College football: In what could be a prelude to the Big Sky Conference and national awards, Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams was named the Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week following his record-setting performance in the regular-season finale against Portland State.
The sophomore had five touchdown passes against PSU on Roos Field, including the game-winner with 31 seconds left. Adams broke Big Sky season records for total offense and touchdown passes, completing 34 of 56 passes for 457 yards.
With 481 total yards against PSU, he set a Big Sky season record of 4,550 total yards, breaking the old mark of 4,400 set by Cameron Higgins of Weber State in 2008 and the school record of 4,224 yards set by Erik Meyer in 2005.
Adams’ 46 touchdowns are fourth all-time in FCS, and he broke the Big Sky single season record of 42 TD passes set by Brian Ah Yat of Montana in 1996 and the school record of 37 set by Bo Levi Mitchell in 2010. His 4,059 passing yards this season broke the school record held by Mitchell in 2011.
Adams has been honored by the Big Sky four times this season and six in his career.
All-Big Sky Conference honors will be released today.
Pangos named player of week
Men’s college basketball: Gonzaga junior guard Kevin Pangos has been named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week after leading the Bulldogs past Washington State last Thursday.
Pangos scored 27 points, going 8 of 13 from the field, including 5 of 8 from 3-point range, and connected on all six free throws to improve to 15 of 15 from the line this season.
• Gonzaga moved up two spots in both the Associated Press poll (to No. 11) and the USA Today coaches poll (to No. 10).
The Gonzaga women remained at No. 24 in the AP poll.
WSU’s Holt honored again
Volleyball: For the fourth time this season, Washington State’s Kyra Holt was named the Pac-12 freshman of the Week for her play last week.
The 6-foot-1 outside hitter had a career-high 28 kills in WSU’s 3-2, come-from-behind win at No. 23 California on Sunday. Holt led WSU in the final three sets with 18 kills and only one error in 44 attacks (.386), and added six digs.