Games of Oct. 29-30, 1999
QB Justin Peery, Westminster
The senior tied his own school and SLIAC records by throwing eight touchdowns for the second time in three games. Finished 41-for-57 for 551 yards and also ran 11 times for 79 yards and a touchdown.
OL Ryan Dansak, Kris Mackey, Todd Naelitz, Chad Peterman, Ed Ralls, Wooster
The Wooster line led the Scots to a 45-0 victory against Denison. The Scots gained more than 500 yards of total offense for their fourth time in eight games this season and cleared the way for two different Wooster backs to gain 100 yards. On the season, the Scots have allowed just seven sacks.
RB Paul Smith, Gettysburg
The senior posted his second consecutive 300-yard rushing game to lead the Bullets past St. Lawrence. Compiled 372 all-purpose yards to stay on pace to break the NCAA all-divisions career record in that category. Smith has rushed for 725 yards on 83 carries the past two weeks.
RB Eric Hamilton, Concordia (Wis.)
The sophomore broke school records for rushing yards (337), touchdowns in a game (5), and yards per attempt (17.7) while playing only one series of the second half in an 83-24 win against Concordia (Ill.)
TE Melvin White, Redlands
The 6-4, 215-pound tight end had his finest game as a Bulldog with seven catches for 182 yards and two touchdowns. Had a game-high 53 yard reception in the Bulldogs' 63-10 win against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
WR Ryan Rausch, Wartburg
Rausch caught nine passes and re-set his school record with 237 yards receiving. The junior scored three touchdowns in a 33-13 win against Coe.
WR Stacey Seidl, Lawrence
Seidl caught six balls for 205 yards (34.2 yards per catch) and three touchdowns in a 19-13 win against Monmouth.
DL Demetri Tzovolos, Wilkes
Tzovolos enjoyed an outstanding afternoon in the Colonels' 27-25 win at Lebanon Valley. The sophomore registered eight tackles, seven solo, to help Wilkes hold Lebanon Valley to 252 yards in total offense. He also had five tackles behind the line of scrimmage for minus-34 yards, and three quarterback sacks totalling 29 yards in losses.
DL Richard Change, Catholic
The senior defensive end notched five total tackles, three for loss and a sack in Catholic's 42-19 win against Emory & Henry. Change helped hold 1998 ODAC Player of the Year Oliver Jordan to 36 yards rushing on 16 carries.
DL William Linke, Massachusetts Maritime
Linke had nine total tackles, four for loss and three sacks in a 28-27 loss to Nichols. Seven of the sophomore's tackles were solo, while the sacks went for minus-23 yards.
LB Cale Melton, McMurry
Melton had 11 total tackles and two takeaways that led to touchdowns in a 62-41 win against Austin.
LB Greg McMillin, Wheaton
McMillin helped key a Wheaton defense that held Millikin to 267 yards of total offense. The junior had 10 total tackles (seven solo) and two sacks while adding three quarterback hurries in the 23-14 win.
LB Jason Piurkowski, St. Norbert
Piurkowski had a career-high 23 tackles (one for loss) from his middle linebacker position to help keep Lake Forest's potent rushing offense in check in a 41-21 win. The Foresters ran the ball 74 times.
LB Ryan Bulger, Franklin & Marshall
On Swarthmore's first drive, Bulger tipped the ball inside the 5-yard line before teammate Britton Busby caught the ball for the interception. Bulger broke up two other passes and recorded his first career interception in the second half, while adding 13 total tackles, eight solo.
DB Jarret Smotrila, Bluffton
On back-to-back possessions, Smotrila ended Mount St. Joseph drives with interceptions deep in Bluffton territory as the Beavers rallied to beat the Lions 27-26. The first pick came on St. Joe's last possession of the third quarter as Jarret picked off a Lion pass in the end zone. Then on Mount's first possession of the fourth quarter, Smotrila picked off another MSJ pass and returned it 60 yards. The senior recorded six tackles on the day and blocked an extra-point attempt in the first half of the one-point win.
DB Dylan DeCuire, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Decuire broke up five passes and made five open-field solo tackles as he helped hold Howard Payne's Troy Davis to just two catches for 34 yards in a 12-9 win.
DB Kirk Midthun, Bethel
Midthun led the Bethel defense in the Royals' 22-20 win against St. Thomas. The senior recorded 11 total tackles (8 solo, 3 assists), including two tackles for loss of nine yards, one sack for a seven-yard loss, and one pass breakup. He also returned a punt for 88 yards and a touchdown that put Bethel up 7-0 in the first quarter.
DB Gary Bolden, MacMurray
The senior registered 11 total tackles (five solo) and broke up four passes in a defensive struggle as MacMurray beat Eureka 13-7.
K Rejean Guerriero, Bates
Guerriero kicked two clutch field goals to lead the Bobcats to a 20-17 win against Colby in overtime. The junior's first was a career-long 33-yarder with 21 seconds left in regulation and the game-winning was a 27-yarder in the extra period.
RET Lamar Wilson, Buffalo State
Wilson's 97-yard kickoff return for a TD broke the backs of Washington & Jefferson, just after they had cut the Bengals' lead to 27-21. Wilson returned the ensuing kickoff to give the Bengals an insurmountable lead. He also had two 1-yard rushing scores for a three-touchdown day.