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Brandon Holiday Earns NSIC Defensive Player of the Week Honors after Big Game against MSU Moorhead
September 29, 2008

Contact: Mitch Bakken- Sports Information Director (218) 281-8414


Brandon Holiday
Brandon Holiday
(St. Paul, Minn.)- The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) announced today that Brandon Holiday (DB, 5’11, 190, FR, Atlanta, Ga.) has been recognized as the NSIC Defensive Player of the Week for his sensational play against MSU Moorhead. Holiday grabbed two interceptions against the Dragons, returning one for a touchdown and the second for 45-yards to set up a Golden Eagle two-yard score to preserve the 20-16 homecoming victory.

Holiday grabbed the first MSUM pass at 14:12 of the third quarter and returned it 57-yards for a Golden Eagle score to put UMC up 13-9. The Dragons struck back to take a 16-13 lead, but with 5:24 remaining in the game, Holiday shocked the Dragons with a 45 yard interception return to the MSU Moorhead two-yard line, setting up a two-yard pass from Jake Poehler (QB, 6’1, 175, FR, Coon Rapids, Minn.) to Aaron Wall (WR, 6’5, 210, SO, New Orleans, La.) to put the Golden Eagles up 20-16 and solidify the homecoming victory in front of a packed-house at Ed Widseth Field. Holiday finished with four tackles (one solo, three assisted) and two interceptions for 102-yards and a touchdown.

The Golden Eagles advanced to 2-3 overall and 1-3 in the NSIC, while the Dragons dropped to 1-4 overall and 1-3 in the NSIC. UMC travels to Aberdeen, S.D. on Saturday, October 4 to play the Wolves of Northern State University. Kick-off for the contest is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Fans can listen to the game on KROX-1260 AM at http://www.umcrookston.edu/people/services/MediaServ/stream.htm and watch all Golden Eagle games live on Northern Sun TV at http://www.northernsun.tv/.

For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics website at: www.goldeneaglesports.com.