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November 18th      

Sean Hildebrand, Wabash
(Fishers, IN/Fishers)

Receptions: 10  
Receiving Yards: 125
Rushing Touchdowns: 1
Rushing Attempts: 1
Rushing Yards: 10
Rushing Touchdowns: 1 

Wabash senior wide receiver Sean Hildebrand led the Little Giants to a 38-21 victory over DePauw in the 120th Monon Bell Classic by scoring two first-quarter touchdowns. He scored the games’ first score on a 10-yard reverse play and than made the score 21-0 with a 26-yard touchdown reception with 52 seconds left in the first quarter. He finished the game with 10 receptions for 125 yards. The win marks just the sixth time in the history of the rivalry that either team has won five or more consecutive games.

Kirby Livingston, Oberlin
(Brookline, MA/Tilton School)

Tackles: 9 (5 solo, 4 asst.)
Tackles-For-Loss: 4.0 
Sacks: 3.0 
Forced Fumbles: 1

Oberlin senior defensive end Kirby Livingston led the Yeomen’s defensive front that allowed just 14 rushing yards and 184 total yards in a 47-13 victory over Hiram. Livingston tallied a team-high nine tackles (5 solo, 4 asst.), which included career highs in both sacks (3.0) and tackles-for-loss (4.0). The victory marked the Yeomen’s final game in Savage Stadium as plans have recently been released for a new $8 million dollar football stadium.
November 11th      

Sean Gary, Wittenberg
(Indianapolis, IN/Decatur Central)

Rushing Attempts: 21  
Rushing Yards: 144 
Rushing Touchdowns: 3

Wittenberg sophomore running back Sean Gary powered the Tigers to at least a share of its 12th NCAC title all-time with a career-best 144 rushing yards on 21 carries in the 35-17 victory over Wabash. Gary scored three touchdowns for the Tigers, including the team’s opening score just 2:49 into the game on a 25-yard dash.

Brandon James, Wooster
(Barberton, OH/Barberton)

Tackles: 9 (2 solo, 7 asst.)
Tackles-For-Loss: 1.5
Interceptions: 2
Touchdowns: 1

Wooster junior defensive back Brandon James picked off two passes, returning the second one back 17 yards for the Fighting Scots’ final score in the fourth quarter, in a 24-14 victory over Kenyon. The decisive interception marked James’ fifth of the year, which leads all NCAC players, and the 10th of his career, making him just the 12th player in school history to reach double figures in the category. James complemented the two interceptions with nine tackles (2 solo, 7 asst.), 1.5 tackles-for-loss and one pass breakup.
November 4th      

Reed Florence, Wittenberg
(South Charleston, OH/Southeastern)

Pass Attempts: 29
Pass Completions: 23       
Passing Yards: 357 
Passing Touchdowns: 3

Rushing Attempts: 8
Rushing Yards: 58
Rushing Touchdowns: 2

Wittenberg senior quarterback Reed Florence helped the Tigers retain the Ye Olde Skull trophy by defeating NCAC-rival Ohio Wesleyan, 55-17, on Saturday in Springfield. In the victory, Florence completed 23-of-29 pass attempts for 357 yards and three scores to go along with 58 rushing yards and two touchdowns on eight carries. His career total of 62 touchdown passes is now one more than National College Football Hall of Famer Charlie Green’s 61 set in the 1964 season.

John Battaglia, Wooster
(Akron, OH/Revere)

Tackles: 13 (8 solo, 5 asst.)
Sacks: 0.5
Tackles-For-Loss: 0.5

Wooster senior linebacker John Battaglia tallied a team high 13 tackles (8 solo, 5 asst.) in the Fighting Scots’ 27-24 come-from-behind victory over DePauw. The win ensured the Scots a winning record in league play for the 2013 season.
October 28th      

Darrian Owens, Wooster
(Wooster, OH/Wooster)

Pass Attempts: 1
Pass Completions: 1
Passing Touchdowns: 1

Receptions: 4       
Receiving Yards: 230
Receiving Touchdowns: 3

Wooster freshman wide receiver Darrian Owens set a single-game school record with 230 receiving yards in the Fighting Scots’ 43-21 win over Denison. He accomplished the feat on just four catches, including touchdown strikes of 73, 51 and 56 yards, all in the first half. Owens also threw a two-yard touchdown pass late in the first quarter on a double reverse play to senior running back Sean Hackel (Farmington, NY/Victor).

Tyson Vogel, Wooster
(Ashland, OH/Ashland)

Solo Tackles: 7
Interception: 2 
Pass Breakups: 1

Wooster freshman Tyson Vogel led the Fighting Scots’ defensive effort in a 43-21 victory over Denison. Vogel, who has also taken a few snaps at quarterback this season, finished the game with seven solo tackles, two interceptions and one pass breakup. With Wooster leading Denison, 36-14, early in the fourth, Vogel picked off a pass and returned it back 73 yards to the two-yard line to set up the Scots’ final score of the game on the very next play.
October 21st      

Reed Florence, Wittenberg
(South Charleston, OH/Southeastern)

Pass Attempts: 32
Pass Completions: 22
Passing Yards: 333
Passing Touchdowns: 6
Rushing Attempts: 18
Rushing Yards: 80
Rushing Touchdowns: 1

Wittenberg senior quarterback Reed Florence passed for a school record six touchdowns and ran for one more in the Tigers 66-39 victory over Wooster to break the combined passing/rushing touchdowns school record of six set by National College Football Hall of Famer Charlie Green in 1963. Overall, Florence finished the game by completing 22-of-32 pass attempts for 333 yards, and 18 rush attempts for 80 yards.

Connor Jackson, Oberlin
(Berkeley, CA/St. Mary’s College)

Solo Tackles: 6
Interception: 2 
Forced Fumbles: 1
Defensive Touchdowns: 1 

Oberlin senior Connor Jackson made the best of his first-career start by intercepting two passes and taking one back for a touchdown in the Yeomen’s 24-0 victory over Allegheny. Playing his first season of football, the former All-NCAC men’s lacrosse player finished the game with six solo tackles, one forced fumble and one pass breakup.
October 14th      

Brendon Cunningham, Wittenberg
(Kettering, OH/Fairmont)

Receptions: 6                                
Receiving yards: 136    
Touchdowns: 3

Wittenberg senior wide receiver Brendon Cunningham played a vital role in helping the Tigers secure a 38-20 league win over Denison on Homecoming in Springfield. He opened the scoring for Wittenberg in the first quarter with a 73-yard pass from senior quarterback Reed Florence (South Charleston, OH/Southeastern) and then added the eventual game-winning score on a 13-yard strike from Florence late in the second quarter. Cunningham, who also added an insurance score for the Tigers in the fourth, finished the game with six catches for 136 yards and three touchdowns.

Cody Buresh, Wabash
(Holland, MI/Hamilton) 

Tackles: 9 (6 solo, 3 asst.)
Tackles-For-Loss: 5.5        
Sacks: 4.5            

Wabash junior linebacker Cody Buresh paced the Little Giants’ stout defensive effort in a 38-13 league win over Ohio Wesleyan. Buresh tied a Wabash single-game record with 4.5 sacks, equalling the mark previously set by Dave Adich in 1987 and tied by Josh Stanton in 2001. Buresh finished the game with nine tackles (6 solo, 3 asst.), which included the 4.5 sacks, 5.5 tackles-for-loss and one pass breakup.
October 8th      
Brandon Sklenar, Denison
(Midland, MI/H.H. Dow) 

Completions: 23                   
Attempts: 28           
Passing yards: 292
Passing Touchdowns: 4
Rushing Attempts: 13
Rushing Yards: 41       
Rushing Touchdowns: 2

Denison junior quarterback Brandon Sklenar erupted for yet another outstanding performance in the Big Red’s 42-21 come-from-behind victory over DePauw. Sklenar completed 23-of-28 pass attempts for 292 yards and four touchdowns, and also added 13 rushing attempts for 41 yards and two touchdowns. His six total touchdowns tied the DU single-game record set by Eric Ivary in 1966. With DU trailing by seven at halftime, Sklenar threw for three second-half scores and ran for another to put the Big Red ahead for good. 

Nate Scola, Wabash
(Gold Canyon, AZ/Apache Junction) 

Tackles: 9 (7 solo, 2 asst.)
Tackles-For-Loss: 4.0 
Sacks: 3.0                  
Fumble Recovery: 1
Touchdowns: 1

Wabash senior linebacker Nate Scola led the Little Giant’s defensive effort in a 48-14 league win over Wooster. The Little Giants and Fighting Scots both entered the contest with perfect records against league foes. Scola, who recorded three of Wabash’s seven sacks, finished the game with nine total tackles (7 solo, 2 asst.) which included 4.0 tackles-for-loss. In addition, he recovered a fumble and raced back 66 yards to the end zone late in the fourth quarter for his second career touchdown.
September 30th      

Brandon Sklenar, Denison
(Midland, MI/H.H. Dow)

Completions: 17                   
Attempts: 32           
Passing yards: 205
Passing Touchdowns: 1
Rushing Attempts: 30  
Rushing Yards: 164
Rushing Touchdowns: 2

Denison junior quarterback Brandon Sklenar racked up 369 yards of total offense and three TD’s in the Big Red’s thrilling 47-41 double overtime victory at Ohio Wesleyan. Sklenar threw for 205 yards and one score and also added 164 yards on the ground with two additional scores. With OWU leading Denison, 34-27, with 1:12 left in the game, Sklenar orchestrated a seven-play, 73-yard drive that was capped off by a 20-yard touchdown pass to sophomore DuShawn Brown (Phoenix, AZ/Horizon) with 24 seconds left in regulation.

