For the second week in a row, Miami University quarterback ZAC DYSERT (Ada) has been named the Mid-American Conference's East Division Offensive Player of the Week.
Dysert's record-shattering performance at Akron in Miami's 56-49 victory set numerous Miami, MAC and national standards. He became the first player in NCAA FBS history to pass for 500 yards (516) and rush for 100 yards (108) in the same game.
Offensive Player of the Week: Miami QB Zac Dysert
Senior quarterback Zac Dysert (Ada, Ohio) set numerous Miami and MAC records as the RedHawks improved its MAC record to 2-0 with a 56-49 victory over Akron at InfoCision Stadium. Dysert threw a school-record six touchdown passes, topping the standard held by Ben Roethlisberger, Sam Ricketts and himself. He accounted for 516 yards through the air -- second-most in school history -- completing 34 of 49 attempts (.694). He added 108 yards on the ground, including a career-best 40-yard gain, his best ever and second career-game over the century mark, to set a MAC record for total offense at 624 yards. Dysert completed 12 passes that accounted for 20 yards or more against the Zips.
Defensive Player of the Week: Buffalo LB Khalil Mack
Junior linebacker Khalil Mack (Fort Pierce, Fla.) had four tackles, with 3.5 of those went for tackles for a loss in a 24-17 road loss at UConn. The junior linebacker also had a sack and a forced fumble. Mack now has 11 tackles for loss through three games to lead the nation.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Kent State KR Dri Archer
Junior kick returner Dri Archer (Laurel, Fla.) returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown in Kent State's 45-43 victory over Ball State. Archer totaled 174 yards on four kick returns. His 350 all-purpose yards are the most a MAC player in a game this season.
Offensive Player of the Week: Ball State QB Keith Wenning
Junior quarterback Keith Wenning (Coldwater, Ohio) passed for a career high 445 yards and tied the Ball State single game record with five touchdown passes in the Cardinals 45-43 loss at Kent State. The 445 passing yards was the second highest single-game effort in Ball State history. He completed 32-of-43 passes with zero interceptions and managed 459 yards in total offense in the contest. The 32 completions is the third highest single game total in Ball State annals and Wenning owns the top three performances.
Defensive Player of the Week: Toledo LB Dan Molls
Senior linebacker Dan Molls (North Royalton, Ohio) collected 13 tackles and 1 pass break up as the Rockets earned another conference victory with a 37-17 win at Western Michigan.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Northern Illinois K Mathew Sims
Junior kicker Mathew Sims (Hannibal, Mo.) converted two field goals, five PATs and rushed for a seven yard touchdown run in the Huskies 55-24 win over Central Michigan. With the Huskies leading just 34-24 and 11:28 to play, Sims lined up for an apparent 24-yard field goal attempt but instead received a lateral from holder Ryan Neir and ran seven yards for his first career touchdown. Earlier in the game Sims made a 43-yard field goal, just one yard shy of his career-long, to put the Huskies ahead 17-7. He also made a 20-yard field goal in the third quarter. Sims scored a career-high 17 points in the game.