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The simple description here is that Aurora's AJ Hunter returns a punt 88 yards for a touchdown. But it's far from that simple -- watch it and see. 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 8 Play of the Week finalists

Here are some great plays which deserved extra mention:


Cortland's Travis Alvarez blocks Kinsey Williams' field goal attempt for Morrisville State, and D'monte Woody fights through traffic to return it 83 yards for a touchdown. Cortland went on to win 34-20.
 

Ryan Cary takes the handoff from Johns Hopkins quarterback David Tammaro, then flips it back to him behind his back, without looking. Tammaro finds Zac Fernandez downfield for the 48-yard touchdown. It got the scoring started in a 52-0 win vs. Gettysburg.
 

Matthew Byers blocked Austin College's Cesar Ruiz's field goal attempt and Wes Guilford recovered it already on the run, taking it 75 yards to the end zone to give Birmingham-Southern a 14-7 lead. Birmingham-Southern went on to win 31-24.
 

Jake O'Connell takes an interception back 65 yards for a touchdown for Brockport in a 45-0 win vs. Hartwick. Watch Julius Brunson, who deflects the ball to O'Connell at the beginning of the play, then throws enough of a block at the end to allow O'Connell to get into the end zone for the touchdown.

You can see more nominated plays on our Week 8 highlights playlist below, and even more top plays on the D3sports.com YouTube channel.

Week 8 Play of the Week nominees

Use the forward and back buttons to scroll through the list below.

Nov. 17: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Western New England at Frostburg State
12:00 PM
Husson at RPI
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12:00 PM
Lycoming at Franklin and Marshall
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12:00 PM
MIT at Johns Hopkins
Video Video Live stats Live stats
12:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at John Carroll
Video Audio
12:00 PM
Denison at Mount Union
Video Preview Preview Preview Live stats Live stats Audio Audio
12:00 PM
St. Norbert at Trine
Video
12:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at Berry
Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Merchant Marine at Endicott
Video Preview Live stats
12:00 PM
Wesley at Westminster (Pa.)
12:00 PM
Framingham State at Brockport
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Alfred at Salisbury
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Salve Regina at Bridgewater State
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Washington and Jefferson at Centre
12:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Delaware Valley
1:00 PM
Ursinus at Misericordia
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Stevenson at Susquehanna
1:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Bridgewater
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Allen at Brevard
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Geneva at Carnegie Mellon
Video Preview Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Hanover at North Central (Ill.)
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Springfield
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Morrisville State at Grove City
1:00 PM
Utica at Ithaca
@ Cornell University - Schoellkopf Field
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Video Audio
1:00 PM
Eureka at UW-Whitewater
1:00 PM
Wartburg at Bethel
1:00 PM
Martin Luther at St. John's
2:00 PM
Ferrum at Averett
Video Live stats
3:00 PM
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Whitworth
Video Live stats Audio
Nov. 17: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Western New England at Frostburg State
12:00 PM
Husson at RPI
Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
MIT at Johns Hopkins
Video Video Live stats Live stats
12:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at John Carroll
Video Audio
12:00 PM
Denison at Mount Union
Video Preview Preview Preview Live stats Live stats Audio Audio
12:00 PM
St. Norbert at Trine
Video
12:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at Berry
Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Framingham State at Brockport
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Washington and Jefferson at Centre
12:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Delaware Valley
1:00 PM
Hanover at North Central (Ill.)
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Video Audio
1:00 PM
Eureka at UW-Whitewater
1:00 PM
Wartburg at Bethel
1:00 PM
Martin Luther at St. John's
3:00 PM
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Whitworth
Video Live stats Audio

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