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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.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
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)

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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)

 

 

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
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)