October 10th, 2023 3:00am
D2Football.com is pleased to announce the players of the week for week six of the Division II season.
Running Back, Northwest Missouri State
Jay Harris led the Northwest Missouri State offense in the Bearcats’ 34-21 win over Central Oklahoma. The sophomore from St. Louis, Mo Averaged 12.5 yards per rush, carrying the ball 22 times for a total of 274 yards. He scored four touchdowns on the day with runs of 15, 64, 45 and 44 yards. His 274 yards ranks as the fifth highest single-game total in Bearcats history. Harris has rushed for over 100 yards in every game this season.
Sal Lupoli, Jr.
Bentley Linebacker Sal Lupoli, Jr. had a huge day in the Falcons’ close loss at Saint Anselm. His 20 total tackles is the most in a single game by any Division II player this season. Among that total were 13 solo stops, 3.5 tackles for loss of 23 yards and 2 sacks for loss of 18 yards. He also registered a quarterback hurry. Lupoli, Jr. is a graduate student from Chelmsford, Ma.
Kicker, Wayne State
Wayne State earned its first GLIAC win over the weekend with a 23-21 victory over Michigan Tech. The win would not have been possible without the kicking of Griffin Milovanski. On a windy day in Detroit, Milovanski converted on all three of his field goal attempts from 22, 38 and 47 yards. He also hit both PATs for a total of 11 points. On kickoffs, he averaged 51.8 yards on five kicks with two recorded touchbacks. The conditions were not conducive for kicking and proved to be a challenge for Michigan Tech as the Huskies missed all three field goal attempts on the day. Griffin Milovanski is a redshirt junior from Saugatuck, Mi.