The Cincinnati native finished with two tackles in the Falcons' 24-0 win at Massachusetts Saturday. He also had a pass breakup and an interception, which he returned 48 yards for a touchdown.
BG held the Minutemen to just 118 total yards, forced four turnovers and allowed them to convert just 1-of-16 third-down attempts. UMass had 15 offensive possessions, and the Falcons forced a three-and-out or a turnover in 10 of those possessions. The result was Bowling Green's first shutout since Nov. 6, 2004, a 52-0 win versus Western Michigan, and the first road shutout since a 17-0 whitewashing at Ohio on Nov. 10, 2001.
This is the fourth time Woods has been named MAC East Division defensive player of the week in his career. He earned the honor last season after the Wyoming game and twice in 2010, receiving the award after the Marshall and Miami games.
This is the fifth time this season the Falcons have earned MAC East defensive player of the week honors. Senior Chris Jones has won the award three different times, while Ryland Ward earned his first career player of the week honor in the win versus Akron.
BGSU’s defense current ranks first in the MAC in scoring (16.8), total defense (304.0), rushing yards per game (109.2) and passing yards per game (194.8).