Team of the Week
Games of Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2011
QB Chase Belton, Jr., Wabash
Belton threw for three TD passes and rushed for two more in just over two quarters of play on Saturday in the Little Giants' 49-0 win over Kenyon. Belton carried the ball five times for 110 yards and was 11-for-13 passing for 203 yards and three touchdowns.
OL Devin Martin, Bob Schmitz, Luke
Gogerty, Kyle Shrout, Mike Micca, John Carroll
The starting five helped JCU amass a season-high 597 yards of total offense without allowing a sack. John Carroll also had 379 net rushing yards -- the most by a Blue Streak team since Nov. 6, 1993 (390 vs. Hiram).
RB Scottie Williams, Jr.,
Williams rushed for a career-high 235 yards and scored three touchdowns in the Bluejays' 59-6 win over North Park. He became the first Bluejay to run for more than 200 yards in a game since 1995. Williams averaged a whopping 12.4 yards per carry and scored on touchdown runs of two, 32, and nine yards.
RB Justin Spaulding, Sr.,
Spaulding ran for 192 yards on 28 carries, scoring three touchdowns in a 42-21 win against Simpson.
WR Justin Gallo, Sr.,
Gallo had seven catches for 234 yards and three touchdowns in Union's 34-31 win over WPI. His TDs were for 33, 28 and 86 yards, with the 86-yarder a career high. He has had 471 yards in two weeks.
WR Aden Twer, So.,
Twer caught seven passes for 214 yards and two touchdowns -- including a game-winning 33-yard grab with 1:50 left -- in Gettysburg's 44-37 victory at McDaniel. Twer also had a 53-yard TD reception, and his other five catches went for 34, 24, 21, 8, and 41 yards. In addition, he drew a pair of pass interference penalties, the second of which helped lead to a Bullet touchdown.
TE Billy Chapman, Jr.,
Chapman set personal game-highs with 10 catches and 139 yards, with a touchdown in a 41-15 win against Colby. Eight of his 10 catches went for first downs.
DE Chris Mayes, Sr., Wesley
Mayes led Wesley with eight tackles, including three for loss and a sack in a win over Division I FCS Charleston Southern. He also forced a fumble.
DT Edmond Smith, Sr.,
Smith led the Auggies with a career-high 16 tackles (five solo), including a half-sack, 2.0 tackles for-loss and a fumble recovery, in Augsburg's 35-14 win against Carleton. Augsburg's defense limited the Knights to 63 total yards in the second half -- 10 passing. Smith had seven assisted tackles, including 1.5 for-loss, in the second half. He was part of at least one tackle on five of Carleton's eight second-half drives. He recovered a fumble with 2:18 left in the game that started Augsburg's final scoring drive of the afternoon.
DE Frank Gigler, Sr., Washington and
Gigler had six total tackles, five solo, four for a loss and two sacks in a 20-16 win against Westminster (Pa.).
LB John Redmond, Sr.,
Redmond had four tackles for loss and two sacks in a 30-7 win against Greensboro. He finished with nine tackles, five solo.
LB Greg Arnold, Sr.,
Arnold was credited with two solo tackles and 10 assisted tackles, with two for a loss of six yards in the Warhawks' 34-14 win against UW-Platteville.
LB Bryan Garbarino, Sr.,
Garbarino led the Bulldogs with 10 tackles and an interception as Adrian upended defending MIAA champion Trine, 26-7, snapping the Thunder’s 20-game conference winning streak that dated to 2007. The Bulldogs limited Trine to 278 yards total offense and forced five turnovers.
LB Pasquale Vacchio, Jr., Buffalo
His pick-6 early in the third quarter gave the Bengals their first lead, and Buffalo State did not look back in a 42-27 homecoming victory over William Paterson. He had 11 tackles, five solo, and was in on four tackles for loss and two sacks.
CB Dave Vosburgh, Sr., St. John
Vosburgh had a game-high 13 tackles, six solo, forced a fumble and had one pass breakup in a 17-3 victory against No. 14 Alfred.
S Ryan Fenningham, Jr.,
Fenningham was a key part of the secondary that helped hold Division III's sixth-ranked statistical passing offense to 123 yards. He notched seven tackles and had three pass breakups, one on a pass to the end zone, but most importantly, he sealed the win with an eight-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to give the Warriors' the final 22-point margin in the 35-13 win.
S Tyler Levanduski, Jr.,
Levanduski tallied a team-high 10 tackles, all solo stops, and a pass breakup in Heidelberg's 55-3 win against Capital.
CB Spence White, Sr.,
White led Ithaca with 10 tackles, nine of them solo, forced a fumble and recovered two fumbles in the Bomber win at Hartwick. He also blocked a first-quarter field goal attempt.
K Allen Cain, Jr., Texas Lutheran
Cain made three field goals - from 44, 29 and 23 yards - in the Bulldogs' 43-26 win at Sul Ross State. Cain also booted home all four of his point-after attempts. The 44-yarder was the second-longest field goal of Cain's career.
P Kevin Quicker, Sr., North Carolina
Quicker averaged 34.7 yards per kick as three of his six punts were inside the 20-yard line as the Battling Bishops shut out Averett 29-0.
RET Dan Ruffrage, Sr.,
Ruffrage made one of the game's key plays with a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of an Ithaca win at Hartwick. He also had three punt returns for 50 yards.
H Kevin Schams, Jr., UW-La
Schams, the holder on extra-point and field goal attempts, threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Nate Ward with 9:46 left in the fourth quarter on a fake field goal attempt in UW-L's 31-28 victory over UW-Stevens Point. The touchdown pass cut the lead to 28-21.
ST Cody Allen, Sr., Cortland
Allen blocked two punts in Cortland's 55-14 win vs. Morrisville State.