Welcome to D3 Football, Week 3 — wait, what? It’s already Week 4? Are you kidding me?
Time is flying by, folks! One second you weight 140 pounds, can eat anything you want, and have the ability to stay up past three in the morning; and the next second you’re 220, on a very strict diet, and struggling to get past noon.
I digress. You’re here for highlights, not my sob story. Although, if you’d like to chat, hit me up @stockames12 on Twitter.
Let’s do this thing!
CLOWARD EXPLODES FOR 77-YARD TD
— Loras Football (@LorasCollegeFB) September 23, 2017
First up on the docket, Loras’ Ike Cloward made a couple of nice moves to weave through defenders en route to a 77-yard score. Notice the slight hesitation at the beginning of his run that threw defenders all out of whack with their timing. Beautiful stuff.
Cloward finished the day with 156 rushing yards and 4 TDs, while his team feasted on Buena Vista 73-34.
PICELLA AND CAMPBELL CONNECT FOR BIG TD
— Montclair Athletics (@msuredhawks) September 24, 2017
Montclair State fell to Christopher Newport 16-8 on Saturday, but the team still managed to pull off arguably the game’s best play. With just under three minutes remaining in the contest, John Apicella let loose a bomb that dropped right into Kason Campbell’s hands. The speedy receiver then zipped past defenders for his squad’s first points of the day.
Outside of that one play, Apicella’s day was rather forgetful, as he converted just 8-of-18 passes for 132 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Campbell had only two receptions all game, but still managed to finish with 69 yards and a score.
BACA DROPS THE BOOM ON BELHAVEN
— ETBU Football (@ETBU_Football) September 24, 2017
East Texas Baptist had themselves a ball game vs. Belhaven, scorching the Blazers 79-40 thanks to over 630 yards of offense. With 6:51 to go, backup QB Brian Baca tucked the ball under his arm and ran for the goal line. Waiting for him was a pretty big defender, who prepared to bring the speedster down.
Undeterred, Baca lowered his shoulder and hit the defender hard enough to knock him on his knees before crossing into the end zone. Baca finished with just 47 passing yards, and that single TD, but helped put an exclamation point on a big win.
TRINITY STUNS CHAPMAN WITH TD IN OT
— Trinity Athletics (@TrinityUTigers) September 24, 2017
Trinity pulled off one helluva comeback against Chapman. Down 14 with just under eight minutes to play, the squad managed to tie the game, then block a potential game-winning field goal before scoring on this defensive play to win the game in overtime.
Jacob Blankenship made the initial QB hit, while Mitchell Globe scooped up the rock and ran it in for the game-winning TD.
BELL GOES UP TOP FOR INSANE SIDELINE CATCH
— #BCSNnation (@BCSNsports) September 24, 2017
Good Hell! Kenyon got routed by Wittenberg 48-11, but at least their receiver Ian Bell managed to turn heads with this spectacular leaping, one-handed catch. Bell finished with eight receptions for 57 yards … perhaps this play will get him a few more looks?