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MIAC Football Athletes-of-the-Week

MIAC Football Offensive Player-of-the-Week

 

Brett Baune, Concordia
Fargo, N.D. / South


Concordia star Brett Baune (Fargo, N.D./South) has been a big reason for his team's success during his career, so it was fitting that Saturday he closed his career in grand fashion. The Cobber running back not only led his team to a season-ending victory with a big performance, but his three touchdowns also helped him ascend to the top of the career leader board with the most TDs in Concordia school history. For his role in the win, and his record-setting performance, Baune was named the final MIAC Football Offensive Player-of-the-Week for the 2012 season, his second such honor this year.


Baune's three-touchdown day helped power Concordia to a 29-10 win over Gustavus in St. Peter Saturday, and boosted his career total to 34. Ironically, the previous record of 33 was set by Baune's head coach, Terry Horan, in his playing days for the Cobbers. Baune's three scores Saturday were part of a 19-carry, 77-yard day that also featured a reception and a kick return for 11 yards. This season, Baune was just one of two players in the MIAC to average more than 100 yards per game on the ground (107.0 average), as he rushed for 963 yards and 10 touchdowns in nine games with an average of 5.4 yards per carry. He ranked second in yards per game and rushing TDs, and third in total rushing yards.

The big year from Baune helped Concordia finish in a second-place tie in the MIAC with an 8-2 overall record and a 6-2 conference mark. The Cobbers finished the season ranked No. 22 in both the AFCA Coaches' Poll and the D3football.com Top 25. Concordia's only two losses were to No. 3 St. Thomas and No. 21 Bethel, and the Cobbers were ranked as high as No. 16 in 2012.

MIAC Football Defensive Player-of-the-Week

 

Ayo Idowu, St. Thomas
Woodbury, Minn. / Woodbury

Saturday, St. Thomas locked up its third-straight undefeated regular season with a 35-21 home win over a good St. Olaf team, with the defense doing a great job against the Oles' vaunted offensive attack. Leading the way was senior Ayo Idowu (Woodbury, Minn.), who continued his great season with several big plays in the win. Idowu helped the Tommies keep St. Olaf QB Dan Dobson in check for most of the game, and created a turnover and a few more plays behind the line of scrimmage to help UST complete its 10-0 campaign. For his performance, Idowu was named the final MIAC Football Defensive Player-of-the-Week of the 2012 season.

Idowu's full stat line Saturday featured six total tackles (three solo), 1.5 sacks, 2.0 tackles-for-a-loss and a forced fumble. One of his Tommie teammates recovered Idowu's forced fumble in St. Olaf territory, and it led to a St. Thomas touchdown just two plays later. All season long, Idowu has created big plays along the Tommie defensive line, as his 13 tackles-for-a-loss lead the MIAC, and his five sacks rank No. 2. He also has 40 total tackles - 25 solo - one forced fumble and three pass breakups to his credit.

St. Thomas' perfect season marks the first time in MIAC history a team has gone undefeated in the regular season three times in a row. UST (10-0, 9-0) finished the regular season ranked third in Division III in the AFCA Coaches' Poll, and fourth in the D3football.com Top 25. St. Thomas won its third-straight MIAC championship and the league's automatic bid to the Division III Playoffs, where it will open Saturday with a home game against St. Norbert College at 12 p.m.

MIAC Football Special Teams Player-of-the-Week

 

Jimmie Mattson, Saint John's
Eau Claire, Wis. / Memorial

Saint John's nearly ended its season with an upset of Playoff-bound Bethel, coming up just short on the road Saturday in a 27-22 loss. The Johnnies were right with the Royals thanks partly to another great kicking day by Jimmie Mattson (Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial) who closed his career with a magnificent performance. Mattson had a perfect placekicking performance, going 3-for-3 on field goals and drilling his only PAT, and his kickoffs were a weapon in the field position battle. For his performance, Mattson was named the final MIAC Football Special Teams Player-of-the-Week for the 2012 season. Mattson's latest MIAC weekly honor is his second in a row, third of the 2012 season, and the sixth of his career.

