Kent State’s Nate Holley was named Mid-American Conference East Division defensive player of the week after forcing two fumbles and recovering one in Saturday’s loss to Ohio University.
Holley, a sophomore from Toledo, also recorded 18 tackles, tying him for the national lead in the Football Bowl Subdivision. It was the most by a KSU player in a game since Cobrani Mixon totaled 19 in 2009.
Holley’s day included 12 solo tackles and a pass breakup. His final turnover, a forced fumble recovered by Najee Murray, set up a game-tying touchdown.