Grand Valley State's Heath Parling Named GLIAC Football "Offensive Player of the Week"

Grand Valley State's Heath Parling Named GLIAC Football "Offensive Player of the Week"

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BAY CITY, Mich. - Grand Valley State University sophomore quarterback Heath Parling (Plymouth, Mich./Salem) was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) "Offensive Player of the Week" after completing 21-of-28 passes for 336 yards and six touchdowns in GVSU's 57-10 win over Ferris State University last Saturday.  Wayne State University junior safety Mazen Jaddou (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Brother Rice) earned "Defensive Player of the Week Honors," while University of Findlay senior safety Isaiah Ballard (Toledo, Ohio/Rogers) was tabbed "Special Teams Player of the Week."


Ashland - AU saw a four-game winning streak end at Saginaw Valley State…Wickes Stadium has been a difficult venue for the Eagles. AU’s all-time record at the facility is 2-7…senior slot back D.J. McCoy (Cleveland, Ohio/Collinwood) rushed for 130 yards on 15 carries (8.7 ypc.) at SVSU.  That’s the 12th  100-yard game of his career and his first 100-yard effort of the season. McCoy injured an ankle in the opener at Bloomsburg and this was his most extensive action since that game…sophomore linebacker Cody Bloom (Napoleon, Ohio) tied his career high with 14 tackles (four solo) at SVSU…redshirt freshman quarterback Cole Hudson (Dresden, Ohio/Zanesville) came off the bench to complete 7-of-13 passes for 48 yards at Saginaw Valley. Hudson also threw the first touchdown pass of his career.


Ferris State - A quick start fueled Grand Valley State to a 57-10 victory over Ferris State in the Anchor-Bone Classic on Saturday (Oct. 22) evening at GVSU’s Lubbers Stadium in Allendale, Mich...The Lakers scored on their opening possession of the contest and racked up 21 points in the first quarter in building a 38-7 halftime advantage in the annual West Michigan rivalry matchup played before a crowd of 9,197 fans on a chilly night... With the setback, the Bulldogs fell to 5-3 overall and 4-3 in the GLIAC while GVSU also improved to both 5-3 overall and 4-3 in conference play... The Bulldogs totaled 369 yards, including 171 rushing and 198 passing with 22 first downs. Senior QB Tom Schneider completed 15-of-29 balls for 156 yards and also ran for a team-high 72 yards on 18 carries.  Senior WR Mike Ryan caught four passes for 35 yards in the game to lead the FSU receivers.  He also threw a TD pass on a throwback to Schneider... Sophomore Jonathan Flynn (Traverse City/West) paced Ferris State with eight tackles for the defense.


Findlay - Junior running back Monterae Williams rushed 31 times for 175 yards and four touchdowns in the Oilers 35-31 win at Lake Erie.  Williams now has 1,097 yards on the season and has scored 16 rushing touchdowns... Senior defensive back Isaiah Ballard led the Oilers with ten tackles in their 35-31 win at Lake Erie on Saturday.  He also returned four kicks for 158 yards in the win.  On the season, Ballard is second on the team with 68 tackles.  He also leads the nation in forced fumbles with six.



Grand Valley State - ldogs at Lubbers Stadium and against the most scored vs. FSU since a 63-point outing in 2002…GVSU’s 631 yards of total offense was a season-high…Grand Valley State sophomore QB Heath Parling (Plymouth, Mich./Salem) completed 21-of-28 passes for 336 yards and six TDs in three quarters of action as the Lakers claimed a 57-10 victory over Ferris State.  Parling completed 15-of-21 passes for 216 yards in the first half, followed by a 6-for-7 third quarter for 120 yards and two Tds. Parling’s completions (21), yards (336) and TD passes (6) were all career highs, while his six Tds tied a Lubbers Stadium record that Curt Anes accomplished twice.  His 336 passing yards equalled Brad Iciek’s total vs. Saginaw Valley State in 2009 and is the 10th-best single-game total at Lubbers Stadium. Parling’s 27 passing Tds also set a GVSU sophomore record that was previously set by Cullen Finnerty (25) in 2005.



