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- Lloyd Hawkins and the Oklahoma Pork Council
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- Jarred G. Jones
- Robbye Jones
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- John Thomas Cordell Gun Store
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Collin Bricker and Alimata Rabo Win Bulldog of the Week
WEATHERFORD, Okla. – SWOSU athletes Alimata Rabo of the soccer team and Collin Bricker of the football team have been named the newest Bulldogs of the Week for their on-field performances last week. The weekly honor is brought to you by Wright Radio, home of SWOSU Athletics on 95.5 'The Coyote.'
Bricker (Piedmont, Okla.) caught the game-winning heave from Marc Evans as time expired in SWOSU’s 37-35 victory over Oklahoma Baptist Saturday night at ASAP Energy Field. After giving up the lead with 15 seconds to go in the game, the Bulldogs took a short squibbed kickoff and returned it to near midfield in hopes of a miracle. After the play was over, OBU was called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty which gave SWOSU an extra 15 yards tacked on to their field position. A false start penalty on the offensive line backed them up five yards before any snap was taken, so with 10 seconds left in the game the Dawgs were on the Bison 41-yard line in need of a touchdown. After an incomplete pass on first down, the game came down to one play. Evans rolled out of the pocket escaping pressure and let the ball fly towards the right side of the end zone, and it was Bricker who muscled his way around bodies from both teams and came down with the Hail Mary pass. The tight end caught only three passes on the night for 78 yards, but none were more important than the final play of the game. The last-second win was the Bulldog’s fourth-straight victory of the season, evening their record at 4-4 in 2016. The Dawgs look to do more shocking of their own, when they travel to Searcy, Arkansas this upcoming Saturday to play No. 12-ranked Harding.
Rabo (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso) scored three goals against Ouachita Baptist on Saturday to lead SWOSU to a 7-2 victory over the Tigers. The three-goal performance was an extra impressive feat considering the competition it was against. OUA came into the match tied with the Bulldogs atop the Great American Conference standings with a 7-2 conference record and having not given up more than two goals in any game they had played in this season. Rabo managed to score three goals in one half against Ouachita. It was the freshman’s fourth hat trick on the year and her 19th, 20th, and 21st goals of the season, which ranks her as the top Women’s Division II scorer in the country. To go along with the hat trick, Rabo also collected an assist in the match, and ended the game with seven total points earned. With one week left in the regular season, Rabo and the Dawgs (11-3-1, 8-2 GAC) will face Oklahoma Baptist in Shawnee on Thursday, October 27 and Southern Nazarene in Bethany on Saturday, October 29 to wrap up the regular season before focusing on the post season.
2016-17 Bulldogs of the Week, Presented by Wright Wradio:
Sept. 5: Sandra Nabweteme (Soccer), Kevin Joseph (Football)
Sept. 12: Conner Bays (Football), Isela Sandoval (Cross Country)
Sept. 19: Addie Aman (Volleyball), Sheldon Wilson (Football)
Sept. 26: Stefan Idstam (Men’s Golf), Kelsi Schmidtberger (Volleyball)
Oct. 3: DeLayni Fine (Volleyball), Kenneth Martey (Football)
Oct. 10: Marc Evans (Football), Shelley Mueller (Soccer)
Oct. 17: Carly Zak (Volleyball), Karltrell Henderson (Football)
Oct. 24: Collin Bricker (Football), Alimata Rabo (Soccer)
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