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McKendree, Missouri S&T, UIndy Garner Weekly GLVC Football Awards


INDIANAPOLIS – Missouri S&T senior quarterback Tyler Swart, University of Indianapolis junior linebacker Joe Lambright, and McKendree University junior wide receiver/return specialist Matt Cole have been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Players of the Week in football, it was announced by the league office Monday.

Tyler Swart, Missouri S&T
Sr., QB, Dickinson, Texas
Major: Petroleum Engineering
Team Result: 49-20 win at McKendree

Completed 24-of-29 passes for 226 yards and four touchdowns

Opened the contest with 12 straight completions and his 83 percent completion rate was his best single-game mark of his career

Threw for 202 yards and three scores in the first half as the Miners built a 35-10 lead after 30 minutes

Also had a rushing touchdown, thus accounting for five of the S&T’s seven touchdowns

Helped S&T reach the eight-win mark for just the sixth time in program history

Earns his seventh career Offensive Player of the Week award (11/16/15, 10/17/16, 10/30/17, 9/3/18, 10/1/18, 10/15/18)

Last Missouri S&T Offensive Player of the Week:  Tyler Swart (10/15/18)



Joe Lambright, Indianapolis
Jr., LB, Leo, Indiana
Major:  Exercise Science

Team Result: 31-7 road win at Truman State

Racked up a game-high 12 tackles on the day

Recorded his first career interception in the third quarter, helping keep Truman off the board for the final 54-plus minutes of play

Part of a unit that held the Bulldogs to just 93 rushing yards after they came into the contest with the GLVC’s second-highest rushing average at 231 yards per game

Earns his first career Defensive Player of the Week award

Last Indianapolis Defensive Player of the Week:  Jacob Schmatz (11/13/17)



Matt Cole, McKendree
Jr., WR/RS, Chicago, Illinois
Major:  Sport Management

Team Result: 49-20 loss vs. Missouri S&T

  • Piled up 253 all-purpose yards on the day, including 211 kick return yards, averaging 52.8 yards on four attempts
  • Had a 62-yard return late in the second quarter before posting a 97-yard kick return for a touchdown during the third quarter
  • Also recorded a punt return for 26 yards
  • In addition to his special teams prowess, he scored the Bearcats’ first touchdown of the day on a 9-yard run
  • Earns his first career Special Teams Player of the Week award
  • Last McKendree Special Teams Player of the Week:  Monte Wolke (9/3/18)