Neumann Named to D3football.com Team of the Week
Neumann led the Blugolds in tackles with eight (six solo, two assists) as the Blugolds defeated ninth-ranked St. John's University (Minn.) 23-20 in overtime on September 11. Neumann also finished the game with one forced fumble as St. John's was driving in the first quarter. The fumble happened on the Blugolds' seven yard line and teammate Nate Johnson recovered to stop the Johnnies' 17-play, 73-yard drive.
QB Tim Bailey, Sr., St. John Fisher
Bailey passed for 298 yards and four touchdowns in the first half alone, before finishing the game 18-for-25 with 340 yards in a 54-26 win against Buffalo State.
OL Matt Swartling, Doug Murray, Cory Potter, Jason Soltis, Nick Gore, Bethany
The Bethany line plowed the way for a pair of 100-yard rushers in a 31-29 victory at King's. The unit led Eric Walker to a career-high 220 yards, while quarterback Matt Grimard rushed for 150 yards and another score, as he became the first Bison quarterback to go over 100 yards on the ground in 15 seasons. Bethany chewed up 387 yards on the ground, the most by a BC team since 2007, and was not sacked in 16 pass attempts.
RB Josh Kleinfelter, Sr., Lycoming
Kleinfelter rushed for 209 yards, his first 200-yard game since 2008, on 33 carries. With the score 17-10, he ran the ball nine times for 67 yards on an 11-play, 80-yard drive before scoring on a 1-yard run to help Lycoming take control of game in third quarter in a 40-10 win against Westminster (Pa.). Kleinfelter broke out on two 30-yard runs in game, including a 35-yard run on his last touch of the ball.
RB Daniel Mosier, Jr., Cal Lutheran
Mosier made his Kingsmen debut by rushing for 202 yards and three touchdowns on only 18 carries as CLU defeated No. 4 Linfield 47-42. In the fourth quarter alone he went for 114 yards and two TDs including scoring runs of 45 and 49 yards, on only six carries.
WR Darin Blaser, Jr., UW-Platteville
Blaser caught 16 passes for 195 yards and the game-winning touchdown in a 21-17 win against Dubuque. On the final drive, Blaser caught passes of 41, 5 and 17 yards, the last going for a touchdown with 1:12 remaining.
WR Clay Wolff, Sr., Chicago
Wolff amassed 172 yards on six catches, including a touchdown as the Maroons knocked off Concordia (Ill.) 56-24. He became the program's all-time leader in touchdown receptions in the process.
TE Kyle Miller, Sr., Mount Union
Miller caught seven passes for 82 yards in a 45-28 win at UW-Oshkosh. Five of his seven receptions went for first downs, including a 27-yarder to the 8-yard line to set up the final score.
DE Shane Wong, Sr., Central
Wong had six total tackles, four of them sacks as the Dutch beat Augustana 28-23. The four sacks combined for minus-25 yards as Augustana rushed for minus-32 on the day.
DT Dan Terhune, Jr., Wooster
Terhune had three sacks for minus-28 yards among his four tackles for loss in a 21-17 loss to Wabash. One of his sacks was a 15-yarder that kept the Fighting Scots in the game, as it pushed Wabash out of field-goal range with the score 21-14 around the 10-minute mark of the fourth quarter.
DT Darryl Moore, Jr. Waynesburg
Moore recorded eight tackles (three solo), two and ahalf tackles for loss and a sack in a 38-35 loss to Wilkes in the PAC-MAC Challenge.
DE Perry Patterson, Sr., Concordia-Moorhead
Patterson was the leader of a Concordia defense that posted its first shutout since 2005. The Cobbers held Valley City State to minus-17 rushing yards and 133 yards in total offense. Patterson had a team-high eight tackles, five and a half for a loss and two sacks. To top his game off, he forced a fumble.
LB Andy Neumann, Jr., UW-Eau Claire
Neumann led the Blugolds in tackles with eight (six solo) in a 23-20 overtime win against St. John's. Neumann also forced a fumble as St. John's was driving in the first quarter. The fumble happened on the Blugolds' 7-yard line and teammate Nate Johnson recovered to stop the Johnnies' 17-play, 73-yard drive.
LB Jack Moses, Sr., Texas Lutheran
Moses spearheaded a defense that allowed 4 rushing yards in the second half of a 20-14 loss to Austin College. Moses collected 14 tackles (six solo) as well as a half-tackle for a loss.
CB Joe Lopez, Sr., Cortland State
Lopez intercepted passes on back-to-back possessions, the first of which set up a touchdown drive to give the Red Dragons a two-score lead against Kean in a 24-12 win. He also recovered a fumble and finished with four tackles, two solo.
S Bill Doody, Sr., Hampden-Sydney
Doody had two interceptions, including one inside his own 10-yard line to stop a Bishops drive, and four passes broken up in the Tigers' 21-19 win against North Carolina Wesleyan.
S Sam Smith, So., Wabash
Smith finished with a career-high 12 tackles, seven solo, in the Little Giants' 21-17 win over Wooster. He also recovered a fumble and had an interception in the end zone to kill a Scots' drive after Wooster picked off a Wabash pass on the previous play. Smith's interception set up the first score of the game for the Little Giants.
S Tony Faller, Jr., Lakeland
Faller led the Muskies with 11 tackles, two for loss, and broke up four passes in Lakeland's 35-34 overtime loss to Carthage.
CB Steve Tsilimos, Sr., Chicago
Tsilimos made three key plays in the first half of the win against Concordia (Ill.). He blocked a punt and returned the ball 35 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter, then came up with interceptions -- one in the end zone and another at the Chicago 8-yard line -- to thwart the Cougars' final two drives of the second quarter.
K Jesse Garcia, Jr., McMurry
Garcia connected on a career-long field goal from 44 yards out and nailed eight of nine extra points in McMurry's 64-0 win over Texas College.
P Wes Norris, Jr., Redlands
Norris punted five times for a 51.4-yard average as the Bulldogs won 21-10 at East Texas Baptist. The Tigers started at a average field position of their own 27 on the day.
RET Justin Autera, So., Cortland State
Autera returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown and returned a punt 55 yards to the 5-yard line in Cortland's 24-12 win against Kean. He also scored two TDs on offense, one on the ground and one through the air.