OXFORD, Ohio -- Miami University quarterback ZAC DYSERT (Ada) was named Mid-American Conference East Division Offensive Player of the Week Monday (Sept. 24) for his statistical accomplishments against the University of Massachusetts.

The senior quarterback had a hand in all four RedHawk touchdowns as Miami defeated UMass in the season opener at Yager Stadium, 27-16. Dysert completed nearly 55 percent of his 22 passes, throwing for 192 yards and three touchdowns (49, 17 and 33 yards). He also ran the ball 12 times for 76 net yards and scored one TD. In MAC career passing categories, Dysert now ranks tenth in passing yardage (9,427), eighth in completions (855, also a school record, passing Ben Roethlisberger with 854) and is tied for 19th in touchdown passes (53).

Several other players were also recognized for their performances last week:

*Kent State defensive back Darius Polk was awarded MAC East Defensive Player of the Week.

*Akron kicker Robert Stein was given MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week.

*In the West Division, Central Michigan quarterback Ryan Radcliff, Ball State quarterback Ryan Radcliff, and Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch were named Co-offensive Players of the Week.

*Desmond Bozeman, Western Michigan's linebacker, was named the MAC West Defensive Player of the Week.

*Central Michigan kicker David Harman was named MAC West Special Teams Player of the Week.