Fenumiai leads WOU to win, now 4-0 as starting quarterback

November 7, 2015

phillip_fenumiai_footballIt hasn’t always looked pretty, but Western Oregon University quarterback Phillip Fenumiai of Juneau is sure effective.

And winning make everything beautiful.

The sophomore improved to 4-0 as the team’s starting signal caller after tossing four touchdown passes and accounting for a season-best 223 yards of total offense in a 33-15 win over South Dakota School of Mines.

Fenumiai has completed only 37-of-78 passes [47%] as a starter but his team has a perfect winning percentage.

“Yeah, not the greatest completion percentage,” he told me. “Miscommunication on routes that weren’t completed, so we have some things to fix.”

His durability and dual-threat capabilities as a thrower and runner make him dangerous and difficult to stop.

In his four starts, Fenumiai has averaged 174 all-purpose yards [133 passing, 61 running] and two touchdowns [6 passing, 2 running].

“This system is playing to my strengths and coach is doing a great job scheming the offense to play to those strengths and our strengths as a whole,” Fenumiai said. “We just got to keep this up and carry it to our next game against Humboldt State, which is a huge game.”