Ben Wetzell, Bethel

Week of: 2007-11-12

Bethel University senior quarterback Ben Wetzell (Wells, Minn.) combined with first-year running back Logan Flannery to account for 296 of Bethel¹s 339 total yards of offense in Bethel's 17-14 win over Saint John's on Saturday. Wetzell had 88 yards on 22 carries, including a 17-yard run and a 9-yard run that set up Flannery¹s game winning touchdown. He also had 90 yards passing, of which 37 came on a pass play during Bethel's final drive to get them into scoring position.

Logan Flannery, Bethel

Week of: 2007-11-12

Bethel University first-year running back Logan Flannery (Lakeville, Minn.) combined with senior quarterback Ben Wetzell to account for 296 of Bethel¹s 339 total yards of offense in Bethel's 17-14 win over Saint John's on Saturday. Flannery had 118 yards on 27 carries and his third game winning touchdown this season. Flannery's 1-yard touchdown run with 24 seconds left gave Bethel their first lead of the game.

Ben Wetzell, Bethel

Week of: 2007-11-05

Bethel University senior quarterback Ben Wetzell (Wells, Minn./Wells) amassed 308 yards of total offense and accounted for three of Bethel's six touchdown's in their 44-35 win over Augsburg on Friday night at the Metrodome. Wetzell was 12-for-21 for 131 yards passing, including two touchdowns. Even more impressive was the fact that he gained 177 yards rushing on 22 carries, giving him an average of 8.0 yards per carry. His rushing total was bolstered by a 48-yard run late in the fourth quarter with Bethel only leading 37-35. Wetzell's run was part of a five play, 96 yard drive that culminated with a touchdown just two plays after his big run to put the game out of reach.

Jordan Berg, Augsburg

Week of: 2007-10-29

Augsburg College junior quarterback Jordan Berg (Gaylord, Minn./Sibley East) completed 47-of-69 passing for 558 yards, all single-game school records, while throwing five touchdowns against just one interception, as Augsburg scored a 44-38 victory over Gustavus on Saturday, improving the Auggies' record to 4-4 (equaling the Auggies' number of victories in the previous three seasons combined). With his five touchdowns, including a game-winning 15-yard pass with 19 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Berg also broke Augsburg's single-season touchdown passing record. He now has 26 touchdown passes, breaking the old record of 24, set by Derrin Lamker in 1997. Berg's season throwing totals of 233 completions, 398 attempts and 2,670 yards (all tops among MIAC quarterbacks in overall statistics) are all second-most in a single season in school history, behind the records of 247 completions, 413 attempts and 2,951 yards by Lamker in 1997.

Royce Winford, Augsburg

Week of: 2007-10-22

Augsburg College junior wide receiver Royce Winford (Brooklyn Park, Minn./Osseo) set a new Augsburg and MIAC single-game record for receptions, catching 20 passes for 235 yards and three touchdowns, as Augsburg scored a 38-16 victory at Carleton on Saturday for its third win of the season. Winford collected 15 passes for 184 yards in the first half, en route to his second-straight 200-yard receiving game. He caught touchdown passes of 63, 8 and 11 yards on Saturday. The 20-reception total is the most for any NCAA football player so far this season, regardless of division. The total is tied for the third-most in NCAA Division III history and tied for the 17th-most in NCAA all-division history. Winford now has 993 receiving yards on 69 receptions this season, just seven yards away from becoming just the second Auggie individual receiver in school history to eclipse the 1,000-yard receiving mark in a single season. Scott Hvistendahl, who caught 285 passes for 4,696 yards in his career (1995-98), had three 1,000-yard seasons at Augsburg. Winford's 69 receptions (9.86 per game) and 993 receiving yards (141.9 per game) are both tops among conference receivers, and his 11.40 receptions per game and 155.8 receiving yards per game in conference games-only are also tops among league receivers.

