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No. 9: The long kick

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Mike Clark won two games in 2003 on the final play of the game.
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It's a good thing Mike Clark had all that range. The junior, who went on to be the first team D3football.com All-American at kicker, didn't have much time to work with.

With 29 seconds left in the teams' Sept. 27, 2003 game at Augustana, UW-Platteville took a 26-24 lead on a 30-yard field goal by Jason Borchardt. 

Quarterback Brad Wendell hit Kyle Zick with a 10-yard pass to the 43 and then completed one to Anton Steinhart for 5 to the Vikings 48. After an incompletion, Augustana caught a break when Platteville was called for interference on a third-and-5 pass play.

With just two seconds on the clock Clark came on and nailed his game winner, from 54 yards. It was the longest game-winning field goal in Division III football history, beating the 52-yard kick from Fitchburg State's Treavor Smith just one week earlier.

Aug. 30: All times Eastern
TBA
Frostburg State at Stevenson
6:00 PM
Alma at Baldwin Wallace
Live stats
7:00 PM
University of New England at Coast Guard
Live stats
7:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Johns Hopkins
7:00 PM
Hamline at Buena Vista
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at McMurry
7:30 PM
Manchester at Trine
8:00 PM
St. Olaf at Crown
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
8:00 PM
UW-Platteville at East Texas Baptist
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Aug. 31: All times Eastern
TBA
Utica at St. Lawrence
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
Live stats
7:00 PM
WPI at Anna Maria
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7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
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7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
7:00 PM
Millikin at Hope
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7:00 PM
TCNJ at FDU-Florham
7:00 PM
Becker at MIT
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Dec. 9: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 43, at UW-Oshkosh 40
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Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 24, Brockport 0
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Dec. 15: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 12, at Mary Hardin-Baylor 0
@ Salem, Va.
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