A second quarter interception by Omar Brown helped the UNI Panther football team build a halftime lead against Illinois State on Saturday. Another interception in the fourth quarter gave the Panthers the chance to seal a 17-point road win.
On Sunday, Brown won two Missouri Valley Football Conference weekly honors. He was named both the MVFC Defensive Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week.
The freshman now has five interceptions this year.
Brown joins Elerson Smith and Chris Kolarevic among UNI players who have been a Defensive Player of the Week this season.
Saturday’s 27-10 win boosted UNI to 6-3 going into a game this Saturday against Indiana State.