Sorensen, Cook Named ROOT Sports BSC Players of the Week
By SUU Strategic Communication
Sorensen, a senior quarterback from Grand Terrace, Calif., completed 33-of-43 passes for 392 yards and a touchdown in the Thunderbirds' 30-27 upset of then-No. 1 Eastern Washington on Saturday. He was particularly effective in the second half when he completed 15-of-24 passes for 224. His 21-yard pass to Fatu Moala with 7:01 remaining tied the game at 27-27, then he engineered a 61-yard drive in the final three minutes to set up the game-winning field goal.
Cook, a junior kicker from Centerville, Utah, kicked that game-winning field goal, from 36 yards out with three seconds to play. After missing his first field goal attempt, a 42-yarder into a stiff crosswind, he nailed his next three, including 24- and 32-yarders. His two first half field goals allowed the Thunderbirds to be tied at halftime 13-13. He was also a perfect 3-for-3 on extra point attempts and four of his seven kickoffs went for touchbacks.
Sorensen and Cook are Southern Utah's third and fourth ROOT Sports Big Sky Players of the Week this year, joining return specialist Josh Smith (who was named following the Portland State game) and punter Brock Miller (who earned the honor following the game at Montana).
Sacramento State QB Garrett Safron was named Co-Offensive Player of the Week along with Sorensen while Portland State LB Ian Sluss was named the Defensive Player of the Week.
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