Taking to the air

Cortland State has been sitting under the radar this season despite being undefeated in a pretty good conference, only breaking into the Top 25 this week. Justin Autera was making sure his team didn't go down on the road at TCNJ this week. The sophomore running back caught the ball in open field, with 14 yards to go to the end zone. TCNJ defensive backs may think they have an angle on him. This clip has three angles on him.

We solicit video of top plays from every Division III football programs and this was our top clip.

Week 5 Play of the Week finalists

  • Longtime observers of Division III football should have done a double-take when hearing Pacific Lutheran won a game on a long field goal, 49 yards by Richard Isett. See how it happened and the reaction of another under-the-radar unbeaten. Watch
  • Check out the concentration of Utica defensive back Jon White, coming up with this interception in the end zone against St. John Fisher. Watch
  • Averett pulled out a little razzle-dazzle early in a blowout win against Greensboro. Four offensive players touch the ball. Watch
  • Aurora defensive lineman Derek DeNino takes an interception 85 yards back for a touchdown, but not without help from a great downfield block. Watch
  • Bridgewater receiver Tyler Beiler makes a nice one-handed grab for a touchdown early in the Eagles' game against Southern Virginia in Salem. Watch

You can see all of the nominated plays, including two key blocked kicks, on our Week 5 highlights playlist and even more top plays on the D3sports.com YouTube channel.