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Team of the Week

Games of Sept. 9-11, 2004

Offense

QB Joel Clark, So., Whitworth
Clark led Whitworth to scores on eight of Whitworth's 10 possessions (not counting taking a knee at the end of the game) in a 52-49 win at Redlands. He was 25-for-34 passing for 323 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions, while adding 37 yards and a touchdown on nine carries. His yardage and completion percentage (74%) were career highs.

OL Dylan Everett, Tadeo Padilla, Jeff Lemmons, Joey Fratto, Bob Sempkowski, McMurry
The line didn't even allow a quarterback hurry, providing excellent protection and opening up large holes for 335 yards rushing on 62 carries by 10 players in a 52-7 season-opening win at Colorado College. Last season, McMurry's average rush was 3.2 per attempt and 126.9 per game.

RB Garrett Granberg, Sr., Wheaton 
Granberg averaged nine yards per carry in Wheaton's 42-21 win over Gustavus Adolphus. He ran for a career-high 190 yards on 21 carries, with two touchdowns. His longest run of the day was a 42-yard TD scamper through the heart of the Gusties' defense to give Wheaton a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter. His second score came late in the fourth quarter on a 16-yard run has he scored Wheaton's final touchdown.

RB Mick Faasen, Sr., Olivet
Faasen led the ground attack with 194 yards and four touchdowns on 21 carries. Olivet rushed for 591 yards, and 678 total offensive yards, in a wild 63-62 win at Franklin. He also surpassed the 2,000 career rushing yards mark in just 20 career games.

WR Ben Bascon, Jr., Bridgewater State
Bascon had only three receptions, but all were for touchdowns as he scored from 35, 57 and 22 yards out (in overtime) in a dramatic 37-34 win.

WR Horace Gant, Fr., St. Olaf
In his first collegiate game, Gant caught a 76-yard TD strike with 1:17 to play to tie the game at 31 in St. Olaf's come-from-behind win against Luther, 32-31. He finished the day with nine catches for 222 yards and two touchdowns.

TE Jon Branche, So., RPI
In a 42-7 win at Endicott, Branche tied for a game-high with 11 catches including touchdown receptions of 4 and 14 yards. He had 130 receiving yards.

Defense

DL Mike Lewis, Jr., Adrian
Lewis helped limit Defiance to zero points and 269 total yards with eight tackles (six solo), four tackles for loss and three sacks. Defiance was limited to just 47 yards rushing on 34 carries.

DL Adam Haas, So., Cortland State
Haas returned a fumble 21 yards for a TD in Cortland's 17-14 loss to New Jersey. Four of his seven solo tackles (eight total) were for lost yardage, including two sacks.

DL James Riley, Sr., Hampden-Sydney
Riley led the Tigers with seven tackles (five solo, three for loss) to go with two sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and one pass breakup in a 59-16 win at Gettysburg.

LB Rich Nines, Jr., Coast Guard
Nines led CGA with 15 total tackles (10 solo), broke up a pass, recovered a fumble and returned an interception 56 yards for a touchdown in a 62-7 win against Mass Maritime.

LB Brad DeHaven, Sr., Salisbury
DeHaven recorded four sacks for a combined loss of 39 yards and also intercepted a pass on Brockport State's first play from scrimmage in Salisbury's 46-21 win. He also caused two fumbles and ended the day with eight tackles (five solo).

LB Mark Sanger, Sr., Central
Sanger recorded a career-high 21 tackles (10 solo) and three for lost yardage in a 21-20 overtime upset win against Bethel.

LB Vincent Werner, Jr., Allegheny
Werner recorded only five tackles but returned a fumble 25 yards for Allegheny's second touchdown of the day, then picked off a tipped pass in the end zone to seal a 21-14 win in the second overtime.

DB Adam Schmidt, Jr., Ursinus
Schmidt had seven tackles (six solo), including two for lost yardage, while also blocking a field goal attempt and returning an interception 7 yards for a touchdown.

DB Kenneth Halvorson, Jr., UW-La Crosse
Halvorson had a game-high 12 tackles, including eight solo in a 34-13 victory at Minnesota-Duluth. He also had one tackle for loss and one pass breakup. Halvorson returned a fumble 43 yards for a touchdown and also blocked an extra-point attempt.

