This week the players of the week came from some rivalry games across the MAC. Good players make big plays in big games. Who knew?
Quarterback of the Week
Mr. Efficiency goes to Nathan Rourke from Ohio this week. On only 12 passing attempts he passed for 193 yards and 4 touchdowns. Half of his completions ended in the endzone. Rourke also flashed the wheels averaging 10.1 yards per rush, finishing with 101 yards and a touchdown. When the ball was put in his hands he averaged 13.4 yards whether it was running or throwing. Nathan picked a good time to start heating up.
Miami’s Gus Ragland did his best to put the team on his back against Army. His offense averaged 2.9 yards per carry so he went 30 of 53 passing, 329 yards and 4 touchdowns. Tyler Wiegers refused to throw an incomplete pass against Ball State. He finished 22 of 28 for 257 yards and 4 total touchdowns.
Running Back of the Week
Western Michigan seems to pick one of their backs and let him have a day. This time LeVante Bellamy got it going against rival Central Michigan for 145 yards and a touchdown.
Jaret Patterson from Buffalo ran for 90 yards on the way to 2 touchdowns in the win over Toledo. One of the touchdowns came with just under 3 minutes left in the game for some much needed insurance. Kent State running back Justin Rankin had an all purpose day, combining for 85 yards on 18 touches and two scores.
Wide Receiver of the Week
Papi White didn’t touch the ball much but when he did, he scored. The Ohio Bobcat had two catches for 92 yards and ran the ball once for 17 yards. All three touches ended in touchdowns.
Scott Miller is the top receiver at Bowling Green and Jarret Doege’s favorite target. Miller had 6 catches for 145 yards and 1 TD. Buffalo’s Anthony Johnson had an impact Saturday recording 83 yards and two scores.
Sack and Tackle For Loss Leader
Willie Ross Jr. had 2.5 sacks Saturday against Buffalo. Two of the drives that he had sacks on broke down did not end in points. These three sacks were the first of the season for the junior defensive tackle and already put him ahead of last years pace.
What a shock here, the leading tackler of the week came from a team that played a service academy. Brad Koenig from Miami had to be busy to total 10 solo and 23 total tackles as well as 1 tackle for loss.
Interceptions and Pass Deflections
Brandon Williams intercepted Eli Peters early in the fourth quarter and returned it 18 yards to the Toledo 45 yard line. That play gave the Bulls field position to break the tie for good and secure a road win.
See who were the players of the week last week!