Hillsdale's Joe Glendening Named GLIAC Football "Offensive Player of the Week"

Hillsdale's Joe Glendening Named GLIAC Football "Offensive Player of the Week"

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BAY CITY, Mich. - Hillsdale College junior runningback Joe Glendening (East Grand Rapids, Mich.) earned his second Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) "Offensive Player of the Week" award this season after rushing for 241 yards and four touchdowns in Hilllsdale's 49-19 win at the University of Findlay.  Michigan Technological University junior linebacker Justin Armstrong (Las Vegas, Nev./Mojave) earned "Defensive Player of the Week Honors," while Ohio Dominican University  senior place kicker/punter Chris Vortkamp (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson) was tabbed "Special Teams Player of the Week."


Ashland - AU was ranked sixth in the regional rankings last week…Saturday’s loss to Ohio Dominican ended an eight-game home winning streak…junior wide receiver Anthony Capasso (Columbia Station, Ohio/St. Edward) caught seven passes for 101 yards against ODU. Both of those figures are career highs for Capasso. The junior caught a touchdown pass for the third consecutive game…sophomore linebacker Cody Bloom (Napoleon, Ohio) had 11 tackles last Saturday and has 97 for the season. Bloom has a chance to become the first AU player with 100 tackles since linebacker-safety Tom Brenner in 2008…senior defensive lineman Matt Stoinoff (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain) had 1.5 tackles for loss Saturday and that moved him into a tie for fourth place in career TFL at AU.  Stoinoff has 28 tackles for loss in his career…senior kicker Gregg Berkshire (Ashland, Ohio) has 16 field goals this season. He is the only player in school history to reach the number three times.


Ferris State - Michigan Tech University kept its series’ win streak alive against the Ferris State University football team on Saturday (Nov. 5) afternoon as the Huskies pulled out a 41-14 victory over the Bulldogs at Sherman Field... Senior quarterback Tom Schneider paced FSU by completing 17-of-31 passes for 233 yards, but was sacked three times.  Five of his completions went to senior receiver Mike Ryan for 136 yards with junior tailback Dwayne Williams catching four passes for 28 yards.  Redshirt freshman Jamaal Jackson led FSU on the ground with five carries for 19 yards.  Williams had both of the Bulldogs’ TD’s on the afternoon... Junior linebacker Tayo Moss paced FSU defensively with 16 total tackles, including 11 solo stops and also blocked a kick.  Junior linebacker Alex Brajak chipped in with 10 tackles.


Findlay - The Oilers fell 49-19 on Saturday to Hillsdale at Donnell Stadium.  The Chargers racked up 587 yards of total offense and averaged 7.4 yards per play during the win.  Hillsdale’s Joe Glendening recorded 241 yards rushing and four touchdowns while Anthony Mifsud completed 24-of-30 passing attempts for 249 yards and three scores.  Junior quarterback Clay Belton completed 23-of-38 passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns.  Sophomore wide receiver Seth White caught seven passes for 50 yards, sophomore tight end Jaryd Brown made six receptions for 60 yards and a score while freshman wide receiver Nathan Morris had three catches for 75 yards and a score.  Defensively, senior defensive back Isaiah Ballard led the team with 12 tackles and also registered 132 kickoff return yards.



Grand Valley State - QB Heath Parling has a 220.65 pass efficiency rating the last six games. During that 5-game stretch he has 24 TD passes and just one interception...Parling’s 33 TD passes this season ranks fifth all-time in a single-season behind Curt Anes (48 an 47), Cullen Finnerty (41) and Brad Iciek (35)...and WR Charles Johnson has 51 receptions for 977 yards and 14 TDs. His 14 TD receptions is fourth on the single-season list behind David Kircus(35 and 28) and Eric Fowler (22).




