After tying a program single-game record of four touchdown receptions in Northwestern’s 38-0 rout of Doane, the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) awarded senior Cade Moser with the Hauff Mid-America Sports Offensive Player of the Week Honors acknowledgement.
“Our performance against Doane was exactly what we needed. I felt really good about our offense to be able to put points on the board, as well as our defense dominating their side of the ball,” Moser said.
The No. 2 ranked Raiders exploded for just under 500 yards of total offense on Homecoming weekend with Moser accounting for 142 yards on eight receptions. His longest reception of the afternoon was a 55-yard connection at the start of the second quarter, a drive that would end in a Raider field goal.
His four-touchdown performance adds him to the list of previous stand out Raider wide outs such as Shane Solberg and Jared Nelson, who both also have games with four touchdown receptions in their careers. Junior Blake Fryar would find Moser for touchdown throws of 4-yards, 9-yards, 18-yards and 26-yards.
“I was able to succeed because the coaching staff put me in really good spots to make plays when my number was called,” Moser said, “Shoutout to Blake Fryar for giving me chances to make plays and trusting me with that.”
Moser is the second GPAC Offensive Player of the Week this season as he joins his quarterback, Fryar, who received the honors back on August 30 after the opening week win at Presentation. Four Raider football players have earned GPAC Player of the Week on the year.
Moser believes that their success has been due to everyone on the team taking their role very seriously. “We have a lot of guys that can make plays for our offense, so even though it was me that got the opportunity to against Doane, it could be anyone else that does it next game,” Moser said. “I think that is what makes our offense special.”
The Raiders have had a very successful season so far as they go 5-0 in GPAC play. As they continue, they look to hopefully win the GPAC. Their biggest competitor would be the Morningside Mustangs, No. 3 in the Nation, who they play on November 6. Their next game is away on this Saturday, October 2 against Mount Marty, where they hope to walk away with a win.