Football: Tettleton Grabs MAC Weekly Award

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Matt Archibald

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Updated Mon, Oct 3, 2011 1:44 pm
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Ryan Young
Tyler Tettleton throws a pass against Kent State. The 'Cats won 17-10 to improve to 4-1 for the first time since 1997.

Another week, another 250 yard passing performance, and another Player of the Week honor.

Tyler Tettleton was named the Mid-American Conference, East Division Offensive player of the week Monday for his performance in Ohio's 17-10 win over Kent State.

The sophomore quarterback threw for 276 yards, his third straight week over 250 yards, on 28-of-42 passing with a pair of touchdowns.

Through four games this season, Tettleton has thrown for 1,200 yards, 12 touchdowns and just one interception, which came in the first quarter of the season's first game against New Mexico State.

Behind Tettleton, the Bobcats are off to their best start since 1997 and the QB is playing at a record-breaking pace.

Tettleton's numbers (1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns) put him on decent pace to finish his first season as Ohio's starting quarterback inside the top-ten in those categories for a career.

Boo Jackson holds the Ohio mark for career touchdown passes with 38. Tettleton is on pace for nearly 30 touchdown passes this season.

Sammy Shon (1978-81) leads the career passing yards category with 5,412, but Tettleton would need a season of 2,667 to crack the top-ten. He's on pace to finish just shy of 2,900 yards passing in 2011.

This is Tettleton's second Player of the Week award, the first came after Ohio's win over Marshall. Ohio is on the road Saturday at Buffalo.

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