DB Aaron Margo, Jr., Grove City
Margo registered career-high 15 tackles (10 solo), including four for loss in Grove City's 16-14 win at Carnegie Mellon Saturday. It is the Wolverines' first-ever victory at CMU's Gesling Stadium. Margo helped Grove City limit CMU's ground-based Wing-T offense to just 2.9 yards per carry.

DB A.J. Jackson, So., Sewanee
Jackson had two interceptions and a fumble recovery in a 28-17 win against Huntingdon. Jackson's second pick was a 63-yard return for a touchdown in the third quarter as Sewanee then trailed, 17-14.

Special teams

K Dan Eggertsson, Sr., Franklin and Marshall
Eggertsson hit a 45-yard field goal as time expired in the first half and added a 28-yarder in the third quarter of the Diplomats' 41-21 win against Oberlin. He also hit all five of his extra point attempts.

P Dayne Poirot, Sr., Western New England
Poirot, a starting defensive tackle, made his collegiate debut as a punter in a 26-21 President's Trophy win against Westfield State averaging 40.7 yards for seven punts with a long of 53 and three inside the 20. He also had two solo and two assisted tackles, and a forced fumble.

ST Ted Serafini, Sr., Beloit
Serafini tied an NCAA record with four blocked kicks in Beloit's 39-20 loss to St. Norbert on Saturday. Serafini blocked three extra points and one punt against the Green Knights to tie the record held by three other players. The D-III record is held by Bob Paulus of Rhodes, who blocked three field goals and one PAT against Washington U. on Sept. 29, 2001. The other record-holders are at the D-I level.

RET Danny Sears, So., Franklin
Sears returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown and a punt 71 yards for another score in the first quarter alone of Franklin's 63-62 loss to Olivet. He finished the day with 160 yards on four kickoff returns.

