Games of Sept. 5-7, 2013
QB Joe Callahan, So., Wesley
In his first career start and first appearance since 2011, Callahan broke school-records for completions (37) and passing yards (510) in No. 5 Wesley's come-from-behind victory over No. 20 Widener. He was 37-for-52 passing and did not throw an interception.
OL Fr. Andrew Konieczny, Sr. Cory
Strasser, Sr. Chad Thompson, So. Matt Green, So. Bob
Augsburg's offensive line, with just one starter returning from last season (Thompson), protected an offense that produced 606 yards of total offense in the Auggies' 51-17 win at Concordia (Wis.). Augsburg averaged 9.2 yards per offensive play (66 plays), with 309 rushing yards and 297 passing yards. Concordia recorded no sacks and just three tackles for-loss against the Auggies.
RB Steven Webb, Sr.,
Webb rushed for a career-high 207 yards and three touchdowns, single-handedly outrushing Dickinson by 80 yards and outscoring them 18-7. He was not brought down behind the line of scrimmage on any of his 19 carries, averaging 10.9 yards per rush. Webb took his second handoff of the day 51 yards to the house and also scored from 1 and 14 yards out. Saturday marked Webb's ninth career 100-yard rushing game and third in a row.
RB Melikke Van Alstyne, Sr., Framingham
Van Alstyne picked up where he left off last year, rushing for 214 yards on 38 carries in a 35-23 win at Endicott. With his team leading 21-16, Van Alstyne rushed for 52 yards on the opening drive of the second half, a drive that took seven minutes off the clock and resulted in a touchdown.
WR Dylan Rimsky, Sr.,
Rimsky set school records for receptions (14) and receiving yards (290) in the Bison's 28-27 overtime win against Westfield State. Rimsky hauled in a 63-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter, then caught a 32-yard pass in overtime to put the Bison in front for good. The win snapped a seven-game losing streak to Westfield State and also gave the Bison their first win in a season opener since 2007.
WR Steven Koudossou, Jr.,
In Wesley's come from behind win, Koudossou set school records for receptions (17) and receiving yards (266) and also tied the school mark with four touchdowns.
WR Holton Walker, Jr., Hampden-Sydney
Walker had the best game of his career while breaking the Hampden-Sydney mark for receiving yards in a game when he caught 14 passes for 235 yards and two scores. His 14 receptions rank second all-time in school history, and his 235 yards are fifth-best in ODAC history. His two scores went for 56 yards and 48 yards.
DE Eric Butler, Jr., Thomas
Butler helped anchor a Saints' defense which held Capital to 190 yards of total offense (147 yards rushing and 43 yards passing). He had 10 total tackles (three solo, seven assisted), including three and a half tackles for loss.
DT Mitch Montgomery, Sr.,
Montgomery intercepted a pass with 1:56 to play, sealing the Kohawk victory. He also blocked a PAT early in the game, which ended up a 23-22 Coe victory. Montgomery added four tackles, including a tackle for loss.
DT Jon Turner, So., Washington and
Turner made a strong impression in his first career start with nine tackles (eight solo) and two sacks. Both of his sacks came on third down and forced Wooster punts.
DE Korey Steward, Sr., Mary
Steward had six total tackles and a career-high three and a half tackles for loss in the win at Redlands. He also posted a career-high two sacks in the victory. Steward helped anchor a defensive line that limited the Bulldogs to just 35 rushing yards in the game.
LB Ben Cunningham, Fr.,
Cunningham registered 10 tackles, two for a loss, and sack that caused a fumble – which he recovered. The fumble recovery set up a Hendrix touchdown in the first quarter.
LB Jeremy Demlow, Sr.,
Demlow matched his career high for tackles in a game (14, eight of them solo) as the Rams rolled to a 45-15 win vs. Lawrence, their largest season-opening victory since 2001. He had three and a half tackles for loss, one sacks and a forced fumble.
LB Michael Juberian, Jr.,
In his first game at Augsburg after transferring from St. Thomas, Michael Juberian recorded a team-best 10 tackles, including two tackles for loss, one sack and a forced fumble, in Augsburg's 51-17 win at Concordia (Wis.). His forced fumble in the first quarter gave the Auggies the ball at the Concordia 39-yard line, and four plays later, the Auggies scored their first touchdown of the game, taking a 10-0 lead. He also had a sack in the first quarter for a loss of 11 yards.
CB Craig Bailey, Sr.,
Bailey had two interceptions against Adrian, each of which led to touchdowns in the Boxers' 20-10 defeat of the defending MIAA champions. His first came on just the second play of the game, which Pacific converted into a touchdown on its first series. The second came with 4:30 left in the first half, leading a momentum-boosting score that gave Pacific a 13-7 halftime lead. Bailey also earned credit for three tackles, two solo.
S Ty Keenum, Jr.,
Keenum had two interceptions in BSC's win against LaGrange on Saturday. One of those he took 42 yards to the end zone for a touchdown. He totaled 72 return yards over the two interceptions, as well as six tackles (all solo) and a pass breakup.
S Drew Peterson, Sr.,
Peterson intercepted two passes in a 30-14 victory over Kean. It was his third career multi-interception game. Peterson took his first pick back for a touchdown but had the score nullified due to a holding penalty. Albright defense held Kean to 22 yards of total offense and 0 points in the first half.
CB Ed Dobernig, Sr., Lake
Dobernig forced two turnovers as the Foresters prevailed over Concordia-Chicago 45-3. The Foresters limited the Cougars to 185 total yards on the day. He also had six tackles, all of them solo.
K Daniel Sobolewski, So.,
Sobolewski made three of four field goals; connecting from 40, 34 and 27 yards; in Albright's 30-14 win over Kean. His only miss was from 48 yards, which would have been a school record. He was perfect on three PATs, had one touchback and put five of his seven kickoffs into the end zone.
P Aaron Koford, Sr.,
Although Koford averated just 31.5 yards per punt on six punts, five were inside the 20 and three landed inside the 10, including one on the 2-yard line and one on the 1. That included a long punt of 43 yards and no touchbacks.
ST Cole Crook, Fr,, Louisiana
Crook blocked two Belhaven punts and helped the Louisiana College special teams hold the Blazers to a 29.4-yard punt average.
RET Justin Swider, Sr., Wheaton
Swider ran for a career-best 93-yard touchdown on a kickoff return to give Wheaton the lead for good in Saturday's win at Benedictine. The Eagles had just scored a touchdown to take a 13-10 lead before Swider's scamper shifted the momentum.