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Hustle Belt Awards Standings: Week 2

Through two weeks, here's who we have on our award watch lists.

Señor Wenning took over our top spot on the Golden Arm Award List. See who else is climbing up the ladder.
Señor Wenning took over our top spot on the Golden Arm Award List. See who else is climbing up the ladder.

Roethlisberger Golden Arm Award

1. Keith Wenning (Ball State) - No disrespect to Lynch, but Wenning is establishing himself as the most prolific passer in the conference. Through two games, he has 665 yards and five touchdowns, both are most in the MAC.

2. Jordan Lynch (NIU) - Lynch took the week off, but can propel himself back to the top if he tears apart Idaho (which he should.)

3. Matt Johnson (Bowling Green) - He threw for 357 yards against Kent including a 92 yard bomb for a TD. Johnson and the Falcons look like they're the team to beat in the East.

4. Colin Reardon (Kent State) - The first year starter has four touchdowns which is good for second best in the conference. Reardon is completing 64.3% of his passes.

5. Joe Licata (Buffalo) - Although it didn't mean much in the Bulls 70-13 loss to Baylor, Licata had 214 yards and a score putting him at 399 yards on the season.

Tait Trophy

1. Travis Greene (Bowling Green) - What can Greene do for you? The Falcons' running back has been phenomenal through two weeks rushing for 233 yards.

2. Bronson Hill (Eastern Michigan) - Hill was slowed down in Week 2. After reaching the century mark in the opening week, he only has 136 yards after this weekend, but his two TDs are best in the conference.

3. David Fluellen (Toledo) - After a slow start against a great Florida defense, Fluellen exploded in Week 2 with 111 yards against Missouri.

4. Trayion Durham (Kent) - Durham was another back who was slowed down after a good first week. He currently has 136 yards and a score on the season.

5. Saylor Lavalli (Central Michigan) - With Zurlon Tipton out, Lavalli has come to play. After two weeks, this Chip has 145 yards on the ground, good for third best in the conference.

Moss-Jennings Trophy

1. Alex Neutz (Buffalo) - Neutz takes over the top spot on the MJT after overtaking Snead as the top receiver in the conference. Neutz has 295 yards on the season.

2. Willie Snead (Ball State) - Snead trails Neutz by one reception on the year but still sits at the No. 2 spot in the MAC with 228 yards. He's also hauled in five touchdown passes.

3. Corey Davis (Western Michigan) - The freshman continues to impress. Davis has 16 receptions through two games for 212 yards and a score.

4. Titus Davis (Central Michigan) - Another Davis finds himself on the Watch List, also having 212 yards on the season.

5. Chris Humphrey (Kent State) - He's doing a great job of getting over Kim Kardashian. Humphrey has 172 yards and two TDs for the Flashes so far this year.

Fisher Award

1. Tyler Loos (Northern Illinois) -For week number two, once again no explanations are necessary for Northern's O-Line. That's why, again, if you look two spots down, you'll see another.

2. Dominic Flewellyn (Bowling Green) - BG continued to show their dominance on all fronts again this week in their win over Kent. With both Greene and Johnson blowing up, it's easy for Flewellyn to see a spot on this list.

3. Jared Volk (Northern Illinois) - They might not have played, but refer to No. 1.

4. Zac Kerin (Toledo) - Even though it was against Florida and Terrance Owens was sacked twice, Kerin is a top notch center who will climb his way back up this list.

5. Anthony Dima (Massachusetts) - Yes, UMass is abysmal. But Dima has helped manage to keep Mike Wegzyn off his back and Stacey Bedell is seventh in the conference in rushing.

Bronze Babin

1. Nico Caponi (Akron) - Caponi is tied at the top of the MAC with three sacks. He also sounds like a mob boss.

2. Nathan Ollie (Ball State) - Still the conference's leader in tackles for loss with four knocking offenses back 14 yards.

3. Roosevelt Nix (Kent State) - Nix had a big second game to catch Ollie with four tackles for loss on the year. No doubt, Nix will not be dropped from this list this year.

4. Pat O'Connor (Eastern Michigan) - O'Connor racks up his third sack of the year and everyone in Ypsilanti says...

5. Cy Maughmer (Eastern Michigan) - Go Eagles. Well, these guys have been bright spots. Of course, they did get torched on the ground by Penn State... Maughmer adds two more sacks to his personal collection.

Lambert Award

1. Khalil Mack (Buffalo) - Mack is still the most dominant defender in the MAC. He has 13 tackles through two games.

2. Johnnie Simon (Western Michigan) - Simon upped his tackle total to 15 and his combo ability as a LB/DB helps him make plays. He has two passes defended on top of his two tackles for loss.

3. Justin Cherocci (Central Michigan) - With 20 tackles through two games, Cherocci jumps up to third on our list. He is the leading tackler among linebackers in the MAC. He also has forced fumbles twice so far this year.

4. Sean Kurtz (Eastern Michigan) - Eastern is representing on the defensive side of our lists. He added to his big week last week to give him 19 tackles and a pick through two games.

5. Shamari Benton (Central Michigan) - Another Chip on the list, Benton is averaging nine tackles per game with one sack on the year.

Bayless Award

1. Jimmie Ward (Northern Illinois) - Ward's first game. Enough said. He still deserves the top spot.

2. Dayonne Nunley (Miami) - Nunley is still tied for the lead in passes defended and after their beat down by Kentucky is averaging seven tackles per game.

3. Xavier Hughes (Ohio) - X got his second pick of the season against North Texas clinching the Bobcats first win on the season. He is tied with Nunley with three passes defended on the year.

4.  BooBoo Gates (Bowling Green) - Gates is averaging six tackles per game, has a fumble recovery and also has three tackles for loss through two games.

5. Kavon Frazier (Central Michigan) - The sophomore DB is tied with Hughes for the lead in interceptions in the conference with two picks.

Rowe Award

1. Khalil Mack (Buffalo) - Still #MACKtion

2. Jimmie Ward (Northern Illinois) - Still the MAC's Tyrann Mathieu

3. Nico Caponi (Akron) - He's no balogna, he's Nico Caponi

4. Johnnie Simon  (Western Michigan) - Simon Says.

5. Dayonne Nunley (Miami) - You Still Don't Want Nun of This

Zinc Zastudil

1. Zac Murphy (Miami) -Ok, we get it. Miami punts A LOT.

2. Jamil Smith (Ball State) - He had 207 all-purpose yards, 90 of them coming on one kick off alone.

3. Jeremiah Detmer (Toledo) - Five-for-five on the year with a long of 46 yards. That's ballin' in kicking terms.

4. Ryan Burbrink (Bowling Green) - Still the only special teamer to take a punt/kick to the house.

5. Matthew Sims (Northern Illinois) - His game-winning field goal still resonates across the Iowa H8ters.

THE Hustle Belt

1a. Jordan Lynch (Northern Illinois)

1b. Khalil Mack (Buffalo)

1c. Keith Wenning (Ball State)

4. Jimmie Ward (Northern Illinois)

5. Travis Greene (Bowling Green)