Team of the Week
Games of Oct. 14-15, 2011
QB Jake Mullin, Jr., McMurry
Mullin set school and conference records with 614 passing yards, and he threw for four touchdowns without an interception. Mullin finished the day 43-of-57 for 614 yards and no interceptions and he completed his first 16 passes. He rushed for 43 yards on eight carries. His fourth and final touchdown pass of the day to R.J. Long was his 80th career touchdown pass and Long's 30th career touchdown grab.
OL Koby Parker, Koby Kendrick, Travis
Sugar, Charlie North, Ross Hutchinson,
The Cowboy offensive line paved the way for a 613-yard total offense day, including 428 on the ground and eight touchdowns, more than double the team's previous rushing average. The Cowboys averaged almost eight yards per carry on 54 carries.
RB Ben Hertrampf, So., UW-La
Hertrampf rushed for a career-high 206 yards and three touchdowns in the Eagles' 31-21 loss to UW-Eau Claire, averaging 9.4 yards per carry. Hertrampf also caught two passes for 37 yards. He had touchdown runs of 57 and and 2 yards in the second quarter and 12 yards in the fourth.
RB Melikke Van Alstyne, So., Framingham
Van Alstyne rolled up 251 yards on 31 carries and scored five touchdowns in the Rams' 42-14 win against Maine Maritime. He also had two receptions and ran for a two-point conversion.
WR Daniel Wodicka, So., Johns
Wodicka had 11 receptions and had personal bests of 202 receiving yards and 246 all-purpose yards in Johns Hopkins' 47-6 win over Dickinson.
WR Jake Spalik, So., Brockport
Spalik caught six passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns and threw a 7-yard touchdown pass himself as the Eagles knocked off Kean 28-20.
TE Delfonte Diamond, TE,
Diamond caught 12 passes for 195 yards and was a part of the McMurry team that posted an NCAA Division III record 848 yards of total offense.
DE Aaron Nauer, Jr., Westminster (Pa.)
Nauer tied a career high with three pass breakups, all by knocking down passes near the line of scrimmage. Westminster limited Waynesburg to minus-1 rushing yards. He had six tackles, three for loss and a sack.
DT Stephen Vassalotti, Jr.,
Vassalotti had his second multiple-sack game of the season in a 40-17 win against Cornell. He had four tackles, three solo.
DE Tim Taylor, Jr., Thiel
Taylor registered a school-record seven tackles for loss as well as a record-setting four and a half sacks. He finished with 10 total stops and added a forced fumble.
LB Mike Mehlhaff, Jr.,
Mehlhaff had 10 tackles, eight solo, to go with two tackles for loss in a 45-22 win against Whittier. He also returned a blocked punt 15 yards for a touchdown.
LB Matt Green, Sr.,
Green had 20 total tackles, 11 solo and two for loss, in a 20-14 win against Mount St. Joseph. Green also forced two fumbles, including one that prevented a Mount St. Joseph drive that reached the Engineer 25-yard line.
LB Larry Delviscio, Jr.,
DelViscio made a game- and season-high 13 tackles, including a career-high 11 solo stops, in Gettysburg's 14-10 win against Muhlenberg. He helped lead a defensive effort that held Muhlenberg to just 220 yards, including 90 in the final three quarters.
LB Louis Baltazar, Sr., Lewis and
Baltazar finished with a game-high 12 tackles, seven solo, while sacking the Pirate quarterback three times en route to the Pioneers nine total sacks. Lewis and Clark beat Whitworth 30-22 for its first win in the series since 1997.
CB Justin Halcy-Bateman, Sr., Cal
Haulcy-Bateman grabbed two second quarter interceptions including a 20-yard pick-six during Cal Lutheran's 52-17 win at La Verne. The second halted a late-first half Leopards drive that had reached scoring territory. He also had a 47-yard kick return that helped the Kingsmen score its final first half TD to take a 35-3 halftime lead.
S Justin Trautmiller, Sr., St.
Trautmiller tied his own personal high with three interceptions in Saturday's win against Westminster (Mo.). All three interceptions eventually led to touchdowns.
S Ray Bierbach, Sr.,
Bierbach posted eight tackles and had his 12th career interception in a 40-7 win over Wilkes. He returned the interception for 63 yards to the 1-yard line.
CB Troy Sant, Jr., St. John
Sant recorded an interception in Saturday's game and returned it 34 yards for a touchdown. It was his third interception in the last four games. The turnover occurred on Frostburg State's second play from scrimmage and gave the Cardinals a 7-0 lead 38 seconds into the game.
K Dan Tryon, Jr., Wesley
Tryon hit field goals of 25, 27 and 45 yards and was perfect on five extra points in a 46-0 win at Virginia University of Lynchburg. He also averaged 61.4 yards on nine kickoffs, including a touchback.
P Mitch Rowan, Sr.,
Rowan averaged 46.7 yards on three punts, while placing two punts inside the 20 and the other near the 20. His first punt covered 60 yards and put Puget Sound at its own 5-yard line just over two minutes into the game. In the third quarter Rowan added a 38-yard punt to the UPS 21-yard line. In the fourth quarter, he kicked a 42-yard punt that was downed at the UPS 1. Willamette defeated Puget Sound, 49-31.
ST David Goodman, Sr., UW-Eau Claire
Goodman blocked a punt and also caught a pass on a fake punt to help the Blugolds convert in a 31-21 win at UW-La Crosse on Saturday. In the first quarter with the Eagles on their own 34, Goodman blocked a punt that Eau Claire's Mitch Olson recovered, leading to a Blugolds touchdown. In the fourth quarter with the score 24-21, Goodman caught a 9-yard pass on a fake punt to give the Blugolds a first down. A few plays later, the Blugolds scored their final touchdown of the game.
RET Dan Ruffrage, Sr.,
Ruffrage returned a punt 91 yards for a touchdown in a 38-33 loss to Springfield. He also returned a kickoff 61 yards to set up another Bomber score and brought another kickoff out to midfield to set up a third score.