October 1 - MIAA Players of the Week
|Sep. 29||Kalamazoo||31||Adrian *||30||Final|
|Alma||34||Albion *||37||Final - OT|
|Oct. 06||Albion||24||Hope *||29||Final|
|Adrian||22||Olivet *||50||Homecoming ll Buckeye Cable Sports Network||Final|
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Senior Jerron McGaw led all receivers with nine receptions for 201 yards, and classmate Emmanuel Stewart rushed for another 100, in Adrian's heartbreaking, last-minute 31-30 loss at undefeated Kalamazoo in the MIAA opener…it marks the second time this season and third in his career that McGaw has surpassed 200 yards receiving while Stewart has 20 100-yard rushing games under his belt…junior DB Shawn Starks posted a career-high seven solo tackles against the Hornets…Stewart is the nation's second career active leader in rushing (4,308 yards) and he is third in all-purpose yardage (4,933)…McGaw is fifth with 2,498 yards among active career leaders…Adrian has committed just four turnovers, which ranks 22nd in NCAA Division III…freshman quarterback Jack Wurzer is ninth in NCAA Division III passing efficiency (185.1), 15th in passing yardage per completion (16.25) and 36th in passing touchdowns (10)...senior ILB Tim McPhee tops the team with 27 total tackles and Starks leads with 15 stops (23 total).
Checking Albion in the NCAA statistics for Division III: second in total offense (610 yards/game), fourth in scoring offense (52 points/game), fifth in 3rd down conversion percentage, 12th in passing offense (327 yards/game)...Kicker Andrew Fabry (Grosse Pointe South, Mich.) made three field goals at Alma Sept. 29. Only two D-III kickers have made four in a game this season...Quarterback Kyle Thomas (Wixom, Mich./Walled Lake Western) is third in D-III for points responsible for.
The Alma College football team held a late lead against Albion but eventually fell 37-34 in double overtime on Saturday (Sept. 29). The Britons converted a fourth & 10 backed up in their own end with 1:36 remaining to tie the game and capitalized on a missed Alma field goal in the second extra period. The Scots forced three turnovers and held the high-powered Albion offense 20 points under its scoring average. Quarterbacks Mason Ippel (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) and Ryan Stevens (Lowell, Mich./Lowell) each rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown. Joseph Schaefer (Lowell, Mich./Lowell) caught five passes for 111 yards and a score.
Eric Kostreva had 185 all-purpose yards, fourth best in school history, in Finlandia's loss to Olivet Sept. 29 ... Dillion Hueckstaedt and Marvin Anthony each had over 10 tackles ... Finlandia's contest with Olivet was the first ever conference football game in the Lion's program history.
The Hope College football team gave nationally ranked Trine University everything it wanted before two fourth-quarter Thunder touchdowns dropped the Flying Dutchmen to a 35-25 loss on Saturday at Smith Stadium. Running back Mike Miklusicak led Hope with 96 yards on 17 carries. Quarterback Mason Opple threw a touchdown pass and ran in a score.
The Kalamazoo College football team remained undefeated with a 31-30 win over Adrian College in the MIAA opener at Angell Field on Saturday (Sept. 29). The Hornets are 4-0 for the first time since 2003. Adrian put up 538 yards of total offense compared to 355 for Kalamazoo, but the Hornets maintained possession for 32:18 compared to 27:42 for the Bulldogs. Zach VanFaussien was 24-of-40 passing for 240 yards with three touchdowns. The quarterback also rushed for 96 yards on 20 carries. Ethan Kubik led the Hornet receivers with 86 yards on seven catches. Dylan Padget (49 yards) and Anthony Giovanni (48 yards) each have five catches. Greg Kearns finished 4-for-4 on extra points along with the 40-yard field goal. Jakob Frederick led the Hornet defense with 11 total tackles. Alex Stockwell finished with eight including a tackle for loss. Jacob Chantres and Joe Piet were each in on quarterback sacks while Jake Osen and Taylor Jackson each had an interception. Kalamazoo returns to action next Saturday, Oct. 6 with a trip to Finlandia University.
Olivet routed Finlandia University, 72-7, in its MIAA opener Sept. 29; the Comets led 44-0 at halftime. For the game, eight different players scored a touchdown. Senior quarterback Lane Porter completed 12-of-13 passes for 133 yards and three touchdowns, while playing just the first half. Three other quarterbacks played in the second half and each one led the Comets to at least one touchdown drive. In a backup role, junior Gary Tompkins III rushed for 102 yards.
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2018 MIAA Football Standings
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