Turning the tide

Some huge hits here and you can battle it out in the comments. But even for the momentum shift alone, Linfield's Spencer Payne's 39-yard punt return of Hampden-Sydney's 39-yard punt gets the nod. The Wildcats trailed 21-3 at one point and 21-10 at the point of the play but rallied to win 31-21. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week.

We solicit video of top plays from every Division III football program and this was our top clip.

Week 13 Play of the Week finalists

  • Bethel's one-point defensive conversion, later corrected to two points, left Wartburg up by only one point instead of four in a game Bethel came back to win 34-27. Watch

You can see all of the nominated plays on our Week 12 highlights playlist below, and even more top plays on the D3sports.com YouTube channel.

Week 13 Play of the Week nominees

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Dec. 14: All times Eastern
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 24, Mount Union 16
@ Woodforest Bank Stadium; Shenandoah, Texas
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Dec. 8: All times Eastern
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 31, UW-Whitewater 14
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at Mount Union 28, Johns Hopkins 20
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