Posted: Oct 01, 2019
SEGUIN, Texas -- Texas Lutheran senior linebacker Derek Dunn (Houston/North Shore) has been named to the D3football.com Team of the Week after his performance Saturday in TLU's 27-0 shutout of Southwestern on Saturday night.
Dunn, the American Southwest Conference Football Defensive Player of the Week, collected 11 total tackles, recorded two sacks for 18 yards and made five tackles for loss resulting in 24 total yards lost by the Pirates.
TLU held Southwestern to 158 total rushing yards on 55 carries, an average of 2.9 yards per carry.
The Pirates came into the game against TLU having rushed for more than 300 yards in each of their previous two games.
TLU dominated Southwestern in Bulldog Stadium and went to 2-0 in the ASC by forcing six turnovers and shutting out the Pirates for the first time in nine all-time meetings.
Southwestern came into the American Southwest Conference match-up averaging 48.5 points per game. But TLU's defense held the Pirates scoreless by recovering all four of Southwestern's fumbles and intercepting a pair of Pirate passes.
TLU (2-1, 2-0 ASC) faces sixth-ranked Hardin-Simmons at 6 p.m. Saturday in Abilene, Texas. The Cowboys are 4-0 and 3-0 in the ASC.