Max Martin of Wayne State College is the Northern Sun Conference Special Teams Player of the Week. It's the first time this season and third time in his career that Martin has received NSIC Player of the Week honors.
Martin, a 5-10 195 pound senior place kicker from Sioux City, Iowa (North HS), booted a 47-yard field goal with 2:13 remaining to give Wayne State a 17-14 win at Upper Iowa. It was his second game-winning kick this season, both on the road, and the fourth in the last two seasons. Earlier this season, Martin connected on a 42-yard field goal with just 35 seconds to play giving the Wildcats a 20-17 win at Bemidji State on September 15th.
For the season, Martin is a perfect 34 for 34 on PAT kicks and 12 of 17 on field goals. He ranks first in the NSIC in PAT kick percentage, ranks third with 12 field goals made and is fifth in kick scoring with 70 points, averaging 7.0 points per game.
Wayne State will close out the 2012 regular season Saturday afternoon with a 12 p.m. contest at #22 University of Sioux Falls.
Morningside College's Joel McCabe, 6-1, 225 lb. junior J-back from Jefferson, S.D., has been named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in last Saturday's 50-0 Morningside victory against Concordia University.
McCabe had career highs of nine pass receptions for 161 yards and three touchdowns. He caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Joel Nixon with 10:58 left in the first quarter for the game's first score. McCabe added a 32-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter and scored the Mustangs' final touchdown on a 12-yard reception with 12:12 left in the third quarter.
McCabe is the Mustangs' leading pass receiver with 56 catches for 907 yards and a team-high 13 touchdowns for an average of 16.2 yards per catch. He has been the Mustangs' leading receiver in six of their nine games and has five 100-yard games this season.
Morningside secured sole possession of the 2012 GPAC Championship with last Saturday's win against Concordia. The Mustangs have a 9-0 record and are ranked third nationally in the latest NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll. Morningside will wrap up the regular season against city rival Briar Cliff University with a 1 p.m. game this Saturday at Memorial Field.
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