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A.J. Ouellette Grabs Second Straight MAC Player of the Week Award

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A.J. Ouellette carried the Ohio Bobcats to their second straight win on Saturday, and he also carried himself to his second straight Mid-American Conference East Division Offensive Player of the Week Award.

After a 102 yard rushing performance against the Kansas Jayhawks in week three, the redshirt junior rumbled and hurdled his way to 145 yards rushing and 42 yards receiving in Ypsilanti over the Eastern Michigan Eagles.

“I don’t know if I have seen as many running backs that get as low as he gets going into contact. You can come in thinking you’re going to cut his legs out from under him, but his pad level is right where you’re coming. He’s able to stay on his feet, have great balance, and rack up some yards after contact” said Ohio head coach Frank Solich when asked about Ouellette.

The Covington, Ohio, native missed nearly all of last season due to injury. Ouellette has come back better than ever. Through four games, Ouellette has racked up 348 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns leading the Bobcats to a 3-1 record, including the crucial win over conference foe Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

Saturday marked Aj Ouellette’s seventh career 100-yard rushing performance for the Ohio Bobcats, and his second this season

Ouellette and the Bobcats will travel to Amherst, Massachusetts to battle 0-5 UMass this Saturday. Ouellette will have an opportunity for another big game against a Minutemen defense that allows 4.4 yards per carry.