Team of the Week
Games of Oct. 4-5, 2013
QB John Kelly, Sr., UW-Platteville
Kelly was 32-for-39 passing for 442 yards and seven touchdowns without an interception in a win vs. UW-Eau Claire.
|Tory Reyes, left, and Eddit
Scott helped pave the way for an offensive outburst by Texas
TLU athletics photo by Zach Bond
RT Rodrick Sparks, RG Kendall Wilkerson, C Tory Reyes,
LG Eddie Scott, LT Matt Hochstrasser, Texas
TLU's offensive line was key in TLU's 64-41 road win at East Texas Baptist. The line allowed just one sack in 59 quarterback dropbacks. The TLU offense, now leading Division III in total offense, put up a school-record 701 yards against ETBU.
RB Cristian Pena, So., Morrisville
Pena helped Morrisville State to a 51-48 win over William Paterson, compiling 216 yards on 27 carries, an average of 8.0 yards per carry, and two scores. He added four catches for 62 and another score.
RB Mason Zurek, So.,
Zurek rushed for a career-best 228 yards in the Little Giants’ win vs. Wooster. He scored the first touchdown of the game on an 82-yard run, also his single-best run from scrimmage and the longest scoring play of the year for Wabash. Zurek also caught one pass for 44 yards, the longest reception of his career.
WR Jeremy Duncan, So.,
Duncan had an Ohio Athletic Conference-record 327 receiving yards on just eight catches in a 35-28 loss to Muskingum. He had touchdown catches of 59, 80 and 85 yards.
WR Delroy Russell Jr., Sr.,
Russell caught six passes for a school record 247 yards breaking his own school record he set earlier in the season against UW-Stevens Point. He also caught the longest pass in school history when he hauled in a 93-yard touchdown reception early in the first quarter for one of his two touchdown catches on the day.
TE Wes Rataiczak, Sr.,
Rataiczak had nine receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning grab in overtime vs. Wilmington, helping Muskingum achieve its 500th win as a program.
DE Chevere Archer, Sr., Framingham
Archer had 10 tackles, all of them solo, including five tackles for loss in a 21-14 win. With 2:02 left in the game Archer had a sack-fumble to seal the victory.
DT Brady Vanover, Fr.,
Vanover was a force in the middle for the Tigers as they won their third consecutive lopsided NCAC game, 49-9 over Hiram. His two sacks and four and a half tackles for loss were both season-highs for a Wittenberg player, and he also forced and recovered a fumble to set up a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
DE Joe Seney, Sr.,
Seney had four tackles, two sacks, two for loss, and two forced fumbles in Hartwick's 21-9 victory over Ithaca. Both of Seney's sacks also forced fumbles, including one on Ithaca's first offensive play of the second half that was picked up and returned for a Hartwick TD to give the Hawks a 21-0 lead. On that play, Seney not only sacked the quarterback and forced a fumble that would lead to a TD, but also threw the crucial block that sprang the TD.
LB Frank Gaffney, Jr., Lebanon
Gaffney had four sacks among a team-high 12 tackles (seven solo) to go with a blocked PAT to lead Lebanon Valley's defense in a 17-6 win at Wilkes. LVC allowed just 153 yards of offense, and Gaffney set the tone as three of his sacks came in the first half. His final hit secured the win for LVC on fourth down during Wilkes' final drive of the fourth quarter, and his blocked PAT came on the Colonels' lone touchdown during the second quarter, preserving a 7-6 lead for the Dutchmen.
LB Navahri Holden, Sr.,
Holden had five and a half tackles for loss among his 15 tackles (six solo) in a 24-21 upset of No. 22 Christopher Newport. He also had half a sack.
LB Alex Latow, Jr.,
Latow set a career high for total tackles (17) and tackles for loss (four) in a game as the Rams rolled to a 58-24 Homecoming win over Beloit. He helped the defense limit Beloit to 103 total yards in the first half. Eleven of his tackles were solo stops and he had two sacks.
LB Jeremey Thomas, Jr.,
Thomas had five tackles for loss among his seven stops for a Muhlenberg defensive unit that allowed only 144 yards, nine first downs and three points in a 38-18 win against Susquehanna (15 of the points were scored against the offense and special teams). One of his tackles for loss was a sack that forced a fumble on a third-down play, and he also intercepted a pass.
CB Josh Treimer, Sr.,
Treimer finished Saturday's 31-28 victory against Augsburg with 10 total tackles, including seven solo, and a forced fumble to help Bethel remain unbeaten.
S Kyle Fuller, So., Thomas
Fuller helped anchor a Saints' defense that shutout Geneva for their third shutout of the season and held the Golden Tornadoes to 88 yards of total offense. He had five tackles (three solo), two forced fumbles and one interception, which he returned 42 yards for a touchdown.
S Tanner Troutman, Jr.,
Troutman notched eight tackles and two interceptions to lead Warriors to a 19-16 win over No. 16 Delaware Valley, the Warriors’ second straight win over a Top 25 opponent. He picked off one pass in the Lycoming end zone in the first quarter to halt a DelVal drive and added the other with 91 seconds left to seal the win.
CB Bayvon Young, So.,
Young had three tackles, two of them solo, but made his presence felt elsewhere, with a forced fumble, an interception, a pass breakup and a blocked kick.
K Ricky Marteney, Sr.,
Marteney kicked a career-best four field goals in four attempts and added two extra points in a 28-26 loss to UW-Oshkosh. Marteney notched field goals of 22-, 25-, and 29-yards, then kicked a career-best 44-yarder to pull Stout to within two points midway through the fourth quarter. Marteney averaged 34.3 yards over three punts, with no returns, and averaged 62.6 yards over seven kickoffs.
P Nathan MacGilfrey, Fr., Crown
MacGilfrey punted six times for 250 yards (41.7 avg.), pinning Greenville inside its 20 yard line four times. His 59-yard punt was one yard shy of the school record.
RET Clint Larsen, So., UW-Eau
Larsen returned a kickoff for a touchdown in the third quarter against UW-Platteville on Saturday to help put the Blugolds up 27-21. He took the kick 98 yards, the Blugolds' first kick return for a touchdown since Nov. 11, 1987, the longest in school history. Larsen also recorded three tackles on the special teams.
ST Trace Lane, So., Mississippi
Lane returned two blocked punts for touchdowns in a 49-35 win against Hardin-Simmons. The first return, a 40-yard sprint, tied the game at 28-28 as the first half was coming to a close. The second return of 25 yards gave the Choctaws a 35-28 lead to open the second half. Lane also had a tackle in the contest.