November 12, 2012

Lobato earns weekly honors from four sources

Northern Colorado junior quarterback Seth Lobato had one of the best games of his career on Saturday at Weber State and he's been recognized by four different entities for his performance.

Lobato has earned Offensive Player of the Week honors by ROOT Sports, the sponsor of the Big Sky Conference Players of the Week. He was also College Sport Madness' Big Sky Offensive POW, honored by the College Football Performance Awards and named the Player of the Week by the National Football Foundation Colorado Chapter -- given to the top player in the state of Colorado for the week.

On Saturday, Lobato completed 24-of-38 passes for a season-high 418 yards in the Bears' first-ever victory over Weber State. He threw for four touchdowns and rushed for another as the team won back-to-back games for the first time since 2003. In the first half, Lobato threw for all four touchdowns and 270 yards all during a steady snow fall in Ogden. He also had six passes on the day go for 20 or more yards, including a 69-yarder to senior wide receiver Dominic Gunn that set up the team's final touchdown of the day.

The CFPA also named senior Darin McDonald the national tight end of the week and Gunn an all-purpose player of the week.

In the last two games, Lobato has thrown for a career-best 734 yards, bettering his previous back-to-back total of 688 yards from Montana State and North Dakota last year -- both of which happened at Nottingham Field.