As we enter the Men's D2 college playoffs, let's take a look at who stood tall over the last couple of weeks in conference finals and play-in games.
We try to avoid repeat Gamebreakers but this week we have a couple. Well, good players seem to make an impression.
Many many players stood up in D1-level action over the last week or so—here's a look at the best performers.Dominic Tianga, Army
Army got a 26-7 victory over Queens and loose forward Tianga was a big part of that in a tense, physical game.
It's been interesting to see how teams and players step up in cross-divisional games and more challenging games.
How a player steps into the fray when playing a team that is heavily favored or a big challenge is how we, over time, find special competitors. We do have some standouts in blowout games, but it's the close games we notice more.
The last few weeks we've seen several Men's DII players make an extra-big impact.
It's time for out Gamebreakers for DII players in September.Aubrey Aird, Georgetown
A big attacking No. 8 who can break off huge runs, Aird has kicked off the season well for the Hoyas.
We have standout performers from all over this week in D1A, NCR D1, and D1AA men's college rugby.Quentin Pithey, Kansas
A convert from the pack this outside center has been making plays and setting up teammates, and that's exactly what he did in a win over Kansas State.