Findlay, Ohio - In his first game back since suffering an injury in the preseason, Saint Xavier University senior quarterback Jeremy Zientek (Oak Lawn, Ill./Marist) contributed on the first seven of his team's nine touchdowns in a 61-3 road win over Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.) this past weekend and earned Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) Mideast League Offensive Player of the Week when the league released the honor early Monday afternoon. Zientek threw five touchdowns passes and rushed for two more scores in the Cougars' big victory, their first of the 2008 season.
In addition to his seven touchdowns on the day, Zientek also completed 29 of his 41 pass attempts for 438 yards and rushed three times for 11 yards. His five touchdown passes tied a 10-year-old record at Saint Xavier University, while the team's total offense numbers of 654 yards set a new single-game school mark. It was the first time in 2008 that SXU has garnered the weekly offensive award and just the second time the Cougars have had a MSFA Player of the Week with junior wide receiver/punter Bill McKeon (Joliet, Ill./Joliet Catholic) earning special team recognition following the opening week.
Saint Xavier (1-2 overall) heads to Deerfield, Ill., on Saturday, September 27, to take on Trinity International University (Ill.) for its final MSFA crossover game of the 2008 season. The game is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start Leslie Frazier Field.Click here to go to the MSFA Players of the Week page