Bacon Earns Big 12 Player Of The Week Honors

1 decade 3 years 2 months ago Monday, September 11 2006 Sep 11, 2006 Monday, September 11, 2006 7:58:50 PM CDT September 11, 2006 in Sports

Leading the team in tackles (24), Bacon is a signifcant ingredient to a Tiger unit ranked second in the NCAA in total defense.

Chase Daniel captured Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors in the Tigers' win over Murray State, making it two consecutive weeks a Tiger has taken home Big 12 honors.

Bacon is the first MU linebacker to claim the weekly award since 1997. Barry Odom was the last Tiger linebacker to accomplish the feat after a MU victory over Tulsa on Sept. 22, 1997.

"It's exciting to be mentioned with people like Barry Odom," Bacon said. "Just to see my name with his is just a very exciting thing."

The Tigers (2-0) take their second ranked defense on the road this Saturday to New Mexico (1-1).

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