BAY CITY, Mich. - Lake Erie College junior quarterback Sean Bedevelsky (Brunswick, Ohio) was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) "Offensive Player of the Week" after leading the Storm its first GLIAC win with a 48-45 triumph at the University of Findlay on Saturday. Wayne State University junior safety Jeremy Jones (Grand Rapids, Mich./Rockford) earned "Defensive Player of the Week Honors," while Michigan Technological University sophomore running back Akeem Cason (Benton Harbor, Mich.) was tabbed "Special Teams Player of the Week."
Ashland - Junior slot back D.J. McCoy (Cleveland, Ohio/Collinwood) went over 100 yards for the fifth consecutive week when he rushed for 140 yards on 35 carries against Saginaw Valley State. McCoy has rushed for at least 120 yards in each of the last five games. He has 847 yards rushing and is on pace for the first 1,000-yard season of his career…junior DB Logan Kerr (Ashland, Ohio) picked off his team-leading fourth pass last week. Kerr has had an interception in two consecutive games. He leads the GLIAC in pass breakups and as of last week, was 10th in the nation in that category…junior kicker Gregg Berkshire (Ashland, Ohio) accounted for 12 points in last week’s win. Berkshire had three field goals and three extra points. He also punted three times and averaged 59.3 ypp., with a career-long 68-yard punt. Berkshire is averaging 43.9 ypp., the school single-season record is 43.4 ypp., set in 1956 by Marion “Shine” Zody…sophomore DB Anthony Capasso (Columbia Station, Ohio/St. Edward) returned a kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown Saturday. That’s the first kickoff return for a score of his career.
Ferris State - Nationally top-ranked Grand Valley State proved worthy of its ranking as the Lakers rolled to a 41-0 shutout victory over Ferris State in the Anchor-Bone Classic on Saturday at FSU’s Top Taggart Field... The visiting Lakers scored on four of their first five offensive drives and built a 24-0 halftime edge in the West Michigan rivalry game played before a crowd of 3,256 fans under drizzly conditions with a share of first place in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) on the line... The Bulldogs were shutout for the first time at Top Taggart Field since a 19-0 homecoming setback to Wayne State in 2008. It was the first shutout loss for FSU overall dating back to last year’s 34-0 loss to Northern Michigan at the Superior Dome in Marquette...Senior wide receiver Chris Wilson and senior fullback Leon Curry both caught a game-high tying three passes for FSU... Defensively, sophomore LBTayo Moss paced the Bulldogs with a game-high 13 tackles, including seven solo stops. Senior linebacker Matt Ryan added 11 stops to go with a pass breakup and 1.5 tackles for loss.
Findlay - The Oilers fell 48-45 on a last second, 22-yard field goal to Lake Erie College on Saturday…The Oilers and Storm combined to score 93 points in the game while racking up 49 first downs and 1,002 total yards…The 45 points by the Oilers were only eight points less than their output all season long…As a team, the Oilers totaled a season-high 368 yards of total offense and recorded a season-high 230 of those yards on the ground…The Storm meanwhile racked up 634 yards of total offense as the Oilers gave up a school record 441 through the air…Sophomore running back Monterae Williams paced the offense with a career-high 202 yards on 30 carries…Williams also scored two touchdowns on the afternoon…Senior quarterback John Soli, making his first career start, finished the game by completing 14-of-27 passes for 138 yards and three scores…Senior wide receiver Dustin Zielaskiewicz recorded seven receptions for 68 yards and two scores while senior wide receiver DaJerrian Smith hauled in four catches for 45 yards and a score…Defensively, sophomore linebacker Brandon Butler made a career-high 15 tackles while freshman linebacker Kenny Klatt registered 13 stops.
Grand Valley State - Grand Valley State claimed possession of the Anchor-Bone trophy for eighth straight year. GVSU has won 10 consecutive meetings with Ferris State...Sophomore WR Chris Crawford (Muskegon, Mich.) returned a punt 42 yards at Ferris State Saturday (Oct. 23), giving him two of the top 15 punt returns all-time in GVSU football history this season. Crawford is averaging 16.4 yards per return...GVSU leads the GLIAC and ranks 8th nationally in punt return average (18.2 ypr).....GVSU leads the nation in kickoff returns, averaging 29.1 yard per return...The Lakers rank third in turnover margin at +14 and seventh in interceptions with 14...Senior RB Justin Sherrod (Wyoming, Mich./Park) moved into the top 20 in all-time rushing yards at GVSU. Sherrod has 1,618 yards on 215 carries (7.52 ypg)...Every Laker that has made a road trip this season has played in the game and GVSU has outscored its opponents 147-17 on the road...GVSU converted 10-of-14 third downs against Ferris State and held possession of the for a ball a season-high 36:12...Redshirt freshman Ryan Stokes (Merrillville, Ind.) converted all five of his PATs and both of his field goal attempts (25 and 23 yards) at Ferris State.
Hillsdale - The Hillsdale College football team saw its five-game winning streak snapped at Wayne State Saturday, losing to the Warriors 14-9…The Chargers have lost three straight games at Adams Field, their last win coming in 2003…In their last two games at Wayne State, the Chargers have scored a total of 16 points…The team hasn’t been held to less than 17 points in any single game by any opponent since its meeting with Wayne State in 2008…Hillsdale’s defense has been much-improved lately, allowing a total of three touchdowns in the past 14 quarters…One of Wayne State’s touchdowns Saturday came on a 100-yard interception return…Hillsdale entered the game ranked 6th in the nation in Division II, its highest-ever national ranking in that division…The Chargers and Warriors are now tied for first place in the GLIAC South Division, and Wayne State would win any tiebreaker with Hillsdale, based on this head-to-head win…Sophomore RB Joe Glendening had his six-game streak of 100-yard rushing games snapped, and he was held without a touchdown…Senior QB Troy Weatherhead already has the sixth-most pass completions in a season in school history with 179.
Indianapolis - UIndy 6-5 victory at Northern Michigan marked its first-ever win at the Superior as well as NMU’s first loss at home this year…The game was scoreless for the first 45:52 of play…After leading the nation in turnover margin through five games, Alex Byrnes’ interception was UIndy’s first takeaway in seven quarters of play. Byrnes’ four picks on the year are good for a share of the league lead…Indianapolis has allowed 10 points or less in three of its five road games this season…The Hounds’ pass defense has given up 79 yards or less in four consecutive games...Five of the Hounds’ seven GLIAC contests have been decided by seven points or less.
Lake Erie - Lake Erie recorded its first GLIAC football victory with a 48-45 win at Findlay Saturday, scoring the winning points on a 22-yard field goal from sophomore Sam Marcotte as time expired... Junior Sean Bedevelsky set career highs and school single-game records in completions (34), attempts (50), passing yards (441), and total offensive yardage (500). He threw four touchdown passes and rushed for two more scores... Three different Storm receivers surpassed 100 yards in the same game for the first time in school histor. Redshirt junior Brandon James led all players with 9 catches for 120 yards and two touchdowns while classmate David Romeo caught seven for 103 yards. Sophomore Andre Wells rounded out the triumvirate with four grabs for an even 100 yards... the Storm’s 643 yards of total offense were a season high and second most in a game in school history. The 100 plays run by the Storm were also a school mark.
Michigan Tech - Michigan Tech’s 62-point output against Northwood was the most by the Huskies in a GLIAC game in school history. Tech’s previous best GLIAC score was in a 61-23 win over Wayne State in 2004 … Phil Milbrath (Norway, Mich.) rushed for a career-high 250 yards on 26 carries last Saturday. Combined with three receptions for 27 yards, the senior accounted for 277 yards and five touchdowns. Milbrath’s previous career high for rushing yards was 202 vs. Ferris State on Oct. 4, 2008 … Michigan Tech has scored 107 points in its last two home games … The Huskies have four special teams touchdowns this season after two vs. Northwood. Tech blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown for the second straight week. Akeem Cason (Benton Harbor, Mich.) also returned a kickoff for a touchdown for the second time on the year … Junior defensive end Todd Storm (Calumet, Mich.) tallied a sack for the fourth time in as many games vs. Northwood. He leads the team with 4.5 on the season.
