Hello I am Justin Berendzen (@jrberendzen on Twitter) here are my division 3 matchups to watch week 6
1.Emory+Henry College at Rudolph-Macon College
Emory Henry and Rudolph-Macon are set up to be a good matchup come Saturday October 9th. Emory Henry’s offense is led by stud running back Devontae Jordan. And for Rudolph-Macon they have a pretty good running back too in senior Justin DeLeon. Defensively Emory Henry has sophomore DB Addison Knicely who has 12 tackles, 1 sack, 2 interceptions and 5 PBUs. Should be a interesting game probably decided by what the running backs accomplish or don’t.
2.SUNY Brockport at SUNY Cortland
If you like defense this is going to be the game that you want to see we have 2 top 10 total defenses in this game in division 3.The SUNY Cortland Red Dragons are led defensively by senior linebacker Paul Imperiale who has 16 tackles, 2.5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks. On Brockport defensively they have senior defensive end Josh Greenwood who has on the season so far 23 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks and 5 QB hits. Offensively Brockport has a good running back Jala Coad who has 557 rushing yards and 6 rushing touchdowns in this season to this point. Should be an interesting game.
3.University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
The Titans of Oshkosh come meet the Eagles of La Crosse Saturday in La Crosse and this is going to be a battle. Sophomore receiver Tony Steger is the top receiver for Oshkosh with 213 receiving yards and 1 touchdown. For La Crosse they are led offensively by junior running back Joey Stutzman who has 417 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns plus a receiving touchdown. Defensively Oshkosh is led by freshman defensive back Carson Raddatz who has 20 tackles and 1 interception so far this season. And then on the defensive side for La Crosse they are led by sophomore linebacker Ryan Daines who has 28 tackles, 10 TFLs, and 3 sacks. This game shapes up to be a good all around game between 2 ranked teams.
4.Whitworth University at Linfield University
This matchup has 2 top 25 teams and 2 top 25 total defenses. Whitworth defensively has Senior defensive back Bryce Hornbeck who has 18 tackles, 2 TFLs, 3 interceptions and 6 PBUs. For Linfield’s defense the player to watch is senior defensive end Travis Swanson who has 14 tackles, 10 TFLs, 3.5 sacks in 3 games. The offense will be very minimal in this game hopefully there’s someone who can breakthrough offensively in this game because it seems like it will be a defense heavy but who knows.
5.Lakeland University at Benedictine University (Illinois)
The Muskies are taking on the Eagles in this one in what I think will be an interesting matchup. The Lakeland Muskies are led offensively by senior running back Larry Rivers who has 669 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns. The Benedictine(Illinois) Eagles have a good quarterback in Senior Tyler Jarnagin who has thrown for 1,648 passing yards and 16 touchdowns on the season so far. Shazon Crutcher of the Lakeland Muskies has 36 tackles, 3.5 TFLs and 2.5 sacks. Lakeland also has senior defensive back Rayshion Brumfield who has 15 tackles all solo, 4 TFLs, 2 interceptions and 6 PBUs. For Benedictine(Illinois) they have senior defensive back Denzel Simmon who has 30 tackles, 4.5 TFLs, 2 sacks, 1 interception and 2 PBUs. I think that this sets up to be a very interesting matchup on both sides of the ball.