David Sauer, St. Thomas

Week of: 2007-10-15

University of St. Thomas junior quarterback David Sauer (Cold Spring, Minn./Rocori) threw for three TDs, had a career-best 441 passing yards, had no interceptions and ran for a TD in Saturday's 50-33 comeback win over Augsburg. Sauer completed 35-of-46 passes and rallied UST from a 33-23 deficit in the third quarter as he led four scoring drives of 64, 39, 70 and 60 yards in a game-closing 27-0 flurry. He completed 17-of-20 passes in the second half. He also rushed for 30 yards to finish with 471 yards of total offense. He guided a UST offense that rolled up 33 first downs and 610 yards of offense. Sauer moved over 3,400 passing yards in 16 career games.

Jesse Nelson, Concordia

Week of: 2007-10-15

Concordia College junior quarterback Jesse Nelson, (Chanhassen, Minn./Minnetonka) ran for two touchdowns and threw three TD passes in the Cobbers' 52-51 loss at No.17-ranked St. Olaf on Saturday. Nelson had a career day as Concordia's signal caller, rushing 23 times for 104 yards and completing 18-of-26 passes for 225 passing yards. His 329 total offensive yards in the game is a career high for Nelson. Nelson was instrumental in keeping Concordia close with the league's top-ranked offense. He was able to lead the Cobbers on six straight scoring drives and out of the 11 times Concordia had the ball, he drove the team to eight scores. The biggest drive of the game came in the final minutes of the fourth quarter when he took the team 78 yards in 14 plays to set up the last-second extra point dramatics. Stats: Rushing - 23 carries, 104 yards, 2 TD's; Passing 18-for-26, 225 yards, 1 Int, 3 TD's.

Alex Kofoed, Saint John's

Week of: 2007-10-15

Saint John's University senior quarterback Alex Kofoed (Cold Spring, Minn./Rocori) was 25 of 37 passing for 337 yards and five touchdowns as No. 3/4 Saint John's defeated Gustavus Adolphus 40-0 on Saturday, Oct. 13 in St. Peter. Kofoed's passing performance broke two school records formerly held by current Carleton head coach Kurt Ramler (1993-96). Kofoed set the school's all-time mark for touchdown passes (88) with his fifth of the game on a 13-yard reception to Aaron Blackmore with 12:14 left in the third quarter. In addition, he recorded his ninth career 300-yard passing game, setting a new school record. Kofoed now needs 36 yards passing to become the MIAC's all-time leading passer in conference games, currently owned by former Bethel quarterback Scott Kirchoff (1999-03). Kofoed has completed 67.6 percent of his passes (140 of 207) for 1,744 yards and 20 touchdowns and leads the MIAC in passing efficiency (164.3) so far this season.

Brian Weber, Saint John's

Week of: 2007-10-08

Saint John's University senior wide receiver Brian Weber (Glenwood, Minn./Minnewaska Area) recorded three catches for 77 yards and a touchdown in last Saturday's win. Down by 10 points and seeking a boost, the Johnnies received the first of two big plays from Weber. On first-and-10 from the Oles' 35-yard line, Kofoed fluttered a pass that seemed to be a jump ball intended for senior wide receiver Chace Pollock. At the last moment, Weber dashed in front of Pollock to make the catch and scooted down the sidelines for a Johnnie touchdown to cut the deficit to 26-24 with 14:50 left in the fourth quarter. After St. Olaf failed on a fourth-and-eight on the SJU 35-yard line, Weber made a sensational diving catch for a 38-yard gain down to the Oles' three-yard line to set up a touchdown run by Mike Patnode on the very next play, giving the Johnnies a 30-26 lead. Weber currently leads the Johnnies with 32 receptions for 516 yards (16.1 avg.) and four touchdowns on the season.

Matt Penz, St. Olaf

Week of: 2007-10-01

St. Olaf College senior quarterback Matt Penz (Rochester, Minn./Mayo) threw for 362 yards on 28-of-35 and a school record six touchdowns as St. Olaf collected a 59-19 win over previously undefeated Gustavus. Penz led the Oles to touchdowns on 7 of 10 possessions and was 4-for-4 on 3rd down. In only 15 career starts, Penz has quarterbacked St. Olaf to a 13-2 record and amassed 4,594 career passing yards. He is within 58 of his predecessor, Jason Wilsey ’06, for third at St. Olaf. Keith Karpinske ’94 is second with 5,078 and Brian Senske tops the list with 6,780.

