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Chad Moore and Louie Zervos Capture MAC East Player of the Week Honors

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The Bobcats’ high-octane offense has been the motor driving the team all season, but defense and special teams are the ones making the headlines after Ohio’s 48-3 win over the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday.

RS senior linebacker Chad Moore and RS sophomore kicker Louie Zervos were named Mid-American Conference East Division Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively.

Moore had an interception, his third of the season and forced a fumble for the second time this year. He also added five tackles pushing his total up to 46 on the season, which ranks third on the team.

Ohio head coach Frank Solich praised Moore for his performance, citing his ability to be a Swiss army knife is what helps him be elite on the field.

“Teams don’t just line up and do what you think or want them to do,” Solich said. “Having a guy like Chad who is versatile and the rest of our linebackers, we can get away with having him on the field in passing situations.”

Zervos continues to be money with his leg as he connected on both of his field goals from 43 and 34 yards out against Kent State and went 6/6 on PAT’s. The two field goals moved him into second place in team history with 39 for his career.

All season long, the defense has been the teams’ biggest question mark, but a performance against the Golden Flashes that saw them allow three points was a positive sign for a defensive unit that desperately needed a stellar performance.

The defense and the rest of the Bobcats have a bye this week giving them added time to prepare for a battle with the Miami RedHawks on Halloween, with kickoff set for 8 p.m. at Peden Stadium.