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Forum staff reports, Published November 18 2012

NDSU's Jirik, Williams nab MVFC weekly honors

FARGO – North Dakota State’s Cole Jirik and Marcus Williams both earned Missouri Valley Football Conference weekly honors, according to a release Sunday.

Jirik, a junior defensive end, was named Defensive Player of the Week after recording eight tackles, a career-high three sacks and two forced fumbles during NDSU’s 38-20 win over Illinois State on Saturday.

A junior cornerback, Williams returned a 98-yard kickoff for a touchdown on Saturday to earn the conference’s recognition for special teams.