Offensive Player of the Week: Akron QB Thomas Woodson
Akron junior quarterback Thomas Woodson (Monroeville, Pa.) was 23-of-32 passing for a career-high 407 yards and school record six touchdowns in a 47-24 win over VMI on Saturday. He received his 11th consecutive starting nod at quarterback. Woodson finished with 420 yards of total offense. His 23 completions tied his career high.
Defensive Player of the Week: Kent State S Nate Holley
Kent State senior safety Nate Holley (Toledo, Ohio) led Kent State with 17 tackles in a 33-13 loss at Penn State on Saturday. A game captain, he also made a key stop on a Penn State two-point conversion attempt in the first quarter. Holley notched one tackle for loss and helped the Flashes hold Penn State to just 71 yards rushing in the first half. The Flashes’ defense forced four 3-and-outs and a 4-and-out, remaining within striking distance of the Nittany Lions until the game’s final minutes.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Ohio K Louie Zervos
Ohio redshirt freshman kicker Louie Zervos (Tarpon Springs, Fla.) went 4-5 on field goals in his first career appearance for the Bobcats this past weekend. Zervos hit field goals of 22, 35, 39 and 45 yards while also drilling 4-4 point after attempts. Zervos’ field goal total also set a Peden Stadium record of four made field goals.
Offensive Player of the Week: Toledo QB Logan Woodside
Toledo junior quarterback Logan Woodside (Frankfort, Ky.) threw for a career-high 371 yards by completing 23-of-31 passes for three touchdowns with no interceptions in a 31-10 win at Arkansas State. It’s the most by a Rocket quarterback since Terrance Owens threw for 375 vs. Eastern Michigan in 2013. Woodside’s previous best was 337 yards against Central Michigan on Sept. 27, 2014.
Defensive Player of the Week: Western Michigan LB Robert Spillane
Western Michigan junior linebacker Robert Spillane (Oak Park, Ill.) kept the Northwestern offense at bay with seven tackles, in Western Michigan’s 22-21 win over the Wildcats Saturday. Spillane had a sack along with one of the biggest plays of the game, a forced fumble at the Broncos’ goal line with three minutes to go, allowing Western Michigan to preserve the victory. His seven tackles on the team were second-most.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Eastern Michigan K Paul Fricano
Eastern Michigan redshirt freshman Paul Fricano (Rochester, N.Y.) made his collegiate debut in a 61-14 season-opening victory over Missouri Valley State, Sept. 2. Fricano etched his name into the Eastern Michigan record books as he tied a program record with eight converted PAT’s, the most since 2008, and added a 35-yard field goal to his night.