MARTIN, Tenn. – Cody Sandlin, The University of Tennessee at Martin senior place kicker was named the adidas Ohio Valley Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.
After missing his first two field goal attempts of the night, Sandlin (6-2, 180, Goodlettsville) was money when it mattered, converting two field goals in the final five minutes of the game to give UT Martin a 20-17 victory at Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) foe Memphis.
The win was the first for the Skyhawks over a FBS opponent and just the 19th all-time win for an OVC team against the higher subdivision. With 4:52 to play Sandlin connected on a 26-yard attempt to give UTM a 17-10 advantage.
His most important kick of the game came with four seconds remaining, as the senior connected from 43-yards out to break a 17-17 tie and give the Skyhawks the victory.