Sep. 5: All times Eastern
6:30 PM
Capital at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Johns Hopkins at Randolph-Macon
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7:00 PM
Buena Vista at Hamline
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7:00 PM
McMurry at Trinity (Texas)
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7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
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8:00 PM
Belhaven at Millsaps
8:00 PM
Lake Forest at Wisconsin Lutheran
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Sep. 6: All times Eastern
6:00 PM
Salisbury at Albright
7:00 PM
Nichols at Dean
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7:00 PM
Stevenson at Curry
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7:00 PM
Worcester State at WPI
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7:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Kean
7:00 PM
Alvernia at Gallaudet
7:00 PM
Anna Maria at Becker
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7:00 PM
Framingham State at Endicott
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7:00 PM
Hope at Millikin
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10:00 PM
Chapman at Pacific
Sep. 7: All times Eastern
TBA
St. Lawrence at Utica
12:00 PM
Maine Maritime at SUNY-Maritime
12:00 PM
Norwich at Salve Regina
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12:00 PM
St. John Fisher at Buffalo State
12:00 PM
FDU-Florham at Merchant Marine
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12:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at MIT
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12:00 PM
Alfred State at Mass-Dartmouth
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12:00 PM
Wesley at Franklin Pierce
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12:00 PM
Brockport at Hobart
12:00 PM
TCNJ at Muhlenberg
12:00 PM
Allegheny at RPI
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Grove City at Juniata
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12:00 PM
Morrisville State at Bridgewater State
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12:00 PM
Bethany at Ursinus
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12:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Cortland
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Thomas More at St. Thomas (Fla.)
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12:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Christopher Newport
1:00 PM
Greensboro at Apprentice
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Lycoming at Susquehanna
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1:00 PM
Western Connecticut at William Paterson
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Plymouth State at Castleton
1:00 PM
Kenyon at Catholic
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1:00 PM
Wilkes at Hartwick
1:00 PM
Montclair State at Southern Virginia
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1:00 PM
Kalamazoo at Oberlin
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Bluffton at Wooster
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1:00 PM
Methodist at Shenandoah
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1:00 PM
Dickinson at Washington and Lee
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1:00 PM
Averett at Hampden-Sydney
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1:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Emory and Henry
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1:00 PM
Springfield at Western New England
1:00 PM
Baldwin Wallace at Alma
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1:00 PM
Franklin and Marshall at Lebanon Valley
1:00 PM
Ithaca at St. Vincent
1:00 PM
Alfred at Thiel
1:00 PM
Westfield State at Union
1:00 PM
Wittenberg at Washington and Jefferson
1:00 PM
Misericordia at McDaniel
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Coast Guard at University of New England
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1:00 PM
Mayville St. at St. Scholastica
1:30 PM
Centre at Hanover
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1:30 PM
Geneva at Mount St. Joseph
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1:30 PM
Waynesburg at Muskingum
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1:30 PM
UW-Stevens Point at John Carroll
2:00 PM
Berry at Maryville (Tenn.)
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2:00 PM
Guilford at Huntingdon
2:00 PM
Otterbein at Ohio Wesleyan
2:00 PM
Simpson at Bethel
2:00 PM
Coe at Augustana
2:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at UW-Platteville
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2:00 PM
Macalester at Carleton
2:00 PM
Southwestern at Sewanee
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2:00 PM
Wartburg at Greenville
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2:00 PM
Finlandia at Concordia (Wis.)
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2:00 PM
Martin Luther at Gustavus Adolphus
2:00 PM
Crown at St. Olaf
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at UW-La Crosse
2:00 PM
St. John's at UW-Stout
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2:00 PM
Augsburg at Ripon
2:00 PM
Lawrence at Grinnell
2:00 PM
Howard Payne at Austin
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2:00 PM
Carroll at Lakeland
2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at Monmouth
2:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at Central
2:00 PM
St. Norbert at Aurora
2:00 PM
Carthage at UW-Oshkosh
2:00 PM
Westminster (Mo.) at Nebraska Wesleyan
2:00 PM
Luther at Whittier
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2:00 PM
Whitworth at La Verne
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2:00 PM
Pomona-Pitzer at Lewis-Clark Valley
2:10 PM
Trinity International at St. Thomas
2:10 PM
Loras at UW-Eau Claire
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3:00 PM
Dubuque at UW-Whitewater
3:00 PM
Rockford at MacMurray
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3:00 PM
Redlands at George Fox
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3:00 PM
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Puget Sound
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6:00 PM
North Park at Anderson
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Heidelberg at Adrian
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6:00 PM
Defiance at Albion
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6:00 PM
Widener at Rowan
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Moravian at King's
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Birmingham-Southern at LaGrange
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6:00 PM
Concordia-Chicago at Beloit
7:00 PM
Marietta at Hiram
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Case Western Reserve at Rochester
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7:00 PM
Ohio Northern at Denison
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7:00 PM
Mount Union at Rose-Hulman
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7:00 PM
Olivet at Wilmington
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7:00 PM
Gettysburg at Bridgewater
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7:00 PM
Franklin at Benedictine
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7:00 PM
Washington U. at Chicago
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Knox at Eureka
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Lyon at Hendrix
7:00 PM
Louisiana College at Stetson
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UW-River Falls at Minnesota-Morris
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Hardin-Simmons at Sul Ross State
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Rhodes at Illinois College
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Iowa Wesleyan at Cornell

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2 Mount Union (1) 14-1 599
3 St. John's 12-1 566
4 UW-Whitewater 12-1 555
5 North Central (Ill.) 10-2 482
6 Johns Hopkins 12-2 457
7 St. Thomas 8-2 414
8 Muhlenberg 11-2 405
9 Hardin-Simmons 9-2 397
10 Bethel 11-2 396  
11 Whitworth 10-1 336  
12 Linfield 7-2 291  
13 Brockport 11-1 230  
14 Delaware Valley 9-2 223  
15 Illinois Wesleyan 8-2 197  
16 Berry 10-2 190  
17 John Carroll 9-2 168  
18 Wittenberg 9-1 162  
19 RPI 10-2 152  
20 Centre 10-2 137  
21 Washington and Jefferson 9-2 132  
22 Wheaton (Ill.) 8-2 109  
23 Wabash 9-1 105  
24 Randolph-Macon 9-3 91  
25 St. Norbert 10-2 83

Others receiving votes: Trine 73; UW-La Crosse 71; Wartburg 61; Wesley 59; Washington U. 58; Montclair State 49; Alfred 48; Ithaca 42; UW-Oshkosh 40; Central 29; Case Western Reserve 25; Baldwin Wallace 20; Salisbury 15; Trinity (Texas) 10; Hope 10; Redlands 6; Marietta 3; Trinity (Conn.) 3, MIT 2.

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