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Maynard named MAC offensive player of the week

BUFFALO, NY – In only his second career start at quarterback for the Bulls, Zach Maynard earned Mid-American Conference East Division Offensive Player of Week honors for his standout performance against Pittsburgh on Saturday.

The sophomore signal caller threw for 400 yards and four touchdowns against Pittsburgh for the finest single-game performance in the Bulls' Division I-A history. His 400 passing yards broke the record of 350 set by Randall Secky against Ohio in 2002. His four touchdown passes tied the Division I-A mark also held by Drew Willy.

Maynard completed 24-of-35 passes against the Panthers. His two favorite targets were Brett Hamlin and Naaman Roosevelt who combined to catch 18 passes for 306 yards. Hamlin had career highs of 12 catches and 149 yards. Roosevelt had six catches for a career-high 157 yards. Roosevelt added touchdowns of 67 and 54 yards.

Roosevelt was named Honorable Mention Wide Receiver Performer of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards.

Through two starts this season, Maynard has gone 36-of-54 for 559 yards, five touchdown and only one interception.