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Montana's Jerry Louie-McGee fakes out Northern Iowa's Preston Woods. McGee ran for 162 all-purpose yards and scored on an 81-yard punt return.

TOMMY MARTINO, Missoulian

Thanks to a dazzling punt return touchdown, Montana's Jerry Louie-McGee has been named the Big Sky Conference's Special Teams Player of the Week.

Louie-McGee, a redshirt freshman receiver, scored from 81 yards away in the Grizzlies' 20-14 victory over then-third-ranked Northern Iowa on Saturday. The touchdown put UM up 17-7 at the time and proved to be the difference in the victory.

The young Griz from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho finished with 118 return yards to go with 33 receiving and 11 rushing, a total of 162 all-purpose yards. The touchdown was the first of his collegiate career in just his second game with Montana.

Among the Big Sky's other honorees that were released Monday morning were Montana State cornerback John Walker and Northern Colorado quarterback Kyle Sloter.

Walker, a senior graduate transfer and the league's Defensive Player of the Week, intercepted two passes as the Bobcats forced five in all in a 27-24 win over Bryant on Saturday.

Sloter set school records with six touchdown passes and 408 passing yards to earn Offensive Player of the Week. His Bears beat Abilene Christian, 55-52. He also rushed for 41 yards and a seventh score despite starting the game on the bench.

He was also named national offensive player of the week by STATS FCS.

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