Nathan Roure in a game against Kent State in 2017. He scored his first career touchdown earlier that season against Hampton. PHOTO: Joe Medlen/WOUB

Nathan Rourke Secures Third MAC Player of the Week Award

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For the third time this season, Ohio quarterback Nathan Rourke has been honored with the Mid-American Conference East Division Offensive Player of the Week Award. Thanks to his NCAA season-high six combined touchdowns, a career-high 294 yards passing, and another 54 yards on the ground, Rourke, and the offense were able to get the job done, defeating rival Miami 45-28 last Tuesday.

After a nine-day break between games, Rourke and the offense picked up right where they left off, totaling 443 yards of offense, while committing 0 turnovers. With three more rushing touchdowns tacked onto his season total, Rourke is now second in the nation with 16 rushing scores.

The Bobcats are coming off a big rivalry win over the Miami Redhawks, but must now shift their focus to the Toledo Rockets, who play the Bobcats at Peden Stadium on Wednesday night. This matchup pits the top two teams in the MAC against one another and could potentially be a MAC Championship Game preview.

If the Bobcats want to knock off the Rockets, they’ll most likely need a repeat performance from Rourke and the offense to keep up with Toledo quarterback Logan Woodside and the rest of the high-powered Rockets offense.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Peden Stadium and will be televised on ESPN2.