SEWARD, Neb. – A record-setting performance led to recognition from the GPAC on Monday (Oct. 24) for Concordia University Football’s DJ McGarvie. The league has named the sophomore quarterback the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Offensive Player of the Week. McGarvie is the first offensive player for the Bulldogs to earn a conference weekly award this season. Teammate Devon Polley was named the GPAC Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 10.
McGarvie put together a fine performance in the 29-28 loss last week to Dordt. The Lincoln North Star High School product broke the program’s single game passing record with 458 yards, eclipsing the previous standard of 455 set by Andrew Perea in 2018 (versus Northwestern). In piling up that yardage, McGarvie completed 34-of-67 passes and fired four touchdowns. The scoring tosses covered 27 yards to Korrell Koehlmoos, 22 and 14 yards to Austin Jablonski and six yards to Luke Lang. Six different Concordia receivers caught at least six passes.
Over the past four games, McGarvie has completed 112-of-182 pass attempts (.615) for 1,341 yards and 11 touchdowns (plus a rushing touchdown) to go against two interceptions. Among GPAC quarterbacks this season, McGarvie ranks second in passing yards per game (277.5), fourth in completion percentage (.592) and fourth in passing efficiency (127.3).
McGarvie and the Bulldogs (3-4, 3-4 GPAC) will take on No. 17 Midland (7-1, 6-1 GPAC) in Fremont, Neb., at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday.