November 18, 2013

MIAC Football Athletes-of-the-Week

MIAC Football Offensive Player-of-the-Week

 

Anthony Kemper, Carleton
Prior Lake, Minn. / Prior Lake

 

The Carleton football team trailed Augsburg by 21 in the third quarter, and still by 17 with just 7:30 to play, but the Knights pulled off the biggest Carleton comeback in at least 17 years by rallying for an amazing 49-45 victory. Star receiver Anthony Kemper (Prior Lake, Minn.) led the way with more than 100 yards, countless big plays down the stretch, and the game-winning touchdown. For his role in the historic win, Kemper was named the final MIAC Football Offensive Player-of-the-Week for the 2013 season.

Kemper's final numbers of seven catches for 131 yards and a touchdown were certainly impressive, but it was the manner in which he achieved those numbers that was truly special in his final career game. Kemper's 51-yard catch set up a Carleton score in the third quarter, and he drew a pass interference in the end zone to set up another. His 23-yard catch put Carleton on the doorstep to close the gap to 45-42. Then, on fourth-and-six with the game on the line, Kemper hauled in a pass, split the defense and raced 33 yards to the end zone for the game-winning score.

Kemper finished his remarkable senior season ranked second in the MIAC in receiving touchdowns (nine), third in receiving yards (982) and yards per game (98.2), fourth in receptions (61) and fifth in yards per catch (16.1). He ended his Carleton career with 125 receptions for 1,924 yards and 22 touchdowns, which all rank in the top six in Knights' history. He helped Carleton finish .500 with a 5-5 overall record, and the Knights tied Augsburg for sixth place in the conference standings at 3-5 in the MIAC.

MIAC Football Defensive Player-of-the-Week

 

Landon Mathis, Bethel
Anoka, Minn. / Anoka

 

The sixth-ranked Bethel football completed a perfect regular season Saturday with a 28-7 win at Saint John's. The Royal defense was stout as usual, with sophomore Landon Mathis (Anoka, Minn.) leading the way and making plays all over the field. The linebackers' full stat line included a game-high 17 total tackles as he helped Bethel limit the Johnnies to just one scoring drive. For his performance, Mathis was named the final MIAC Football Defensive Player-of-the-Week for the 2013 season.

Mathis had quite an impact on Saturday's season finale, and that impact was accurately reflected in the stats. He had seven solo tackles and 10 assists to finish with a total of 17 tackles in the win, and he also racked up a sack, two pass breakups and a forced fumble. Mathis led a defense that allowed Saint John's to gain just 260 yards on its home field Saturday. Mathis finished the regular season with 74 total tackles (24 solo, 50 assists), and that total ranks ninth in the MIAC. He also has two sacks, 4.5 tackles-for-a-loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, two interceptions and five pass breakups this season.

Thanks to Saturday's victory, the Royals put the finishing touches on their 2013 MIAC championship, and completed a perfect 10-0 (8-0 MIAC) regular season. It was Bethel's second perfect regular season in program history, with the other coming in 2000. The Royals now enter the 2013 NCAA Division III Playoffs with hopes of continuing their special season. Bethel will host St. Scholastica Saturday at noon to open postseason play.

MIAC Football Special Teams Player-of-the-Week

 

Hakeem Bourne-McFarlane, Augsburg
Bloomington, Minn. / Kennedy

 

Versatile Augsburg senior Hakeem Bourne-McFarlane (Bloomington, Minn./Kennedy) closed his career in style Saturday, setting a new Auggie record for kick return yards in a game while taking two all the way back for a pair of special-teams touchdowns. The defensive back/wide receiver/returner finished as the MIAC's leader in kick-return average in 2013. For his "special" performance, Bourne-McFarlane was named the final MIAC Special Teams Player-of-the-Week for the 2013 season.

Though the Auggies came up just short in a 49-45 thriller at Carleton, Bourne-McFarlane certainly did his part to keep Augsburg in contention. He had an 86-yard kick return touchdown in the second quarter, than out-did himself by a yard in the fourth quarter with an 87-yard score. He added a 20-yard return for a school-record 193 yards on just three attempts. The previous school record, set by Bob Dorgan in 1979, was 176 yards, and it came on eight attempts. Bourne-McFarlane also contributed five tackles in the loss.

This season, Bourne-McFarlane had 12 kick returns for 384 yards, and his average of 32.0 yards per return led the MIAC by more than five yards per attempt. He also had seven punt returns for 172 yards and a league-leading average of 24.6 yards per return with three total return touchdowns. Bourne-McFarlane helped Augsburg to a .500 season with a 5-5 overall record. The Auggies were 3-5 in conference play, with four of the losses coming by a total of 12 points, and shared sixth-place with Carleton.

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at Bridgewater State 34, Fitchburg State 25
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Christopher Newport 17, at TCNJ 0
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at Hobart 27, Union 23
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at Thomas More 20, Carnegie Mellon 16
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at Massachusetts Maritime 32, Worcester State 14
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at Endicott 37, Nichols 0
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MIT 30, at Maine Maritime 13
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at Buffalo State 40, Morrisville State 24
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at Salve Regina 48, Coast Guard 10
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St. Lawrence 20, at RPI 14
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at Framingham State 23, Western Connecticut 17
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at Montclair State 21, Rowan 14
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at Stevenson 54, FDU-Florham 15
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at Trinity (Conn.) 38, Bates 7
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at Western New England 59, Curry 28
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at Utica 24, Cortland 13
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Colby 9, at Williams 7
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at Middlebury 40, Bowdoin 3
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at Amherst 34, Hamilton 0
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Kean 24, at William Paterson 13
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at DePauw 66, Hiram 17
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Franklin and Marshall 45, at Juniata 22
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at Kenyon 31, Allegheny 7
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Salisbury 35, at Southern Virginia 0
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Albright 20, at Delaware Valley 17
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Lycoming 28, at Misericordia 24
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at Plymouth State 30, Mass-Dartmouth 14
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at Husson 35, Alfred State 0
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at Springfield 28, WPI 23
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at Moravian 24, Dickinson 10
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at Denison 45, Wooster 7
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at Wittenberg 24, Wabash 14
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at St. Vincent 57, Grove City 32
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at King's 21, Lebanon Valley 17
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at Alfred 20, Ithaca 6
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at Widener 25, Wilkes 23
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at McDaniel 30, Ursinus 27
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at Muskingum 28, Marietta 10
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at Minnesota-Morris 28, Iowa Wesleyan 27
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at John Carroll 42, Heidelberg 14
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Ohio Northern 16, at Otterbein 10
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Case Western Reserve 35, at Waynesburg 7
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at Franklin 44, Bluffton 38
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Rose-Hulman 23, at Defiance 15
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at Centre 49, Chicago 27
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at Mount St. Joseph 38, Manchester 19
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Hanover 49, at Anderson 25
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at Merchant Marine 55, Rochester 7
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Johns Hopkins 30, at Muhlenberg 24
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Concordia-Chicago 42, at Maranatha Baptist 10
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Washington U. 36, at Birmingham-Southern 21
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UW-Platteville 56, at Lakeland 0
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Martin Luther at Northwestern (Minn.)
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at Eureka 28, MacMurray 13
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14 Greenville
35 Westminster (Mo.)
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Dubuque at Luther
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Monmouth 52, at Lake Forest 6
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St. Thomas 33, at St. John's 21
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at Augsburg 49, Carleton 17
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Bethel 44, at St. Olaf 7
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at Hamline 42, Gustavus Adolphus 40
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at UW-Whitewater 35, Morningside 21
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at Hardin-Simmons 48, Texas Lutheran 38
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at UW-River Falls 42, Southwestern 22
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Simpson 17, at Buena Vista 9
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at St. Scholastica 49, Crown 13
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Cornell at Beloit
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Augustana at Carthage
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Coe at Nebraska Wesleyan
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Finlandia at Wartburg
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 10, Elmhurst 6
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Hendrix 42, at Millsaps 14
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Illinois Wesleyan at North Park
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at Macalester 34, Grinnell 0
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Knox at Ripon
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Illinois College 40, at Lawrence 15
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UW-Oshkosh 77, at Morthland College (Ill.) 0
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Central 42, at Loras 34
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Thiel at Geneva
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UW-Eau Claire 40, at Wisconsin Lutheran 14
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St. John Fisher at Brockport
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7 Adrian
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UW-La Crosse at Carroll
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Sewanee at Berry
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Westminster (Pa.) at Bethany
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Ohio Wesleyan at Oberlin
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Mount Union at Baldwin Wallace
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Wilmington at Capital
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Sep. 24: All times Eastern
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at Thomas More 20, Carnegie Mellon 16
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at Hobart 27, Union 23
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Christopher Newport 17, at TCNJ 0
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at Wittenberg 24, Wabash 14
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Salisbury 35, at Southern Virginia 0
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Albright 20, at Delaware Valley 17
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at Utica 24, Cortland 13
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at Stevenson 54, FDU-Florham 15
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at Franklin 44, Bluffton 38
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Johns Hopkins 30, at Muhlenberg 24
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St. Thomas 33, at St. John's 21
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at UW-Whitewater 35, Morningside 21
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at Hardin-Simmons 48, Texas Lutheran 38
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 10, Elmhurst 6
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UW-Platteville 56, at Lakeland 0
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UW-Oshkosh 77, at Morthland College (Ill.) 0
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Central 42, at Loras 34
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St. John Fisher at Brockport
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Mount Union at Baldwin Wallace
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Millikin at North Central (Ill.)
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