Saturday, Mattson became the first Johnnie to make three field goals in a game since 1990. He started with more than enough distance on a season-best 49-yard field goal that tied the game at 3-3, and he also nailed a 44-yard attempt in the second quarter, and a 29-yard try in the third. He was also good on his only PAT of the day, and averaged 63.8 yards on five kickoffs with a pair of touchbacks. This season, Mattson led MIAC kickers with 70 points and nine field goals, and he finished just one PAT behind the league leader after going a perfect 43-for-43 on extra points as a senior. Mattson averaged 63.3 yards on 57 kickoffs, including 33 touchbacks.

The final-day loss concluded another .500 season for the Johnnies - their 60th under head coach John Gagliardi - as Mattson and his teammates went 5-5 overall. SJU was 3-5 in MIAC play and finished sixth in the conference standings. Saint John's finished strong, winning four of its last five games, and was a perfect 2-0 against nonconference foes in 2012.

Oct. 20: All times Eastern
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at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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at Framingham State 29, Westfield State 14
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Moravian 20, at Juniata 17
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at Salve Regina 41, Endicott 14
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at Thomas More 63, St. Vincent 13
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at Union 28, Hobart 23
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at Hamilton 27, Colby 24
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at Christopher Newport 27, William Paterson 19
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at Ithaca 35, St. John Fisher 10
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at Allegheny 44, Kenyon 35
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SUNY-Maritime 21, at Mount Ida 13
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Middlebury 43, at Bates 14
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at Springfield 68, Catholic 20
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at Amherst 21, Wesleyan 17
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at Trinity (Conn.) 63, Bowdoin 14
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Husson 48, at Gallaudet 21
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Wabash 35, at Oberlin 21
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at Utica 34, Buffalo State 12
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Ohio Northern 7, at Muskingum 6
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at Frostburg State 62, Montclair State 3
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at Wesley 34, Rowan 3
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at Stevenson 26, Albright 23
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Wittenberg 52, at DePauw 6
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at Albion 31, Alma 28
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at Guilford 45, Shenandoah 20
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Plymouth State 40, at Massachusetts Maritime 14
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Wooster 58, at Hiram 25
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Washington and Lee 36, at Hampden-Sydney 6
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at Anna Maria 36, Alfred State 34
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Bridgewater 31, at Emory and Henry 23
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at FDU-Florham 49, Wilkes 31
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Lebanon Valley 17, at Misericordia 0
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at St. Lawrence 36, Rochester 14
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RPI 30, at Alfred 15
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at Curry 46, Nichols 16
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at Salisbury 42, Southern Virginia 0
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Ferrum 27, at Brevard 24
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Randolph-Macon 63, at Apprentice 14
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at Susquehanna 21, Ursinus 14
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Cortland 34, at Morrisville State 20
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at Trine 50, Hope 14
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Trinity (Texas) 27, at Sewanee 21
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Wartburg 41, at Luther 16
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at Franklin and Marshall 56, Dickinson 0
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Tufts 21, at Williams 13
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Mount Union 66, at Wilmington 7
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MIT 30, at Coast Guard 21
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at Norwich 24, Maine Maritime 22
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at Marietta 44, Heidelberg 21
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Franklin 29, at Rose-Hulman 22
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John Carroll 48, at Capital 21
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at Manchester 28, Bluffton 21
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Mount St. Joseph 71, at Anderson 27
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UW-Whitewater 20, at UW-River Falls 7
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Kean 26, at TCNJ 3
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at LaGrange 59, Greensboro 10
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at Worcester State 45, Mass-Dartmouth 40
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Muhlenberg 40, at McDaniel 13
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Western New England 45, at Becker 0
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at Maryville (Tenn.) 35, Methodist 14
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Adrian 36, at Kalamazoo 22
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Denison 31, at Ohio Wesleyan 20
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at Washington and Jefferson 34, Westminster (Pa.) 33
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Berry 37, at Millsaps 22
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at Benedictine 43, Olivet 37
