Kent, Miami and Western Michigan Players Recognized as MAC Pepsi Players of the Week

Updated 9/27/1999

Kent quarterback Jose Davis, Miami linebacker Dustin Cohen and Western Michigan placekicker Brad Selent were honored as Mid-American Conference Pepsi Players of the Week for the fourth week of the 1999 season.

MAC Pepsi Offensive Player of the Week -

Kent quarterback, Jose Davis (Sr., Bellaire, Ohio)

Davis led Kent to a 41-27 win over Bowling Green, snapping the Golden Flashes' 16-game losing streak. Davis completed 22-of-33 attempts (.667 pct.) for 223 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. Davis has attempted 124 passes this season without an interception. He threw touchdown passes of 20, 15 and 21 yards. Davis led Kent to scoring drives on four of its first five possessions.

Also nominated: Bowling Green wide receiver Robert Redd (So., Dayton, Ohio) had eight receptions for 126 yards and three touchdowns (27, 30 and 15 yards) versus Kent, becoming the first Falcon player with three scoring receptions in one game since 1982; Buffalo wide receiver Drew Haddad (Sr., Westlake, Ohio) caught eight passes for 140 yards against Ohio; Marshall quarterback Chad Pennington (Sr., Knoxville, Tenn.) led the top-20 ranked Thundering Herd to a 34-0 win over Temple by completing 26-of-36 passes (.722 pct.) for 406 yards and three touchdowns; Ohio tailback Jamel Patterson (So., Hickory, N.C.) rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries in a 45-6 win over Buffalo, producing the highest rushing total in the MAC this season; Toledo runningback Chester Taylor (Jr., River Rouge, Mich.) gained 140 yards on 24 carries and added a touchdown in a 24-3 win over Massachusetts; Northern Illinois tailback William Andrews (Jr., Robbins, Ill.) led NIU's comeback from a 14-point deficit against Western Michigan by rushing for 157 yards and three touchdowns.

MAC Pepsi Defensive Player of the Week -

Miami linebacker Dustin Cohen (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio)

Cohen was a one man wrecking crew against Central Michigan with a seven-yard interception return for a touchdown and a blocked punt in a 24-16 RedHawk win. His interception was the fourth of his career for a touchdown, tying an NCAA record. Cohen's interception return with 9:39 left in the third quarter put Miami on top for good at 17-13. Cohen also added 12 tackles, eight of those solos, two sacks for a loss of seven yards and another tackle for a loss.

Also nominated: Bowling Green strong safety Chad Long (So., Clyde, Ohio) led the team with 13 tackles and added one tackle for a loss against Kent; Central Michigan linebacker Casey Laughlin (Jr., DeWitt, Mich.) totaled 14 tackles, including four solos, three tackles for losses of 15 yards and one sack versus Miami; Kent linebacker Matt Rayl (Jr., Annandale, Va.) had four solo tackles versus Bowling Green and added an end zone interception, an 11-yard sack and a pass breakup; Marshall's linebacking corps that totaled 23 tackles and six tackles for losses of 30 yards in a 34-0 whitewash of Temple; Northern Illinois strong safety Jermaine Hampton (Jr., Riverdale, Ill.) had 13 tackles, including nine solo stops, one sack, a forced fumble and a pass deflection versus Western Michigan; Ohio cornerback Donnie White (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio) tallied 12 tackles, two interceptions and a pass breakup against Buffalo; Toledo linebacker David Gardner (Fr., Ellwood City, Pa.) who led the Rockets to a 24-3 win over Massachusetts with 14 tackles and three tackles for a loss;Western Michigan linebacker Mario Evans (Jr., Southfield, Mich.) had 12 tackles, six solo, against Northern Illinois.

MAC Pepsi Special Teams Player of the Week -

Western Michigan placekicker Brad Selent (Jr., Paw Paw, Mich.)

Selent kicked a 37-yard, game-winning field goal as time expired for a 24-21 win at Northern Illinois. The game-winner was the third of Selent's career and gave the Broncos the win in their MAC opener.

Also nominated: Akron linebacker Ray Pung (Sr., Morgan Hill, Calif.) returned a fumbled punt 52 yards for a touchdown at Eastern Michigan; Central Michigan placekicker Paul Savich (So., St. Clair Shores, Mich.) kicked field goals of 20, 37 and 32 yards and a PAT versus Miami; Kent defensive back Abdur Khan (Fr., Betsville, Md.) returned a fumble 19 yards for a touchdown to give the Golden Flashes a 14-0 lead versus Bowling Green; Ohio punter Dave Zastudil (So., Bay Village, Ohio) booted four punts for 226 yards, an average of 56.5 yards per kick, setting a school record and tying the second best effort in MAC history, including a 64-yarder that pinned Buffalo at its own three-yard line and led to a safety.