SAN JOSE -- Quarterback David Fales' career night earned him several awards Monday and plenty of praise from coach Ron Caragher.
The senior was named the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive game. He also was named a Manning Award Star of the Week for the second straight game.
College Football Performance Awards, which uses a statistical formula to calculate its winners, gave Fales its highest weekly honor as the National Performer of the Week. He also was selected as its National Quarterback Performer of the Week.
Fales' performance in the Spartans' 51-44 victory over Wyoming on Saturday has him in the running for the Capital One Cup Impact Performance of the Week, with voting for that occurring at ESPN.com.
And the Davey O'Brien Award selected him as an honorable mention Quarterback of the Week.
His outing, in which he threw for a career-high 482 yards and five touchdowns and capped it with a 1-yard winning touchdown run, impressed Caragher by showcasing Fales' ability to block out the outside "noise."
"When you're a guy in the spotlight -- the quarterback position comes with that territory -- you've got to block out the noise," said Caragher, a former UCLA backup quarterback.
That noise includes expectations bestowed upon Fales after the record-setting season he had last year when he threw for 4,193 yards and 33 touchdowns and was a finalist for the Sammy Baugh Award, one of several national quarterback awards.
"Here's a guy who basically had two scholarship offers -- San Jose State and Indiana State," Caragher said. "He goes from a guy with two offers to eight months later he's a national name and a Sammy Baugh finalist. With that comes all the pats on the back and all the pressures."
Against Wyoming, there was the added element of facing a team where he once was briefly a walk-on. It was a game he highly anticipated, and there could've been some fear of him being overamped.
"And yet he focused on the task at hand and did what he needed to do and played maybe his game of 2013, if not his career," Caragher said.
After a slow start to the season, Fales is well on his way to becoming SJSU's career record holder in two major categories. He is 930 passing yards away from Adam Tafralis' record of 7,548 and nine touchdowns from Steve Clarkson's mark of 59.
His season pace would have him breaking the yards record Nov. 16 at Nevada and the touchdown mark Nov. 22 against Navy.
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San Jose State (4-3, 3-1 MWC) at UNLV (5-3, 3-1),
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