Updated Mon, Oct 7, 2013 11:29 am
Ohio University safety Thad Ingol earned Week 6 Defensive Player of the Week honors in the Mid-American Conference after’s Ohio’s dominating 43-3 road victory over the Akron Zips.
In their conference opener, the Bobcats defense held Akron to only 157 yards of total offense and Akron native Ingol played a key role in the game. With just over seven minutes left in the second quarter Ingol recorded his first interception of the year picking off Akron quarterback Kyle Pohl, returning it 34 yards down the field which set up a six play touchdown drive for the ‘Cats putting them ahead 23-3.
Three minutes later that same quarter, Ingol recovered his first career fumble stumbling his way 18 yards into the end zone giving the Bobcats a 27-point lead before the half.
Coming off of a bye week, Ohio’s defense looked refreshed as they held the Zips to only 3.9 yards per pass. Ingol’s interception and fumble recovery sparked the Bobcats helping them improve their record to 4-1 on the season.
Ingol, a junior, now has two career interceptions and 17 tackles this season which is only one less than he had his entire freshman year. Ingol and the ‘Cats hope to continue their four-game winning streak this week in their homecoming game against Central Michigan. Kickoff from Peden Stadium is set for 2 p.m.