MAC Announces Football Players Of The Week For Week 2

Matt Johnson looked spectacular Saturday against Kent State. - Peter Casey-US PRESSWIRE

Birds galore this week as a pair of Cardinals, a Falcon and a RedHawk are among those honored by the MAC this week.

The Mid-American Conference announced their Players of The Week for both divisions following Week 2 of the college football season. Here are the honorees:


Offensive Player of The Week: Matt Johnson, QB, Bowling Green — Matt Johnson cemented himself as THE starting quarterback for Bowling Green Saturday when he led an offensive attack that put up 576 yards. Johnson in his first career start threw for 357 yards and 2 touchdowns, including a 92-yarder.

Defensive Player of The Week: Jovon Johnson, LB, Ohio — Also making his first career start Ohio linebacker Jovon Johnson showed off a nose for the ball. He recovered a North Texas fumble and returned an interception 42 yards for a touchdown. He also played a key role in holding the Mean Green to 2.7 yards-per-carry.

Special Teams Player of The Week: Zac Murphy, P, Miami — The lone bright spot in Miami's drubbing at the hands of Kentucky was Zac Murphy's leg. The senior punted 11 times for 524 yards, including one 66-yarder. He nailed four punts inside the Wildcats 20-yard line as well.


Offensive Player of The Week: Keith Wenning, QB, Ball State — While Keith Wenning arguabbly should have gotten the award in Week 1 after accounting for five touchdowns, there was no argument as to who the receipent was this week. The senior quarterback was spectacular against Army, amassing 325 yards and two touchdowns through the air.

Defensive Player of The Week: Nathan Ollie, DT, Ball State — A fellow Cardinal player, Nathan Ollie was a force int he pass rush Saturday. The senior defensive tackle registered 8 tackles, one sack and one tackle for loss. Ball State held Army to 76 passing yards in the game.

Special Teams Player of The Week: Jeremiah Detmer, K, Toledo — Pulling dual duties this weekend against Missouri Detmer showed off the leg that has made him so valuable to Toledo. While his three punts (the first three of his career) weren't spectacular, he did nail all three of his field goal attempts bringing his consecutive field goals made streak to 22.

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