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All "Tye"-d up

UNK junior defensive linemen Tye Spies (90) sacks Corey Bertini of Missoui Western State, Aug. 31, 2017 (KHGI)

Perhaps the best defensive performance coming from UNK since joining the MIAA in a 14-3 defeat of Missouri Western State.

At the forefront of the chaos caused by the Lopers is a junior from Mullen, Neb.

Tye Spies was all over the place Thursday at Foster Field, in on three sacks of two different Griffon quarterbacks (2.5 sacks, officially) and tied for a team-best six tackles (the other; Sal Silvio).

"He does his job," said senior safety George Brown. "Does it every day - he just works hard every day. That's Tye."

Spies went on to earn the MIAA Co-Defensive Athlete of the Week for his efforts, and effort is a staple of his daily routine.

"A real great kid. A Nebraska kid. Big, strong Nebraska kid," first-year head coach Josh Lynn said after his Lopers beat the Griffons. "And another thing, too, one of the hardest workers on the team."

Spies also had one of three quarterback hurries for the Loper linemen.

Missouri Western State accounted for 209 yards and three points on 10 first downs.

They were only able to rush for 37 yards on 28 carries.

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