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D3football.com Team of the Week

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Games of Nov. 8, 2014

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Offense

QB Nick Isham, Jr., Cal Lutheran
Isham tied a Cal Lutheran record with six touchdown passes and he threw for a season-high 417 yards in a 49-39 win over Occidental. He completed 22 of 34 pass attempts for a 64.7 completion percentage and he averaged 12.3 yards per attempt. He had three touchdown passes in each half including two critical scores in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Isham ran the ball 11 times for 56 yards.

OL Bobby Ciafullo, Colton Coss, Jack Horstmann, Grant Frazier, Trey Conney, Pomona-Pitzer
Pomona-Pitzer recorded 670 yards in total offense, second all-time in program history behind the 715 it recorded in 1997, in a 41-37 loss to La Verne. Alex Bresler set a school record for total offense for an individual (525) and running back Aseal Birir went over 1,000 yards for the year with 136 on 21 carries before missing the fourth quarter with an injury.

RB Cedrick Delaney, So., Shenandoah
Delaney set program records with 321 yards rushing and four TDs, three of them rushing. His performance also broke an ODAC record that had stood since 1998.

RB Jeremiah McKibbins, Sr., Chapman
McKibbins put up his second 200-yard game in the past three weeks, clinching Chapman's first SCIAC championship and berth in the NCAA Division III playoffs. He rushed for three touchdowns, including a 55-yard run to begin the second half that gave the Panthers their first lead of the game, a lead they would never relinquish.

WR DuShawn Brown, Jr., Denison
Brown posted the eighth best receiving day in the history of Division III football in Denison's 45-7 win over Allegheny. Brown caught 15 passes for 339 yards and four TDs, of 24, 79, 55 and 4 yards.  

WR Andrew Smith, Jr., St. Scholastica
In a winner-take-all victory against Greenville, Smith set program records with 12 receptions and 265 receiving yards. He scored three straight touchdowns from the second quarter through the third quarter to break it open from a 14-7 game to a 35-7 lead. His TD receptions were of 39, 37 and 23 yards.

TE Connor Allen, Jr., Cal Lutheran
Allen caught seven passes for a career-high 128 yards and added two key touchdowns in the second half to propel CLU. Allen made a 43-yard reception for his longest catch of the night.

Defense

DE Ethan Powell, Sr., Texas Lutheran
Powell recorded three sacks and five tackles for loss in a 36-24 road win over Austin College. Powell's five tackles for loss went for 28 yards. His sacks went for 25 yards in losses. Powell, a senior, finished the day with eight total tackles (six solo). He also had a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry.

DT Troy Johnson, Sr., Hobart
Johnson recorded 3.5 sacks as the Statesmen clinched the Liberty League championship with a 29-27 win over St. Lawrence. With half of his team's season-high seven sacks, Johnson and the Hobart defense limited the Saints to minus-6 yards rushing. He shared credit for a sack on the final drive of the game, an ill-fated SLU drive that came up 17 yards short of the end zone as time expired.

DT Scott Mainquist, Sr., Chicago
Mainquist was credited with three and a half tackles for loss and three sacks in a 28-7 win vs. Carnegie Mellon. The defense held the Tartans to 34 yards rushing on 28 attempts (1.2 yards per carry). 

DE Isaiah Smith, Fr., Rochester
Smith led Rochester with 12 tackles (11 solo) in a 24-21 overtime victory over WPI. He blocked WPI's overtime field goal attempt which proved to be a game winning play as UR would win on FG on ensuing possession. Smith also added 0.5 TFL, recovered two fumbles, one quarterback hurry and had one pass breakup. 

LB Luke Bakkum, Sr., UW-Stout
Bakkum tallied 18 total tackles, seven solo, and his first interception of the season in a 34-23 win by UW-Stout over UW-River Falls. He had four tackles for loss, two of them sacks. In one seven-play River Falls series early in the third quarter, Bakkum had one solo tackle, was in on three tackles and recorded an interception. 

LB Preston Stewart, So., Berry
Stewart had 15 tackles, 11 of them solo stops and had three tackles for losses of 12 yards vs. Sewanee.

LB Brian Campbell, Jr., Lycoming
Campbell posted 12 tackles, 2.5 for loss in Lycoming's 30-29 overtime win over Lebanon Valley. Eleven of his tackles came in second half, and four of them in the red zone.

CB Joel Silva, So., Crown
Silva recorded three interceptions against the UMAC's second rated passer and passing offense, helping hold the Eureka offense well below their season average. He also had four tackles, three of them solo.

S Justin Leatherman, Fr., George Fox
In George Fox's first win since reviving the program, Leatherman recorded two interceptions and ran both back for touchdowns. He led the team in tackles with 12 and broke up four passes.

S Noah Poskanzer, Jr., Ithaca
Poskanzer factored on three of the five turnovers that Ithaca's defense forced in a 19-8 win at No. 15 St. John Fisher. He had two interceptions and also forced a fumble, to go along with five total tackles. Fisher turned the ball over just nine times in its first eight games, before Ithaca forced five in Saturday's game. 

CB Taylor Christensen, So., Franklin
Christensen had a career-high eight tackles, forcing a fumble, and an interception in leading the Grizzlies to a 48-14 win at Defiance. He returned an interception 48 yards and added a tackle for loss.

Special teams

K Max Rottenecker, Jr., Ithaca
Rottenecker made two field goals in the first half, from 37 and 50 yards in Ithaca's win at St. John Fisher. The 50-yarder on the final play of the first half tied the score 6-6, and matched a 26-year-old school record for longest field goal.

P Ben Dudley, So., Millsaps
Dudley averaged nearly 38 yards over 10 punts, with six of them landing inside the 20-yard line with just one touchback. None of his punts were returned.

ST Jimmy McCarthy, Jr., Moravian
On the Greyhounds' opening possession, McCarthy came in to punt on fourth-and-7 at Moravian's own 25-yard line. However, he saw a lane and took off running for 24 yards and a first down. The Greyhounds would go on to score a touchdown on the drive and tie the contest at 7-7. McCarthy is also the Greyhounds' holder, and called the squad out of a PAT attempt into a two-point conversion alignment, keeping the snap and running in for the two points to put the Hounds up 21-14 late in the first half. On Moravian's final touchdown, the snap for the PAT sailed over his head. He tracked the ball down near the 35-yard line and nearly salvaged a two-point conversion 

RET Ira Jewitt, Sr., Louisiana College
Jewitt returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown in a 26-25 comeback win at Sul Ross State. It was Jewitt's fourth return touchdown of the season (two interceptions, one punt, one kick return), tying him with former UMHB linebacker Javicz Jones and current LC defensive backs coach Justin Charles for most in a single season in ASC history.

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Mount Union at Mary Hardin-Baylor
@ Salem, Va.
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