Threading the needle

Jordan Roberts finds Mark Hiben, who pulls in the catch with 4:21 left in the game among three defenders for the second of his three TDs in Wheaton's 38-33 come-from-behind win against then-No. 12 Illinois Wesleyan. It's the Play of the Week.

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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

  • Hanover linebacker Justin Magaw picks off a deflected Defiance pass and returns it 65 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, capping off the scoring in a 47-14 win. Watch
  • Dwayne Brown returns an interception 97 yards for a touchdown at Washington and Jefferson. The W&J player leveled at midfield remained down for a few minutes with a hip injury but was not seriously hurt. Watch
  • Washington University junior quarterback Eric Daginella avoids three tacklers to find freshman tight end Mitch McMahon in the end zone for a 7-yard touchdown pass in the Bears' 18-13 win at Denison. 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.

Week 8 Play of the Week nominees

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Dec. 10: All times Eastern
at UW-Oshkosh 10, John Carroll 3
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 14, Mount Union 12
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Dec. 16: All times Eastern
Mary Hardin-Baylor 10, at UW-Oshkosh 7
@ Salem, Va.
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