Northern Michigan - The ‘Cats lost for the first time in the Superior Dome this season with a 6-5 loss to Indianapolis…NMU is 7-2 in the Superior Dome over the past two seasons…The ‘Cats were averaging 31.3 points a game in the Superior Dome entering the game with the Greyhounds…The ‘Cats recorded a season-low 170 yards of total offense vs. UIndy and 38 passing yards…John Privitelli leads the ‘Cats on the ground with 412 yards on 109 carries, he had 55 yards Saturday against UIndy on 19 carries…Privitelli had all six punt returns against the Greyhounds and now has 24 on the season to pace the ‘Cats.
Northwood - Northwood dropped a 62-30 contest at Michigan Tech Saturday afternoon … the Timberwolves now stand at 4-4 overall, 4-3 in the GLIAC … the 62 points allowed are the most NU has given up since Grand Valley State scored 70 on Northwood during the 1994 season … Northwood did lead 7-0 early in the game, as the Timberwolves scored on their opening possession, thanks to a four-yard touchdown run by O’Neil Thomas (Linden, N.J.) … MTU responded to that touchdown by putting up 34 straight points … Northwood finished the game with 307 yards of offense – 171 yards rushing and 136 yards passing.
Ohio Dominican - Ohio Dominican tallied 569 yards in the 41-21 win over Tiffin, a season high and the most since the team put up 601 yards in a win against St. Joseph’s (Ind.) on Oct. 10, 2009…The team’s 422 yards rushing was a school record, breaking the old record of 352 yards set against Taylor (Ind.) on Nov. 12, 2005…The Panthers averaged 9.0 yards per carry…Mike Noffsinger finished with 171 yards on just seven carries, scoring on runs of 62 and 56 yards. He also had a 74 yard touchdown reception and finished with 245 all-purpose yards, the second-most in school history. The 171 yards was the third most in school history…Jeremy Fudge finished with 174 yards rushing, the second-most in school history…ODU won the time of possession battle for the first time this season and converted a season best 9-of-14 third downs…The defense finished with five sacks for the second time in three weeks and had a season best 12 tackles for loss.
Saginaw Valley State - SVSU fell to 3-5 overall on the season and 3-4 in the GLIAC after falling to Ashland by a score of 30-17. The last time SVSU recorded five losses or more in a season was in 1999 when the Cardinals finished with a 4-6 record overall. Sophomore RB Ronnie Lark (Flint, Mich./Powers) recorded his third straight game over 100 yards rushing, finishing the day with 115 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown against Ashland. The SVSU defense recorded it first touchdown of the season when back-up defensive lineman Adrian Baker (Muskegon, Mich./Catholic Central) pounced on a loose ball in the endzone. PK Thomas Goodroe (Byron, Mich.) converted his third field goal attempt in as many games and has been successful on all his extra point attempts in the last three contests as well. Freshman QB Jonathon Jennings threw for a career high 227 yards on 24-of-43 passing.
Tiffin - TU could not keep pace with Ohio Dominican in their annual Homecoming game, falling behind 27-0 at halftime en route to a 41-21 loss that drops the Dragons to 1-7, 0-7 in the GLIAC…Jason Young finished his day completing 22 of 35 passes for 217 yards and 3 touchdowns but also weathered 5 sacks and 2 interceptions. Brendton Williams was the leading receiver with 71 yards on 5 catches. Eight different Dragons caught passes... Defensively Sandro Jean-Baptiste had 9 tackles with 7 solo stops, while Mike Virgin had 8 tackles and 2 interceptions. Joseph Collard had 8 tackles including 2 for loss.
Wayne State - WSU recorded a victory over the highest-ranked opponent in school history with Saturday’s 14-9 win over Hillsdale ... the Warriors never trailed after taking a 7-0 lead on senior tight end Austin Hughes’ (Beverly Hills, Mich./Birmingham Groves) first collegiate touchdown reception ... junior safety Jeremy Jones (Grand Rapids, Mich./Rockford) had a 100+-yard interception return to tie the NCAA record ... it was the first 100-yard interception return by a WSU player since 1981 (John Kersey vs. SUNY-Buffalo on Oct. 3, 1981) and only the second time in the last 50 years... junior Josh Renel (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams), who led the nation in all-purpose yards per game (193.83), had 216 yards (143 rushing, 33 receiving, 41 kickoff return and -1 punt return).