Offensive Player of the Week: Miami WR David Frazier
Miami senior wide receiver David Frazier (Columbia, S.C.) had five catches and a career-high 162 yards receiving as the RedHawks nearly pulled off the upset over in-state rival Cincinnati in a 31-24 loss. The senior added a career-high two touchdowns, his first multi touchdown performance of his career. Frazier opened the game with a 23-yard touchdown grab from Andrew Hendrix and added a 74-yard score in the third quarter, the longest reception of his career.
Defensive Player of the Week: Ohio LB Quentin Poling
Ohio redshirt freshman linebacker Quentin Poling (Spencerville, Ohio) led the defense for the Bobcats in a 36-24 win over Idaho with 14 tackles and three interceptions for 77 yards. It was the first time a Bobcat player recorded three interceptions in a game since Tevell Jones did so in 1997 against Bowling Green.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Bowling Green P Joe Davidson
Bowling Green redshirt freshman Joe Davidson (Findlay, Ohio) punted a career-high 11 times, averaging 45.1 yards per punt in a 68-17 loss at Wisconsin. Davidson set a career-high with a 57-yard punt in the game, and also had one downed inside the 20-yard line.
Offensive Player of the Week: Western Michigan RB Jarvion Franklin
Western Michigan freshman running back Jarvion Franklin (Tinley Park, Ill.) rushed for 168 yards on 30 carries and three touchdowns in a 45-14 win over Murray State. For the third straight game Franklin rushed for three touchdowns and for over a 100 yards and became the first Bronco since Robert Sanford (1997) to run for three 100-yard games as a freshman. He had touchdown runs of 7 yards, 22 yards and 13 yards and now has nine rushing touchdowns on the season, one less than the entire Bronco team had last season.
Defensive Player of the Week: Central Michigan LB Justin Cherocci
Central Michigan senior linebacker Justin Cherocci (Rochester Hills, Mich.) had a career-best 18 tackles, including 12 solo tackles, in a 24-10 loss at Kansas. His 18 tackles match the season-best by a MAC player this year. The senior linebacker also had a sack and a forced fumble.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Toledo PR/KR Corey Jones
Toledo sophomore kick returner Corey Jones (Pittsburgh, Pa.) had 164 all-purpose yards, including 76 on kickoff returns and 66 on punt returns, in a win over Ball State. He had two punt returns of 35 and 31 yards, and a kickoff return of 28 yards.
The Mid-American Conference on Monday announced its Week Four Players of the week. MAC East honorees are: David Frazier (Miami), Quentin Poling (Ohio) and Joe Davidson (Bowling Green). MAC West honorees are Javon Franklin (Western Michigan), Justin Cherocci (Central Michigan) and Corey Jones (Toledo).
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