Team of the Week
Games of Oct. 28-30, 2011
QB Ryan Kramer, Jr., St. John Fisher
Kramer was a dual threat, completing 10 of 13 passes for 156 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 244 yards on 16 carries and scoring five TDs in a 63-36 win against Utica.
OL Devin Martin, Mike Micca, William O'Brien, Breen
Cullivan, Kyle Shrout, John Carroll
The Blue Streaks had 549 yards of total offense (270 rushing, 279 passing) and scored 37 points against a defense which had allowed 413 yards of offense (328 rushing, 85 passing) against Mount Union the week before -- most of that in the second half. The line did not allow a sack and had just four negative plays covering 66 official offensive snaps. The team averaged 5.4 yards per rush and 19.9 yards per completion.
RB Levell Coppage, Sr.,
Coppage rushed for a season high 245 yards on 29 carries and three touchdowns in the Warhawks' victory against UW-Stevens He broke former Warhawk Justin Beaver's record for the school and WIAC career rushing leader, now with 6,776 yards. Coppage also moves to third in the NCAA III career rushing.
RB Ke'Von White, Fr.,
A week after rushing for his first 100-yard game, White rushed for 217 yards, the second highest single-game total in program history. He averaged 6.8 yards on 32 carries and scored two touchdowns in a 28-21 win against Methodist.
WR Michael Zweifel, Sr.,
Zweifel's first catch in the second half, he surpassed the all-time NCAA reception leader with his 437th catch with 13:55 left of the third quarter. Zweifel finished with 15 catches on the day (and 148 yards and two touchdowns) to improve to 440 career catches.
WR Brock Thompson, Sr., Illinois
Thompson had a career day in IC's win over Grinnell, making 11 catches for 214 yards and four touchdowns. Thompson's TDs came on scoring plays of 3, 80, 5 and 41 yards, respectively, in the Blueboys' 48-16 win over Grinnell.
TE Adam Carl, So.,
Carl set career highs with 10 receptions for 103 yards and two scores in Augsburg's 31-23 win against Macalester. It was his first 100-yard receiving game of his career. He caught a 5-yard touchdown pass just before halftime and put the Auggies in front for good with a 7-yard touchdown reception late in the third quarter.
DE Anthony Marascio, Sr., Lycoming
Marascio had a team-high eight tackles (seven solo), one sack for 13 yards on a fourth-quarter third-down play, and a career-high tying five tackles for loss to give him 18.5 for the season. Also added a forced fumble and recovery on preseason All-American running back Ben Guiles that he returned across midfield to set up the only Lycoming touchdown of the game.
DT Gregg Pickett, Jr.,
Pickett anchored a dominant front line in a 21-18 win at Rose-Hulman. The junior helped hold the Engineer ground game to zero yards rushing on 21 carries. Pickett ended the game with one sack, 2.5 tackles for lost yardage and five total stops to help the Jackets to their fourth consecutive victory.
DE Frank Weymiller, Jr.,
Weymiller was the driving force behind a Kohawk defense that gave up just 179 yards of offense to Buena Vista, with 141 of that coming in the first quarter. He had eight tackles, four solo, two tackles for loss and two sacks, forcing a fumble in the 30-14 win.
LB Allen Stallings, Sr.,
Stallings had 26 tackles, 14 of them solo in a 27-22 loss to Christopher Newport. He forced two fumbles, one of which led to the opening score of the game and put Greensboro on top 7-0. His second, with 1:16 remaining in the game helped set up a touchdown drive to bring The Pride to within five points.
LB Cody Allen, Sr., Cortland
Allen shared the team lead with 14 tackles, seven solo, in Cortland's 23-20 win vs. TCNJ. He finished with two and a half tackles for loss, one and a half sacks, and a forced fumble that resulted in a TCNJ turnover.
LB John Cordasco, Sr.,
Cordasco led Mass-Dartmouth with nine tackles, all solo, forced a fumble, recovered it and returned it for a touchdown and intercepted a pass in 33-7 win at Curry, UMD's first win over the Colonels in seven years.
LB John Lesinski, Sr.,
Lesinski had 12 tackles, six solo, a tackle for loss and an interception as the Britons knocked off Adrian 28-14 to win the MIAA title. The interception stopped an Adrian scoring threat in the fourth quarter.
CB Craig Bailey, So.,
Bailey came up big for Pacific on the defensive end to help the Boxers win their first game since the program was reinstated in 2010. He had five tackles, broke up four passes and had an interception in the Puget Sound end zone that resulted in a Pacific touchdown on the next play.
S Jonathan Wilder, So.,
Wilder had a huge game as the Cowboys held McMurry's high-powered offense in check in McMurry's 28-14 win. He picked off Jake Mullin two times and had 13 tackles, including eight solos.
S Byron Mitchell, So.,
Mitchell had 10 tackles, six solo, and intercepted two passes, returning one of them for a touchdown in a loss to Ferrum. He had two and a half tackles for loss.
CB Spencer White, Sr.,
White led Ithaca with nine tackles and recorded game's biggest play, chasing down a Bobcat receiver from behind and forcing a second-half fumble that Ithaca recovered on its own 12-yard line. Ithaca beat Frostburg State 13-10.
K Allen Cain, Jr., Texas Lutheran
Cain made three field goals in a game for third time this season, hitting all of his attempts, from 32, 46, and 44. He also remained perfect on extra points for the season.
P Tyler Rasche, Jr., North Central
Rasche averaged 47.5 yards per punt, his best collegiate single-game average, with a long of 58. Elmhurst gained no punt return yards on two attempts, one of which resulted in a lost fumble.
ST Bill Smith and D.J. Romano, Srs.,
Smith blocked an extra point kick which Romano returned 84 yards for a defensive two-point conversion in a 23-20 win against TCNJ.
RET Mike Graham, Jr., Western New
Graham scored on kickoff returns of 85 and 83 yards that proved to be the difference as the Golden Bears knocked off previously undefeated Endicott 40-37 in the snow to win the NEFC Boyd Division title. He finished with 229 yards for four returns.