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.