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A miraculous reception

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Quarterback throwing deep downfield into double coverage, ball deflects off a defender and right into the arms of an approaching receiver. It sounds and looks like the Immaculate Reception, except with a twist. The defenders commit pass interference and the ball deflects off the back of a defender's foot into Hanover receiver Ricky Windell's hands. He took it the rest of the way for a 70-yard touchdown. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week. 

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

Week 9 Play of the Week finalists

Here are some great plays which deserved extra mention:

  • Hamline quarterback Tim Bona's Hail Mary pass ricochets off a teammate and ended up in the hands of tight end Phillip Sherman through a maze of players on the last play of the game to lift Hamline past St. Olaf 23-17. Watch
  • Tufts' Matt McCormack blocks the punt, then throws a block as Christian Proctor catches the ball and runs it in 24 yards to the end zone for a touchdown vs. Colby. Watch
  • Montclair State's C.J. Conway had four interceptions in a 30-20 win over Cortland. His best interception came on this play, a one-handed tipped play in which he was able to get not only one but both feet down. Watch
  • On yet another deflected pass, Rose-Hulman's Aaron Abbott hauls this one in and goes 36 yards for the touchdown with 43 seconds left to lift the Fightin' Engineers over Manchester 38-37. Watch

You can see more nominated plays on our Week 9 highlights playlist below, and even more top plays on the D3sports.com YouTube channel.

Week 9 Play of the Week top nominees

Use the forward and back buttons to scroll through the list below.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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Final
at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Wesley 45, RPI 27
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
Video Photos Video Recap Photos Box Score
Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
Video Preview Box Score Live stats Photos
Final
at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
Box Score Photos
Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
Video Preview Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
Video Preview Preview Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
Video Live stats Live stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
Video Live stats Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
Video Live stats
Nov. 19: All times Eastern
Final
at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
Video Box Score Recap
Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
Video Preview Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
Video Preview Preview Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
Video Live stats Live stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
Video Live stats Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
Video Live stats

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