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Nathan Rourke Captures MAC East Offensive Player of the Week Honors

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The Mid-American Conference announced early Monday morning that Ohio sophomore quarterback Nathan Rourke has won the MAC East Division Player of the Week for his three touchdown performance against Hampton on Saturday night. It was Rourke’s first game in a Bobcat uniform and the team turned in a solid performance en route to a 59-0 victory.

In addition to his three touchdowns, Rourke rushed for 50 yards on six carries and went 6-of-10 for 72 yards through the air. Rourke finished the game with a 95.6 raw quarterback rating as well.

“It was great to get out there and get into the rhythm of things and hopefully this is just the building blocks for the future,” Rourke said after Saturday’s game.

The Bobcats dominated in all phases of the game against Hampton on Saturday, scoring seven rushing touchdowns while holding the Pirates to 108 yards of total offense and two turnovers.

“He makes good decisions and he’s a good running quarterback. He made some really sharp, crisp passes, I know some he’d like to take back,” head coach Frank Solich said following Saturday’s game.

Despite winning the player of the week, Solich said in his press conference on Monday that he is still committed to the two-quarterback system. Rourke and Quinton Maxwell will continue to share reps against the Purdue Boilermakers.

The Bobcats travel to West Lafayette, Indiana, this Friday to take on the Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium.

Kick-off is set for 8 p.m. on Fox Sports 1.