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Brock Coyle earns Big Sky honors

Published On: Dec 24 2013 10:19:07 AM MST
Updated On: Oct 21 2013 01:49:07 PM MDT
Brock Coyle
MISSOULA, Mont. -

ARTICLE COURTESY OF UM ATHLETICS***

The Big Sky Conference has announced the ROOT SPORTS football Players of the Week for games played on Saturday, Oct. 19. Montana linebacker Brock Coyle is the Defensive Player of the Week.

Coyle, a 6-2, 245-pound senior from Bozeman, Mont., tallied 15 tackles and the game-clinching interception in Montana's 21-14 overtime win over Cal Poly. Coyle had two tackles for loss and helped the Grizzly defense keep the Mustangs off the board in the second half and overtime. In overtime, Coyle intercepted Cal Poly quarterback Dano Graves' third-down pass at the 2-yard line to secure the victory. This is Coyle's second career Player of the Week honor.

ROOT SPORTS, the Official Television Partner of the Big Sky Conference, will show Saturday's showdown between No. 3 Eastern Washington and No. 10 Montana from Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Mont. Coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. The game will be available on ROOT SPORTS as well as DIRECTV's Audience Network 101.