St. Thomas had jumped out to an early 17-point lead, but when the Bethel defense started to get going, the No. 3 Tommies had to rely on their defense to hold the No. 10 Royals back. With a 10-point lead and Bethel in the two-minute drill, Josh Aakre's pass is tipped and picked off by junior cornerback Jack Gavin, in our Play of the Week.
Dave Lee on the call for WCCO-AM 830.
We solicit video of top plays from every Division III football program and this was our top clip.
Week 8 Play of the Week finalists
- Speaking of the tip drill, here a deflected pass to Linfield tight end Jacob Preister gets snared out of the air by teammate Buddy Saxon for the touchdown in the Wildcats' 45-7 win against Pacific Lutheran. Watch
- UW-Eau Claire return man Clint Larsen shows excellent field vision in returning a UW-Stevens Point punt 83 yards fow a touchdown. Watch
You can see all of the nominated plays on our Week 8 highlights playlist below, and even more top plays on the D3sports.com YouTube channel.