Ouellette Snags MAC East Offensive Player of the Week Honors

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A.J. Ouellette is beginning to look like the A.J. Ouellette of old.

The redshirt junior was named MAC East Player of the Week this week after running for a season-high 102 yards on only 10 carries in a 42-30 win over the Kansas Jayhawks this past Saturday.

This marks Ouellette’s best rushing performance dating back to 2015, as his 2016 season was lost in the first game due to a Lisfranc injury. Ouellette accounted for over half of the team’s 196 total rushing yards on the afternoon.

After Ouellette struggled in the Bobcats’ loss at Purdue, where he only ran for 38 yards, it was a welcome sight to see Ouellette and this offensive line be able to run the ball effectively early and often.

Ohio’s offensive line set high expectations in training camp to have one of the best rushing attacks in the MAC, and Saturday was a step in that direction.

Ouellette and the rest of his teammates return back to action this Saturday when they take on Eastern Michigan in Ypsilanti, kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.