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Buffalo running back Branden Oliver earns MAC East Offensive Player of the Week honor

September 1, 2012; Athens, GA, USA; Buffalo Bulls running back Branden Oliver (32) carries the ball against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, the Mid-American Conference named Buffalo running back Branden Oliver its East Division Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Bulls’ 42-14 win over visiting Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

Oliver rushed for a season-high 150 yards and two touchdowns, and he averaged 6.0 yards per carry. He scored a 60-yard touchdown on Buffalo’s opening drive.

The Miami, Fla. native has rushed 87 times for 345 yards and four touchdowns in five games this year.

Buffalo (3-2, 1-0 MAC East) visits Western Michigan at 3 p.m. Saturday at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich. ESPN3 will air the game.

Topics: Buffalo Bulls, Football

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