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EPHRAIM, UT. - The accolades keep rolling in for Snow College as the National Junior College Athletic Association named quarterback Houston Erbstoesser the National Offensive Player of the Week.
Erbstoesser came off the bench to complete 16 of 26 passes for 192 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for a touchdown en route to the No. 1 ranked Badgers 48-17 thumping of No. 12 Mesa Community College in Mesa. Houston is a special player, said head coach Steve Coburn. To have him step up and play like that is his first start is a real boost to our team. Snow is ranked No. 1 nationally in the NJCAA/JCfootball.com poll taking five of seven first-place votes, up from four last week. The complete poll is available at www.njcaa.org .
The Badgers had little trouble in Saturday's game, taking a road victory over then No. 12 Mesa, 48-17.
The win moved the Badgers to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Western States Football League. The loss was Mesa's first on the year.
Snow boasts the nation's No. 1 defense and No. 3 offense. In five games, the defense is allowing only 102 yards per game and 8.8 points, while the offense has put up 44.6 points and 442 yards per game.
Snow will host Phoenix College (Arizona) Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Badger Stadium in Ephraim. The game is the Badgers conference home opener. On Oct. 13, Snow hosts No. 10 ranked Glendale Community College (Arizona) at 1:30 p.m. at Badger Stadium. That game is the school's Homecoming game.