Chase Allen wins MVFC award


By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

Junior inside linebacker Chase Allen was named the special teams player of the week Sunday by the Missouri Valley Football Conference. 

Despite only playing in the second half and overtime of the Salukis’ 38-31 win against No. 16 ranked Youngstown State, Allen blocked two kicks — a field goal and punt. Both came in the fourth quarter.

Allen has three blocks this season, his other was in the season opening 48-47 loss against Indiana, which leads all players in the Football Championship Subdivision.


Allen is one of nine players in the FCS with two blocks in a game. Indiana State’s freshman defensive lineman Adrian Butler had two blocks against SIU on Oct. 17.

Six other Salukis have won a weekly honor this season.

Brent Meske can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @brentmeskeDE.