Pittsburg State University running back and Warrensburg, MO native Germaine Race has been named the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Offensive Player of the Week. Race led the 13th-ranked Gorillas to a thrilling 59-57 four overtime win over Emporia State last Saturday.
The 5-foot-11, 225 pound back scored 26 points in the game (4 tds, 1 two-point conv), all in overtime, breaking the MIAA career scoring mark with 556. The previous record was 544 set by ESU’s Brian Shay (1995-98). Race only needs 15 more points to break the Division II career scoring mark.
Race carried the ball 32 times for 144 yards against ESU and also gained the MIAA rushing lead this season (109.8 ypg).