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Miami U's punter named special teams player of week

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OXFORD, OH (FOX19) -

Miami University's punter and placekicker, Zac Murphy, was named Mid-American Conference East Division Special Teams Player of the Week following his efforts versus Kentucky last weekend. This is the first time in Murphy's career he has won the award.

Murphy finished the contest with 11 punts for 524 yards (47.6 avg.) versus the Wildcats.

The senior dropped four punts inside the opposing 20-yard line and had another four punts travel over 50 yards, including a 66-yard boot, the second longest of his career. Murphy also helped setup the RedHawks lone score.

Late in the first quarter he boomed a 52-yard punt which was fielded at the Kentucky 5-yard line. Senior Collin Boucher forced a fumble on the return, with Chris Wade going six yards for the score.

Murphy and the RedHawks are idle this week before hosting Cincinnati on Sept. 21.

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