BUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo kicker Adam Mitcheson was named the Mid-American Conference East Division Special Teams Player of the Week after a solid performance in Buffalo's win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday.
Mitcheson made both of his field goal attempts in the victory. The junior kicker made a 23-yarder as time expired in the first half to tie the game at 17. He then made a clutch 42-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. His season-long field goal extended the UB lead to 27-17 with 10:54 left in the game. Mitcheson was also a perfect 4-for-4 on extra points in the game. The Pittsburgh native had three of his kickoffs go for touchbacks.
This marks the second time in his career Mitcheson has won the award. He also took home the honor last season after his game-winning kick in overtime tobeat Army.
After missing his first two kicks of the season, Mitcheson has made each of his last five field goal attempts.
He is the second UB player to earn player of the week honors this season. Khalil Hodge won the MAC East Defensive Player of the Week award following his 20-tackle performance against Minnesota.