NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After helping the Merrimack College football team blow past Pace in their 2013 home opener on Saturday, senior quarterback Joe Clancy (Newburyport, Mass.) was named the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week thanks to his seven-touchdown performance, as announced by the league Monday afternoon.
Clancy, the league and nation’s leader in completions per game (34.5) and passing touchdowns (22), went off for another huge afternoon against the Setters on Saturday. The senior torched the Pace secondary with 26 completions and 434 yards throwing while tying his previous single-game school and league record with the seven scores.
On the year, Clancy has matched his blistering pace from last fall and is sneaking up on school records in the progress despite just two years as a starter. The gunslinger has totaled 6,782 career passing yards and 63 touchdowns with 556 completions in that span. This fall, he has completed 64.5 percent (140-for-217) of his passes and his 1,590 passing yards ranks sixth nationwide, averaging 397.5 per game.
Looking to build off last weekend’s 66-14 blowout over Pace, the Warriors hit the road for their biggest game of the year when they travel to LIU Post this Saturday (Oct. 5) for a league with the Pioneers. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.