Archer named MAC Offensive Player of the Week



Kent State running back Dri Archer escapes from Ball State player Jeffery Garrett during the Sept. 29 game at Dix Stadium. The Flashes won the game against the Cardinals 45-43. Photo by BRIAN SMITH.

Tim Dorst

Kent State running back Dri Archer, who continues to have the best season of his college career, is being honored for yet another big performance.

Archer has been named the Mid-American Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the first time following his 222-yard rushing performance against Army Saturday afternoon.

Archer also threw for a 24-yard touchdown on his first career pass during Kent State’s 31-17 defeat of the Black Knights. Archer has accounted for 13 total touchdowns in six games this season.

Along with leading the Flashes in rushing, Archer also leads the NCAA Division I in average yards per kick return (47.7) and average all-purpose yards per game (229.17). Archer was named MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week twice this season.

The fourth-year junior is the second Kent State player to earn offensive player of the week honors this season. Sophomore running back Trayion Durham won the award after the Flashes defeated Eastern Michigan on Oct. 6.

Archer was also included on the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll for the third straight week.

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