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UNI's McMakin earns Missouri Valley Conference honor

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 UNI sophomore Brett McMakin has been named the Missouri Valley's Defensive Player of the Week.

The Panther linebacker earned the honor after putting together a career day in the win at South Dakota. McMakin tallied 5 total tackles, including 3 sacks. He also picked up his first career interception. The 3 sacks was one shy of the Panther single game record.

McMakin contributed to an overall solid effort by the Panther defense. UNI tied their season high with 7 sacks in the victory.

The Panthers return home on Saturday to face South Dakota State.

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