Miller, Offensive Line Earn National Recognition

Miller, Offensive Line Earn National Recognition

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Junior quarterback Mark Miller (Cincinnati, Ohio) was named the GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week and one of BSN Sports' Offensive Players of the Week, and Ohio Dominican's offensive line was named the unit of the week by BSN Sports as well.

The recognitions came after Ohio Dominican's 62-21 victory over Lake Erie on Saturday in which the Panthers set a school-record with 727 yards of total offense.

Individually, Miller completed 19-of-26 passes for a career-high 370 yards and matched a career-best with four touchdowns. He had touchdown throws of 21, 42, 47 and 62 yards and now has 20 touchdown tosses on the season, ranking third in the GLIAC. Miller ranks fifth in the country with his 68.7 completion percentage as well.

This is the second career GLIAC Player of the Week nod for Miller, who also earned the award in 2012 after totaling five touchdowns in the win at Findlay.

The line, meanwhile, paved the way for ODU's record-setting day, with the Panthers churning out 345 yards on the ground and 382 passing. ODU averaged a school-record 10.1 yards per play and also picked up 7.8 yards per carry on the day. The Panthers scored on each of their first eight possessions and punted just twice in the game.

The line has been stellar the entire season, ranking third in the country in allowing just four sacks in 2013.

Senior Jake Brandt (Bexley, Ohio) made his 41st consecutive start at right tackle and was joined on the line by senior Gheon Selemon (Gahanna, Ohio) at right guard, juniors Jarrod Howard (Dublin, Ohio) and Perrin Cunningham (Cincinnati, Ohio) at left tackle and left guard, respectively, and redshirt-freshman Michael Koehlke (West Chester, Ohio) at center.

The victory over Lake Erie extended ODU's win streak to 14 consecutive games, the longest in NCAA Division II. The Panthers (9-0, 8-0 GLIAC) are ranked in the top-10 in both the AFCA and polls and are second in the NCAA's Super Region Four rankings, which determine postseason seedings.

Ohio Dominican concludes the regular season at 1 p.m. Saturday at Malone.

Contact: Scott Miles

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