Tech’s Farewell earns Frontier honor

Montana Tech punter Travis Farewell made the momentum-turning play in Tech’s 38-24 victory over MSU-Northern Saturday night at Alumni Coliseum.

Two nights later, Farewell was named the Frontier Conference Special Teams Player of the Week. The league announced award Monday night.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound senior from Tehechapi, Calif., booted two punts for 76 yards in the win. He also turned a broken play into something special.

Farwell fielded a low snap and ran 23 yards for a first down on fourth and 20. That led to the tying touchdown and kick started 17 unanswered Montana Tech points.

Ryan Steska of Rocky Mountain College was also nominated for the award.

In other Frontier football news, Austin Dodge of Southern Oregon Landon Willyerd of Rocky also took home Player of the Week honors.

Dodge, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound senior quarterback from Vancouver, Wash, passed for 321 yards and four touchdowns in Southern Oregon’s 51-14 win over Menlo College. He also ran for 24 yards and a TD. In SOU’s 51-14 season.

Montana Tech’s Nolan Saraceni and Cole Gattelan of Rocky were also nominated for the award.

Willyerd, 6-1, 200-pound defensive back from Livingston, picked off a pass and registered three solo tackles as the Battlin’ Bears beat Dickinson State 40-21. He also had a tackle for a loss.

Montana Tech’s Mike Touzinsky, Montana Western’s Joe Coker and Southern Oregon’s Alex Stork were also nominated for the defensive honor.

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