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We open with a big run

Bethel quarterback Josh Aakre rolls out and keeps on running 75 yards to the end zone, thanks to blocks from Bubba Friedlund (62) and Brandon Marquardt (22). The Royals beat Simpson 55-3.

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

Week 1 Play of the Week finalists

  • North Carolina Wesleyan's Dwayne Hollis smells this perfectly and levels a hit on Ohio Northern's Justin Wilson. But keep an eye on the ball, if you could, because the play isn't over when you (or the camera operator) thinks it is. Watch
  • St. Vincent defensive back Dan Wirkowski picks off a Bridgewater pass one-handed in the first quarter in St. Vincent territory to preserve an early tie score. Watch
  • Redlands linebacker Jordan Garcia makes a big hit to force a North Central field goal. Watch

You can see all of the nominated plays on our Week 1 highlights playlist and even more top plays on the D3sports.com YouTube channel.

Aug. 30: All times Eastern
TBA
University of New England at Coast Guard
Live stats
TBA
Frostburg State at Stevenson
6:00 PM
Alma at Baldwin Wallace
Live stats
7:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Johns Hopkins
7:00 PM
Hamline at Buena Vista
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at McMurry
7:30 PM
Manchester at Trine
8:00 PM
St. Olaf at Crown
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
8:00 PM
UW-Platteville at East Texas Baptist
Live stats
Aug. 31: All times Eastern
TBA
Utica at St. Lawrence
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
Live stats
7:00 PM
WPI at Anna Maria
Live stats
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
Live stats
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
7:00 PM
Millikin at Hope
Preview Live stats
7:00 PM
TCNJ at FDU-Florham
7:00 PM
Becker at MIT
Video Live stats
Dec. 9: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 43, at UW-Oshkosh 40
Box Score Recap Recap Photos
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 24, Brockport 0
Box Score Recap Photos
Dec. 15: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 12, at Mary Hardin-Baylor 0
@ Salem, Va.
Video Box Score Recap Photos

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