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Offensive Player of the Week: Bowling Green RB Travis Greene
Bowling Green senior running back Travis Greene (Carol City, Fla.) rushed for a career-high three touchdowns as Bowling Green defeated Ohio 62-24 Wednesday night. Greene, who is now just 175 yards shy of becoming Bowling Green's new all-time career rushing record-holder, rushed 13 times for 106 yards – an average of 8.6 yards per carry – in the win against the Bobcats. It was his third 100-yard game of the season and the Falcons' sixth victory in a row.
Defensive Player of the Week: Miami DE JT Jones
Miami junior defensive back JT Jones (East Atlanta, Ga.) recorded seven tackles and four sacks in the 28-13 win versus Eastern Michigan. The seven tackles matched a career-high, while his four sacks were a school record and ranks 12th all-time in MAC history for sacks in a single game. Jones was also part of a defense that allowed just 10 first downs and 192 yards of offense, while recording nine total sacks and 15.0 tackles for loss.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Buffalo P Tyler Grassman
Buffalo senior punter Tyler Grassman (Columbus, Ohio) averaged 40.6 yards on eight punts in Buffalo's 18-17 win at Kent State on Thursday night. The senior punter had six of his eight punts downed inside the 20-yard line. Grassman also handled kickoff duties and all four of his kickoffs went for touchbacks.
Offensive Player of the Week: Western Michigan WR Corey Davis
Western Michigan junior wide receiver Corey Davis (Wheaton, Ill.) had seven catches for 163 yards and three touchdowns in a 54-7 win over Ball State. On the third play of the game he connected with Zach Terrell for a 65-yard touchdown along the right sideline. Davis' effort helped the Broncos to a program record 711 total yards of offense, the second most in the MAC this season, and inside the top-10 for the most yards in a single game in MAC history. Davis is currently third place among active FBS receivers with 3,181 career yards. He has 29 touchdowns for his career, third most in Western Michigan history and tied with Josh Doctson for second most among active FBS receivers.
Defensive Player of the Week: Northern Illinois LB Boomer Mays
Northern Illinois senior linebacker Boomer Mays (Lawrence, Kan.) made one of the biggest defensive plays of the games when he intercepted Toledo quarterback Philip Ely's pass to stop the final drive and secure the Huskies' 32-27 road victory. It was Mays' second career interception with his only previous interception coming against Toledo in 2013. Mays also led NIU with 10 tackles, five solo. He helped lead a Huskie defensive effort that gave up just 10 points after the first quarter and took advantage of three Toledo turnovers. Mays ranks second on the NIU team in tackles with 62.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Northern Illinois K Christian Hagan
Northern Illinois sophomore kicker Christian Hagan (Omaha, Neb.) made all four of his field goal tries, including three in the first half, to keep NIU in the game with Toledo and put the Huskies in position for the 32-27 comeback win. Hagan made field goals of 36, 20 and 29 yards in the first half, the latter with no time on the clock, to enable the Huskies to go into halftime down by just one point, 17-16. In the second half, he made a career-long 52-yarder, which tied for the second-longest in school history, to pull NIU within five points, 24-19. Hagan also made both of his extra point tries to account for 14 total points and he averaged 59.6 yards on seven kickoffs.