Stripped From Behind

South Dakota's Cameron Tisdale, left, rips the ball away from Southern Illinois' Bryce Miller from behind during their Missouri Valley Football Conference matchup on Saturday at the DakotaDome. Tisdale, who also recorded his first career interception in the contest, was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota senior cornerback Cameron Tisdale has been named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Saturday’s Dakota Days win against No. 14/17 Southern Illinois. It is the first such honor for Hillis, who hails from Clearwater, Florida.

Tisdale forced two turnovers and both led to Coyote touchdowns in the 27-24 win. He forced a fumble in the first quarter that was recovered and returned to the SIU 6 for a short touchdown drive. He picked off Saluki quarterback Nic Baker for his first collegiate interception with five minutes to go in the fourth quarter and USD drove down and kicked the game-winning field goal. Tisdale added three tackles and a pass breakup.

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