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Hustle Belt MAC Player of the Week: Matt Weller

Ohio's Matt Weller is VERY thrilled to be named our Player of the Week. Or maybe it's that championship thingy he helped his team clinch. <em>Ohio Bobcats Athletics</em>
Ohio's Matt Weller is VERY thrilled to be named our Player of the Week. Or maybe it's that championship thingy he helped his team clinch. Ohio Bobcats Athletics

Sure, there were a number of impressive performances, including another huge output from Chandler Harnish. However, Harnish had his week to shine, and it was against a defense well-known for being significantly below average, records be damned.

Instead, I am going with the man of the weekend, Ohio kicker Matt Weller. Tyler Tettleton may have put in another "Harnish Junior" performance, but Weller kept the Bobcats putting points on the board when drives stalled out, and drilled home the field goal that clinched the MAC East championship for the Bobcats. Besides, how could I pass up the chance to use that photo over there?

I'll give Harnish a second place nod here for his record setting 519 yards from scrimmage, and third place will be awarded to the impressive display put on by Buffalo's Branden Oliver, who despite the year the Bulls have had was able to rack up 273 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns, making him the MAC's leading rusher (1,253 yards) heading into the final week of play.

Honorable mention: Adonis Thomas 21 carries for 131 yards and 2 TD; Terrence Owens - 24 of 32 for 275 yards and 2 TD, 8 carries for 63 yards and 1 TD; Alex Carder 36 of 57 for 429 yards, 3 TD and 1 INT; Jordan White 9 catches for 106 yards and 2 TD; Zac Dysert 42 of 54 for 413 yards 3 TD 1 INT; Nick Harwelll 14 catches for 138 yards and 3 TD; Tyler Tettleton 18 of 27 for 194 yards and 1 TD, 23 carries for 128 yards and 1 TD