Team of the Week
Games of Oct. 9-10, 2010
QB Mitchell Bunger, So., Texas Lutheran
Bunger played only three quarters in a 42-14 win against Trinity (Texas), directing the Bulldogs to touchdown drives on six of the team's first eight possessions. He was 11-for-15 with three TDs and 295 yards, while rushing 10 times for 40 yards and two TDs. Bunger and the Bulldogs defeated Trinity for just the second time in 11 games.
OL Sean Kluber, Art Garvey, Kelvin Cruz, Kyle Sandy, Brendan Hatlee, Hobart
The Statesmen racked up 648 yards of total offense in a 41-35 double overtime win against Union. The line's play was especially crucial to the team's success as a first-time starter was under center due to injury. The line allowed no sacks and blocked for an average of 6.0 yards per carry.
RB Lee Vlasak, So., UW-Platteville
Vlasak became just the sixth player in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference history to score five rushing touchdowns. He carried 33 times for 114 yards and the five scores, while adding 91 yards on four receptions.
RB Brent Donley, Sr., Ohio Northern
Donley carried 29 times for 206 yards and had TD runs of 23, 12 and 44 yards as No. 13 Ohio Northern defeated Capital 44-10.
WR Junior Woodard, So., Hobart
In Hobart's 41-35 double overtime win over Union, Woodard caught five passes for 182 yards, including touchdown receptions of 61 yards and 70 yards. On his 70-yard score, Woodard stepped out of one tackle and out ran another defender to the pylon to tie the game at 28-all in the fourth quarter.
RB Anthony Ambers, Sr., Greenville
Ambers scored Greenville's first four touchdowns in leading the Panthers to a 35-7 win over St. Scholastica, finishing with 221 yards on 28 carries.
TE Austin Zoerhof, Sr., Wheaton (Ill.)
Zoerhof helped lead Wheaton to a 27-24 victory at Elmhurst as he scampered down the field on a key 52-yard touchdown reception to cut Elmhurst's lead to 17-14 in the second half. He finished with three catches for 100 yards.
DE Clay Eaton, So., Oberlin
Eaton had a career-high eight tackles, seven solo, to go along with four sacks, three tackles for a loss and a forced fumble in Oberlin’s 48-36 setback against Case Western Reserve.
DT Dylan Burke, Jr., Lake Forest
Burke had three and a half tackles for loss and a pair of sacks as part of his six tackles in an overtime setback to Beloit.
DT Austin Hedderly, Sr., Defiance
Hedderly picked up a pair of sacks to go with six tackles and a broken up in Defiance's 22-14 win againt Mount St. Joseph. Hedderly's sack on MSJ's final series helped stall the Lions' scoring chances, after the Jackets had held MSJ to only 48 total yards and 3 rushing yards in the entire second half.
DE Jordan Barta, Sr., Cal Lutheran
Barta sacked the quarterback five times, the most by a Kingsmen this millennium and led a defensive line that recorded nine sacks in all. He also forced a fumble and contributed seven tackles (five solo) in the team's 30-3 victory over Whittier.
LB Ed Kirschenbaum, Sr., Montclair State
Kirschenbaum helped turn the momentum as No. 16 Montclair State ran off the final 20 points in a 30-14 win over longtime rival TCNJ. Trailing 14-10 late in the third, Kirschenbaum had tackles on three straight plays, including a sack that pinned the Lions on their own 5. The sack forced TCNJ to punt which Montclair then turned into the go-ahead score early in the fourth. He had 15 tackles, seven solo, four and a half for loss and three and a half sacks.
LB Kevin Beck, Sr., Knox
Beck tied a school record with three interceptions in Knox's 31-21 win against Grinnell. Beck also added six tackles, three solo, had a tackle for a loss and broke up a pass on the afternoon.
LB Matt Wenger, Sr., North Central (Ill.)
Wenger recorded a game-high 10 tackles in North Central's 34-14 win at Augustana, as the Cardinals' defense forced Augustana to punt on its first five possessions and limited the Vikings to 39 first-half yards.
CB Griffin Cardew, Fr., Bowdoin
Cardew picked off two passes in Bowdoin's first win of the season. His first interception set up the Polar Bears' first score of the game and his second pick, with less than two minutes remaining and Tufts driving for the tying score at the Bowdoin 20, clinched the victory. He also had seven tackles, five solo, and three passes broken up.
S Kyle Longsdorf, Sr., Defiance
Longsdorf led Defiance in tackles for the sixth game in a row, with 16 tackles, nine solo, a sack, an interception, two passes broken up, two tackles for a loss and a quarterback hurry. Longsdorf's interception came with 1:19 remaining and sealed the victory.
S Ray Bierbach, Sr., Lycoming
Bierbach had his fourth interception of the season and forced a fumble by stripping an Albright receiver in a 50-0 road win.
CB James Binder, Sr., Greenville
Binder had two key interceptions and three solo tackles in Greenville's 35-7 win at St. Scholastica.
K Jon Storck, So., Waynesburg
Storck racked up 13 points in Waynesburg's 55-42 win against Geneva. He made all nine of his kicks (seven PAT, two field goals) and continues to be perfect on the year.
P Kris Rosholt, Jr., UW-Whitewater
Rosholt punted just twice for the No. 1 Warhawks in a 30-7 win against UW-Stout, but each punt was downed on the 1-yard line and the kicks were 50 and 51 yards in length.
ST Danny Polaneczky, Jr., Chicago
Danny Polaneczky blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown in Chicago's 36-7 win against Denison. He also collected two tackles on kickoff returns.
RET Dominic Jones, Jr., Otterbein
As part of a second quarter in which Otterbein and Baldwin-Wallace combined for 48 points, Jones answered a B-W kickoff return for a touchdown with an 81-yard kickoff return for a score of his own. Jones finished with 128 yards in returns on the day. He also had 10 tackles, two pass breakups and a sack on defense.