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Archer, Melchiori named MAC East POTWs

By Ryan Lewis Published: November 19, 2012

Kent State running back Dri Archer was named MAC East Player of the Week after torching Bowling Green in the Golden Flashes' 31-24 win on Saturday to secure the MAC East Title and a place in the MAC Championship game in Detroit, Mich. 

Archer ran for a career-high 241 yards on only 17 carries, an average of 14.2 yards per attempt. He also had two dynamic touchdowns of over 70 yards, one of which being a highlight-reel 74-yarder and appeared on Sportscenter's Top-10 Plays. The run can be seen below. 

Archer now has 21 touchdowns on the season (a KSU record) and is averaging 10.3 yards per carry, which is the highest single-season average since 2000. 

Freshman punter Anthony Melchiori was named MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week after pinning three punts inside Bowling Green's 20-yard line. He longest punt of the day went for 56 yards. 

Kent State currently ranks sixth in the country in net punting with an average of 40.8 yards. 

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