WMU’s Davis, Ishmael win MAC POTW honors

Posted at 12:13 PM, Oct 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-27 23:45:53-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- The Mid-American Conference is doubling up on their love for one of the league's hottest teams.

Western Michigan sophomore wide receiver Corey Davis and senior linebacker Trevor Ishmael were named MAC West Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week for their performances in the Broncos' 42-21 Homecoming win over Ohio.

Davis caught nine passes for a career-high 212 yards and two touchdowns - and now leads the MAC with seven scoring receptions.

After Saturday's win, Fleck said he had a feeling Davis would go off against the Bobcats.

"I told (offensive coordinator) Kirk Ciarrocca in our meeting (Friday). I said, '84 (Davis) is going to have a monster game. He's going to have 200 yards receiving and five touchdowns."

"I was off on three (scores)."

Davis leads the conference with an average of 117.3 receiving yards per game. His 821 yards this season are second in the MAC.

Ishmael recorded eight tackles, a sack, and returned an interception 12 yards for a touchdown late in the first half on Saturday. The interception was the first of Ishmael's career. The WMU defense recorded seven sacks on Saturday - matching the team's total for the entire 2013 season.

Western Michigan (5-3, 3-1 MAC) will go for bowl eligibility and a fourth straight win this weekend when they travel to Miami (OH) (2-7, 2-3) on Saturday for a 2:30 p.m. game.