East Division
Offensive Player of the Week: Ohio QB Nathan Rourke
Ohio junior quarterback Nathan Rourke (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) scored the
go-ahead touchdown with 1:28 for a 27-26 win at Kent State. Rourke completed
18-of-20 passes, setting an Ohio record for completion percentage in a single-game
by completing 90 percent of his attempts. Rourke threw for 284 yards with one
touchdown and one interception. He also added 49 yards and a touchdown on the ground
on 15 rushing attempts.

Defensive Player of the Week:  Miami LB Brad Koenig
Miami senior linebacker Brad Koenig (Ann Arbor, Mich.) recorded four tackles, one
tackle for loss, two interceptions and one fumble recovery in a 41-17 win at Akron.
Koenig was responsible for three of Miami's five takeaways. Koenig was also part of
a defense that held Akron to just 56 yards rushing on 28 carries.

Special Teams Player of the Week:  Kent State K Matthew Trickett
Kent State freshman Matthew Trickett (Cleveland, Ohio) went 4-for-4 on field goal
attempts, including a career-long 49-yarder on the final play of the first half in a
27-26 loss to Ohio.  He has also filled in as the Golden Flashes’ punter and
averaged 40.5 yards on two punts against the Bobcats.


West Division

Offensive Player of the Week:  Toledo QB Eli Peters
Toledo sophomore quarterback Eli Peters (Jacksonville, Fla.) made his first career
collegiate start and threw for 184 yards and three touchdowns in a 52-36 win over
Bowling Green. Starting for the injured Mitchell Guadagni, Peters completed 17-of-35
passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in the rivalry win
over Bowling Green.


Defensive Player of the Week:  Western Michigan DT Ralph Holley

Western Michigan sophomore defensive tackle Ralph Holley (West Bloomfield, Mich.)
made a career-high six tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack and a key forced
fumble in a 27-24 win over Eastern Michigan. Holley had his best game in a Bronco
uniform as his forced fumble led to a Western Michigan touchdown and his career-high
in tackles. Holley's forced fumble came in the second quarter and was recovered at
the Eastern Michigan 38-yard line. Western Michigan went on to score, giving the
Broncos a 14-7 lead. Western Michigan has won its last four games in a row and has
started MAC play 2-0.


Special Teams Player of the Week: Eastern Michigan P Jake Julien

Eastern Michigan sophomore punter Jake Julien (Barrie, Ontario, Canada) registered
five punts in a 27-24 loss at Western Michigan. Julien tallied 242 yards by punt,
with four of his kicks pinning the Broncos inside their 20-yard-line. Julien’s
longest punt of the day went a career-best 73 yards, the longest punt for an Eagle
since Nick Avondet booted for 74 yards against NIU in 1998. The punt marks the
longest punt by a MAC member this season and stands tied for the fourth-longest punt
seen in all of FBS football in 2018.