Hillsdale - The Hillsdale College football team put together its most complete performance of the season in its 49-19 win at Findlay Saturday afternoon…This was the first game of the season that was decided by more than nine points, and the second in 10 total games that wasn’t decided on the final possession…The team’s 49 points and 587 yards of total offense were both season highs…Junior RB Joe Glendening returned after missing a game with injury by rushing for 241 yards and 4 TDs…He set Hillsdale’s single-season record for total touchdowns in a season with 27…He has 23 rushing TDs and four receiving TDs…He is one rushing touchdown away from tying the school record of 24 rushing touchdowns in a season, held by Nate Clark and set back in 1955…Joe Vear’s 17-yard interception return represented the first interception return yards gained by a Charger defensive player this season.


Indianapolis - UIndy’s five-game winning streak was snapped by a 28-19 loss to 24th-ranked Wayne State…The loss was the first at home for the Greyhounds this season…Two Greyhounds increased their single-season school records versus WSU, as junior wide out Mar’Quone Edmonds caught his 14th receiving touchdown of the season, while sophomore QB Chris Mills up his passing TD total to 27.  In addition, senior Ryan Forney became just the fourth-ever Greyhound to reach 1,000 yards receiving in a season…Mills needs 275 passing yards to crack 3,000 for the season.



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Lake Erie - The Storm snapped an eight game losing streak overall and a nine-game GLIAC slide with a 52-42 win at Tiffin on Saturday.  Freshman RB Rod Smith ran for a career-high 172 yards on 21 carries and rushed for three touchdowns, setting a school single-game record. He had 118 yards in the first half alone...  Senior QB Sean Bedevelsky ran for two touchdowns and threw for two as well.  It was the third time in his career he had two touchdowns rushing and passing in the same game and the 15th time he had at least one of each in the same contest... senior WR Brandon James caught seven passes for 95 yards. He now has 66 receptions and 765 yards receiving this season, most in a single season in LEC history... senior LB Gus Armbruster had a season-high 14 tackles to lead the LEC defense, including 10 solo stops... senior OLB Kevin Chapman had eight tackles, with 1.5 sacks.



Michigan Tech - QB Tyler Scarlett (Clarkston, Mich.) completed 21-of-27 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns in Tech’s 41-14 victory over Ferris State last Saturday (Nov. 5). The freshman eclipsed the school record season passing yards in the game, moving ahead of Steve Short’s (2006-10) 2,194 on a nine-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the fourth quarter. Scarlett now owns 2,214 passing yards in 2011 … Junior tailback Akeem Cason (Benton Harbor, Mich.) turned in his second 100-yard rushing game of the season with 117 yards on 17 carries (6.9 average) vs. Ferris State. Cason scored two TDs in the game including a 45-yard sprint in the third quarter … Senior Drew Vanderlin (Green Bay, Wis./Southwest) tallied one sack against Ferris State to run his career total to 20.0. The senior is just 1.5 sacks shy of the school record of 21.5 (Tony Roberson, 1999-2002) … Tech’s 16 seniors played their final home games last Saturday. The group has compiled a 24-17 record over the last four years … The Huskies have won nine straight games in the series vs. Ferris State.


Northern Michigan - NMU wrapped up its road portion of the 2011 schedule with a 42-38 loss at Saginaw Valley State…NMU is now 4-6 overall and 3-6 in the GLIAC…NMU finished 1-4 on the road with the lone victory at Findlay…Junior kicker Rockne Belmonte made all four of his field goal tries…He is 14-of-17 on the season with a long of 45 yards…Junior Jared Buss had a touchdown reception…Senior Carter Kopach had a touchdown run…Junior Prince Young had his fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season with 124 yards on 36 carries…NMU wraps up the season on Saturday (Nov. 11), hosting Michigan Tech for the Miners Cup.



Northwood - Northwood fell to 2-8 on the season with a 35-10 loss to Grand Valley State Saturday afternoon (November 5) … NU is now 1-8 in GLIAC play … the Timberwolves finished the day with 215 yards rushing … NU held the ball for 24:01 of the second half, compared to 5:59 for Grand Valley State … Northwood was led by Cameron Jackson (Dahlonega, Ga./Lumpkin) … he had 97 yards and a touchdown for the Timberwolves … true freshman running back Rashad Hedgepeth (Rocky Mount, N.C./Northern Nash) had a career-high 82 yards on the ground.




