D3football.com Team of the Week

Michael Bianco
Nichols simply could not get away from Becker linebacker Michael Bianco, who tied the Division III single-game record with five interceptions.
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Games of Oct. 27-28, 2017


QB Blaine Hawkins, Fr., Central

Hawkins accounted for seven touchdowns (five passing) in a 65-24 thrashing of Loras. The freshman averaged 16.4 yards per carry (eight attempts, 131 yards) and 19.3 yards per pass attempt, completing 14 of 19 passes. He set school records for passing yards (367), total offense (498 yards) and tied the record for passing TDs in a game.

OL Jacob Best, Ty Shwallon, Dean Wooley, Steven Gordon, Matt Ingram, Guilford

The Quakers' line helped the offense compile 568 total yards and score 49 points, yielding just one sack in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference win at Bridgewater.

RB LeAnthony Reasnover
Jr., Eureka

Reasnover broke Eureka's single-game record and produced the second-highest individual Division III rushing total in 2017 with 355 yards in a win over St. Scholastica on Saturday. He carried 53 times, most by a player in D-III this season, and scored five rushing touchdowns.

RB Roger Walker
Sr., Marietta

Walker carried the ball 36 times for 274 yards, both career highs, and scored four touchdowns in a 35-28 win at Ohio Northern. Walker scored on runs of 17, 3, 5 and 66 yards. His final two scores came in the final 4 minutes of the game turning a 28-21 deficit into the 35-28 win. His 66-yard TD run came with 1:22 remaining.

WR Tyler Gregory
Sr., Brevard

Gregory hauled in 14 catches for the Tornados, totaling a career-best 225 yards and a touchdown in the process in a 58-42 win vs. North Carolina Wesleyan.

WR Nick Strausbaugh
So., Wooster

Strausbaugh turned eight receptions into 212 yards and four touchdowns, all before halftime, in Wooster's 51-41 win over Kenyon that guaranteed the Fighting Scots a finish above .500 for the first time since 2013.

TE Ryan Curtiss
So., Muhlenberg

Curtiss tied a school and Centennial Conference record for catches by a tight end with 11 receptions for 159 yards in a 31-24 loss to No. 24 Johns Hopkins. He caught touchdown passes of 17 and 19 yards, the latter tying the game at 17-17 after the Mules had trailed 17-3.


DE Mamadou Soumahoro
Sr., Berry

With three solo tackles and two sacks, Soumahoro led Berry to a 35-18 victory over Birmingham-Southern. He also blocked two extra point attempts, and had three quarterback hurries.

DT Patrick Vidal
Sr., Catholic

Vidal anchored a defensive charge that ceded just one score in a 10-7 win over Norwich. Vidal registered 12 tackles (six solo) and made three of his stops behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of 10 yards. He also came up with a sack to spoil a late drive.

DT Harry Green
Sr., UW-Whitewater

Green totaled four tackles, including three for a loss, in the Warhawks' 35-7 victory at UW-Stevens Point. Late in the first quarter, he stopped a running play on first down for a loss. Green made another tackle for a loss midway through the second quarter, and posted a third-down sack on the first play of the fourth quarter.

DE Kyle Kilgore
Jr., Bethel

Kilgore wrapped up eight tackles against No. 4-ranked St. Thomas, including two sacks for a combined loss of 22 yards. He finished with three total tackles for loss and one fumble recovery.


LB Michael Bianco
So., Becker

Bianco tied an NCAA Division III record with five interceptions, leading the Hawks to their first win of the season, 14-13 vs. Nichols. Bianco returned one of the interceptions for a 12 yard touchdown. Bianco also had 11 tackles, four solo, including one tackle for loss.

LB Alex West
So., Brockport

West led the team with nine tackles (seven solo) in Brockport's second consecutive shutout, a 33-0 win vs. Buffalo State. He had 3.5 sacks for a loss of 16 yards, including a sack in the Buffalo State end zone that resulted in a safety. He also recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass.

LB Mikael Ruffin
Sr., Willamette

Ruffin led the Bearcats with 13 total tackles in a 14-13 loss to Puget Sound, including 11 solo tackles. Ruffin had one sack and recorded one and a half tackles for loss.


CB Bradley Jefferson
Jr., Averett

Had an interception and a fumble recovery, along with four tackles and two breakups. One of his breakups sealed the game. He broke up Maryville's pass on fourth down late to give the ball to Averett on downs. Averett ran out the clock to win 12-7.

S Peter Kissling
Jr., UW-La Crosse

Kissling recorded two interceptions and six tackles, including four unassisted, in a 27-20 win at No. 9 UW-Platteville. He returned his first interception 41 yards to the Pioneers' 13 in the second quarter, setting up a TD for a 14-3 halftime lead. His second interception came in UWL's end zone in the third quarter, ending a 10-play drive.

S Jacob Homann
Sr., Illinois College

Homann picked off three passes in a 30-7 win vs. Grinnell. He had a shoestring grab along the sideline late in the first quarter to stop a drive in IC territory, then added one at midfield in the second quarter. After the Blueboys scored their last touchdown in the fourth quarter, he dove and got his arms underneath his third interception after a Grinnell receiver tipped a high pass.

CB Connor Calvert
Jr., Carthage

Calvert had just one tackle in a 45-27 win vs. Millikin, but he had two interceptions and a forced fumble, as well as a pass breakup.

Special teams

K Cole Westberry, So.

Westberry went 4-for-4 on field goals, accounting for all of Averett's points in a 12-7 win vs. Maryville. He connected from 47, 22, 35 and 19 yards.

P Johnny Davidson, So.
Washington U.

Davidson punted five times for a 44.0 average in a 45-28 loss at No. 17 Case Western Western Reserve. Davidson landed three punts inside the 20 and had a long of 51. None of his punts were returned.

RET Jawuan Jones, Fr.

Jones opened the scoring in Saturday's 34-7 win over Thiel by taking the first punt of the day back 84 yards for a touchdown. It was Waynesburg's first win of the season, 

ST Chris Fondakowski, Jr
St. Thomas

After a blocked extra point by teammate Mark Dowdle, Fondakowski picked up the ball and passed it across field to Luke Swenson, who dashed 80 yards for a two-point score and a 9-6 lead. After BU had pulled within 11 points, Fondakowski blocked a punt and returned in 16 yards for a TD to start a 34-0 game-closing run.


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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