Team of the Week
Games of Sept. 27-28, 2013
QB Richard Barnes, Sr., Wooster
Barnes threw for a career-high 343 yards while completing 25 of 34 passes during a second consecutive turnover-free performance. He also rushed for 53 yards as part of a four-TD performance.
OL Chris Burley, Ryan Filliger, Zach
Pappas, Mac Hanlon, Kyle Morris, Worcester
The line helped Worcester State rally from a from an early 27 point deficit in a 64-63 win over Mass Maritime as the Lancers set school records for first downs (35), passing yardage (526), pass completions (40) and passing touchdowns (seven).
RB Domonique Hayden, Jr., Thomas
Hayden helped lead the Saints to a 49-28 win vs. Waynesburg in Saturday’s home opener. He finished with 24 carries for 212 yards (8.8 yards per carry) and a pair of rushing touchdowns (5, 44) and also had one catch for a 36-yard touchdown.
RB Sean Dunning, Jr.,
Dunning had five touchdowns on the ground and also a 45-yard run that set up Millikin's game-winning field goal in a victory against Aurora. He compiled 186 yards on 25 carries.
WR John Babin, Jr., Cortland
Babin caught nine passes for 173 yards, one of them a 22-yard touchdown to give the Red Dragons the lead in a game St. John Fisher would come back to win. Babin also caught a two-point conversion to cut the Fisher lead to a one-possession game.
WR Donteea Dye, Jr.,
Dye caught six passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns in Heidelberg's 66-12 win against Wilmington despite not playing the second half.
TE Jesse Lane, So.,
Coming into the game with just one career reception, Lane added six more to that total, for 94 yards. Three of his catches (for 14, 16 and 21 yards) put Wooster in the red zone, helping the Scots build a 28-7 lead.
DE Louis Danesi, Sr.,
Danesi recorded five tackles, four of them solo against Division II St. Joseph's (Ind.). Three of them were tackles for loss and two of them sacks.
DT Dwight Hentz, Sr.,
Hentz had six tackles, five solo, including three and a half sacks as Lycoming knocked off No. 24 Widener 16-14. Widener got just 15 rushing yards on the day. Two of Hentz's sacks came in the fourth quarter.
DE Danny Samson, Sr.,
Samson had five tackles, all of them solo and four of them for loss in a 31-6 win vs. Albion. One of his two sacks helped set the tone on the second play of the game, forcing a punt, while the other put Albion back on its 11, setting up a blocked punt and a quick score.
LB Brendan Manion, Jr.,
Manion He scored on a 37-yard interception return in the second quarter at East Texas Baptist for a 24-6 halftime lead, and registered 14 tackles (nine solo) during the game, including 2.5 tackles for losses (one sack). He also forced two fumbles recovered by Willamette. One fumble was at the WU 12 and the other was at the WU 2.
LB Sosthene Kapepula, Jr.,
Kapepula tallied seven tackles with three and a half tackles for loss in a 46-12 win at Birmingham-Southern. He also forced and recovered a fumble which he returned 21 yards for a touchdown.
LB Ralph Martello, Sr.,
Martello finished with 12 tackles, seven solo, including two takeaways and a tackle for loss in a shutout win vs. Anna Maria. He had a forced and recovered fumble as well as an interception.
LB Devin Worthington, Sr.,
Worthington led a swarming Hobart defense that bottled up the prolific Merchant Marine running game in a 24-8 Statesmen victory. He recorded 11 tackles, three and a half tackles for loss, and two sacks. The Mariners came into the game averaging 324.7 rushing yards per game, including 189.3 from quarterback Matthew McDaniels. Worthington and the Statesmen held the Academy to less than half their average, just 154 yards on the ground, and limited McDaniels to 65 yards.
CB Mike Vulcano, Sr., Ithaca
Vulcano led Ithaca's secondary with eight tackles, contributed on a tackle for loss and also had an interception in Ithaca's 24-20 win at Buffalo State.
S Andrew Tolosi, Jr., Cortland
Tolosi led Cortland with 13 tackles, seven solo, in a loss to No. 18 St. John Fisher. He forced two fumbles which the Red Dragons recovered, one inside the Cortland 15-yard line.
S Renny LaRue-Holloman, So., St.
LaRue-Holloman recorded 10 tackles, seven solo, broke up a pass and forced and recovered two fumbles in a 28-21 loss to Westminster (Pa.). He lateraled one of the fumbles to teammate Dan Wirkowski, who returned it 95 yards for a touchdown.
LaValley returned two interceptions for touchdowns to help lift St. Scholastica to a 41-13 win against Westminster (Mo.). Both of the pick-sixes came in the first half, combining to go 131 yards.
K Zack Czap, Sr., Lycoming
Czap was perfect on three field goal attempts, his last a 33-yarder with 2:24 left to lift the Warriors to a 16-14 win over 24th-ranked Widener. He hit a field goal from 44 in the first quarter, a second-quarter field goal from 31 and he capped his day in the fourth by calmly hitting the game-winner from 33 yards out.
P Grant Shreve, Jr.,
Shreve's four punts each landed inside the Aurora 25, including one at the 1-yard line in a 52-49 win. He averaged 56.8 yards in the process.
ST Devon Price, So., Ohio Northern
Price had two short returns but also blocked a punt that was recovered for a touchdown in the Polar Bears' 38-24 win vs. Capital.
RET Josh Oliver, So.,
Oliver returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown in the Bombers' 24-20 win against Buffalo State, the first punt return for a score the Bengals have given up since 2004.