Ohio Dominican helmet Ohio Dominican - ODU handed Ashland its first home loss of the season with a 20-17 road win Saturday…ODU finished with a 3-2 record on the road this season after winning just once away from home in 2010…The Panthers, at 6-4 (5-4 GLIAC), are assured of their fifth winning season in just the eighth year of the program…ODU held Ashland to 75 yards rushing, 124 below season average and 60 less than previous season low…The Panthers controlled action in the second half, converting 8-of-10 third downs, running 42 plays to Ashland’s 23, and maintaining possession of the ball for 12:08 in the fourth quarter, including the final 6:03…Jeremy Fudge had a career-high 25 completions and went 15-of-17 in the second half…Tyler Purcell had a career-high 12 receptions and Mike Noffsinger broke his own school single-game record with 31 rushing attempts…Chris Vortkamp had a school-record long 47-yard field goal and drilled a 33-yard attempt in the fourth that proved to be the game-winner.



 Saginaw Valley State - SVSU picked up its third straight win, this time knocking off Northern Michigan by a score of 48-23.  The victory moves the Cardinals record to 7 -2 overall on the season and into a three way tie for first place in the GLIAC, setting up an important game to close out the season at Grand Valley... The offense  amassed 448 yards of total offense and putting up 34 points.  Sophomore QB Jonathon Jennings threw for 274 yards on 18-of-24 passing with three TDs to extend his streak to nine straight games this season with at least two touchdowns...  Sophomore WR Jeff Janis  notched his third game his season with at least two touchdown catches... The Cardinal defense intercepted two first half passes and returned them for touchdowns.  The first was an 18-yard return by Noah Sumpter and the second was a 47-yard return by LB Brian Johnson... The Cardinals set a single season attendance record for Wickes Stadium, welcoming in 32,864 fans this season in just five games, best the previous mark of 27,730 that was set in a six game home schedule in 2003.



 Tiffin -  QB James Capello returned after missing nearly a month with a rib injury, and he came back in a big way, connecting on a GLIAC and TU record 46 completions on 55 attempts for 383 yards, the fifth-highest total in school history. He also tied a school record with 5 touchdown throws, and had just one interception. Overall Capello accounted for 432 yards rushing and passing… The main recipient of Capello’s passing was Obadiah Dykes, who broke the GLIAC record and a TU record with 18 receptions totaling 118 yards, including a 1-yard score. Bertram Marks also had  a bid day with 110 yards receiving on 6 catches, while James Hall had 63 yards receiving and Marcus Beaurem had 53 yards…Marcus Beaurem had 124 all-purpose yards with 71 yards in kick returns on top of his 53 receiving yards, while Nate Scully also had 87 yards in kick returns. Overall Capello accounted for 432 yards rushing and passing…Mike Virgin was the leading tackler with 11 including 7 solo stops, 2 deflections, and a tackle for loss.


Wayne State - WSU can clinch at least a share of its first GLIAC title since 1975 with a win at home this Saturday against Findlay ... the Warriors are 17-4 in their last 21 contests including a 9-2 mark at Adams Field ... senior RB Josh Renel (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams) needs six rushing yards for his second consecutive 1,000-yard season, which will mark the seventh straight year a Warrior has gained a 1,000-yards (Chris Middlebrooks - 2005, Joique Bell - 2006-07-08-09, Renel-2010) ... sophomore RB Toney Davis (Muskegon Hts., Mich./Muskegon) is seventh in the GLIAC with 819 rushing yards ... senior safety Jeremy Jones (Grand Rapids, Mich./Rockford) regained the GLIAC lead in interceptions with his sixth of the campaign ... Jones has 14 career picks, which ranks eighth in school history ... senior wide receiver Troy Burrell (Port Huron, Mich.) became just the third WSU player in school history with a 1,000-yard receiving campaign ... Burrell caught seven passes for a team-high 120 yards at UIndy and is tied with Greyhound Ryan Forney for the conference lead in receiving yards at 1,119.

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