Team of the Week

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Games of Oct. 29-30, 2010

Offense
QB Devin O'Brien, Jr., John Carrollb
O'Brien passed for 157 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 175 more yards and another score as he directed a come-from-behind 28-20 victory on the road at Capital. It was John Carroll's first win in Bexley since 1999.

OL Greg Kurkis, John Fitzgibbons, Mike Stefanelli, Bobby Jones, Connor Hollenbeck, Washington and Lee 
The Generals line led the way to a record-breaking performance in the Generals’ 49-14 win over Catholic on Friday evening. W&L amassed 604 yards of total offense and held the ball for better than 41 of the game’s 60 minutes. Additionally, W&L set an ODAC record for rushing yards in a game with 496 yards and had three running backs eclipse the 100-yard barrier in the contest.

RB Jay Gwaltney, Sr., Kean
Gwaltney posted his fourth consecutive 200-yard rushing game, finishing with 257 yards on 33 carries. Gwaltney, who had 124 yards and one TD in the first half, had no yards lost and averaged 7.8 yards a carry. His 4-yard carry with 22 seconds remaining in the first half gave Kean a 21-7 lead at halftime.

RB Clinton Orr, So., Albion
Orr rushed for a season-high 233 yards on 33 carries, scoring on touchdown runs of 68 and 63 yards, in the Britons' 38-21 win against Adrian. He has now rushed for more than 100 yards in eight consecutive MIAA games over the past two seasons, and has gone over the 200-yard mark three times.

WB Charles Curcio, Sr., Gettysburg
Curcio piled up 217 all-purpose yards and had a hand in three touchdowns in Gettysburg's 61-50 win against Susquehanna. He set career-highs for rushing yards (70, on 10 carries) and receiving yards (121, on 10 receptions) and rushed for the go-ahead 4-yard touchdown run with 1:40 left as the Bullets overcame a 50-27 deficit with 18 minutes remaining.

WR Chris Langstaff, Sr., Chapman
Langstaff had a career-high 171 yards including an 84-yard touchdown pass in Chapman's 28-24 win over Occidental, the Panthers' first win against Oxy in six years. Langstaff also set a school record with an 85-yard punt return for a touchdown in the second quarter for 256 all-purpose yards.

WR ZaVious Robbins, Sr., Hardin-Simmons
Robbins set career highs in yards (193) and catches (16) as the Cowboys beat crosstown rival McMurry 34-13. The performance put him over 1,000 yards receiving for the season.

Defense
DE Chris Mayes, Jr., Wesley
Mayes had seven tackles, five solo, with four tackles for a loss, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the Route 13 Rivalry win against Salisbury. He helped spearhead a defense that held the second rated rushing attack in NCAA Division III to 164 yards (279 less than its average) and two top 12 ranked runners were held to 17 yards combined on 35 carries.

DT Andy Lovins, So., Heidelberg
Lovins recorded four tackles for loss, two and a half sacks and forced a fumble in a 36-3 win against Wilmington. He had six tackles, five of them solo.

DT Andrew Haim, Sr., Ithaca
Helped Ithaca hold Division III's 16th-rated passer to 200 yards (more than 100 under his average) and an average of under five yards per attempt by breaking up three passes and recording two sacks. Shared a tackle with a defensive end on a Bomber safety, keeping a  Utica running back from getting out of his own end zone on a play run from the Pioneer 1.

DE Jim Clendenning, Jr., North Central (Ill.)
Clendenning finished with a career-high four tackles for loss and six total tackles (all solo) in a 47-13 win at Elmhurst. The Cardinals' defense held Elmhurst to a net loss of 34 yards rushing.

LB Tony Brown, So., Albion
Brown recorded 14 tackles, six solo. Albion was protecting a 24-14 lead when Adrian had a first down at its 44. Brown timed his blitz off the edge perfectly to gain an 8-yard sack and Adrian was forced to punt.

LB Tyler Russell, Sr., Worcester State
Russell had a game-best 19 tackles, eight solo, three and a half tackles for loss with a sack and a forced fumble in a 41-6 win against Fitchburg State.

LB Keith Barnes, So., SUNY-Maritime
Barnes led a defense that held Norwich without an offensive score in a 20-2 home win. He had 11 tackles, eight solo, including 2.5 for combined losses of 10 yards. He had one sack and an interception on the opening drive of the game that he returned 31 yards. Barnes also forced a fumble, recorded a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry.

CB Tyler Langs, Sr., Wheaton (Ill.)
Langs intercepted three Augustana passes on Saturday in Wheaton's 20-14 win. Langs returned his three picks for a total of 102 yards. He also led the Thunder with a team-high eight total tackles, all solo stops. He secured the Wheaton win when he deflected an Augustana pass on fourth down in the closing seconds to stop the Vikings' final offensive play.

S Kevin Gerhart, Sr., Wilkes
Gerhart picked off two passes, including one he returned 100 yards for a touchdown, and posted six tackles to help Wilkes to a 31-14 win against Lycoming. Both of Gerhart's picks came inside the Wilkes five-yard line with Lycoming driving. His interception return came with 2:55 left in the fourth quarter with Wilkes up 17-7 and Lycoming with a first-and-goal at the 3-yard line.

S Bryan Gary, So., Waynesburg
Gary intercepted his third pass over the past two games and returned it 80 yards for a Waynesburg touchdown during the Yellow Jackets' 34-28 win at Saint Vincent. The pick-six gave the Jackets a 28-21 lead in the fourth quarter. Gary also finished second on the team with seven total tackles.

CB Zack Corpe, Fr., Franklin
Corpe returned two interceptions for touchdowns (of 21 and 45 yards) in a 69-10 win at Anderson. Corpe made six tackles, five solo, and had two pass breakups. On special teams, he forced and recovered a fumble on the AU 12-yard-line (on the same punt play) that set up the Grizzlies' first touchdown.

Special teams
K Scott Roche, Jr., Wheaton (Ill.)
Roche made four field goals to help Wheaton to a 20-14 victory at Augustana. He was 4-for-4 on the day, with a 25-yarder in the first quarter. In the second quarter he kicked a career-long 52-yarder and converted a 42-yarder as time expired to end the first half. His fourth field goal was a 32-yarder with 7:22 remaining in the fourth quarter to cut Augustana's lead to 14-12.

ST Jonathan Koop, So., Wabash
Koop scored his fourth blocked punt return of the season on a 9-yard return against Allegheny, extending his Wabash record and closing in on the NCAA Division III of record of five. The Little Giants blocked their team-record 10th kick of the season (ninth punt).

P Jared Jenkins, Sr., UW-Stevens Point
Jenkins averaged 54.7 yards per punt on six punts, with a long of 70, in the Pointers' 27-14 loss to UW-Whitewater.

RET Kendall Owens, Jr., Thomas More
Owens finished with 253 all-purpose yards in the Saints' 37-13 win against Westminster (Pa.) as he returned a punt 96 yards for a touchdown to go along with three kickoff returns for 64 yards.

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