Team of the Week
Games of Sept. 15-17, 2011
QB Neal Posey, Jr., Huntingdon
Posey tied the Huntingdon record for touchdown passes in a game with six as he guided the Hawks in a comeback victory against crosstown rival Faulkner. The game-winning touchdown pass came with 37 seconds to play. He was 31-for-43 passing for 439 yards and did not throw an interception.
OL Justin Campbell, Jacob Salinas, Patrick Rhatican, Conner Cox, Yustino Hong, Trinity (Texas)
The Tiger offensive line paved the way for more than 300 yards rushing in Saturday's 62-7 win against Rhodes. It was the first time since 2005 that Trinity rushed for over 300 yards in a game.
RB Sam Fioroni, Jr., Denison
Fioroni rushed for a career-high 213 yards off 26 carries as Denison rolled to a 42-14 win against Hiram. He scored on a 28-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. He also caught a 7-yard scoring strike from Max Paulus in the first quarter.
RB Steven Knight, Sr., Mississippi College
Knight rushed for 181 yards and three touchdowns with scoring runs of 72, 3, and 8 yards in a 45-28 win against Hardin-Simmons. Knight also caught four passes for 44 yards and a score. Knight's 72-yard scoring jaunt in the second quarter tied the game at 14.
WR Jordan Wilkins, Sr., Hartwick
Wilkins hauled in a career-high 201 receiving yards on seven catches with one touchdown in Hartwick's 37-14 win against Norwich. He scored on a 12-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter to even the score 7-7, made a 46-yard reception in the second quarter, and caught a career-best 57-yard pass in the third quarter.
WR Michael Zweifel, Sr., Dubuque
Zweifel caught nine passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-16 victory against Loras. Also starting at cornerback, he registered four tackles and returned a fumble 31 yards for a touchdown.
TE Delfonte Diamond, Sr., McMurry
Diamond caught nine passes for 84 yards and two touchdowns in the War Hawks' 28-27 loss to Mary Hardin-Baylor.
DE Casey Casper, Sr., UW-Whitewater
Casper forced and recovered one fumble that led to a touchdown in a 54-14 win against Campbellsville. He was credited with three solo tackles and four assisted tackles. He also recorded one sack for a loss of 7 yards.
DT Peter Gill, Sr., WPI
Gill amassed four sacks in WPI's 31-3 win at Becker. He had 10 tackles, including five tackles for loss totaling 28 yards. Gill's performance highlighted an eight-sack outing from the WPI defense.
DE Frank Weymiller, Jr., Coe
Weymiller made 13 tackles, 10 solo, in a 34-26 home win against Simpson. He finished with a school-record six tackles for loss, four sacks, and two forced fumbles. The four sacks gave him a school-record 20.5 in 15 games.
LB Sean Graskey, Sr., St. Scholastica
Graskey had 12 tackles, five solo, in a 30-26 win against Greenville. Two and a half of those tackles were behind the line of scrimmage.
LB Nate Janzen, Jr., Louisiana College
Janzen paced a Wildcats defense that held Millsaps scoreless in a 56-0 drumming. He made a team-high 5.5 tackles and made an interception. He also scored two touchdowns on offense.
LB Alex Thomas, Sr., Muskingum
Thomas helped lead the Muskingum defense with a game-high 15 tackles with one interception for 47 yards and half a sack. The Muskie defense limited Marietta to just 20 yards rushing and 238 yards of total offense en route to a 34-14 Shriners Game win.
LB Scott Bogdan, Sr., Waynesburg
Bogdan had six tackles, two solo, two for loss and one and a half sacks in a 46-7 win against Thiel.
CB Raeon James, Fr., Mississippi College
Jones had the pivotal play in the 45-28 upset win against No. 8 Hardin-Simmons. Jones intercepted a pass at his own 20-yard line with under one minute remaining in the first half. The rookie returned the pick back to the Hardin-Simmons 12 and set up a touchdown pass that gave MC a 21-14 lead. The Choctaws would score the first 17 points of the second half on the way to the win. Jones also had a sack.
S Jordan Langs, Sr., Wheaton (Ill.)
Langs helped lead Wheaton to a 23-14 victory at UW-Platteville with five solo tackles and a 17-yard interception return.
CB Terrance Osborne, Jr., Delaware Valley
Osborne forced and recovered a fumble which led to the go-ahead touchdown against Lebanon Valley in the second quarter. He picked off two passes, contributing to three of the Aggies' five takeaways. He had 10 tackles, seven solo.
K Scott Roche, Sr., Wheaton (Ill.)
Roche licked three field goals in Wheaton's 23-14 victory at UW-Platteville, from 49 yards, 37 yards and 29 yards.
P Jacob Chancellor, Sr., Mississippi College
Chancellor averaged 48.8 yards over four punts with two of them going over 60 yards. Two of Chancellor's punts were fumbled with one leading directly to a touchdown.
ST D.J. Baiza, Jr., McMurry
Baiza blocked a field goal in the second half of McMurry's 28-27 loss to Mary Hardin-Baylor. He also picked off a pass, which was returned 81 yards for a touchdown
RET Dee Brizzolara, Jr., Chicago
Brizzolara scored the winning touchdown on a 77-yard punt return with 1:39 left in the game as Chicago defeated Elmhurst 33-26.