OHIO MALE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK -- SEPT. 16, 2019
Name: Nathan Rourke
Major: Physical Activity & Sport Coaching
Week's Achievements: Senior quarterback Nathan Rourke (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) threw for three touchdowns and 215 yards and ran for 118 yards and another score in the Ohio football team's (1-1) tough 33-31 loss to host Marshall (2-1) in a Battle for the Bell matchup on Saturday (Sept. 14) at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, W. Va. Rourke's three touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown brought him to 84 career touchdowns responsible for, breaking the previous school record of 82 set by former quarterback Tyler Tettleton (2009-13). He has now been responsible for at least four touchdowns in a single game nine times. He threw for multiple touchdowns in a game for the 14th time in his career and tallied at least three passing touchdowns for the sixth time. His 45 career passing touchdowns rank second in program history while his 38 career rushing touchdowns rank third. The contest marked just the second time in his career that he threw for at least 200 yards and ran for at least 100 more. He passed Anthony Thornton (5,199; 1987-90) for the third-most career passing yards with 5,217.