Andrew Muzljakovich was honored by the MSFA Midwest League for the fourth time this season
Olivet Nazarene University senior kicker Andrew Muzljakovich (Vicksburg, Mich.) and
junior running back Michael Ho-Lewis
(Boise, Idaho) earned Mid-States Football Association Midwest League Player
of the Week honors. Muzljakovich earned his fourth special teams player of the week
honor, and Ho-Lewis was named for the first time in 2013. Over the last three seasons, Muzljakovich has been
named nine times to the award.
In the Tiger’s 34-19 win over Waldorf College (Iowa) on Nov.
9, Muzljakovich made 36- and 41-yard field goals in the second quarter and fourth quarter,
respectively. He also made all four of his PAT attempts. He averaged 63.8 yards on six kickoffs, including four touchbacks — not to mention the fact that he did not
punt all day.
On Saturday, Ho-Lewis
rushed 46 times for 253 yards and four touchdowns. He averaged 5.5 yards per
carry (long run of 25 yards), losing yardage on only one rush. He also accounted
for 14 of the Tigers’ 22 first downs. He broke the school record for carries
(43), tied the school record for rushing touchdowns, and was only 17 yards shy
of breaking the school record for yards in a game. He tied his career-high in
touchdowns, and set a career-high in carries and yards. His scoring 24 points in
the game now gives him 60, which leads the team, along with his 10 touchdowns.
Muzljakovich is 13-of-17 on field-goal attempts and 18-of-18
on PATs this season, good for 57 total points, which is second on the team in
scoring. Eight of his 13 field goals this season are from 40-plus yards, making
all eight from 40 to 49 yards.
He leads the league in yards per punt (37.7), is second in
yards per kickoff (60.0), leads the league in field goal percentage (.765) and
PAT kicking (1.000). He is currently third in made field goals, 18th
in the NAIA in yards per punt and 18th in field goal percentage.
Muzljakovich has played in 43 games during his career, scoring 197
total points. He has made 74 PATS and 41 field goals (64.1%), a long of 49
yards this season. He is fifth all-time on ONU’s scoring list. He
also has 117 punt attempts, good for 4,617 yards (39.5 avg), and is fifth
all-time on the Tigers’ all-time punting list. He is 268 yards shy of fourth.