CLEVELAND-- Redshirt junior kicker/punter Michael Farkas (Mishawaka, Ind.) of the Ohio football team has been named the Mid-American Conference East Division Week Seven Special Teams Player of the Week, as announced by the league office today.
Farkas recorded five punts for a total of 199 yards, averaging 39.8 yards a punt in a 24-21 loss at NIU. Farkas pinned two punts inside the 20 and got off a 59-yard punt early in the first half, tying his season-long. Farkas also registered four kickoffs registering 197 total yards, while averaging 49.2 yards per kickoff. He also recorded only one touchback.
It is the second time this season and the third time in his career that Farkas has been named MAC East Division Special Teams Player of the Week. He is also the second Bobcat special teams unit member to earn the honor, joining redshirt junior kick returner DL Knock (Springboro, Ohio), who earned honors for week one.
Ohio (3-3, 1-1 MAC) looks to get back in the win column this Saturday (Oct. 20) when it hosts Bowling Green for Homecoming. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. EST at Peden Stadium.
Saturday's contest between the Bobcats and the Falcons will be broadcast live on ESPN3. 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.