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Gamebreakers DI College Nov 1-3

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Gamebreakers DI College Nov 1-3

David Phillips crashes through for UT San Antonio. Don Seidel photo.

Yes we like to recognize try-scorers, but some sterling defensive work and a few clutch plays get recognized in this week's DI men's college Gamebreakers.

Greg Janowick, Tennessee

The Volunteers lock was a massive presence in the set piece and also with some key carries. His attention to detail and power surges helped set up Tennessee’s winning try in a 24-20 victory over Kentucky. (pictured at left, 3rd photo)

David Phillips, UT San Antonio

The powerful tighthead prop (pictured above) for UTSA was a force in the scrum but also thundered through, over, and around St. Edward’s. Phillips scored four tries as UTSA rolled.

Deionte Murray, Sam Houston State

Playing on the wing, Murray torched UT Dallas for two tries, including one in the opening minute, to spark SHSU to a victory over their Lonestar Conference rivals.

Wesley Pan, Virginia Tech

Tech’s sparkling scrumhalf (pictured above left, 2nd photo) was a points machine against Maryland, kicking six conversions and scoring a try himself as he led the Hokies to a conference title with a win over Maryland

Jordan Bakouche, Salisbury

The fullback’s try with five minutes to go salvaged a 36-36 tie with Mount St. Mary’s. That try ensured that Salisbury would play NC State in the 2nd-place playoff next week.

Andy Guhl, Indiana

IU has been winning games in all sorts of ways this season, and while others get the scoring accolades, Guhl, Indiana’s loosehead prop, just keeps winning ball and making the gainline. Oh he scored a try, too.

Arnold June Walker, Sacramento State

Walker’s pace and elusiveness led the Hornets to the Pacific Western Conference 7s title, and he was named tournament MVP.

Ryan Bradfield, Ohio State

Bradfield’s steadfastness in the midfield for the Buckeyes has been a key part of the team’s success this year. He once again led from the front as Ohio State hammered a solid Michigan State team 73-5, scoring a try in the process. (Pictured above left.)

Josh Smith, St. Bonaventure

The Bonnies fullback brought his team back into it after Mary Washington ran out to a 10-0 lead. Smith’s try, conversion, and penalty tied the game, and he added two more conversions while playing a strong fullback as Bonnies won 29-27.

Tyren Al-Jiboori, Lindenwood, and Frederick Bleakley, Navy

In a massive clash between two top-ranked teams, these two outside centers went at it, and both tested the other team’s defense, and also contribute mightily defensively as well as Lindenwood held on 12-7.

Will Green, Texas A&M

A big, thundering loose forward, Green exploded onto the ball to spark an Aggie comeback as A&M beat Texas.

Adam Burdette, Baylor

The Bears No. 8 continually made tackles behind the gainline and hit rucks with authority as he set the physical tone in a 36-21 defeat of LSU in the Red River Conference.

Daniel Sharp, SUNY Binghamton

With Binghamton beating Colgate 38-19, Sharp was a key attacker at outside center and scored twice.

Will Suddeth, Washington State

The WSU hooker was explosive and covered a ton of ground as the Cougars shut out Washington 21-0 in the Apple Cup game. Suddeth also scored a try.

Tom Oliver, Kansas

Playing center, Oliver scored two tries as the Jayhawks shut out Kansas State 69-0.

Henry Large, Yale

Large came up big at inside center with two tries in a bit of a surprise 28-19 win over Princeton.

Matt Gelhaus, Kutztown

The KU second row was part of an imposing forward effort for the Bears against Notre Dame, and Gelhaus was especially effective in the lineout, stealing several Fighting Irish throw-ins as Kutztown won 59-0.