HUNTINGTON, W.Va.-Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato was named Conference USA’s Offensive Player of the Week Monday by both the league office and CollegeSportsMadness.com.
Cato completed 21-of-28 passes for 262 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in the Thundering Herd's 61-13 win over Southern Miss. He powered a Marshall attack that jumped out to a 28-0 first quarter lead with four opening quarter TD passes by Cato and finished with 636 yards of total offense, which came on 9.94 yards per play. Cato has also tied Chad Pennington's school record by completing a TD pass in 26 straight games, the second-longest active streak in the FBS.
The Herd (5-3 overall, 3-1 C-USA) will be back in action Saturday at noon when UAB (2-6, 1-3) visits Joan C. Edwards Stadium.