Jackson Named MAC East Offensive Player of the Week

Tyree Jackson

CLEVELAND, OH – University at Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson was named the Mid-American Conference East Division Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. It is the seventh time this season a UB player has been named Player of the Week and Jackson is the sixth different Bull to earn the honor.

Jackson completed 23-of-37 passes for a career-high 406 yards and three touchdowns in Buffalo's 38-28 win over Bowling Green on Tuesday night. He had touchdown passes of 21, 69 and 37 yards. His 406 passing yards were the ninth most in school history for a single game and the fourth highest total in the Bulls' FBS era (since 1999).

Over his last two games since returning from an injury, Jackson has gone 57-of-87 (65%) for 719 yards and three touchdowns.

It is the second time Jackson has won the award in his career. He was also named MAC East Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 26, 2016 following Buffalo's win over Army.

Khalil Hodge has won Defensive Player of the Week twice (Sept. 4 & Oct. 16). Kicker Adam Mitcheson was Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 25. Running back Emmanuel Reed was named Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 2. Drew Anderson was named Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 9. Tim Roberts was named Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 30.

 

 

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