Hillsdale - The Hillsdale College football team lost in double overtime at home to Wayne State Saturday, 27-24…It was the Chargers’ first home overtime loss since 2003…The loss was also the first time Hillsdale has lost back-to-back home games since October 2005…The Warriors held the Chargers to a season-low 105 net yards rushing…Both times Hillsdale has scored first at home this season, it’s lost…After not playing an overtime game from October 2004 until November 2009, the Chargers have now played three overtime games in their past 21 games overall…Hillsdale’s three losses this season have come by a combined total of seven points…All eight of Hillsdale’s games have been decided by nine points or less…Junior QB Anthony Mifsud had his second career 300-yard passing game…Sophomore Andrew Mott set a team season-high with seven receptions and 139 receiving yards in the game.


Indianapolis - UIndy earned its first four-game winning streak in four years with a 38-31 win versus Northern Michigan last week… Senior Ryan Forney, who set a new GLIAC season high with 241 receiving yards in the win, became just the fifth-ever Greyhound to surpass 2,000 career receiving yards…Sophomore QB Chris Mills finished with a career-high 415 yards and two touchdowns on 23 for 36 passing.  He also added his third rushing TD of the year on a one-yard QB sneak in the second quarter… The Hounds have at least one INT in each of the last four games, including a total of eight in the previous three… The Greyhounds garnered over 500 yards of total offense for the second time this season.  Before amassing 509 yards Saturday, they had not reached that plateau twice in the same year since 2003…After committing its first turnover of the season the prior week, UIndy had zero versus Northern Michigan.  The team leads the nation in fewest turnovers (1) and is on track to break the D-II record for fewest turnovers in a season (8).



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Lake Erie - Senior WR Brandon James tied his own single season record with 14 receptions in the Storm’s 35-31 loss to Findlay. He had 159 yards receiving in the game, the second most by an LEC player and his sixth career 100-yard game (second this season). James caught a 19-yard touchdown pass, the 19th TD reception of his career... senior QB Sean Bedevelsky threw for a season-high 326 yards, completing 29-of-38 passes. It was his sixth 300-yard passing game in his career and marked the 13th time that he has both thrown for and rushed for a touchdown in the same game. Bedevelsky went over 8,000-yards passing for his career (8,036) also rushed for 43 yards, surpassing the 1,700-yard mark.. senior WB David Romeo had six receptions for 82 yards, moving withint 47 yards of joining James in the 2,000-yard receiving club... freshman RB Rod Smith ran for a team-high 72 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. Since starter Kameron Alexander went down with an injury in the fourth quarter at Ferris State, Smith has run for 251 yards on 50 carries (5.0 avg.) and three TDs in three-plus games... junior DB Desmond Reed led the Storm with a career-high 11 tackles against Findlay... freshman KR Ramon Alexander had a school-record 70-yard kickoff return.



Michigan Tech - Michigan Tech improved to 5-3 with its 24-10 win over Northwood last Saturday (Oct. 22) … The Huskies held the Timberwolves to zero passing yards and 191 total yards (only 25 in the second half) last Saturday. The zero passing yards allowed was not a school record. Tech held Winona State to minus-four yards passing on Sept. 19, 1959 … Drew Vanderlin (Green Bay, Wis./Southwest) recorded a sack for the third straight game to run his season total to 5.5 and career total to 19.0.  The senior defensive end is just 2.5 shy of Tech’s school record for sacks—21.5 by Tony Roberson (1999-2002) … Senior Jesse Vandenberg (Kaukauna, Wis.) has moved up to sixth on the career tackles list at Michigan Tech with 278. The defensive back tallied six tackles at Northwood to run his season total to a team-high 59 … Head coach Tom Kearly, who is in his sixth year as Tech’s skipper, has coached in 60 games with a 35-25 record (.583 percentage).

Northern Michigan - NMU lost its fifth game in a row…Indianapolis defeated the Wildcats 38-31 at Key Stadium…NMU was up 13-0 in the first quarter before the Greyhounds scored 21 in the second quarter... NMU finished with 433 yards of total offense on 232 yards rushing and 201 passing…The ‘Cats were 7-for-15 on third-down conversion and 5-for-5 in the redzone…Carter Kopach finished the game 21-for-38 for 201 yards through the air with a touchdown... He also rushed for 88 yards and three touchdowns…Prince Young led the ‘Cats ground attack with 130 yards…He also had four catches for 36 yards.



