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Gamebreakers Men DII College Playoffs

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Gamebreakers Men DII College Playoffs

Austin McMillen makes a tackle.

Playoff time, and so big performances are event bigger; here's a look at some players who made an impact during the Men's DII college playoffs this past weekend.

Noah Cook Norwich

Cook scored two tries as Norwich won their Round of 16 game over Loyola.

Jeffrey Rein, Furman

The Paladins' scrumhalf directed a very potent Furman attack in a win over William Paterson.

Dylan Moorman, UMS&T

The hard-hitting lock forward was in the middle of the action for S&T and also served as their goalkicker as S&T shut down Montana State 34-3.

Scott Labine, Illinois State

The No. 8 for ISU is their captain and one of their chief ground-gainers, and led from the front over MSU Moorhead.

Eric Jones, Illinois State

The ISU prop scored the opening two tries for his side in its 31-7 defeat of MSU-Moorhead. He then scored the opening try on Sunday, too, in his side’s 13-10 loss to Missouri S&T.

Entire Team, Central Michigan University

Asked to fill in for a depleted Grand Valley State on short notice, the CMU team reassembled, got the road trip put together, and pitched up. They lost to UMass-Lowell the Day One, but with a very competitive 20-12 scoreline. Sunday they were rained out.

Tyler Glave and Zachary Warlick scored their two tries. But the point was, they didn't back down and showed up when they were needed.

Devon McCarthy, Queens

The openside flanker was all over the field and all over the scorehseet as Queens cruised past a very good Lehigh team.

Calvin Gentry, Memphis

The Tigers center scored his team’s opening try against Villanova, and then turned a 13-12 deficit into a 17-13 lead with a key second-half try.

Kyle Clark, Norwich

The Cadets hooker logged 100 minutes and scored the last two tries for his team as tey won in overtime over Furman.

Benjie Hund, Queens

The Royals flanker was a monster all weekend, roaming the field looking for unsuspecting ballcarriers to summarily dump to the deck, and making life difficult for everyone in the rucks.

Austin McMillen, UMS&T

A key team leader (pictured above making a tackle), McMillen was a powerful presence up front, helped S&T win the scrum battle and the maul battle, and he also scored the game-winning try in a 13-10 defeat of Illinois State.

Josh Wetherall, Wisconsin-Whitewater

In two games where every point counts, Wetherall counted. He kicked two conversions in a 19-17 defeat of Vermont on Day One, and then on Day Two converted all four Whitewater tries, and added a penalty goal as the Warhawks held off Memphis 31-24.