Team of the Week
Games of Sept. 22-24, 2011
QB Nate Wara, Jr., UW-Oshkosh
Wara rushed and passed for 357 yards and four touchdowns as UW-Oshkosh defeated UW-Stout, 56-10, on Sept. 22. Wara rushed the football 15 times for 185 yards and two scores. He put the Titans ahead 6-0 with a 52-yard TD run in the first quarter and 20-3 with a 6-yard touchdown run in the second. Wara completed 11 of 16 passes for 172 yards and two scores. He gave the Titans leads of 34-4 and 41-10 with third-quarter TD passes of 36 and 26 yards to Garrie Fox.
OL Anthony Coletta, Art Garvey, Kelvin
Cruz, Kyle Sandy, Brendan Hatlee, Hobart
Hobart controlled the line of scrimmage and posted 14 points in each quarter against a St. John Fisher team that was fourth in D-III in scoring defense, 13th in total defense. Hobart's 491 yards of total offense surpassed the Cardinals' first two opponents' combined total by 80 yards. The Statesmen ran for 213 yards.
RB Ted Delia, Jr.,
Delia rushed for 244 yards and three touchdowns and added a 66-yard punt return touchdown in Gettysburg's 56-55 overtime loss to Susquehanna. Delia had a pair of 1-yard TD runs to go with an 83-yarder. It was the second straight game he scored four touchdowns and had a punt return TD as he finished with 310 all-purpose yards.
RB Ryan Montague, So., Louisiana
Montague had 12 carries for 200 yards and two touchdowns, including a run of 72 yards to set up Louisiana College's first touchdown and a 69-yard run to put the Wildcats up 28-3.
WR Michael Zweifel, Sr.,
Zweifel moved into sixth all-time in career receiving yards in Division III with 16 catches for 232 yards and three touchdowns as Dubuque beat Central 56-28 for its first win in the series since 1987.
WR Adam Kniffin, Jr., Puget
Kniffin caught 12 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns in the Loggers' 66-48 loss to Whittier. His touchdown catches went for 79, 50 and 25 yards.
TE Adam Farmer, Jr., Castleton
Farmer posted career-highs with six catches and 109 yards in Castleton's 56-52 win against Anna Maria. Five of his six catches went for first downs, but none was bigger than his fourth-and-goal touchdown catch with 15 seconds remaining in the game to give Castleton its first win of the season. Farmer's number was called consistently when the Spartans needed him most, collecting two fourth-down passes and one third down reception.
DE Allen Petros, Sr., Moravian
Petros recorded nine tackles, seven solo, in a 24-12 defeat of Dickinson. Petros spent most of the afternoon in the Red Devils' backfield with two and a half tackles for loss to increase his school record total to 50 for his career. Petros also had a sack. He was around the quarterback on all four passes that Moravian intercepted in the game, and also forced a fumble.
DT Walter Barreda, So., Texas
Barreda forced three fumbles, recovering one in a win against Howard Payne. He had seven total tackles, six solo, with four tackles for loss.
DT Dan Terhune, Sr., Wooster
Terhune keyed a Wooster defensive performance that saw the Fighting Scots limit Ohio Wesleyan to minus-3 rushing yards. He had a season-high two and a half sacks, marking the third game in a row with at least one sack, and was in on two other tackles for loss, for four and a half total.
DE Kevin Eagan, Sr.,
Eagan had a team-high 13 tackles, six solo, four for a loss and three sacks in a 24-17 win against Salve Regina. One sack forced a fumble that resulted in Endicott's first TD on the next drive.
LB Cody Allen, Sr., Cortland State
Allen led Cortland State with 12 tackles, six solo, and broke up a pair of passes in a 31-28 win at Rowan.
LB Ethan Wetzel, Sr.,
Wetzel logged a team-best 11 tackles with one sack for 9 yards to help lead the Muskies to a 27-7 upset of No. Ohio Northern.
LB Cameron Jones, Sr., Worcester
Finished with a team-best 11 tackles (nine solo) with two tackles for loss (3 yards) and one pass breakup in a 42-40 triple overtime triumph over Westfield State. The game was 24-24 at the end of regulation.
CB Tyler Phillips, Sr.,
Phillips had a career-high 13 tackles, nine solo, leading the Augsburg defense. It's the second time Phillips has recorded double-digit tackle totals in a game in his career. Phillips was part of a defense that held the Johnnie offense to just 93 net rushing yards, the first time the Johnnies had been held under 100 rushing yards this season. Phillips had two tackles for loss, had a forced fumble and broke up a pass.
S Justin Brown, Sr.,
Brown intercepted two passes and had three solo tackles in Huntingdon's 34-27 win against Hampden-Sydney.
S Will Morris, Sr.,
Morris had his second pick-six of the year from 29 yards out, recorded seven tackles (six solo), forced a fumble, recovered another fumble and broke up a pass in McMurry's 63-31 win against East Texas Baptist.
CB Tony Gordon, Sr.,
Gordon intercepted a pass and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown in the Student Princes' 41-20 win against Otterbein. He also had four tackles.
K Allen Cain, Jr., Texas Lutheran
Cain made all nine kicks Saturday in a 51-13 win against Howard Payne, including field goals of 27, 21, and 21 yards. He was 6-for-6 on extra points and averaged 66.7 yards on kickoffs.
P Justin Bosman, Fr., St.
Bosman averaged 49.0 yards per punt on four attempts in the Saints' 44-19 win against Minnesota-Morris. He also had a 54-yard punt, which is the fourth-longest in program history.
ST Mitch Olson, So., UW-Eau Claire
Olson recovered a fumble on a kickoff as the Blugolds beat UW-River Falls 38-17 in a non-conference matchup. In the first quarter after the Blugolds scored their second touchdown, Olson got down the field quickly on the following kickoff and was able to pick up a loose ball. The drive ended the with a field goal to give the Blugolds a 17-0 lead.
RET Wes Chamblee, Sr.,
Chamblee returned a punt 94 yards for a touchdown in the Little Giants' 49-7 win at Chicago and also had a 6-yard touchdown catch. The return surpassed the previous school and conference record by a yard.