ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio redshirt junior running back A.J. Ouellette was named the Mid-American Conference East Offensive Player of the Week announced the league office Monday. It marked the second-straight week Ouellette has earned the award.
Ouellette rushed for 145 yards, a season-high, to lead all players in Ohio's 27-20 overtime win at Eastern Michigan to open MAC play. Ouellette averaged 5.6 yards per carry on 26 rushes and caught one pass for 42 yards, for 187 all-purpose yards.
Ouellette is second in the MAC in rushing averaging 87-yards per game. As a team, Ohio is second in rushing offense and second in scoring offense.
Ohio returns to action this weekend at UMass, completing its regular nonconference slate. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET