Offensive Players of the Week - Kyle Kasperbauer and Reed Manke
Kyle Kasperbauer of Nebraska-Omaha and Reed Manke of North Dakota have been named the NCC Offensive Players of the Week.
Kasperbauer, a senior from St. Paul, Neb., rushed 17 times for 180 yards and three touchdowns as UNO opened up NCC play with a resounding win at Western Washington. He averaged 10.8 yards per carry.
Manke, a senior from Detroit Lakes, Minn., completed 20-of-27 passes for 294 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed four times for 31 yards.
Others nominated: Stefan Logan, South Dakota; Michael Graham, St. Cloud State; Tommy Ellingworth, Augustana; Travis McKee, Western Washington.
Defensive Players of the Week - Jared Enger and Blake Hojer
Jared Enger of North Dakota and Blake Hojer of South Dakota have been named the NCC Defensive Players of the Week.
Enger, a senior defensive lineman from St. Paul, Minn., tied a UND record with four sacks for a loss of 28 yards. The sacks, his only tackles of the game, all came in the first quarter of action.
Hojer, a sophomore from Lake Preston, S.D., collected nine tackles (5 solo, 4 assist), including 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack as USD opened the NCC season avenging last year's loss to UMD. He also posted a fumble recovery.
Also nominated: Bret Stray, Central Washington; Bobby Danenhauer, Nebraska-Omaha; Craig Bosch, Augustana; Tate Wheeler, St. Cloud State.
Special Teams Players of the Week - Joe Nordin and John Gutierrez
Joe Nordin of Augustana and John Gutierrez of St. Cloud State have been named the NCC Special Teams Players of the Week.
Nordin, a junior from Lake Lillian, Minn., booted nine punts for a 41.3 yard average to keep Minnesota State starting drives in poor field position. Three of his punts sailed over 50 yards.
Gutierrez, a sophomore from Beloit, Wis., kicked field goals of 22, 27 and 49 yards and was also successful on all four-extra point attempts. The 49-yarder was one yard short of the school record of 50 yards.
Also nominated: Brandon Kennedy, Central
Washington; Brent Halfmann, North Dakota.