NASHVILLE — Tusculum quarterback Bo Cordell was named the Tennessee Sportswriters Association Offensive Football Player of the Week on Tuesday.
It marks the third time Cordell been given the state college football player of the week award this season.
Cordell, a graduate student from Cincinnati, Ohio, broke the NCAA Division II record for career passing yards in Tusculum’s 41-33 loss to Wingate on Saturday. Cordell went 32-for-55 for 349 yards and two touchdowns, giving him 15,049 career yards, surpassing the previous record of 14,733 held by West Liberty’s Zach Amedro.
His career passing yardage tally is also the fifth-best for all NCAA divisions (FBS, FCS, II, III).
Saturday’s 349-yard performance marked the 28th time in his 43-game career that he has thrown for over 300 yards.
Cordell leads the South Atlantic Conference in total passing yards this season with 2,704, passing yards per game at 338, passing efficiency at 146.8 and total offense at 347.6 yards per game.
Cordell is now in pursuit of the NCAA II total offensive yardage record. His current tally of 15,197 is the third most in DII history and ninth for all NCAA divisions. He is 867 total offensive yards behind East Stroudsburg’s Jimmy Terwilliger, who compiled 16,064 from 2003-2006.
Cordell and the Pioneers (3-5) travel to UNC Pembroke this Saturday afternoon for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff against the 19th-ranked Braves (6-1).