Brandeis quarterback Lincoln Philyaw named Davis Law Firm Player of the Game in win over O’Connor

Transfer from Cornerstone completed 21 passes for 397 yards, 6 total TDs

SAN ANTONIO – Brandeis transfer quarterback Lincoln Philyaw threw for nearly 400 yards and had six touchdowns leading the Broncos to a 45-35 victory over O’Connor in the KSAT Pigskin Classic on Saturday night.

Philyaw was named Davis Law Firm Player of the Game for his efforts, after completing 21 passes for 397 yards. He also had an 18-yard touchdown run on the ground.

“We were on fire in the first half, put up 35 points. But second half we started kinda slow, I think we can definitely pick that up going into next week,” Philyaw said after the game.

The Panthers’ offense rolled to 497 total yards as Philyaw threw touchdowns to several players, spreading the touchdowns around.

Brandeis Head Coach Charles Bruce called the game a heavy weight fight. He spoke highly of his star quarterback after the game.

“The great thing is he’s a great leader. He understands what we’re doing and believes in the process of what we do.”

The defense helped clinch the game, and Junior kicker Ryan Villasenor iced it on a kick from 34 yards out with 33 seconds left.

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Fans are able to nominate and vote online for who they think will be named the KSAT Pigskin Classic Davis Law Firm Player of the Game in each of the four games.

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Fans can vote for their picks during each game - during the first half, viewers can nominate players and during the second half they can vote on the nominees.

The KSAT Pigskin Classic Davis Law Firm Player of the Game will be named at the end of each game and recognized on the field during post-game coverage.

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2023 Brandeis football team image (KJ Toso Photography)

About the KSAT Pigskin Classic

The second-annual KSAT Pigskin Classic kicked off Aug. 25 and 26 at San Antonio’s Alamodome and tickets are now on sale.


All the games will be broadcast on KSAT 12, on the KSAT Plus app, the Big Game Coverage app and on

This year’s KSAT Pigskin Classic is even bigger than last year’s inaugural event, with four high school football games to kick off the Texas high school football season.

Download the Big Game Coverage mobile app or visit the Big Game Coverage section for high school sports coverage, including game livestreams, from KSAT 12.

About the Authors:

Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.