Football Release: October 16, 2006
Offense - Zach Miller & Chris Pomerleau
Chris Pomerleau of Augustana and Zach Miller of Nebraska-Omaha have been named the NCC Offensive Players of the Week.
Pomerleau, a senior from Council Bluffs, Iowa, caught three passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns against St. Cloud State. No touchdown was bigger that the 51-yard grab with three seconds remaining that one the game for Augie. He also had a 80-yard TD catch following SCSU tying the game at 13 in the third quarter.
Miller, a junior quarterback from Wahoo, Neb., had a hand in all three of UNO's touchdowns as the Mavericks edged North Dakota 21-20. Miller rushed 15 times for 81 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 131 yards and one TD.
Others nominated: Johnny Spevak, Central Washington; Stefan Logan, South Dakota; Weston Dressler, North Dakota; Jon Queslnel, St. Cloud State; Joshua Bryant, Minnesota State
Defense: Tyler Yelk & Craig Bosch
Tyler Yelk of Minnesota Duluth and Craig Bosch of Augustana have been named the NCC Defensive Players of the Week.
Yelk, a sophomore from Arlington, Wis., was credited with a season-high 11 tackles (7 solo, 4 assist) and a blocked a MSU field goal in overtime to secure the Bulldog win.
Bosch, a senior defensive lineman from Luverne, Minn., collected three sacks of St. Cloud State's Jon Quesnel for a loss of 12 yards and forced a fumble. He finished the day with six tackles (4 solo, 2 assist).
Also nominated: John Morales, South Dakota; Tom DeSautel, North Dakota; Ben Spencer, Minnesota State
Special Teams: Britt Baumann & Joe Nordin
Britt Baumann of Minnesota Duluth and Joe Nordin of Augustana have been named the NCC Special Teams Players of the Week.
Baumann, a junior from North Branch, Minn., kicked a career-high three field goals, including the game-winner in overtime, in UMD's win over Minnesota State. Included in his tally was a career-best 49 yard field goal. He also was perfect on extra points and now has it a school-record 48 straight.
Nordin, a junior punter from Lake Lillian, Minn., averaged 31.6 yards per punt against St. Cloud State. Four of his five punts ended up inside the 11 with four of those coming to rest inside the four-yard line.
Also nominated: Brandon Hellevang, North Dakota;
Buddy Wood, Central Washington.