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Games of Oct. 2-5, 2015


Travis Sparks-Jackson had a breakout game, rushing for 138 yards in the second half alone for La Verne.
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QB Lucas Poggiali, Sr., Oberlin
Poggiali became the first person in Oberlin history to throw for over 500 yards, finishing with a school-record total of 506 yards in the Yeomen's 48-9 homecoming win over Allegheny. Completing 71 percent (27-of-38) of his passes,  Poggiali guided the Oberlin offense to a single-game school record of 690 yards of offense as he tied his own career-high with four TD passes.

OL Bradley Straight, Shane Fisher, Max Neis, Daniel Smith, Joseph Pellegrino, Moravian
Moravian played with the same offensive line in back-to-back weeks for the first time this season, and the group included two freshmen making just their second and third career starts. The unit allowed Moravian to surpass 300 yards rushing for the first time in two years as Moravian beat Ursinus 31-3. The offensive line did not allow a sack and has allowed just one sack in the two games they have played together.

RB Dayton Winn, Jr., Hendrix
Winn set several school records in the Warriors' 51-48 comeback win at Centre Saturday. He rushed 52 times for 283 yards and five touchdowns. He also added 154 in kick returns for a school record 437 all-purpose yards. Winn broke the school yardage record for the second consecutive week, after rushing for 226 against Millsaps the week before.

RB Travis Sparks-Jackson, Sr., La Verne
Sparks-Jackson exploded for career-highs of 210 yards and four touchdowns on the ground in a 48-27 win at Occidental. He set the tone with a 1-yard touchdown after La Verne forced a fumble on the opening kickoff and scored three more touchdowns in the second half as he wore down Occidental's defense with 138 second-half rushing hards.

WR Kevin Jennings, Sr., Carroll
Jennings caught 15 passes for 164 yards and three touchdowns to help the Pioneers to a 35-13 victory vs. Lake Forest.

WR Sam Mentkowski, So., UW-Oshkosh
Mentkowski caught eight passes for a career-best 209 yards and two touchdowns as UW-Oshkosh defeated UW-Stout, 69-14. Mentkowski totaled 123 yards on three pass receptions in the first quarter, including 85 that went for a touchdown on UW-Oshkosh's first offensive snap of the game. In the second quarter, Mentkowski caught five passes for 86 yards, including an 8-yard touchdown that put the Titans ahead 41-7 with 13 seconds left in the period.

TE Dominik Givens, Sr., Olivet
Givens had only one catch but was a significant part of the running game as Olivet defeated Adrian 35-7. His catch, a 38-yarder, also kept a scoring drive alive for the Comets, who improved to 4-0. Olivet had 534 yards of total offense, was not sacked once and the only plays for negative hards were kneel-downs at the end of the game.


DE Henry Wei, Jr., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Wei led all players with 10 tackles, two sacks and five tackles for loss in a 33-30 win in two overtimes vs. defending SCIAC champ Chapman. He helped limited Chapman's all-conference running back to 65 yards on 24 carries. Three of Wei's TFLs and one of his sacks were the final play in defensive stands that ended without any points being scored, including a four play defensive stand from the 4-yard line.

DT Chyron Brown-Wallace, Jr., St. Lawrence
Brown-Wallace had nine tackles, six solo, recovered two fumbles, had four and a half tackles for loss and generally made life miserable for the University of Rochester in helping hand the Yellowjackets their first loss of the season, 20-0.

DT Haston Adams, So., Mary Hardin-Baylor
Adams set an American Southwest Conference record with 4.5 sacks and had a career-high five tackles for loss. The Cru set the D-III record for sacks in a game and held Belhaven to minus-87 yards rushing.

DE Alex Hoff, Sr., Linfield
Hoff helped lead Linfield to its first shutout of the 2015 season. He had eight tackles, all of them solo, including five tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a sack in just over a half of action in a 73-0 win vs. Lewis & Clark.

LB Brandon Latzig, Sr., Ripon
Latzig had a huge day in terms of tackles, with 16, 13 of them solo. But his biggest contribution doesn't even officially register on the stat sheet. That's the two-point conversion pass attempt he intercepted in the end zone in overtime, sealing the win vs. Illinois College.

LB Mac Quinn, Jr., Westminster (Pa.)
Quinn led the Titan defense with a career- and game-high 16 tackles (10 solo) as the Titans who held Carnegie Mellon running back Sam Benger to 83 yards on the ground, 150 yards below his Division III-leading average. Quinn added one tackle for a loss and one forced fumble.

LB Trey Kodama, Jr., Pacific
Kodama led a stout Pacific defense in a 34-7 victory over Pacific Lutheran. He finished the day with nine tackles, two and a half sacks, and three and a half tackles for a loss, totalling 17 yards

CB Vincent Beltrano, Sr., Chicago
Beltrano tied a school record with three interceptions while also making a team-high 13 tackles in a 28-14 win at Birmingham-Southern. His third pick of the day in the fourth quarter gave Beltrano 15 career interceptions.

S Antonio Jones, Sr., Beloit
Jones had 23 total tackles, 11 of them solo, and forced and recovered a fumble for the Buccaneers in a 41-21 loss to Monmouth.

S Mark Behne, Sr., Coast Guard
Behne registered two fourth-quarter interceptions, the final one in the end zone with 40 seconds left, to preserve the Bears' 21-14 win at Maine Maritime on Saturday. He also recorded a career-high 14 tackles, seven solo, including a tackle for loss.

CB Taylor Christensen, Jr., Franklin
Christensen had an interception, four pass breakups, and four tackles in helping the Grizzlies post a 42-0 shutout win over Manchester. His interception came in the end zone. He also made a tackle for loss and three of his four tackles were solo efforts. 

Special teams

K Matt Underhill, Jr., Washington & Lee
Underhill made both his field goals and both his extra point attempts in a 20-17 win over No. 23 Guilford. He connected on a 51-yard field goal with 4:14 left in the game that gave the Generals a 10-point lead. It was the longest field goal in W&L history. He also kicked a 31-yarder in the second quarter that allowed the Generals to go into the half tied at 3-3.

P Eddie Clifton, Jr., Concordia-Moorhead
Clifton averaged a career-high 48.8 yards per punt and hit a career-long 67-yard punt to help Concordia upset No.20 Bethel on Saturday. Clifton's ability to pin the Royals deep in their own territory helped the Cobber win the field position battle all afternoon. His 67-yard punt came on Concordia's second drive of the game and tilted the field position from deep inside the Cobbers' territory to the Bethel 20-yard line. None of his punts were returned past the Bethel 25-yard line.

ST Drake Dowling, Sr., Texas Lutheran
During TLU's 49-20 win over Howard Payne, Dowling returned a blocked field goal 55 yards for a touchdown He also added a 49-yard punt return that set up a TLU score three plays later. 

RET Kenneth Jinkins, So., St. Scholastica
Jinkins did it on both sides on special teams in a victory over Martin Luther. He returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown as part of a 103-yard day on punt returns, a program record. He also had a tackle and recovered a fumble on kickoff coverage.

Maintenance in progress.
Dec. 9: All times Eastern
Mount Union 43, at UW-Oshkosh 40
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 24, Brockport 0
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Dec. 15: All times Eastern
Mount Union 12, at Mary Hardin-Baylor 0
@ Salem, Va.
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