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Bowling Green State University's Anthon Samuel named MAC East player of week


Bowling Green running back Anthon Samuel, shown in a game against Miami University last month, was named MAC East Division player of the week.

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BOWLING GREEN -- Bowling Green State University sophomore running back Anthon Samuel was named Mid-American Conference East Division offensive player of the week, the league announced today.

Samuel ran for a career-high 181 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns in the Falcons’ 26-14 win at Ohio on Nov. 7. Samuel carried the ball a career-high 29 carries and finished the game with a 6.2 yard per carry average.

On the season Samuel has carried the ball 157 times for 906 yards and 10 touchdowns in nine games. Samuel ranks ninth in the MAC in rushing with his average of 100.7 yards per game.

This is the sixth time this season a Falcon has been honored by the MAC, with BG having received MAC East defensive player of the week honors five times. Senior Chris Jones has won the award three different times, while Ryland Ward and Dwayne Woods have each been honored once.

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