Hustle Belt Awards Standings: Week 3

Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

Another week of #MACtion is in the books, and we've updated our Hustle Belt Award watch lists to reflect all the new developments around the league.

Roethlisberger Golden Arm Award

1. Keith Wenning (Ball State) - Wenning is already two yards shy of 1,000 on the season. He leads the MAC in passing yards and quarterback rating.

2. Jordan Lynch (NIU) - Lynch might have almost half of what Wenning has as far as yardage, but his six TDs are good for second in the conference and he has yet to throw an interception.

3. Matt Johnson (Bowling Green) - Johnson sits at second in the conference in passing yards with 756 yards. He and the Falcons look to get back on track against OVC opponent Murray State.

4. Tyler Benz (Eastern Michigan) - Benz threw for over 300 yards against Rutgers on Saturday. His 660 yards are the third most in the conference.

5. Tyler Tettleton (Ohio) - Ohio's gunslinger pops back in the top five with 645 yards and three touchdowns on the season.

Tait Trophy

1. David Fluellen (Toledo) - Fluellen is averaging 100 yards per game on the dot which leads the conference. He also has two scores on the season.

2. Horactio Banks (Ball State) - Banks' four touchdowns are tied for best in the conference. He rushed for 141 yards on just 11 carries against North Texas on Saturday.

3. Travis Greene (Bowling Green) - Greene is second in the league in rushing with 276 yards but with William Houston getting all the touchdown carries Greene could fall if his yardage slips at all.

4. Saylor Lavali (Central Michigan) - Lavali has been steady this season with 210 yards and two touchdowns for the Chippewas.

5. Brian Fields (Western Michigan) - Fields' has four scores for P.J. Fleck's offense this year. Even splitting time with Dareyon Chance, Fields has managed to accumulate 206 yards on the ground this year.

Moss-Jennings Trophy

1. Alex Neutz (Buffalo) - Neutz leads the MAC in receptions and yards. Through three games, he has 25 receptions for 338 yards and three scores on the year.

2. Willie Snead (Ball State) - Snead continues to dominate with a conference-high four touchdowns. He has 305 yards on the year.

3. Titus Davis (Central Michigan) - The Davis-es flip-flop this week. Titus is second in the conference with 338 yards.

4. Corey Davis (Western Michigan) - Corey is just behind Titus at third in the conference in receiving yards with 324 yards. He has also hauled in two touchdowns.

5. Jamil Smith (Ball State) - Smith only has 13 receptions on the year but his yards per catch is way up at 20.1.

Fisher Award

1. Tyler Loos (NIU) - Loos continues to be a force up front for the Huskies. As long as Lynch is rolling, Loos will be at the top of this list.

2. Zac Kerin (Toledo) - Kerin has kept Terrance Owens (we'll ignore the knee injury) upright with only two sacks on the year and is opening holes up for Fluellen to be the conference's leader in rushing.

3. Dominic Flewellyn (Bowling Green) - Both Greene and Johnson are second in their specific statistical categories in the MAC meaning Flewellyn and the Falcon O-line are doing their part.

4. Jared Volk (NIU) - Volk's reasoning is similar to Loos', but where Loos is protecting Lynch's blind side, Volk is keeping the holes open for him to run.

5. Anthony Dima (Massachusetts) - No matter who has been in at QB for the Minutemen, Dima is doing his best to keep him off the ground. And Stacey Bedell continues to hit the holes opened up by UMass' line.

Bronze Babin

1. Pat O'Conner (Eastern Michigan) - He leads the MAC with four sacks and averages six tackles per game as a defensive tackle.

2. Nico Caponi (Akron) - Caponi still sits high on the sacks list with three on the year.

3. Joe Windsor (Northern Illinois) - Windsor finds himself back on the list averaging seven tackles per game with two sacks.

4. Roosevelt Nix (Kent State) - One of the most physical DTs in the conference averages 1.3 tackles for loss a game.

5. Perez Ford (Northern Illinois) - Ford joins Windsor on the list, leading all defensive linemen with two tackles for loss per game.

Lambert Award

1. Khalil Mack (Buffalo) - Mack continues to be a monster on defense. Four tackles for loss, three sacks and 23 tackles on the season.

2. Justin Cherocci (Central Michigan) - The next two LBs are Chips who have been swallowing up ball carriers. Cherroci averages over 10 tackles per game with two sacks.

3. Shamari Benton (Central Michigan) - Benton joins Cherocci with 9.7 tackles per game.

4. Kyle Lark (Western Michigan) - Western's Lark is up to 28 tackles on the season. He and Johnnie Simon are a strong 1-2 punch.

5. Ben Russell (Ohio) - Russell leads Ohio with 27 tackles on the year and has two sacks.

Bayless Award

1. Jimmie Ward (Northern Illinois) - Ward is still the conferences leader in tackles per game with 11.

2. Najja Johnson (Buffalo) - Najjah Johnson has five pass break ups and an interception through three games this season for the Bulls

3. Justin March (Akron) - March has two interceptions, one of which he has taken back to the house for six.

4. Devin Bass (Ohio) - Bass, who just earned MAC Defensive Player of the Week, had 11 tackles and four pass break ups and an interception against Marshall.

5. Dayonne Nunley (Miami) - After a week off, Nunley will look to climb up to the top of this Award List.

Zinc Zastudil

1. Jeremiah Detmer (Toledo) - Detmer missed his first FG this weekend, but he's still 7-of-8 on the year, good for first place on the ZZ list. He's also won MAC West Special Team's Player of the Week twice this year.

2. Zac Murphy (Miami) - Still the punting champion of the MAC.

3. Jamil Smith (Ball State) - All-Purpose yardage leader in the conference.

4. Trey Dudley-Giles (Massachusetts) - Averages 26.9 yards per kick off return.

5. Matt Sims (Northern Illinois) - Remember the Iowa game, Iowa fans?

Rowe Award

1. Khalil Mack (Buffalo)

2. Jimmie Ward (Northern Illinois)

3. Pat O'Conner (Eastern Michigan)

4. Justin Cherocci (Central Michigan)

5. Justin March (Akron)

THE Hustle Belt

1. Jordan Lynch (Northern Illinois)

2. Khalil Mack (Buffalo)

3. Keith Wenning (Ball State)

4. Jimmie Ward (Northern Illinois)

5. David Fluellen (Toledo)

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