Nov. 3, 2008
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Wyoming senior running back Devin Moore was named Mountain West Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, Nov. 3 for his performance in a 35-10 Wyoming win over San Diego State. Moore shared the award with BYU tight end Dennis Pitta.
Moore rushed for a career high 234 yards in the 35-10 home victory over the Aztecs. It not only marked Moore's career high for rushing yards, but it was the third best single-game rushing performance in University of Wyoming history.
His 234 rushing yards is a Mountain West Conference high this season, and is the only 200-yard rushing game by an individual in the conference this season. It also ranks as the eighth best single-game rushing performance among NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams this season.
Moore's 290 yards of all-purpose yardage was a personal best (234 rushing yards and 56 kickoff return yards). His previous high was 262 all-purpose yards versus Ohio in 2007. His three rushing TDs were also a career single-game high.
Moore became the eighth Cowboy in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in a single season when he exceeded the 1,000-yard mark last week vs. SDSU. Moore now has 1,036 rushing yards on the season. It is the first 1,000-yard rushing season of senior Moore's career.
With his 234 yards, Moore also moved into second place on UW's career rushing list. He has now rushed for 2,698 career yards. Moore is now just 208 yards behind school record-holder Ryan Christopherson on Wyoming's career list.
This was Moore's third MWC Offensive Player of the Week honor of his career. He also earned the award for his performances versus San Diego State as a sophomore in 2006 and against Ohio as a junior in 2007.