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CLEVELAND -- Redshirt senior wide receiver Andrew Meyer (Canal Winchester, Ohio) of the Ohio football team has been named the Mid-American Conference Male Scholar Athlete of the Week, as announced by the league office today.
A finance major with a 3.669 grade point average, Meyer is the first Ohio student-athlete to earn MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week honors in 2018-19.
Meyer gained a team-high 90 receiving yards on four receptions and hauled in his third career touchdown to help Ohio battle back for a 27-26 come-from-behind victory over Kent State last Saturday (Oct. 6) at Dix Stadium in Kent, Ohio. With the Bobcats trailing the Golden Flashes 20-7 in the third quarter, Meyer helped ignite Ohio's comeback when he caught a pass from junior quarterback Nathan Rourke (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) in stride and raced 59 yards for a touchdown. The reception marked the longest of Meyer's career.
Ohio (3-2, 1-0 MAC) is set to play its second-straight road game to open its 2018 MAC schedule, visiting DeKalb, Ill., on Saturday (Oct. 13) for a key early season matchup against West Division foe Northern Illinois (3-3, 3-0 MAC). Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Huskie Stadium.
Saturday's contest will be broadcast live on ESPN+, with Shawn Kenney and Al Groh on the call. The game can also be heard on the Ohio IMG Sports Network. Russ Eisenstein returns for his 11th season as the "Voice of the Bobcats." Ohio alum Rob Cornelius, who has been a part of the broadcasts for close to two decades, is back in the booth. The 12-station network has an over-the-air coverage area that hits three states. In addition, the broadcasts are available online through OhioBobcats.com and TuneIn.com/OhioBobcats.com. They are also free on the TuneIn app.