Sophomore quarterback Bobby Brown (Storm Lake, Iowa/Storm Lake) has been named the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) Male Athlete of the Week, while teammate Nick Plueger (Le Mars, Iowa/Le Mars) has been named the league's Football Defensive Performer of the Week. Both are for the period ending October 14.
Brown completed 16-of-26 attempts through the air against Central College on Saturday for 318 yards and three touchdowns. One of those TD's went for 86 yards on 3rd-and-13 to freshman Jalen Henningsen (Alta, Iowa/Alta) on the last play of the first quarter. He set single-game career highs in both passing yard and touchdowns, while his 318 yards were the most by any BVU quarterback since 2009.
Plueger, who currently leads the IIAC in tackles per game (14.5) turned in a game-high 14 total stops against the Dutch, to help lead a Beaver defense which forced five turnovers. He recovered a fumble deep in Central territory which set up BVU's third score and a 17-0 lead.
Both individuals were key components of the team's thrilling 30-25 Homecoming win, just the second overall victory against the Dutch since 1979 and the first in Storm Lake since 1959.
Buena Vista (1-5, 1-2 IIAC) will look to win back-to-back games and even its league record when it travels to Loras College (2-4, 1-2 IIAC) on Saturday afternoon for a 1:00pm contest.
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