Published Mon, Nov 21, 2011 2:52 pm Dateline
Updated Mon, Nov 21, 2011 7:35 pm
Two HUGE surprises seen on Monday: the sun rose in the east, and an Ohio player won the Mid-American Conference's Special Teams Player of the Week award.
Bobcats' Kicker Matt Weller takes home the weekly hardware for the fifth time this season, it's the seventh time a bobcat has won Special Teams POW. The right-footed kicker accounted for 15 of Ohio's 29 points in the 'Cats win over Bowling Green. He knocked through five of his six field goal attempts on the night from 31, 39, 24 and 29 yards and the game and East division-winning 23-yard kick.
The Twinsburg native set a school record with five field goals on a night and continues to extend his lead for career field goals made. Weller now has 54 field goals in his Bobcat career, which is 16 clear of second place. He also broke his single season record of 21 field goals with the 23-yard game-winning field goal.
Weller is 15 points away from breaking Ohio's single-season scoring record, and 29 points shy of setting the all-time career points total.