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Pair of Ohio Football Players Honored

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The Bobcats earned themselves their seventh win of the season following a dominant 34-10 victory over Buffalo last Thursday.

Because of his performance in the win, senior linebacker Blair Brown was crowned the Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the fifth Bobcat this year to earn the title. Brown led the team with 11 tackles, including two sacks, which increases his total to four this season. Ohio is now second in the country in sacks with 35, trailing Alabama by only two.

Brown and the Ohio defense did not allow a single red zone touchdown from the Bulls, limiting them to only 10 points for the whole game. The senior currently leads the team with 89 tackles, as well as with 50 solo stops.

The awards don’t stop there however.

Redshirt freshman kicker Louis Zervos was named Special Teams Player of the Week in the MAC in what has been a great year for the Bobcat. The kicker went 2-2 on field goals in Thursday’s win over Buffalo, which included a career-long 51-yard kick. That currently stands as the longest field goal in the MAC this season, and is 10th all time in school history. Zervos also went 4-4 on PATs that game.

With two games remaining in the season, Ohio currently sits on top of the Eastern Division, guaranteeing themselves a bowl game this winter. The Bobcats will be traveling to Mount Pleasant next Tuesday where they will take on Western Division foes Central Michigan, who have dropped their past three games.