing efficiency of 243.78.
Carr’s effort broke the previous record of 220.8 held by Stephen F. Austin’s Todd Hammel and set against Louisiana-Monroe on Nov. 11, 1989.
He had touchdown passes of 22, 15, 22, 34, 17, 42 and 34 yards in the victory. The seven touchdown passes set the UT Martin school record (and momentarily tied the OVC record, until broken later in the game by Murray State’s Casey Brockman), as did his 560 passing yards.
The seven touchdown passes pushed his career total to 54, setting a new Skyhawk career mark in that category as well. The 560 passing yards are the second-most in a single game in the FCS this season and the seven touchdowns are tied for second among all FCS players.
During the game, Carr moved into seventh place on the OVC career passing list (7,172), ninth place in career completions (559) and 10th in career total offense (7,205). Carr currently ranks sixth nationally in total passing yards (2,020), seventh in passing yards/game (288.57), 14th in total offense (284.29 yards/game), 16th in passing efficiency (146.22) and completions (22.57/game) an 14th in total offense (284.29 yards/game), 16th in passing efficiency (146.22) and completions (22.57/game) and 20th in points responsible for (13.71/game).
The Madness identifies the highest impact players nationally and the top offensive and defensive player from each FCS conference.
Published in The Messenger 10.15.12