October 23, 2012

Threading the needle

Jordan Roberts finds Mark Hiben, who pulls in the catch with 4:21 left in the game among three defenders for the second of his three TDs in Wheaton's 38-33 come-from-behind win against then-No. 12 Illinois Wesleyan. It's the Play of the Week.

The Play of the Week is sponsored by the City of Salem, hosts of Stagg Bowl XL. Tickets on sale now.

Audio from WETN.

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

  • Hanover linebacker Justin Magaw picks off a deflected Defiance pass and returns it 65 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, capping off the scoring in a 47-14 win. Watch
  • Dwayne Brown returns an interception 97 yards for a touchdown at Washington and Jefferson. The W&J player leveled at midfield remained down for a few minutes with a hip injury but was not seriously hurt. Watch
  • Washington University junior quarterback Eric Daginella avoids three tacklers to find freshman tight end Mitch McMahon in the end zone for a 7-yard touchdown pass in the Bears' 18-13 win at Denison. Watch

You can see all of the 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

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at Mount Union 63, Adrian 3
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at Wesley 52, Hampden-Sydney 7
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at John Carroll 63, Centre 28
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10 Texas Lutheran
14 Mary Hardin-Baylor
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at St. John's 35, St. Scholastica 7
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at UW-Whitewater 55, Macalester 2
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