Brett Smith One of Nominees for This Week's MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Mountain West Player of the Week Award

Sept. 11, 2012

LARAMIE, Wyo. - This week's list of nominees for the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Mountain West Player of the Week Award includes Wyoming sophomore quarterback Brett Smith.

Smith has picked up where he left off his freshman year -- as one of the nation's top quarterbacks. He is ranked among the Top 20 QBs in the country in four different categories entering this week.

Smith ranks No. 9 in the NCAA in total passing yards (615 yards), No. 13 in total offense (347.5 yards per game), No. 14 in average passing yards per game (307.5 yards per game) and No. 19 in passing efficiency (165.8 rating). He leads the Mountain West Conference this season in total passing yards, passing yards per game and passing efficiency, and ranks No. 2 in total offense.

Each week's winner is based on fan voting through the official Facebook page of the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas here.

Voting begins each Monday and ends at noon on Wednesdays.

Last week's MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Mountain West Player of the Week was Wyoming junior wide receiver Robert Herron.