Opelt Named MAC West POTW

University of Toledo senior quarterback had a record setting performance in Toledo's 52-31 loss to the Purdue Boilermakers in West Lafayette, IN. Opelt, who leads the nation in passing yards and completions, was named MAC West Offensive Player of the Week earlier today for his performance Saturday afternoon. Read on for more information.

Toledo senior quarterback Aaron Opelt had a record setting day at Purdue Saturday afternoon. The Rockets lost the game 52-31, but Opelt and the offense gave Rocket fans reason to be optimistic about the 2009 season. Opelt completed 41 of 67 passes for 423 yards and three touchdowns. His completion percentage was a solid 62% for the game. His performance earned him MAC West Offensive Player of the Week.

The 67 pass attempts is a single-game school record at the University of Toledo. His 41 completions are the second most in UT history, and the 423 passing yards rank fourth and were a career-best for Opelt.

After one week in the college football season, Aaron Opelt leads the nation in passing yards (423 yards), and completions (41).

For his career, Opelt has now moved into fourth place for completions (512) and fifth place for attempts (880).

Opelt and the Rockets take on Colorado of the Big 12 Conference this Friday night in a nationally televised game on ESPN. Colorado lost to arch-rival Colorado State at home Sunday night, 23-17. Friday's kickoff is scheduled for 9pm.

The University of Toledo is calling for a "Midnight Blue-Out" for the Colorado game. All Rocket fans are being asked to wear "Midnight Blue" clothing to the game.

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