Mac's Cordova tabbed KCAC Offensive Player of the Week

By Steve Sell
October 20, 2014
McPherson College Sports Information fle

The Kelly Cordova fairytale continues.

Cordova today was named the KCAC Offensive Player of the Week for leading the McPherson College Bulldogs to a somewhat surprising 24-9 victory over Saint Mary Saturday night before an appreciative Homecoming Weekend crowd.

Cordova, just a freshman, had played his first six games at wide receiver, but injuries to starters Cody Groff and JT Levenseller pressed him into emergency duty

A former high school quarterback, Cordova proved that it was like riding a bicycle against the Spires. He ran the zone-option to perfection, rushing 14 times for 115 yards and a touchdown, while adding 124 yards through the air, including two touchdown passes. He led a Bulldog offense that turned the ball only one time, even though it was starting a running back who had been converted from linebacker during the week as well as a starting receiver who hadn’t caught a pass all year.

Mac, 2-3 in the KCAC and 2-5 overall, goes on the road Saturday to Tabor.