Team of the Week
Games of Nov. 5-6, 2010
QB Nick Kmetz, Jr., Colby
Kmetz had 473 yards of total offense with 392 yards passing and three touchdowns and added 17 carries for 81 yards as the Mules fought back for a 42-41 win over Tufts. Kmetz hit Spencer Merwin with a 1-yard scoring pass with no time left on the clock to tie the game at 41-41 and the Mules hit the extra point for the win. The Mules took over with 3:24 left and Kmetz led a 73-yard drive in 17 plays. Kmetz converted two fourth-down situations on the drive, one with a pass and the other with a 1-yard plunge.
OL Matt Santora, Andrew Weiss, Gino Arnold, Andrew Mortati, Mike Valenti, Trinity (Conn.)
Trinity held the ball for 42:45 of a 28-13 win against previosuly undefeated Amherst. Three freshman runners combined to rush 59 times for 257 yards behind this line.
RB Joe Rollins, Fr., McDaniel
Rollins led McDaniel in its thrilling 36-30 triple-overtime victory over Gettysburg, rushing for a career-high 294 yards. A key part of the attack, the rookie became the Green Terror's first 200-yard rusher since 2005, carrying the ball 34 times for the highest single-game total since 1970. Rollins added 31 yards receiving for 325 all-purpose yards.
RB Austin Dwyer, Fr., Alfred
In a 31-17 win over Ithaca, Dwyer had 273 yards rushing on 29 carries and one TD against a Bomber defense that came into the game allowing only 87 yards rushing per game. Dwyer went over thew 1,000-yard mark for the season.
WR Dee Brizzolara, So., Chicago
Brizzolara caught eight passes for 235 yards, including touchdowns of 31, 44, and 87 yards. His name will appear further down this file.
WR Rob Smith, Sr., Buffalo State
Smith had four receptions of 45-plus yards in a 45-21 win over Morrisville State, en route to seven catches for 247 yards and three touchdowns.
TE Patrick Mengelkoch, Sr., UW-Stout
Mengelkoch had a career-high eight catches for 111 yards and a 28-yard TD in a 28-21 win against UW-Platteville on Nov. 6. His touchdown catch gave Stout a 17-7 lead in the second quarter. Five catches resulted in first downs (twice on third-and-9) and seven catches were on drives that eventually produced points.
DL Jake Longtin, Jr., Chicago
Longtin collected three sacks as Chicago defeated Carnegie Mellon 61-22 in Pittsburgh. The Maroons held the Tartans to 253 yards on the day.
DL Patrick McDonald, Fr., Defiance
McDonald had 10 tackles, two sacks a forced fumble and a fumble recovery to lead Defiance to a 10-7 road victory at Manchester. McDonald and the Jackets held MC to 189 total yards of offense and 1.5 yards per rush.
DL Dominic Jeter, Jr., Bridgewater
Jeter was disruptive to the Randolph-Macon offense, recording six solo tackles and a fumble recovery in Bridgewater's 31-26 victory. Jeter also posted a sack in the win.
LB Anthony Sabatella, Sr., Alma
Sabatella spearheaded a defense that limited Olivet to 209 total yards. He had 12 tackles, nine solo, including four tackles for loss and a sack.
LB Ray Pasco, Jr., RPI
In a 24-21 last second win over Hobart, Ray enjoyed a career day with nine tackles, including five solos. He also had three key sacks for losses of 17, 10 and 2 yards, respectively. Ray also intercepted a pass that led to RPI's first touchdown of the day. He helped hold Hobart to 117 rushing yards on the day.
LB Armando Fortunato, Jr., St. Vincent
Fortunato posted a game-high 14 tackles, 12 solo, in a 21-14 win against Westminster (Pa.). He made the defensive play of the game late in the fourth quarter, stuffing a Westminster run attempt on fourth-and-inches to seal the victory for St. Vincent.
LB Jason Ferguson, Jr., Grove City
Ferguson recorded two interceptions in Grove City territory in the fourth quarter of the Wolverines' 21-7 win against Bethany. He returned his first pick 28 yards to the Bethany 31, setting up the Wolverines' final touchdown. He then intercepted a pass at the Grove City 10 in the final minute to clinch the victory. He also had eight tackles, four solo.
CB Brandon Brown, Sr., Washington U.
Brown made four tackles and limited the UAA's leading receiver Zach Homyk to 41 receiving yards in a 14-13 win at Case Western Reserve. He also had three pass breakups, a forced fumble, and a blocked field goal in the fourth quarter to help preserve the victory.
S Will Morris, Jr., McMurry
Morris had 10 tackles (five solo), a 74-yard interception return for a touchdown and a forced fumble in a loss to Louisiana College. The defensive touchdown was the first of his career.
S Bryan Gary, So., Waynesburg
In Waynesburg's near upset of No. 10 Thomas More, Gary piled up a game-high 13 tackles, and led all players with three tackles for loss. He also forced a fumble in the 14-10 loss.
CB Marcus Lancaster, Sr., Thomas More
Lancaster helped anchor the Saints' defense in a win against Waynesburg with seven tackles, all of them solo, including two for a loss, one sack and an interception.
K Nick Debbins, Jr., Buffalo State
Debbins was 3-for-3 on field goals and perfect on extra points in a 45-21 win against Morrisville State. He connected from 27, 29 and 35 yards.
P Shaun Wild, Sr., North Central (Ill.)
Wild averaged 41.8 yards per punt, landing two kicks inside the 20, and negated Wheaton's return game. The Thunder, ranked second nationally in punt return average, managed just 4 yards on three punt returns.
ST Anthony Giuliano, Sr., Cortland State
Giuliano returned a blocked field goal 82 yards for a TD with 39 seconds left in the first half to give Cortland a 17-7 lead in an eventual 38-7 win over William Paterson. A wide receiver, Giuliano also threw a 72-yard TD pass out of a "wildcat" formation on his only attempt of the game and caught a 15-yard TD pass.
RET Dee Brizzolara, So., Chicago
Brizzolara scored on a 83-yard kickoff return and an 86-yard punt runback as the Maroons defeated Carnegie Mellon 61-22. He also scored on touchdown receptions of 31, 44, and 87 yards, giving him a school-record five touchdowns on the day.