Alex Kofoed, Saint John's

Week of: 2007-09-24

Saint John's University senior quarterback Alex Kofoed (Cold Spring, Minn./Rocori) was 26 of 32 passing (.813 pct.) for 303 yards and four touchdowns in last Saturday's 52-21 win against Concordia-Moorhead. Kofoed connected on touchdowns of 4, 7, 14 and 14 yards as the Johnnies threw for 18 first downs in the game, which is third all-time in school history. Kofoed also recorded his seventh career 300-yard passing game. Kofoed is 73 of 102 passing (.716 pct.) for 969 yards and 12 touchdowns (2 interceptions) through the first four games this season (186.27 passing efficiency).

Logan Flannery, Bethel

Week of: 2007-09-17

Bethel University freshman running back Logan Flannery (Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville South) was the difference in Bethel's 48-45 win over Concordia on Saturday, as he amassed 191 yards of total offense and four touchdowns including the game winner in the third overtime. Flannery caught three passes for 98 yards, including an 85-yard pass late in the third quarter that came on 3rd down and 14, which helped Bethel tie the game at 21. Flannery also ran the ball 24 times for 93 yards and three touchdowns, but two of those touchdowns came in overtime, the most important being the 18-yard run to give Bethel the win.

Chad Arlt, Gustavus

Week of: 2007-09-10

Gustavus Adolphus College junior wide receiver Chad Arlt (St. Michael, Minn.) had a record- breaking day for the Gusties as he made 15 catches for 221 yards and two touchdowns to help Gustavus defeat Willamette 34-25 in St. Peter last Saturday. Arlt's first touchdown catch a 33-yard strike from Jordan Stolp in the third quarter gave the Gusties a 13-7 lead. Early in the fourth quarter, Arlt made a 32-yard touchdown catch that gave Gustavus the lead for good at 20-17. Late in the fourth quarter, with Gustavus maintaining its slim 20-17 lead and facing a 2nd and 26 from the Gustavus 44-yard line, Arlt made a spectacular 32 yard catch that gave the Gusties a first down on the Willamette 24- yard line. Gustavus went on to score the clinching touchdown two plays later. Arlt's 15 catches broke the school record for catches in a game which was previously held by Ryan Hoag with 13. His 221 yards receiving just missed breaking the 29-year old school record for yards receiving in a game which is 228 held by Rich Ryan.

Aaron Blackmore, Saint John's

Week of: 2007-09-10

Saint John's University senior running back Aaron Blackmore (Albany, Minn./Albany) gained 146 of his 170 rushing yards to spur the Johnnies’ second-half rally in last Saturday’s 21-10 win at Wis.-River Falls, including a one-yard plunge to get SJU on the board 2:45 into the third quarter. Blackmore’s 170 yards is the most by an individual Johnnie since Kent Crowley ran for 167 yards on Dec. 7, 2002, in the NCAA Division III Playoffs at Linfield, Ore. In addition, Blackmore’s 34 carries are the second-most in school history, tying Rick Bell’s 34-carry effort against Gustavus on Oct. 9, 1982.

Adam Swingdorf, Concordia

Week of: 2007-09-04

Concordia College senior fullback Adam Swingdorf carried the ball 22 times and rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns in Concordia's dramatic last-second victory over NCAA Division II rival MSU Moorhead. Swingdorf scored the opening TD of the game and routinely put the Dragon defense on their heels by giving the Cobbers a physical  force in the running game. He averaged 4.8 yards per carry and had a long run of 19 yards coming from his fullback position. Swingdorf was part of an offense that gained 487 total offensive yards on the day against a team that finished tied for third in their Division II conference last season.