Team of the Week
Games of Oct. 7-8, 2011
QB Josh Graham, Sr., Waynesburg
Graham had a breakout game by throwing for 311 yards and six touchdowns in a win against Geneva. The senior completed 19 of 29 attempts and his half-dozen scores was just two shy of the school record set in 1968.
OL Jace Werkheiser, John Cannova, Nick
Capristo, Joe Guenther, Conor Oenning, North Central
The Cardinals offensive line did not allow a sack for the second straight week and helped North Central dominate time of possession, 36:43-23:17 in a 24-3 win against Augustana.
RB Connor Dahlstrom, Jr.,
Dahlstrom ripped off runs of 68 and 83 yards en route to 225 yards on the night, on 24 carries. He scored two touchdowns in Wartburg's 42-39 win against Dubuque.
RB Trevor Manuel, Jr.,
Manuel accounted for 236 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns in the win against Wittenberg. Manuel scored twice in the final 2:34 of the first half (68 yard TD reception and 10-yard TD reception) to open up a one-point game. He had 34 carries for 152 yards.
WR Michael Zweifel, Sr.,
Zweifel caught 18 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns in the Spartans' 42-39 loss to Wartburg. Also playing cornerback, Zweifel had two tackles, one for loss, and intercepted a pass. He is now No. 2 all-time in receptions at all levels of college football.
WR Eric Rogers, Jr., Cal
Rogers hauled in six catches for 206 yards and two touchdowns during the first half of a 56-0 home win over Whittier. He became the first Kingsmen in the program's 50-plus year history to amass 200-plus receiving yards in a home game. All six of his receptions covered at least 20 yards and for either first downs or scores.
WR Rico Wallace, Sr.,
Wallace caught 12 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-20 overtime loss to Christopher Newport.
DE Peter Ford, So., Louisiana College
Ford had 10 tackles, six solo, with two and a half tackles for loss and one and a half sacks in a 31-24 win against East Texas Baptist. He also broke up a pass and recovered a fumble, while on offense.
DT Rian Younker, Jr., Cal
Of his six total tackles (five solo) Younker led the team with 4.5 tackles for loss including 2.5 sacks during a 56-0 win over Whittier. The nose guard spearheaded the effort against the Poets' rush attack which was held to 45 yards on 35 carries.
DE Ben Lyons, Jr.,
Lyons had three tackles -- all for sacks in Willamette's win over Pacific. His sacks resulted in 22 yards in losses. His sacks were recorded on third-and-7 at the WU 36 on Pacific's first drive of the game, fourth-and-2 at the WU 24 on the final play of the half and on third-and-11 at the WU 41 on Pacific's opening drive of the second half.
LB Devin Worthington, So.,
Worthington recorded 10 tackles, four solo, including four tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks as Hobart beat Union 41-24.
LB Joey Cleary, So.,
Clearly opened the scoring in Bowdoin's 27-6 win at Tufts on Saturday with a 99-yard touchdown return for a touchdown, establishing the longest play in the 120-year history of Polar Bear football. It was a record he held for almost two quarters, until Griffin Cardew returned a pick 100 yards to paydirt. In addition to his go-ahead score, Cleary had seven tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss.
LB Javicz Jones, Sr., Mary
Javicz had 11 total tackles, intercepted two passes, blocked a punt that UMHB recovered for a touchdown and added a half sack in a 35-12 win against Mississippi College.
CB Dylan DeFauw, Jr., Illinois
DeFauw picked off two passes and forced a fumble in the Blueboys' 48-34 win against St. Norbert. It was just their third win in 20 meetings. DeFauw's second pick led to a key fourth-quarter touchdown. He also had three tackles, two solo.
S Tony Faller, Sr.,
Faller led the Muskies defense to a 32-0 shutout of Rockford. Faller led the team with 10 tackles, two tackles for a loss of 19 yards and one sack for 18 yards. He added three pass breakups and have one interception for 19 yards. He also blocked a punt.
S Dan Calabrese, Jr., Case Western
Calabrese recorded a career-high three interceptions and ran two back for touchdowns in a 47-21 victory vs. Oberlin on Saturday. Calabrese, who also recorded two tackles, had TD returns of 55 and 56 yards, respectively.
S Dan Wirkowski, So., St.
Wirkowski helped lead St. Vincent to its biggest win in modern program history, a 35-27 upset of Washington and Jefferson. In the game, he made seven stops (three solo) and provided a crucial interception and 61-yard return to the W&J 22-yard line set up an SVC touchdown that tied the game. Later, with W&J driving deep in SVC territory, he recovered a fumble that helped thwart the Presidents' scoring threat.
CB Blaek Combs, So., Trine
Combs bookended the game at LaGrange with two interceptions. His first, on LaGrange's first play of the game, set up Trine on the LaGrange 24-yard line for their first score of the game. His second ended LaGrange's overtime possession, setting up Trine with a chance to win in the first extra session. He finished with six tackles, four solo.
K Garrett Biel, Jr., Trinity (Texas)
Biel kicked a pair of field goals to lead Trinity to a 27-9 win against Sewanee. Biel had field goals of 34 and 33 yards and also kicked three extra points to give him nine of Trinity's 27 points.
P Jeff Sauer, Jr., Chicago
In a 38-23 win over Denison, Sauer averaged 50.2 yards on four punts, which he placed at the Denison 1-, 2-, 7-, and 10-yard lines.
ST Ryan Seymour, So., St. John
Seymour blocked an Ithaca field goal in overtime that would have extended the game. The block gave St. John Fisher a 13-10 victory.
RET Tony Sierra, Jr.,
Sierra propelled the Jackets to a 23-13 win at Mount St. Joseph with an 84-yard punt return for a touchdown to lift Defiance to an early 7-0 lead. Sierra averaged 48.5 yards per return on the afternoon and aded four tackles, one hit for lost yardage and a pass breakup in the victory.