Sam Houston linebacker Tanner Brock has been named as Southland Conference “Defensive Player of the Week.”

The award comes after the Bearkats’ 55-17 victory over Texas Southern last Saturday in Huntsville.

Brock recorded seven tackles and two tackles for loss in leading the defense against the Texas Southern Tigers.

The senior from Copperas Cove, Texas (Copperas Cove H.S.), sacked the quarterback twice for losses totaling 10 yards.

In the first half, Sam Houston limited Texas Southern to minus-23 yards rushing and 29 yards passing.

The Bearkats caused four fumbles and recovered three with each turnover setting up the team’s first three touchdowns.

The victory upped the Kats’ season record to 2-1 and set a school record, extending SHSU’s string of consecutive home wins to 16. The 16-game home winning streak also is the longest current string of wins in FCS play.

Sam Houston’s Timothy Flanders and Torrance Williams both were honorable mention selections this week’s Southland voting for offensive and special teams players of the week.

Brock's award marks the second time a Bearkat has earned a Southland weekly honor this season. Flanders was the league's "Offensive Player of the Week" last week after scoring three TDs and rushing for 170 yards at Texas A&M.

The Kats play the second in a series of four consecutive home games this Saturday, Sept. 21, when UIW (Incarnate Word) comes to Elliott T. Bowers Stadium for a 6 p.m. kickoff.

Tickets for all remaining five home games at Bowers Stadium this season plus the 88th “Battle of the Piney Woods” vs. SFA in Reliant Stadium Nov. 2 are available now online at .

Fans also can purchase tickets by visiting or calling the SHSU athletic ticket office located in the Ron Mafrige Field House in the south end zone of Bowers Stadium. Ticket office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The ticket office telephone number is (936) 294-1729.