IRVING, Texas – After scoring on a one-yard touchdown run in overtime to lift East Carolina to a 33-27 come-from-behind victory over rival N.C. State, junior quarterback Dominique Davis was named the Conference USA Offensive Player-of-the-Week according to an announcement by league officials Monday. It is Davis’ second weekly league award as he was selected Sept. 6 following the Pirates opening game victory versus Tulsa.
Saturday, Davis completed his first 14 pass attempts against the Wolfpack on his way to a 376-yard, two-passing touchdown performance. He also set career highs in completions (37) and attempts (54) while ripping off a personal-best 22-yard rush in the first quarter. The 376 aerial yards were the eighth-highest in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium history.
During the opening quarter, Davis accounted for 139 of the team’s 165 yards and two scores. The Lakeland, Fla., native is currently ranked second in the NCAA in points responsible for per game (20.0) as well as completions per game (28.8). He has completed 30 or more passes three times in the last four games, and 25 or more five times.
With the two touchdown passes Saturday, Davis is on pace for a single-season, school-record 32 aerial scores with 16 in his first six games. The current record is 28, set by Jeff Blake in 1991.
Conference USA also honored Memphis senior linebacker Jamon Hughes as the defensive player-of-the-week and Rice junior punter Kyle Martens as the special teams player-of-the-week.
In addition to the honor from the league, Davis was also selected as the Rivals.com Conference USA Player-of-the-Week.
The Pirates return to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Saturday, Oct. 23, for a 4:15 p.m. Homecoming matchup with league foe Marshall. The contest is slated for regional broadcast on Comcast Sports South and will be televised locally on WITN.