Tre' Moore Named MVFC Defensive Player of the Week

Tre' Moore
Tre' Moore

St. Louis, Mo. - Youngstown State junior strong safety Tre' Moore (Dayton, Ohio) was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference's Defensive Player of the Week after the Penguins defeated Missouri State 14-7 on Saturday.

Moore led a stout Penguin defensive effort in a 14-7 win at Missouri State. Starting for just the second time this season, he recorded a career-high 11 tackles and had two interceptions, including one with 2:21 remaining that helped the Guins earn their first win at MSU since 2006.

With MSU facing a 2nd-and-13 at the YSU 41, Moore intercepted a Kierra Harris pass at the 32-yard line and returned five yards to seal the hard-fought win. His first interception of the game came in the third quarter when Harris tried to throw a deep ball.

Moore was credited with seven solo stops and four assists in the game.

It was the first time a YSU player had two interceptions in a game since DeAngelo Wilson in 2008 against NDSU.

He is the first Penguin to be named the MVFC's Defensive Player of the Week since Jameel Smith and Donald D'Alesio were back-to-back recipients last year.

Other player-of-the-week recipients were Illinois State running back Marshaun Coprich (Offense), UNI PK Michael Schmadeke (Special Teams) and Illinois State quarterback Tre Roberson (Special Teams).

The Penguins return to action on Saturday when they play host to Western Illinois. Kickoff at Stambaugh Stadium is set for 7 p.m. Tickets are available by calling (330) 941-1978.