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Team of the Week

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Games of Oct. 28-30, 2011

Offense
QB Ryan Kramer, Jr., St. John Fisher
Kramer was a dual threat, completing 10 of 13 passes for 156 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 244 yards on 16 carries and scoring five TDs in a 63-36 win against Utica.

OL Devin Martin, Mike Micca, William O'Brien, Breen Cullivan, Kyle Shrout, John Carroll
The Blue Streaks had 549 yards of total offense (270 rushing, 279 passing) and scored 37 points against a defense which had allowed 413 yards of offense (328 rushing, 85 passing) against Mount Union the week before -- most of that in the second half. The line did not allow a sack and had just four negative plays covering 66 official offensive snaps. The team averaged 5.4 yards per rush and 19.9 yards per completion.

RB Levell Coppage, Sr., UW-Whitewater
Coppage rushed for a season high 245 yards on 29 carries and three touchdowns in the Warhawks' victory against UW-Stevens  He broke former Warhawk Justin Beaver's record for the school and WIAC career rushing leader, now with 6,776 yards. Coppage also moves to third in the NCAA III career rushing.

RB Ke'Von White, Fr., Averett
A week after rushing for his first 100-yard game, White rushed for 217 yards, the second highest single-game total in program history. He averaged 6.8 yards on 32 carries and scored two touchdowns in a 28-21 win against Methodist.

WR Michael Zweifel, Sr., Dubuque
Zweifel's first catch in the second half, he surpassed the all-time NCAA reception leader with his 437th catch with 13:55 left of the third quarter. Zweifel finished with 15 catches on the day (and 148 yards and two touchdowns) to improve to 440 career catches.

WR Brock Thompson, Sr., Illinois College
Thompson had a career day in IC's win over Grinnell, making 11 catches for 214 yards and four touchdowns. Thompson's TDs came on scoring plays of 3, 80, 5 and 41 yards, respectively, in the Blueboys' 48-16 win over Grinnell.

TE Adam Carl, So., Augsburg
Carl set career highs with 10 receptions for 103 yards and two scores in Augsburg's 31-23 win against Macalester. It was his first 100-yard receiving game of his career. He caught a 5-yard touchdown pass just before halftime and put the Auggies in front for good with a 7-yard touchdown reception late in the third quarter.

Defense
DE Anthony Marascio, Sr., Lycoming
Marascio had a team-high eight tackles (seven solo), one sack for 13 yards on a fourth-quarter third-down play, and a career-high tying five tackles for loss to give him 18.5 for the season. Also added a forced fumble and recovery on preseason All-American running back Ben Guiles that he returned across midfield to set up the only Lycoming touchdown of the game.

DT Gregg Pickett, Jr., Defiance
Pickett anchored a dominant front line in a 21-18 win at Rose-Hulman. The junior helped hold the Engineer ground game to zero yards rushing on 21 carries. Pickett ended the game with one sack, 2.5 tackles for lost yardage and five total stops to help the Jackets to their fourth consecutive victory.

DE Frank Weymiller, Jr., Coe
Weymiller was the driving force behind a Kohawk defense that gave up just 179 yards of offense to Buena Vista, with 141 of that coming in the first quarter. He had eight tackles, four solo, two tackles for loss and two sacks, forcing a fumble in the 30-14 win.

LB Allen Stallings, Sr., Greensboro
Stallings had 26 tackles, 14 of them solo in a 27-22 loss to Christopher Newport. He forced two fumbles, one of which led to the opening score of the game and put Greensboro on top 7-0. His second, with 1:16 remaining in the game helped set up a touchdown drive to bring The Pride to within five points.

LB Cody Allen, Sr., Cortland State
Allen shared the team lead with 14 tackles, seven solo, in Cortland's 23-20 win vs. TCNJ. He finished with two and a half tackles for loss, one and a half sacks, and a forced fumble that resulted in a TCNJ turnover.

LB John Cordasco, Sr., Mass-Dartmouth
Cordasco led Mass-Dartmouth with nine tackles, all solo, forced a fumble, recovered it and returned it for a touchdown and intercepted a pass in 33-7 win at Curry, UMD's first win over the Colonels in seven years.

LB John Lesinski, Sr., Albion
Lesinski had 12 tackles, six solo, a tackle for loss and an interception as the Britons knocked off Adrian 28-14 to win the MIAA title. The interception stopped an Adrian scoring threat in the fourth quarter.

CB Craig Bailey, So., Pacific
Bailey came up big for Pacific on the defensive end to help the Boxers win their first game since the program was reinstated in 2010. He had five tackles, broke up four passes and had an interception in the Puget Sound end zone that resulted in a Pacific touchdown on the next play.

S Jonathan Wilder, So., Hardin-Simmons
Wilder had a huge game as the Cowboys held McMurry's high-powered offense in check in McMurry's 28-14 win. He picked off Jake Mullin two times and had 13 tackles, including eight solos.

S Byron Mitchell, So., Shenandoah
Mitchell had 10 tackles, six solo, and intercepted two passes, returning one of them for a touchdown in a loss to Ferrum. He had two and a half tackles for loss.

CB Spencer White, Sr., Ithaca
White led Ithaca with nine tackles and recorded game's biggest play, chasing down a Bobcat receiver from behind and forcing a second-half fumble that Ithaca recovered on its own 12-yard line. Ithaca beat Frostburg State 13-10.

