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All the drama

Franklin's comeback had Division III football fans on edge on Saturday afternoon, wondering if the No. 19-ranked Grizzlies could take down the top-ranked defending champs at Mount Union. Part of the comeback included this fantastic grab by Kyle Linville from Jonny West, setting up a go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week.

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

Week 1 Play of the Week finalists

  • Rasheed Bailey hauled in a 41-yard pass for Delaware Valley, setting up a touchdown two plays later as part of the Aggies' 28-point fourth-quarter rally in a 35-27 comeback win against Rowan. Watch
  • Willamette served notice that it could not be ignored, opening the 2013 season with a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Terrell Malley. Watch
  • UW-Oshkosh receiver Clay Wipperfurth made the grab with a defender on his back and sprinted all the way for a 67-yard game-tying touchdown as the Titans came back from a 17-0 halftime deficit. Watch

You can see all of the nominated plays on our Week 1 highlights playlist below, and even more top plays on the D3sports.com YouTube channel.

Week 1 Play of the Week nominees

Use the forward and back buttons to scroll through the full list below.

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
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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