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A play that reverberates

Dee Brizzolara broke tackles, sidestepped defenders and ended up in the end zone. And in the process, he lifted Chicago to a 24-20 win, snapped Case Western Reserve's 38-game regular-season winning streak and damaged the Spartans' playoff hopes. The impact of Brizzolara's TD reverberated across the playoff picture and helped it become the D3football.com Play of the Week:

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

Week 9 Play of the Week finalists

  • Wilkes strong safety Kevin Gerhart keys a 14-point swing for the Colonels, returning an interception 100 yards for a TD against Lycoming. Watch
  • Eric Rogers makes a diving, one-handed catch for Cal Lutheran as time expires in the first half of a key SCIAC game against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Watch
  • UW-Whitewater receiver Adam Brandes made a great play on an underthrown ball and turned it into a 50-yard gain in a 27-14 win against UW-Stevens Point. Watch
  • Wabash blocks its 10th punt of the season and Jonathan Koop returns it for his fourth blocked punt return for a score in 2010 (broadcasters were mistaken).  Watch

You can see all of the nominated plays on our Week 9 highlights playlist and even more top plays on the D3sports.com YouTube channel.

Aug. 30: All times Eastern
TBA
Frostburg State at Stevenson
6:00 PM
Alma at Baldwin Wallace
Live stats
7:00 PM
University of New England at Coast Guard
Live stats
7:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Johns Hopkins
7:00 PM
Hamline at Buena Vista
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at McMurry
7:30 PM
Manchester at Trine
8:00 PM
St. Olaf at Crown
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
8:00 PM
UW-Platteville at East Texas Baptist
Live stats
Aug. 31: All times Eastern
TBA
Utica at St. Lawrence
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
Live stats
7:00 PM
WPI at Anna Maria
Live stats
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
Live stats
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
7:00 PM
Millikin at Hope
Preview Live stats
7:00 PM
TCNJ at FDU-Florham
7:00 PM
Becker at MIT
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Albright at Salisbury
Live stats
Dec. 9: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 43, at UW-Oshkosh 40
Box Score Recap Recap Photos
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 24, Brockport 0
Box Score Recap Photos
Dec. 15: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 12, at Mary Hardin-Baylor 0
@ Salem, Va.
Video Box Score Recap Photos

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