The DII fall soccer season has come to a detailed. With 19 video games to select from, we regarded again at 5 of the highest performances from the 2020 fall season.
T.J. Davis runs wild towards Chadron State
We knew Davis was a star within the making final yr, when he scored 25 whole touchdowns and posted greater than 1,000 yards speeding for Nebraska-Kearney. Though the Lopers solely performed twice this fall, that was sufficient proof to validate Davis’ star potential, which was on full show in UNK’s 45-35 shootout win over Chadron State. The sophomore quarterback solely accomplished two passes that afternoon and one was a 27-yard landing. Davis made the Eagles pay on the bottom, no matter what protection was thrown his means. He carried the ball 20 occasions for a video-game like 252 yards, including three touchdowns. A full season of Davis in 2021 can solely result in good issues at UNK.
Alfred Grear goes off on Abilene Christian
Angelo State was the one DII staff to beat a FCS opponent this season. An enormous purpose why was Grear’s efficiency towards Abilene Christian. The sophomore operating again had a profession day for the Rams as he piled up 247 yards on 20 carries in a 34-21 win. To higher perceive how dominant Grear was, ASU did not exceed 215 speeding yards as a staff in any of its different three video games. Grear surpassed that by himself towards ACU. He had 4 touchdowns on the afternoon, displaying off his goal-line talents on brief scores of 1 and 4 yards whereas breaking unfastened for landing runs of 68 and 61 yards. He would’ve had a fifth rating too, an 86-yard run, if not for a late block within the again.
Colorado Mesa shuts down Chadron State
The Mavericks’ defensive displaying of their season opener is our first and solely team-wide recognition on the listing. Tremaine Jackson made his head teaching debut for Colorado Mesa along with his defensive pedigree on full show in a 10-7 time beyond regulation win over Chadron State. After the Eagles averaged greater than 37 factors per sport in 2019, CMU practically pitched its first shutout since 2013 earlier than Chadron acquired on the board within the last minute of the sport. As an alternative CMU settled for its fewest factors allowed in its final 23 video games. CMU’s Jordan Ellis made two of the highest particular person defensive performs of the sport, recovering a bobbled punt within the second half earlier than intercepting Chadron State’s Dalton Holst in time beyond regulation.
Lewis, SD Mines win the Battle for the Homestake Trophy
Massive-time performances all the time imply just a little bit extra in a rivalry sport and South Dakota Mines operating again Ahmad Lewis confirmed that within the one hundred and thirty fifth Black Hills Brawl. The Hardrockers downed Black Hills State 34-17 in head coach Charlie Flohr’s debut to reclaim the Homestake Trophy behind Lewis’ large day on the bottom. The junior had his finest sport of the season towards the Yellow Jackets, racking up 176 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries. He additionally added 5 catches for 60 yards in quarterback Jayden Johannsen’s debut.
Mak Sexton lights up Nebraska Kearney
Pittsburg State had a number of quarterbacks a yr in the past earlier than Mak Sexton took over because the starter full time. He wanted only one sport to indicate why he gained the job. Whereas the Gorillas misplaced 31-26 to Nebraska-Kearney, Sexton spent a lot of the afternoon choosing aside the Lopers protection. The sophomore erupted for 398 passing yards and three touchdowns. In a high-scoring offense like Pitt State, Sexton needs to be a participant to look at subsequent season.