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Hannibal's Sims picks up weekly honor from MAC

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NIU senior kicker and Hannibal native Mat Sims made the game winning 36-yard field goal at Iowa on Saturday. (courtesy: Associated Press) NIU senior kicker and Hannibal native Mat Sims made the game winning 36-yard field goal at Iowa on Saturday. (courtesy: Associated Press)

(WGEM) -- It should come as no surprise.

Game winning field goals and Mat Sims go hand in hand. At Hannibal High School his four year career was littered with successful kicks.

Sims continues to thrive under pressure at Northern Illinois.

Saturday was another indication of just how good he is.

Sims connected on three field goals including the game winning boot from 36 yards with :04 on the clock to lead the Huskies past Iowa 30-27.

For Sims, it's his third victory clinching kick at NIU and extended his streak of field goals made to seven.

He also connected on all three extra points which lengthened his point after streak to 58 straight.

For his efforts Sims was named Mid-American Conference West Division Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday.

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