Kolin Sullivan, Kenyon
(Mentor, OH/St. Ignatius)

Tackles: 6
Tackles-For-Loss: 4.0
Sacks: 1.0

Kenyon senior linebacker Kolin Sullivan led the Kenyon defensive effort in the Lords’ 28-26 victory over DePauw on Saturday. He finished the game with 6.0 tackles, which included 4.0 tackles-for-loss and 1.0 sack. He preserved the victory for the Lords by taking down the DPU quarterback on the Tigers’ two-point attempt late in the fourth quarter.
September 23rd      

Richard Barnes, Wooster
(Painesville, OH/Harvey)

Completions: 14                   
Attempts: 25
Passing yards: 224  
Passing Touchdowns: 3           
Rushing Attempts: 17            Rushing Yards: 112
Rushing Touchdowns: 1

Wooster senior quarterback Richard Barnes led the Fighting Scots to a 39-21 conference victory over Oberlin by totaling 336 total yards of offense. He completed 14-of-25 pass attempts for 224 yards and three touchdowns and added 17 rushing attempts for a career-high 112 yards and an additional score. With the Scots trailing 14-7 late in the first quarter, Barnes directed three-straight scoring drives to give Wooster the 25-14 edge at halftime.

Justin Woods, Wabash
(Dayton, OH/Northmont)

Tackles: 9 (7 solo, 2 asst.)
Tackles-For-Loss: 1.0
Fumble Recovery: 1
Forced Fumble: 1
Touchdowns: 1

Wabash sophomore defensive back Justin Woods led the Little Giants’ defensive unit with nine tackles (7 solo, 2 asst.) in the conference-opening 50-13 victory over Denison. Woods also scored the first touchdown of the game on a fumble recovery in the endzone and then forced another fumble midway through the third quarter.
September 16th      

Lucas Poggiali, Oberlin
(Sandusky, OH/Sandusky)

Completions: 11               
Attempts: 17       
Passing yards: 100
Rushing Attempts: 12
Rushing Yards: 78   
Rushing Touchdowns: 1
Passing Touchdowns: 1     

Oberlin sophomore quarterback Lucas Poggiali helped lead the Yeomen to an historic 19-2 win over visiting Case on Sunday. Poggiali opened the scoring with a nine-yard touchdown pass to senior Adam Niec (Brecksville, OH/St. Ignatius) with 1:35 left in the first quarter and sealed the victory for the Yeomen with an eight-yard touchdown scamper early in the fourth quarter to put Oberlin up 13-0. The sophomore finished the game by completing 11-of-17 pass attempts for 100 yards and one touchdown to go along with 12 rushes for 78 yards and an additional score. The victory snapped a 28-game winless streak against the Spartans.

Winters Heafey, Denison
(Piedmont, CA/Piedmont)

Tackles: 5 (4 solo, 1 asst.)
Sacks: 2.0    
Tackles-For-Loss: 3.5
Fumble Recovery: 1

Denison senior defensive lineman Winters Heafey guided the Big Red to a 17-12 victory over Hiram in the conference-opener on Saturday. With Hiram at the 50-yard line, trailing by five with less than two minutes to play, Heafey tackled Hiram’s running back for a four-yard loss on second down and then clinched the victory with a sack of Hiram’s quarterback on fourth down. He finished the game with five tackles (4 solo, 1 asst.), including 2.0 sacks and 3.5 tackles-for-loss.
September 9th      

Robert Partridge, Hiram
(Massillon, OH/Washington)

Completions: 15        
Attempts: 28        
Passing yards: 292
Passing Touchdowns: 1
Rushing Attempts: 5
Rushing Yards: 34
Rushing Touchdowns: 1

Hiram senior quarterback Robert Partridge played a vital role in the Terriers 23-19 season-opening victory over Westminster on Saturday. Partridge finished the game by completing 15-of-28 pass attempts for 292 yards and one score, and also added five rushes for 34 yards and an additional score. He opened the game with a 30-yard touchdown scamper early in the first quarter and sent Hiram into the lockeroom with the 16-0 lead at halftime after connecting on a 48-yard touchdown pass with senior Caleb Jones (Lake Placid, FL/Lake Placid) late in the second quarter.

Jonathan Valentine, Ohio Wesleyan
(Franklin, OH/Franklin)

Tackles: 6 (5 solo, 1 asst.)
Sacks: 3.0
Tackles-For-Loss: 3.5    
Pass Breakups: 1

Ohio Wesleyan senior defensive end Jonathan Valentine helped guide the Battling Bishops to a 37-20 win over Bluffton in the home opener on Saturday night after tallying six total tackles (5 solo, 1 asst.), including 3.0 sacks and 3.5 tackles-for-loss. In addition, Valentine added one pass breakup for OWU in the 17-point victory.