Blinn Product Wins D2Football Award

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University of Missouri-Rolla junior quarterback Brad Guidry made his first start as a Miner Saturday night and was awarded for a performance in which he completed 32-of-47 passes for 345 yards and three touchdowns.

Guidry was named as the "Offensive Player of the Week" by D2Football.com for the Division II independents group for the opening week of the season. The 345 yards he compiled against Truman State Saturday were the third-most ever by a Miner quarterback in his first game with the team.

Guidry had scoring passes of six and four yards to Nathan Binder and a 17-yard scoring pass to David Shields which allowed the Miners to overcome a 21-point deficit to tie the game at 31; Truman State eventually pulled out a 38-31 victory. In addition he ran for 49 yards to finish with a total of 394 yards of total offense.

A native of Rusk, Texas, Guidry transferred to UMR from Blinn Junior College.