Offensive Players of the Week - Ryan Chappell and Tommy Flyger
Ryan Chappell of North Dakota and Tommy Flyger of Augustana have been named the NCC Offensive Players of the Week.
Freshman running back Ryan Chappell, a native of Grand Forks, N.D., ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns on just nine carries (13.4 avg) in UND's 35-31 win at Northern Iowa.
Chappell scored on runs of 12 and 17 yards, and also rattled off runs of 41 and 35 yards that both set up UND touchdowns on the next play. Chappell's 41-yard run was his first career carry.
Flyger, a senior from Sioux Falls, S.D., accounted for 414 of Augustana's 445 yards of total offense in a win over Concordia-St. Paul. Flyer completed 19-of-28 passes for 329 yards and three touchdowns and rushed 10 times for 85 yards and one touchdown.
Others nominated: Stefan Logan, South Dakota; Ted Schlafke, Minnesota Duluth; Bryan Dalton, Minnesota State; Johnny Lopez, Central Washington.
Defensive Players of the Week - Shane Simmons and Dan Ficcadenti
Shane Simmons of Western Washington and Dan Ficcadenti of Minnesota State have been named the NCC Defensive Players of the Week.
Simmons, a junior from Kent, Wash., tallied 11 total tackles (10 solo, 1 assist), including three for a loss of nine yards. He also forced the fumble that set up the game- winning drive as time was running out against Washburn.
Ficcadenti, a senior from White Bear Lake, Minn., registered a game-high 10 tackles, one and a half for a loss, and one pass break up in MSU's victory over Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Ficcadenti also found the endzone when he took a lateral from defensive tackle Randy Earl 10 yards for a touchdown.
Also nominated:Dustin Rice, Augustana; Steve Brennan, North Dakota; T.J. Simmons, South Dakota; Ryan Kees, St. Cloud State; Buddy Wood, Central Washington.
Special Teams Players of the Week - Robby Smith
Robby Smith of Western Washington has been named the NCC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Smith, a sophomore from Bellingham, Wash., made all three of his field goal attempts against Washburn. None was bigger than the 40-yard, game-winner with 2.7 seconds left in the game.
Also nominated: Melvin Matlock,
Minnesota State; Joe Nordin, Augustana; Weston Dressler, North