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Birmingham-Southern 31, at Austin 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 45, Belhaven 7
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at UW-Stout 23, UW-Stevens Point 17
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Eureka 37, at MacMurray 20
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at Illinois Wesleyan 13, Carthage 10
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Nebraska Wesleyan 14, at Buena Vista 13
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Lakeland 48, at Wisconsin Lutheran 0
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at Aurora 28, Rockford 21
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at Concordia-Chicago 37, Concordia (Wis.) 17
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at St. Olaf 29, Carleton 26
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at St. John's 41, Gustavus Adolphus 17
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at Concordia-Moorhead 42, Augsburg 20
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St. Thomas 84, at Hamline 0
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Westminster (Mo.) 24, at Greenville 14
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at Loras 44, Coe 38
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Monmouth 61, at Cornell 10
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Wheaton (Ill.) 56, at North Park 0
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Northwestern (Minn.) 30, at Martin Luther 14
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Hardin-Simmons 33, at Texas Lutheran 30
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at Lake Forest 70, Grinnell 6
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at Millikin 56, Carroll 35
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at Macalester 47, Ripon 31
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at St. Norbert 38, Lawrence 6
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St. Scholastica 49, at Crown 21
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at Iowa Wesleyan 24, Minnesota-Morris 17
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UW-Platteville 34, at UW-Eau Claire 14
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at WPI 41, Merchant Marine 7
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at Centre 42, Rhodes 35
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Hanover 49, at Earlham 14
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at Chicago 55, Beloit 12
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UW-Oshkosh 42, at UW-La Crosse 28
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at Dubuque 28, Simpson 27
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at North Central (Ill.) 54, Augustana 2
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at East Texas Baptist 68, Louisiana College 35
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at Brockport 45, Hartwick 0
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Western Connecticut 27, at Bridgewater State 20
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Chapman 38, at La Verne 21
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Pacific 17, at Lewis and Clark 7
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Pacific Lutheran 27, at Willamette 14
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at Whitworth 38, Puget Sound 23
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Redlands 42, at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 25
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at Linfield 12, George Fox 6
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Sul Ross State 52, at Howard Payne 15
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at Castleton 17, Dean 14
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N.C. Wesleyan 21, at Averett 15
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at Otterbein 37, Baldwin Wallace 29
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Case Western Reserve 45, at Geneva 7
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Carnegie Mellon 42, at Thiel 10
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at Illinois College 23, Knox 13
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at Cal Lutheran 60, Whittier 34
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Occidental at Pomona-Pitzer
Oct. 20: All times Eastern
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at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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Oct. 21: All times Eastern
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at Wesley 34, Rowan 3
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at Frostburg State 62, Montclair State 3
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Wittenberg 52, at DePauw 6
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at Springfield 68, Catholic 20
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Wartburg 41, at Luther 16
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Mount Union 66, at Wilmington 7
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at Marietta 44, Heidelberg 21
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at Washington and Jefferson 34, Westminster (Pa.) 33
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Hardin-Simmons 33, at Texas Lutheran 30
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 45, Belhaven 7
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St. Thomas 84, at Hamline 0
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at St. John's 41, Gustavus Adolphus 17
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at Illinois Wesleyan 13, Carthage 10
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at Concordia-Moorhead 42, Augsburg 20
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Berry 37, at Millsaps 22
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UW-Platteville 34, at UW-Eau Claire 14
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UW-Oshkosh 42, at UW-La Crosse 28
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at North Central (Ill.) 54, Augustana 2
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at Brockport 45, Hartwick 0
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at Linfield 12, George Fox 6
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Case Western Reserve 45, at Geneva 7
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