Sep 14, 2013; Bloomington, IN, USA; Bowling Green Falcons running back Travis Greene (13) runs after making a catch against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium. Indiana won 42-10. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Bowling Green football: RB Greene earns Player of the Week honors

According to a press release Monday, the Mid-American Conference named Travis Greene, sophomore running back on the Bowling Green football team, its East Division Offensive Player of the Week for his Week 5 performance in the Falcons’ 31-14 win against visiting Akron on Saturday.

Greene rushed 24 times for 142 yards and a touchdown, and he reeled in four receptions for 71 yards and a score. It was Greene’s second-consecutive 100-yard rushing game and third of the season.

The Carol City, Fla. native has rushed 98 times for 551 yards and three scores through five games this season.

The MAC also named Buffalo senior safety Adam Redden its East Division Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against visiting Connecticut on Saturday, while Buffalo senior kicker Patrick Clarke was named East Division Special Teams Player of the Week.

In the Bulls’ 41-12 win, Redden recorded five tackles, two sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. Buffalo held UConn to 220 yards of total offense.

Clarke was 2 of 4 on field goal attempts and was true from 49 and 50 yards. His 50-yard field goal was a career best.

Buffalo’s win against UConn was only its second against a BCS automatic-qualifying team. The Bulls downed Rutgers in 2002.

The Bowling Green football team (4-1, 2-0 MAC East) hosts UMass at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Doyt Perry Stadium in Bowling Green, while Buffalo (2-2, 0-0) hosts Eastern Michigan to kickoff conference play at noon at UB Stadium in Buffalo. ESPN3 will televise both the Bowling Green, UMass and Buffalo, Eastern Michigan tilts.

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