MAC EAST: Nick Holley (QB, Kent State), DeAndre Montgomery (DB, Miami), Jake Suder (K, Bowling Green).
MAC WEST: Rogan Roback (QB, Eastern Michigan, Robert Spillane (LB, Western Michigan), Nick Ellis (P, Toledo)
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Offensive Player of the Week: Kent State QB Nick Holley
Kent State junior quarterback Nick Holley (Toledo, Ohio) rushed for 141 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in a 37-21 loss to No. 14 Western Michigan. He also completed nine passes for 73 yards. Holley has rushed for over 140 yards four times in his last five games.
Defensive Player of the Week: Miami DB De’Andre Montgomery
Miami sophomore defensive back De’Andre Montgomery (Hampton, Ga.) recorded a pair of third quarter touchdowns in Miami's 35-24 win over Buffalo. He first intercepted a bubble screen and returned it 20 yards for his first career touchdown. Five minutes later he scooped up a fumble and rumbled 92 yards for his second score of the quarter. The sophomore added six tackles and a pass break up.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Bowling Green K Jake Suder
Bowling Green sophomore kicker Jake Suder (Toledo, Ohio) made his only field goal attempt and all five extra point attempts in a 38-28 win at Akron Wednesday night. His 27-yard field goal broke a 28-28 tie with just 2:23 remaining in the game to give the Falcons a lead they would not relinquish. Akron muffed the ensuing kickoff, Bowling Green recovered, and the Falcons scored a 22-yard touchdown on the next play to seal the win. Suder's clutch field goal was the first of his career in a situation to tie or take the lead in the fourth quarter.
Offensive Player of the Week: Eastern Michigan QB Brogan Roback
Eastern Michigan junior quarterback Brogan Roback (Toledo, Ohio) continued his stellar season with his best game as an Eagle yet in the 48-41 win at Ball State on Nov. 8. Roback passed for a career-high 468 yards on 37-of-71 passing, both of which were career-highs, and three touchdown passes. The 37 completions ranked fourth in a single game all-time, while 71 attempts were third in a single-game all-time. It was the third-most passing yards in a game in program history, and the most since Andy Schmitt set the program record with 516 in 2008. Roback added a career-high tying 41 yards on eight rushes, as well as his fourth career rushing score. With the win, Eastern Michigan is bowl eligible for the first time since 1995.
Defensive Player of the Week: Western Michigan LB Robert Spillane
Western Michigan junior linebacker Robert Spillane (Oak Park, Ill.) made the play of the game in No. 14 Western Michigan’s 37-21 win over Kent State on Tuesday night. Tied at 21-21, Spillane was able to break through the line of scrimmage and record a safety as he stopped the Kent State running back in the end zone for the 23-21 lead. It marked the first safety recorded by the Broncos since 2014. Spillane finished the game with six tackles and the 1.0 tackle for loss. For the year Spillane leads the team with 85 tackles.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Toledo P Nick Ellis
Toledo senior punter Nick Ellis (Pickerington, Ohio) averaged 44.3 yards per punt on six punts, including a long of 52 yards, in the Rockets 31-24 win over Northern Illinois last Wednesday night.