Justin Berendzen (@jrberendzen on Twitter) with my top 5 division 3 matchups of week 10.
1.Trinity University (TX) at Birmingham Southern College
- This is up there with for one of the best division 3 matchups this season. Birmingham Southern is led offensively by senior running back Robert Shufford who has 1,160 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns. Defensively for Trinity senior defensive back Jeremy Irving who has 18 tackles and 4 PBUs. Offensively the Tigers have junior quarterback Tucker Horn who has 1,907 passing yards and 28 touchdowns. The Panthers have senior linebacker Court Coley on defense who has 49 tackles, 9 TFLs and 5.5 sacks.
2.University of Wisconsin-La Crosse at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
- Huge game in the state of Wisconsin this Saturday. For the Warhawks offense they have senior running back Alex Peete who has 639 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns and in a very balanced offense they also have senior Ryan Wisniewski wide receiver who has 641 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively for La Crosse they have senior defensive back Elijah Alt who has 55 tackles and 5 interceptions. For the Eagles offense they have junior running back Joey Stutzman who has 993 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns so far in the season. Whitewater defense has freshman Kyle Koelblinger who has 29 tackles, 3 PBUs and 2 interceptions.
3.Union College at Ithaca College
- This is another tough division 3 matchup in week 10 as Ithaca looks to bounce back from a tough loss last week. The Bombers offense has junior quarterback A.J Wingfield who has 2,020 passing yards and 14 touchdowns. Diavon Clements sophomore defensive back has 30 tackles and 7 PBUs for Union. Union’s offense has senior running back Ike Irabor who has 620 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively for the Bombers they have junior defensive back Ben Stola who has 36 tackles, 6 PBUs and 5.5 TFLs in 2021.
4.Muhlenberg College at Susquehanna University
- Susquehanna had a tough loss last week but have another one at home week 10 against Muhlenberg. The River Hawks offense has junior running back Frankie Negrini who has 510 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns. Defensively for Muhlenberg they have senior defensive back John Washington who has 30 tackles, 4 PBUs and 3 interceptions in the 2021 season. Senior wide receiver Michael Feaster for Muhlenberg has 775 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns. Susquehanna’s defense has senior linebacker Brendan Krumenacker who has 48 tackles, 11.5 TFLS and 5 PBUs.
5.North Central College at Washington University in St.Louis
- This is going to be North Central’s toughest test before the playoffs as Wash U has a tough defense. The Bears have senior JT Streepy defensively who has 33 tackles, 7 PBUs and 4.5 TFLs. Junior running back Ethan Greenfield has 861 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns for North Central’s offense. Defensively North Central has junior defensive back Sam Taviani who has 40 tackles, 6 PBUs and 5 TFLs. For the Wash U offense they have junior wide receiver Cole Okmin who has 484 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns.