|Jacolby Maxwell caught four touchdown passes as Aurora finished its regular season with a win at Lakeland.
Photo by Larry Radloff, d3photography.com
Games of Nov. 16, 2019
QB Joe Germinerio, Sr., Ithaca
Germinerio threw for 251 yards on 21-of-27 passing and two touchdowns and ran for 159 on 34 carries and three touchdowns in Ithaca's 32-20 win over Cortland in the 61st Cortaca Jug Game. Germinerio accounted for 410 of Ithaca's 446 yards of offense in the game. The game was played at MetLife Stadium and set the NCAA Division III attendance record of 45,161 fans.
OL Chaz Williams, Tommy Simon, Matt McKay, Daniel Skold, Andrew Anderson, Augustana
The Augustana helped senior running back Bobby Jarosz pile up 263 yards on 35 attempts on Saturday in a 51-36 win over Carthage. The Vikings had 349 yards rushing and 219 yards passing and piled up 27 first downs. Augustana finished 6-4, its best mark since 2010.
RB Donovan Henderson Jr., Sr., Manchester
Henderson tied the NCAA record with 8 rushing touchdowns in 70-54 win over Anderson and is one of just five players to rush for 8 TDs in a single game. He carried the ball 30 times for career-best 394 yards, averaging 13.1 yards a carry.
RB Grayson Overstreet, Fr., Emory & Henry
Overstreet got his first offensive start on Saturday after starting the previous nine games at linebacker and made the most of it, running for 324 yards, tied for the second-most in Division III this season. That came on 35 carries, and came with two touchdowns, in a 59-36 win vs. Ferrum. The rushing total set the school and Old Dominion Athletic Conference record.
WR Jordan Evert, Sr., Buffalo State
Evert set the Buffalo State single-game record with 19 receptions which covered 256 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns as well as a 2-point conversion in the season-ending 31-26 loss to St. Lawrence. His touchdown catches were 10 and 13 yards. He also set the school's single-season records with 92 catches and 1,182 yards. Evert also completed a pass (and had a tackle) in the contest.
WR Jacolby Maxwell, Sr., Aurora
Maxwell caught four touchdown passes as part of a nine-reception, 151-yard evening in a 70-14 win at Lakeland. The win gave Aurora the outright NACC title and leaves Maxwell with 21 touchdown catches on the season.
TE Jacob Maher, Sr., Framingham State
Maher accounted for three touchdowns in the Rams' 47-6 win over Worcester State. He caught seven passes for 108 yards with two touchdowns and rushed for seven yards and a score in just one half of action.
DE Keloa Palau, Sr., Lewis & Clark
Palau had three of Lewis & Clark's seven sacks in a 33-21 win over Puget Sound, the Pios' first over the Loggers since 2013. Palau had six tackles, five of them solo. The Pioneers went 4-5, for their best record since 2012.
DT Josh Dorschner, So., UW-La Crosse
Dorschner had three tackles, two solo, along with two quarterback sacks, one forced and recovered fumble and an interception in UWL's 34-17 win at UW-Stevens Point. His interception with 10:01 left in the game led to a field goal and 27-17 lead. Dorschner recorded a sack while forcing and recovering a fumble with 5:52 remaining and UWL scored two plays later to take a 34-17 lead.
DT Mike Murphy, Jr., Illinois Wesleyan
Murphy led the way with four and a half sacks, tying a mark set by D3football.com first-team All-America defensive lineman Jeff Heinzl in the 2000 season to push his season total to 16. Murphy had seven total tackles, five solo, and forced a fumble to go with five tackles for loss.
DE Jerome Bass, So., Brevard
Bass recorded three solo tackles, all of them tackles for loss in Brevard's 42-3 win against Greensboro. One of them was a sack.
LB Jeff Gurley, Sr., Washington U.
Gurley had eight tackles, four tackles for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble in WashU's 62-14 victory at Carroll. Gurley and the WashU defense limited Carroll to 304 yards of total offense and forced three turnovers in the win.
LB Clark Gaden, Sr., Monmouth
Gaden came off the training table to lead Monmouth's defense with a game-high 17 tackles a 10-7 win over St. Norbert in the Midwest Conference championship game. Hampered by an injury that limited practice all week, Gaden helped hold St. Norbert's offense to seven points and 293 total yards.
LB Kyle McGee, Sr., Allegheny
McGee recorded a career-best 21 tackles (including 12 solo), to lead the Gators to a 31-20 come-from-behind win at Oberlin to wrap up the 2019 season. His 21 stops are the fifth most in a single game in school history. He had two tackles for loss and a sack.
CB Sean Knight, So., Carnegie Mellon
Knight made a huge impact in Carnegie Mellon's 24-21 win over then-No. 20 Case Western Reserve in the 34th annual Academic Bowl. He recorded two interceptions while returning one 37 yards for his first career touchdown, which made the score 24-14 and proved to be the game winning points. Knight also recovered a fumble and tied a career-best with four solo tackles.
S Raymond Moronez, Jr., La Verne
Moronez had four solo tackles, as well as three interceptions, as La Verne kept it close against No. 13 Chapman before falling 28-17. His last interception came at the La Verne 3-yard line early in the fourth quarter.
S Jed Schlegel, Sr., UW-Stout
Schlegel recorded three interceptions and all three came at timely spots in a 45-17 win over UW-Eau Claire. With Stout leading 14-3 and Eau Claire threatening late in the second period, Schlegel picked off his first pass a yard deep in the end zone and returned it 32 yards with 39 second left before halftime. Four plays later, Stout scored to make it 21-3. On Eau Claire's next drive, with 11 seconds remaining, Schlegel picked off a Hail Mary pass on the Stout 3-yard line. Schlegel's third interception came after Eau Claire scored twice to pull to within two scores and had the momentum going. Schlegel intercepted his third pass on the Eau Claire 18 and two plays later, Stout scored to make the score 38-17. Schlegel finished the game with five tackles, four of them solo.
CB Hunter Leveille, Sr., Massachusetts Maritime
Leveille had two tackles on Saturday but he broke up three passes and had an interception that he returned 35 yards to set up a Buccaneer scoring drive from the 5-yard line. Bridgewater State won 26-21.
K Jaydon Haag, So., UW-Oshkosh
Haag converted field goals of 42 and 49 yards and all three extra points during UW-Oshkoss's 27-20 home victory over UW-Whitewater. After making extra points in the first and second quarters, Haag gave UW-Oshkosh a 21-20 lead with his extra point at the 9:14 mark of the fourth period. Following a pair of interceptions by the UW-Oshkosh defense in the game's final six minutes, Haag gave the Titans leads of 24-20 and 27-20 with field goals of 42 and 49 yards, respectively. Haag, who has made all 11 of his field goal attempts this season, also averaged 43.3 yards on three punts.
P Zach Warcola, Sr., TCNJ
Warcola had a terrific punting day for TCNJ in a 24-20 season-ending loss to Rowan. He had four punts that totaled 202 yards for an average of 50.5. His longest one of the day was a 58-yard boot which helped flip field position and keep the Profs off the board at the end of the first half.
ST Brennan Ray, So., Montclair State
Ray blocked an extra point on the Cougars' first touchdown in the first quarter and later intercepted a two-point conversion pass by Kean, returning it 99 yards for a defensive PAT and the final two points for the Red Hawks in a 40-12 win. Ray also found the end zone earlier in the game with a 29-yard interception return for a score.
RET Cameron Jones, Fr., Cal Lutheran
Jones returned a punt 89 yards for a touchdown, and almost broke another in a 59-20 win vs. Whittier. Jones was tripped up after 34 yards on another long punt return.