Team of the Week
Games of Sept. 1-4, 2011
QB Hewitt Tomlin, Sr., Johns Hopkins
Tomlin completed 28 of 37 passes, throwing six touchdowns in a win against Merchant Marine. He was 17-of-17 for 189 yards with three touchdowns in the third quarter alone and had a streak of 19 completions, two shy of the NCAA Division III single-game record.
OL Bubba Friedlund, Jared Penz, Josh
Wolfe, Kyle Boersma, Mitch Elliot, Bethel
The Royals' offensive line blocked for a freshman running back, who gained 180 yards on 18 carries in his first start, as well as quarterback Josh Aakre, who ran for 139 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown as the D3football.com Play of the Week. The Royals did not allow a sack in 19 pass attempts and paved the way for 7.6 yards per rush in a 55-3 win against Simpson.
RB Ben Guiles, Sr., Lebanon
Guiles scored four rushing touchdowns and caught another as Lebanon Valley beat Gettysburg 57-42. The preseason all-American turned in a 100/100 game with 143 yards rushing on 16 carries and a career-high four catches for 103 yards and a 57-yard touchdown that he created out of a short catch. His longest play of the day came on a 59-yard run in the second quarter, and he broke through four tackles to score on a 28-yarder later in the quarter.
RB Shawn Morris, Jr.,
Morris rushed for 193 yards on 15 carries and scored two touchdowns, one of 88 yards, to pace the Panthers in their 28-7 win against LaGrange on Saturday. He averaged 12.9 yards per carry.
WR Travis Tatsch, Sr.,
Tatsch caught 13 passes for 265 yards as Hardin-Simmons routed No. 10 Coe, 41-14. His last catch of the day came with 13:35 to play in the third quarter, scoring his second touchdown of the game. He had 31- and 89-yard touchdown receptions.
WR Ryan Worsham, Jr.,
Worsham hauled in seven passes for a career-best 155 yards and two touchdowns in a thrilling 28-27 overtime loss to Otterbein. Worsham caught a 9-yard pass on fourth down in overtime to give the Bison a shot to win the game. He had a game long 44-yard reception in the loss and also scored on an 11-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter.
TE Phill Stoecker, Sr., Washington
Stoecker caught six passes for 41 yards and three touchdowns in the Bears' 28-10 season opening win at Knox. Stoecker had a 5-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter and a pair of 3-yard scores in the third quarter.
DE Anthony Marascio, Sr., Lycoming
Marascio recorded a career-high 2.5 sacks, for a loss of 28 yards, and had four tackles in the Warriors' 8-6 win against No. 22 Rowan. He got to the quarterback for nine touches during the contest, helping to deflate the Profs' aerial attack.
DT Steven Carozza, Sr.,
Carozza led a defensive unit that battled 93-degree temperatures and overwhelming humidity in Heidelberg's 34-28 overtime victory against Alma. Carozza was in on nine tackles, including three solo stops and two sacks for losses of 9 yards. Alma quarterbacks were limited to just 18-of-40 passing and pressured into throwing three interceptions.
DE Peter Ford, So., Louisiana
Ford had seven solo tackles, four tackles for loss, a sack and two forced fumbles in a 32-24 three-overtime win against Belhaven. Ford paced the Wildcats' defense as it held Belhaven scoreless through all three overtime sessions.
DE Robin Wisner, Sr.,
Wisner was involved in two turnovers, a sack and two game-changing blocks in the kicking game in the Cobbers' 37-13 win. He finished with four tackles, half a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, in addition to a blocked field goal and a blocked punt. He blocked a Dickinson State field goal attempt on the first drive of the game to keep the game scoreless, and then trailing 13-7 he blocked a punt to set up the game-tying score, and Concordia never looked back. He recovered and forced fumbles on DSU's first two second-half possessions to set up two more Concordia scores that put the game out of reach.
LB Anthony Ferraro, So.,
Ferraro made seven tackles, including four tackles for loss, two of which were sacks as Chapman defeated Whitworth 16-14 in a defensive battle.
LB Jordan Spirou, Sr.,
Spirou recorded a career-high 21 tackles and two sacks as Hartwick edged Morrisville State 14-11. He registered seven unassisted stops and his two sacks were for a total loss of 27 yards. With Morrisville threatening to score with less than 20 seconds remaining in the first half, Spirou sacked the quarterback for a 14-yard loss to halt any scoring chance.
LB Sean Graskey, Sr., St.
Graskey recorded a team-high 12 tackles, including 11 solo tackles and one sack for nine yards in St. Scholastica's 34-21 victory over Lawrence.
CB Eric Enrico, Jr.,
Enrico had eight tackles, all solo, which included a career-best three tackles for a loss. On one series he made back-to-back TFLs to force one of Kenyon's 11 punts on the day. He and the rest of the defense helped Oberlin record its first shutout since 1982 in a 42-0 win.
S Mark Swope, So.,
In his first collegiate start, Swope shared the team lead with 11 tackles, including 10 solo tackles, and added two pass breakups. Swope was a big part of holding Capital's starting quarterback to 51 percent completions.
S Nick Brautigam, So.,
Brautigam's 60-yard interception return for a touchdown came on Olivet's first drive of the second half. The scoring play was key in Cornell's 36-35 comeback win after trailing 21-3 late in the first half. Brautigam also had 10 tackles, seven solo as Cornell snapped an 11-game losing skid.
CB Maurice Brown, Fr., Brockport
In Brown's first career game, he scored a touchdown on an interception return. He added three tackles, two solo, in a 19-14 loss to Ithaca.
K Jordan Gay, Jr., Centre
Gay drilled five field goals and averaged 43.8 yards on five punts on the day. The junior hit three field goals in the first half from 46, 23 and 25 yards out. He then made field goals from 34 and 29 yards in the second half.
P Justin Bosman, Fr., St.
In his first collegiate game, Bosman had five punts, averaging 41.6 yards, pinning Lawrence inside the 20-yard line four times. Bosman also had a 56-yard punt, which was the third-longest in program history.
RET Anthony Davis, Fr.,
Davis made the most of his first collegiate game, running back two punts for touchdowns in Widener's 44-6 triumph over Moravian. His first was a 52-yard burst down the right sideline. Davis' second was on the next punt as he backtracked to the 21-yard line and ran 79 yards for another score.