Hustle Belt Awards Standings: Week 8

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#MACtion is heating up. Are you ready for this week's award standings?

Roethlisberger Golden Arm Award

1. Keith Wenning (Ball State) - Remember when there were quarterbacks within 900 yards of Wenning's 2,625 yards through the air this season?

2. Jordan Lynch (Northern Illinois) - He ran for over 300 yards last week… But he still has 1,488 passing yards with 14 touchdowns.

3. Tyler Tettleton (Ohio) - Tettleton boasts the MAC's best passer rating and is coming off of a career high 375 yard, four touchdown game that earned him MAC East Offensive Player of the Week.

4. Matt Johnson (Bowling Green) - Matty J is completing over 64% of his passes for 1,619 yards and nine touchdowns.

5. Kyle Pohl (Akron) - Pohl jumped up to this in the MAC in passing yards after his team's win over Miami. He has 1,662 yards on the season.

Tait Trophy

1. David Fluellen (Toledo) - After a back injury, Fluellen's status for this Saturday is unknown, but he still leads the conference with over 1000 yards on the ground.

2. Travis Greene (Bowling Green) - Bowling Green had the week off and the only person to surpass Greene for second in rushing is Jordan Lynch. Greene has 810 yards and three scores.

3. Jahwan Edwards (Ball State) - Edwards has 11 scores on the year which is the best in the conference.

4. Saylor Lavallii (Central Michigan) - Lavallii continues to be a strong point for the Chips with 758 yards and five touchdowns.

5. Bronson Hill (Eastern Michigan) - Who knows, maybe Hill will remain hot after 257 yards and a touchdown last week. Unfortunately, the Eagles don't get to play Ohio's rush defense any more this year.

NOTE: Y'all better watch out for Dri Archer.

Moss-Jennings Trophy

1. Willie Snead (Ball State) -He's the only MAC receiver to average over 100 yards per game. Snead has hauled in 58 passes for 957 yards and eight touchdowns.

2. Titus Davis (Central Michigan) - Davis has 627 yards and five touchdowns on the year. A week after missing a game, Davis jumped up to second in the MAC with 89.6 yards per game.

3. Alex Neutz (Buffalo) - Neutz has fallen to seventh in receiving yards, but his six touchdowns are still second best in the conference.

4. Jordan Williams (Ball State) - Williams is second in the MAC with 668 yards. Come on, other teams No. 1's!

5. Donte Foster (Ohio) - Foster has been hungry as of late. Against EMU, he had 11 receptions for 143 and a touchdown.

Eric Fisher Award

1. Tyler Loos (Northern Illinois) - 316 yards on the ground from his quarterback...

2. Matthew Page (Ball State) - His stock isn't dropping any time soon.

3. Zac Kerin (Toledo) - Fluellen went down and Toledo's back up RB still busted out a nice game on the ground.

4. Jake Olson (Central Michigan) - Lavallii continues to do work and Cooper Rush has been solid for the Chips. Olson has made sure each can be successful.

5. Jared Volk (Northern Illinois) - Look at No. 1 and understand Northern's offensive line could be No. 1 through 5.

Bronze Babin

1. Jayrone Elliott (Toledo) - Elliott has 48 tackles this season.Eight of them are for los. Six of them are sacks.

2. Nico Caponi (Akron) - Caponi has six sacks on the season and has forced two fumbles for the Zips.

3. Nathan Ollie (Ball State) - Nathan Ollie averages a tackle for loss per game sending offenses back 27 yards on the season.

4. Albert Presley (Akron) - Presley has 6.5 tackles for loss this season and is tied for sixth in the mac with .62 sacks per game.

5. Ty Branz (Ohio) - Branz still leads the MAC in sacks, but a knee injury against EMU could mean his season is over.

Lombardi Award

1. Justin Cherocci (Central Michigan) - Cherocci and Benton no longer lead the MAC in tackles, but they do for linebackers. Cherocci has three sacks for the Chips this season.

2. Khalil Mack (Buffalo) - Mack is on pace to break the NCAA record for tackles for loss. He also had another pick-six this weekend.

3.Chase Murdock (Toledo) - Murdock is averaging 9.7 tackles per game for the Rockets. He also has three sacks this year.

4.Shamari Benton (Central Michigan) - Benton and Cherocci are tied with 10.5 tackles per game, but again, they don't lead the MAC in that category.

5.Kent Kern (Miami) - It makes sense that Kern would have 9.4 tackles per game. Miami plays defense a lot.

Bayless Award

1. Jimmie Ward (Northern Illinois) - Five picks for Northern's stud DB. He is also averaging just under eight tackles per game.

2. Devin Bass (Ohio) - Bass had a key pick in Ohio's win over Eastern. That gives him two on the year. He aso has 10 passes defended for the 'Cats.

3. Najja Johnson (Buffalo) - Johnson has nine passes defended this year with three interceptions, one he took home for six.

4. Junior Sylvestre (Toledo) - Sylvestre leads the MAC in tackles with 10.9 per game. Ok, Benton and Cherocci technically have the most with 84...

5. Dechane Durante (Northern Illinois) - Three picks, three forced fumbles and six passes defended for Mr. Durante.

Zinc Zastudil

1. Zac Murphy (Miami) - I think I had a dream about Zac Murphy last week. I'm not sure. Someone should warn him that I kind of have a punting man crush.

2. Matthew Sims (Northern Illinois) - NIU's golden foot no longer leads the MAC in scoring (That's Jahwan Edwards

3. Jeremiah Detmer (Toledo) - It took Detmer's PAT against Navy gave the Rockets the win. He also leads the MAC with 11 field goals.

4. Tyler Allen (Eastern Michigan) - Allen sparked Eastern Michigan's chance taking the opening kickoff 90 yards for the score.

5. Trey Dudley-Giles (Massachusetts) - TDG leads the MAC in yards per return for a player who actually has returned enough kicks to matter. Sorry, Tommylee :/.

Rowe Award

1. Khalil Mack (Buffalo)

2. Jimmie Ward (Northern Illinois)

3. Justin Cherocci (Central Michigan)

4. Jayrone Elliott (Toledo)

5. Devin Bass (Ohio)

THE Hustle Belt

1. Jordan Lynch (Northern Illinois)

2. Keith Wenning (Ball State)

3. Khalil Mack (Buffalo)

4. Jimmie Ward (Northern Illinois)

5. Willie Snead (Ball State)

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