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Hustle Belt MAC Player of the Week: Chandler Harnish

Alright Chandler, you finally get your props. Now go teach your defense how to tackle.
Alright Chandler, you finally get your props. Now go teach your defense how to tackle.

Nothing like a showstopping Tuesday night game to throw a wrench into my Player of the Week plans. Chandler Harnish gets the nod this week after a ridiculous offensive performance in which he completed 17 of 26 passes for 265 yards and six touchdowns, plus another 133 yards rushing th ball.

Miami's Zac Dysert gets runner up since he was in line for the award prior to Tuesday night. Dysert went 9 for 9 for 187 yards and three touchdowns in the first quarter against Buffalo. He may have eventually thrown an interception, but he racked up 313 yards and had as many touchdown passes (5) as he did incompletions.

An honorable mention this week to Temple's potential sophomore sensation Chris Coyer. After Chester Stewart played Temple's first two offensive drives and attempted three passes for six yards, Coyer came in. He was all over the field, throwing for 124 yards and three scores on only eight completions plus another 175 yards rushing. He actually passed Ohio's Tyler Tettleton to become the conference's third leading rusher among QB's tonight.

Many other nominees after the jump.

In no particular order:


  • Anthony Garland (CMU) 19 carries for 141 yards and 1 TD
  • Jawon Chisolm (Akron) 19 carries 139 yards 1 TD
  • Kamar Jorden (BGSU) 12 catches for 203 yards and 1 TD
  • Jordan White (WMU) 9 catches for 172 yards 1TD
  • Robert Arnheim (WMU) 8 catches for 140 yards 1TD, 61 yard pass TD
  • Briggs Orsbon (Ball St) 10 catches for 103 yards 2 TD
  • Barrington Scott 15 carries for 104 yards and 1 TD
  • Donte Harden (OHIO) 259 yards from scrimmage and 2 TD
  • Eric Page (Toledo) 9 catches for 150 yards and 5 TD plus 101 kick return yards
  • Kent State's defense for holding Bowling Green to five field goals AND scoring a touchdown.