Kyle Pohl, Quarterback, Sophomore, 3.56, Exercise Science - Pre–Physical Therapy)
Sophomore quarterback Kyle Pohl led the Akron offense to a near upset of No. 11/12-ranked Michigan on Saturday. He finished the game 25-of-49 passing for a career-high 311 yards with two TDs, and also had 11 yards rushing on three carries. Pohl connected on 16-of-27 passes for 229 yards and two touchdowns in the second half of the contest.
Pohl completed an eight-play, 75-yard drive with a 28-yard touchdown pass to Zach D'Orazio to give the Zips a 10-7 lead with 9:56 remaining in the third quarter. With 4:10 left in the game, he capped an 11-play, 67-yard series with a one-yard scoring pass to Tyrell Goodman that gave UA a 24-21 edge.
Pohl led UA down the field on the final possession of the game, using three big plays to reach the Michigan one-yard line with 15 seconds remaining. Passes of 24 and 21 yards coupled with a rush of 19 yards set the Zips up one yard away from the end zone.
He was named the Mid-American Conference's East Division Player of the Week on Monday.
Female Scholar Athlete of the Week: September 9-15
Ball State Jenna Hague (Women’s Golf)
Jenna Hague (Junior, 3.667, Business-Marketing)
Jenna Hague tied the Ball State 54-hole scoring record with a 1-under par total of 215 to win last week’s season-opening Redbird Invitational hosted by Illinois State. The junior, who went on to earn MAC Golfer of the Week honors, won the fifth tournament of her collegiate career to extend her own school record. She birdied two of her final three holes at the Weibring Golf Club in Normal, Ill., to claim a one-stroke victory. Hague turned in rounds of 72, 70 and 73 on the par-72, 6,051-yard layout. She also led the Cardinals to a second-place finish out of 14 teams at the event.