Canada Honored by Master Coaches Survey
Nov. 19, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Offensive coordinator Matt Canada has been awarded a "Master Coaches Survey Nike Game Ball" for his coaching job against Purdue on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Canada's offense did Terry Hoeppner proud as the Hoosiers topped Purdue 27-24 to improve to 7-5 for their best record in 14 years. Canada's balanced gameplan kept the Purdue defense on their heels as running back Marcus Thigpen ran for a career-best 140 yards. Quarterback Kellen Lewis added 19 yards of his own and two rushing touchdowns. He also threw for a score and totaled 216 yards through the air.
The Hoosiers jumped on top of the Boilermakers 24-3, and after Purdue tied the score late in the game, Lewis drove his team 45 yards down the field to set up the game-winning 49-yard field goal by Austin Starr.
For his team's outstanding play, Coach Matt Canada is awarded the "MCS Nike Game Ball" for the National Offensive Coordinator of the Week.
Each week during the 2007 college football season, the 17 Master Football Coaches will award an MCS Nike Game Ball to the respective schools of a National Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week. The Master Coaches will also present a game ball to the offensive and defensive coordinator whose game plans made the biggest impact in their respective teams' victory.
In addition to Coach Canada, the Master Football Coaches will also award MCS Nike Game Balls to Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell, Arizona defensive back Antoine Cason, Missouri wide receiver/kicker returner Jeremy Maclin and Ohio State Defensive Coordinator Jim Heacock.
About the Master Coaches Survey
The Master Coaches Survey, an advisory poll comprised of 17 former college football coaches, includes 11 College Football Hall of Fame Members and represents eight national championships and over 3,000 victories combined. Based on the MCS system, the voters review all of the relevant game tapes following each week of competition, discuss each teams' performance during a weekly conference call, then establish a ranking of the Top 25 teams. The Master Coaches Poll Top 25 can be found on the MCS website (www.mcspoll.com), including a breakdown of how the coaches voted.
As part of their selection process, the coaches not only attend games across the nation, but spend countless hours reviewing the DVDs of the previous weekend's match-ups. Through this extensive process, the expert panel of coaches also selects the top players and assistant coaches who will be awarded game balls each week. The Master Coaches Survey is proud to announce that Nike has become the official provider of the MCS Game Balls.
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