Northwood - Northwood dropped a 24-10 contest to Michigan Tech Saturday afternoon … the Timberwolves are now 2-6 overall, 1-6 in the GLIAC … Northwood had 191 yards rushing in the game, 133 of which was by Cameron Jackson (Dahlonega, Ga. (Lumpkin) … Jackson scored the lone touchdown of the game for Northwood, a 44-yard run in the second quarter to tie the game 7-7 … he currently stands with 732 yards rushing, over 500 more yards more than anyone else on the team … Jackson currently ranks seventh in the GLIAC in rushing.




Ohio Dominican helmet Ohio Dominican - Behind a dominant effort on both sides of the ball, Ohio Dominican’s football team roared to a 62-7 victory over Tiffin…The 62 points scored is tied for the third-most in a game in school single-season history, and the 55-point margin of victory is the biggest since ODU’s 56-0 victory over Urbana on Nov. 8, 2008… For the third time in a game this season, ODU ran the ball at least 51 times, picking up 276 yards on the ground, the fourth-best single-game total in school history. Despite attempting just nine passes – the fewest in a game in school history – ODU’s quarterbacks completed eight of those throws for 204 yards and TD passes of 66, 56 and 46 yards…ODU’s defense chimed in with a school-record seven sacks, the best total in the GLIAC this season, and five takeaways (three fumble recoveries, two interceptions.) Tiffin finished with minus-17 yards rushing on 25 attempts, the first time in school history ODU held an opponent to negative yardage on the ground, and the first time it’s happened in the GLIAC this season.



 Saginaw Valley State - SVSU picked up an impressive 27-6 win over No. 23 ranked Ashland in the NCAA Division II “Game of the Week” on Thursday night.  With the win, SVSU remained in a tie in the GLIAC North standings at 5-2.  The Cardinals defense would force the Eagles, one of the best teams in the nations in turnover margin, to turnover the ball five times on the evening.  The Cardinals would score all 27 points of its points off of Ashland turnovers, including a 63-yard fumble return for touchdown by Darius Middlebrooks.    Jonathon Jennings would throw two touchdown passes on the evening, extending his streak to seven straight games this season with at least two touchdown passes.  He has also now thrown a touchdown in all 14 games that he has attempted a pass in his  career dating back to last season.  The Cardinals offense rolled up 181 yards on the ground rushing, with Tim Hogue racking up 98 of those yards. 



 Tiffin -  Tiffin University made the trip to Columbus to take on Ohio Dominican and had a rough day, falling 62-7…Dan Pitts completed 33 of 49 passes for 249 yards, while Obadiah Dykes had 13 receptions for 117 yards. His 13 catches fell one shy of tying the single game record of 14 catches accomplished twice by Dyshaun Edwards…Brendton Williams had 3 catches for 46 yards, while James Hall had 7 catches for 37 yards and Marcus Beaurem had 6 catches for 31 yards. Beaurem also accounted for 118 all-purpose yards as he also had 87 yards in kick returns…Defensively Theron Carter had a busy day with 18 tackles.


Wayne State - WSU recorded its first win at Hillsdale since a 27-21 Warrior triumph on Oct. 14, 2000, with the first overtime win by WSU since a 24-21 victory at Indianapolis on Sept. 25, 2004 ... Paul Winters became WSU’s all-time leader in coaching wins with 43 ... Joseph G. Gembis (1932-45) had held the mark of 42 victories for the last 66 years ... the 2011 Wayne State senior class has tied the school mark for victories in a four-year period with 30 (30-11) ... the 1974-77 teams under legendary (and WSU Hall of Fame) coach Dick Lowry compiled a 30-12 record ... junior QB Mickey Mohner (Painesville, Ohio/Harvey) became WSU’s all-time leader in passing yards with his five-yard completion midway through the fourth quarter to senior RB Josh Renel (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams) ... Renel had a WSU season-best 272 all-purpose yards and set career highs in rushing attempts (36) and rushing yards (193), while garnering all 50 yards of total offense in OT on six carries.

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