Miami University's punter and placekicker, Zac Murphy, was named Mid-American
Conference East Division Special Teams Player of the Week following his efforts
versus Kentucky last weekend. This is the first time in Murphy's career he has
won the award.
Murphy finished the contest with 11 punts for 524
yards (47.6 avg.) versus the Wildcats.
The senior dropped four punts inside the
opposing 20-yard line and had another four punts travel over 50 yards,
including a 66-yard boot, the second longest of his career. Murphy
also helped setup the RedHawks lone score.
Late in the first quarter he boomed
a 52-yard punt which was fielded at the Kentucky 5-yard line. Senior Collin
Boucher forced a fumble on the return, with Chris Wade going six yards for the
Murphy and the RedHawks are idle this week before
hosting Cincinnati on Sept. 21.