Special teams
K Allen Cain, Jr., Texas Lutheran
Cain made three field goals in a game for third time this season, hitting all of his attempts, from 32, 46, and 44. He also remained perfect on extra points for the season.

P Tyler Rasche, Jr., North Central (Ill.)
Rasche averaged 47.5 yards per punt, his best collegiate single-game average, with a long of 58. Elmhurst gained no punt return yards on two attempts, one of which resulted in a lost fumble.

ST Bill Smith and D.J. Romano, Srs., Cortland State
Smith blocked an extra point kick which Romano returned 84 yards for a defensive two-point conversion in a 23-20 win against TCNJ.

RET Mike Graham, Jr., Western New England
Graham scored on kickoff returns of 85 and 83 yards that proved to be the difference as the Golden Bears knocked off previously undefeated Endicott 40-37 in the snow to win the NEFC Boyd Division title. He finished with 229 yards for four returns.

Sep. 5: All times Eastern
6:30 PM
Capital at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Johns Hopkins at Randolph-Macon
Live stats
7:00 PM
Buena Vista at Hamline
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
McMurry at Trinity (Texas)
Video
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
Live stats
8:00 PM
Belhaven at Millsaps
8:00 PM
Lake Forest at Wisconsin Lutheran
Video Live stats
Sep. 6: All times Eastern
6:00 PM
Salisbury at Albright
7:00 PM
Nichols at Dean
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Stevenson at Curry
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Worcester State at WPI
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Kean
7:00 PM
Alvernia at Gallaudet
7:00 PM
Anna Maria at Becker
Live stats
7:00 PM
Framingham State at Endicott
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Hope at Millikin
Video Live stats Audio
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
Live stats
12:00 PM
St. John Fisher at Buffalo State
12:00 PM
FDU-Florham at Merchant Marine
Live stats
12:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at MIT
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Alfred State at Mass-Dartmouth
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Wesley at Franklin Pierce
Live stats Tickets
12:00 PM
Brockport at Hobart
12:00 PM
TCNJ at Muhlenberg
12:00 PM
Allegheny at RPI
12:00 PM
Grove City at Juniata
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Morrisville State at Bridgewater State
Live stats
12:00 PM
Bethany at Ursinus
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Cortland
12:00 PM
Thomas More at St. Thomas (Fla.)
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Christopher Newport
1:00 PM
Greensboro at Apprentice
1:00 PM
Lycoming at Susquehanna
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Western Connecticut at William Paterson
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton
1:00 PM
Kenyon at Catholic
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Wilkes at Hartwick
1:00 PM
Montclair State at Southern Virginia
Live stats
1:00 PM
Kalamazoo at Oberlin
1:00 PM
Bluffton at Wooster
Live stats
1:00 PM
Methodist at Shenandoah
Live stats
1:00 PM
Dickinson at Washington and Lee
Video
1:00 PM
Averett at Hampden-Sydney
Live stats
1:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Emory and Henry
Video Live stats Audio
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
1:00 PM
Coast Guard at University of New England
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Mayville St. at St. Scholastica
1:30 PM
Centre at Hanover
Live stats
1:30 PM
Geneva at Mount St. Joseph
Live stats
1:30 PM
Waynesburg at Muskingum
Video Live stats Audio
1:30 PM
UW-Stevens Point at John Carroll
2:00 PM
Berry at Maryville (Tenn.)
Live stats
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
Live stats
2:00 PM
Macalester at Carleton
2:00 PM
Southwestern at Sewanee
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Wartburg at Greenville
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Finlandia at Concordia (Wis.)
Live stats
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
Audio
2:00 PM
Augsburg at Ripon
2:00 PM
Lawrence at Grinnell
2:00 PM
Howard Payne at Austin
Live stats
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
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Whitworth at La Verne
Video Live stats
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
Video Live stats Audio
3:00 PM
Dubuque at UW-Whitewater
3:00 PM
Rockford at MacMurray
Video
3:00 PM
Redlands at George Fox
Video Live stats Audio
3:00 PM
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Puget Sound
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6:00 PM
North Park at Anderson
6:00 PM
Heidelberg at Adrian
Live stats
6:00 PM
Defiance at Albion
Live stats
6:00 PM
Widener at Rowan
6:00 PM
Moravian at King's
6:00 PM
Birmingham-Southern at LaGrange
Live stats
6:00 PM
Concordia-Chicago at Beloit
7:00 PM
Marietta at Hiram
7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Rochester
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Ohio Northern at Denison
Video Live stats Live stats
7:00 PM
Mount Union at Rose-Hulman
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Olivet at Wilmington
Live stats
7:00 PM
Gettysburg at Bridgewater
Live stats
7:00 PM
Franklin at Benedictine
Live stats
7:00 PM
Washington U. at Chicago
Video Live stats Audio
7:00 PM
Knox at Eureka
7:00 PM
Lyon at Hendrix
7:00 PM
Louisiana College at Stetson
7:00 PM
UW-River Falls at Minnesota-Morris
7:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Sul Ross State
7:00 PM
Rhodes at Illinois College
8:00 PM
Iowa Wesleyan at Cornell

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1 Mary Hardin-Baylor (24) 15-0 624
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.

The D3football.com Top 25 is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country, and is published weekly. Points are awarded on a 25-24-23-22-etc. basis.