Stewart, Mazur honored by Gateway
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[SEPT. 11, 2006]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Illinois State's
Kye Stewart accounted for 14 tackles and
Kevin Mazur was responsible for 12 points in the Redbirds' 18-3
win over Central Arkansas on Saturday, and as a result both were
honored by the Gateway Football Conference office on Sunday
-- Stewart as the league's defensive player of the week and Mazur as
special teams player of the week.
Stewart and the Redbird defense kept their opponents' offense out of
the end zone for a second straight week, marking the first time in
56 years that the Redbirds opened up the season without allowing an
offensive touchdown in the first two games.
The Nashville, Tenn.,
native collected a career-high and game-leading 14 tackles and now
ranks No. 3 nationally in stops with 27 on the season.
Mazur tied a Hancock Stadium record on Saturday with four field
goals. The sophomore placekicker converted on distances from 23, 25,
20 and 35 yards out, while missing one try from 37. He has now made
14-for-19 field goal attempts in his career, and his 73.7 career
field goal percentage would rank No. 1 in school history.
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The Redbirds, who were ranked No. 7 in last week's Sports Network
poll, will host No. 20-ranked Eastern Illinois on Saturday to renew
the oldest football rivalry in the state. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m.
State University news release provided by Todd Kober, assistant
athletics director, media relations]