Miller stopping offenses in tracks
Bates sets passing mark; Sobolewski gives Albright shot at win
Last Updated - September 10, 2012 5:12 GMT
Illinois College Athletics
ILLINOIS COLLEGE 53, GRINNELL 20
For the second week in a row, a quarterback took a spot in our top performers list. It wasnít a NCAA record, but Illinois College sophomore Michael Bates continued his impressive signal-calling career, tossing seven touchdowns while setting a school and Midwest Conference record with 580 passing yards as the Blueboys blew by Grinnell. The effort came just a week after being held to 167 yards through the air. His seven TD passes were also a school mark and gives him 38 scoring passes in two seasons.
ATT COMP INT YARDS TD Week 1 48 34 2 580 7 Season 80 50 3 747 8
Western New England Athleitcs
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND 35, WESTFIELD STATE 10
Alex Miller has had a big hand in Western New Englandís defense allowing just 17.0 points a game so far as he has hauled in five intereceptions in two games. He set a school record with three picks in a Week 2 win against Westfield State to give the Golden Bears their third consecutive win in the Presidentsí Cup trophy series. Miller returned his three INTs for 30 yards and set up the Golden Bears with plus-yardage on two of the returns. His season total ranks first in the nation at 2.5 interceptions per game.
TT TFL-YDS INT-YDS PBU Week 1 5 0-0 3-30 1 Season 7 0-0 5-34 1
ALBRIGHT 29, STEVENSON 22 (OT)
For a freshman, it was a big kick. The fact that it was a 47-yarder that marks the fifth-longest in Division III through the first two weekends was icing on the cake. Dan Sobolewski came on and drilled one through the uprights as time expired to push Albright to overtime, where it walked away with 29-22 victory. His first career attempt tied the school record for longest made field goal, and it came after booting three touchbacks on five kickoffs and making a tackle on another.
FG-FGA LONG XP PTS Week 2 1-1 47 0-0 3 Season 1-1 47 0-0 3