FOREST, Va. – Guilford College’s Matt Pawlowski (Greensboro, N.C./Northwest Guilford) collected Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Offensive Football Player of the Week recognition Sunday. The senior quarterback is the fourth Quaker honored with one of the league’s weekly football awards this year and has won the prize nine times in his illustrious career.
Pawlowski passed for 251 yards and a season-high five touchdowns in Guilford’s 41-21 ODAC win over visiting Randolph-Macon October 24. He completed 21-of-33 passes without an interception and threw three scoring passes to teammate Adam Smith for the fourth time this season. Pawlowski completed a 76-yard touchdown pass to Rontavius Miller on the game’s first offensive play. Pawlowski surpassed both 10,000 career passing yards and 100 career passing touchdowns in victory, a feat previously accomplished only by former Quakers’ signal-caller Josh Vogelbach ’09 in ODAC history.
Through seven games, Pawlowski has completed 133-of-209 passes for 1,920 yards and 25 touchdowns without an interception. He ranks fourth among NCAA Division III pass efficiency leaders (180.3) and fifth in passing touchdowns. Pawlowski is responsible for 154 points this year, Division III’s eighth-highest figure, and is 20th in passing yardage. He leads the ODAC in pass efficiency, passing touchdowns, passing yards per completion (14.4), points responsible for and is second in passing yards and total offense (285.4 yards per game). Pawlowski has three 300-yard passing games this fall and five games with at least four touchdown passes.
Pawlowski ranks second only to Vogelbach in Guilford career history in most passing categories. He is also climbing his way up the ODAC career charts and sits second in touchdowns (102), third in yards (10,212) and fourth in completions (778).
Pawlowski has helped coach Chris Rusiewicz’s Quakers to their second straight 6-1 (3-1 ODAC) start and the sixth such beginning in the program’s history. Guilford visits Catholic University of America Saturday (10/31) at noon in its final road game of the season.