Week 2 of the D2 Football season was filled with some big upsets, thrilling finishes, and of course, exciting plays that made our jaws drop.
But which play from the past few days was the absolute best? Vote for your favorite play in the poll below. We'll announce a winner when the vote closes Thursday at noon Pacific. To nominate a play next week, tweet the video (or a link to the video) to @HEROSportsD2FB. You can also email a link to email@example.com. If it's legit, we'll include it in next week's vote!
In case you missed the nominees from Week 1, Milly Raye of Slippery Rock took home the crown for best play of the week after hitting the spin button perfectly to shake out two Kentucky State defenders.
Who gets your vote this week? Let's find out below!
Nice To See You Again, Mr. Raye
Two weeks, two spin-move touchdowns that are easily viable for the Play of The Week award. After claiming the prize in week one, redshirt-senior receiver Milly Raye upped himself with a spectacular 90-yard score against a very good West Chester defense.
Words can't really give enough credit to what Raye has done the last two weeks, so just take a look for yourself at how great this hidden treasure has been.
— Rock Athletics (@Rock_Athletics) September 10, 2017
Play To The Whistle!
Bemidji State running back Michael Washington got a traditional hand-off to the left side with plenty of defenders in his way, looking to make the play a potential loss. After shedding a couple tacklers and heading back to the far side of the field, a good pickup for a first down looked like a great result for the Beavers' offense.
Well, as the saying goes, you play until the whistle blows. Washington realized he was never down, and kept going all the way into the end zone. Just take a look below at the heady play from the senior back.
— Bemidji St. Football (@BSUBeaversFB) September 10, 2017
Lenny Williams: Air Traffic Controller
Lenny Williams is a dual-threat QB for IUP, but has always been a much better rusher than passer. Well, East Stroudsburg learned the hard way that the Temple transfer can easily pick apart a secondary on a 69-yard pass.
Just pay attention to how Williams navigates his receiver into open space to get the pass. A redshirt-junior, Williams is easily one of the top players in the division, and plays like what you'll see below are one reason why.
Lenny directing traffic out there, finds Dom for a 69-yard TD!
IUP 24, ESU 7 pic.twitter.com/pUnHtsiSuP
— IUP Football (@IUPfootball) September 9, 2017
Minnesota State Has An NFL-Caliber Kicker
Field goals are a hard art to master for most D2 kickers, with only an exceptional few able to hit the long 40 or 50-yarders that are sometimes required to win games. Well, Minnesota State kicker Casey Bednarski put to rest any doubts of his leg, hitting a 63-yarder before halftime in their contest.
Four yards short of the all-time mark in D2 of 67 set by Tom Odle of Fort Hays, Bednarski should now catch the eyes of NFL scouts whose teams are in desperate need of kickers (Tampa, this means you).
— Rob Clark (@KEYCClark) September 9, 2017
Slo-Mo Beauty Is Even Prettier In Real Speed
Take a look at the video from Ship Athletics to see the concentration needed for the TD, and enjoy the editing done to make it a masterpiece to take in.
Slow it down or speed it up, either way it's 6 points. Winston Eubanks loves touchdowns ????????✊???? pic.twitter.com/gnIxpUtPWF
— ShippensburgFootball (@ShipFootball) September 9, 2017