Brodie, Jeske honored by MVFC
Brodie, a senior from Dacula, Ga., was named MVFC Special Teams Player of the Week after talllying 136 return yards in the game, making two key returns in the fourth quarter. He returned two punts for 43 yards, including a career-long 35-yarder that set up the Jackrabbits' second touchdown of the fourth quarter. He also returned four kickoffs for 93 yards (23.3 yards per return). Brodie's 32-yard kickoff return and subsequent personal foul penalty against WIU set up the Jackrabbits near midfield on what turned out to be their game-winning drive. He also was credited with eight tackles (1 TFL) from his cornerback position.
Jeske, a senior strong safety from Buffalo, Minn., earned MVFC Defensive Player of the Week honors after being credited with a career-high 17 tackles (10 solos), including a key 19-yard sack on Western Illinois' final drive as the Jackrabbits broke into the win column for the first time this season. Jeske also broke up a pass from his starting strong safety position.
SDSU continues conference play Saturday (Oct. 16) at Southern Illinois. Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m. in Carbondale, Ill.