Ricky Davis Earns MVFC's Offensive Player of the Week Honor

QB Ricky Davis
QB Ricky Davis

Following one of the best overall performances by a quarterback in school history on Saturday at Indiana State, senior quarterback Ricky Davis was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference's Offensive Player of the Week on Sunday.

In his first start of the season, Davis accounted for six touchdowns and had career highs in passing yards and rushing yards in the Penguins' 66-24 win at Indiana State.

Davis completed 10-of-12 passes for 349 yards and four scores. His yardage total was the fourth-most in school history and the most by a YSU QB since 1983 (Jamie DeVore vs. Eastern Kentucky). Davis averaged an impressive 34.9 yards per completion. He is the first YSU quarterback with four touchdown passes in a game since Hunter Wells against Butler in 2014. 

Davis had completions of 6, 10, 18, 19, 23, 39, 52, 53, 61 and 64 yards in the game. He also completed 10 of his final 11 attempts. YSU did not attempt a pass in the fourth quarter.

He also added 98 yards rushing and two scores on 14 attempts. He had scoring runs of one and 57 yards in the first quarter. His 57-yard run came on YSU's second offensive snap of the contest. His previous rushing high was 97 yards at Illinois State in 2016. His previous best passing performance was a 281-yard effort against South Dakota, also in 2016.

A week after being shutout by Illinois State, YSU set a school record for points in a conference game in the 66-point outburst against the Sycamores. The 66 points was the third-highest total in a game in school history.

YSU (4-5, 2-4) is back on the road this Saturday when it plays at Southern Illinois (4-5, 2-4).