For the second week in a row, SEMO Football won two Ohio Valley Conference football honors. Outside linebacker Omardrick Douglas was named OVC Defensive Player of the Week and quarterback Joe Pyle was voted OVC Newcomer of the Week.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Douglas returned an interception 32 yards for the game-winning touchdown with 5:32 left in the fourth quarter to give #24 Southeast Missouri a 17-10 victory over UT Martin. Douglas picked off John Bachus, sprinted down the sideline and finished off his game-changing play by diving into the end zone. He also had three tackles and blocked a field goal. Douglas helped lead a SEMO defense that forced a season-high five turnovers, had three interceptions and recorded five sacks. The Redhawks shutout the Skyhawks in the second half, as well.
Pyle, who hails from Fallon, Nevada, scored the game-tying touchdown against UT Martin early in the second half. On the fourth play of the third quarter, Pyle busted loose for a 61-yard touchdown run to bring the game to a 10-10 deadlock just 1:22 into the second half. Pyle threw for 51 yards and added 35 net rushing yards in his performance as the Redhawks extended their home winning streak to 11 games.
Meanwhile, the SEMO Volleyball team defeated UT Martin in five sets earlier this week to extend its winning streak to five games. The Redhawks are currently tied for first place with Jacksonville State. They will host JSU at Houck Field House on Saturday at 1 p.m. in a battle for first place in the OVC.
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