KANSAS CITY, Mo. – J.B. Clark (Truman), David Bass (Missouri Western), Aaron Jamieson (Central Missouri) and Andy Mundwiller (Truman) have been named MIAA Football Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of Sept. 8-10 as selected by a conference SID panel.
MIAA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
J.B. Clark, QB, Truman
Clark had touchdown passes of 18, 4 and 27 yards with 298 yards passing in the Bulldogs’ 36-31 victory overFort Hays State. His one-yard touchdown plunge on a QB sneak with 9:28 remaining in the game, proved to be the winning score. The senior from Jupiter,Fla., went 28-of-48, the most completions, attempts and yards for a Bulldog signal caller since Matt Ticich threw for 405 in 2008 (32 games). Clark was 7-of-13 passing in third-down situations and used 10 different receivers on the day. He also added four rushes for 16 yards and was not sacked. The win broke a four-game losing streak dating back to last season.
Others Nominated: Andre Smith, FHSU; Michael Hill, MWSU; Jordan Simmons, NWMSU; Solomon Watkins, PSU; Justin Cooper, WU.
MIAA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
David Bass, DE, Missouri Western
Bass and the rest of the Griffon defensive line had an outstanding contest. The junior from St. Louis, Mo., finished the game tying a single game MWSU record for sacks in a game with four. The previous record was set back in 1999 against Washburn by Josh Charles. Bass sacked the UCM quarterback on back-to-back plays early in the third quarter. The Griffons had seven sacks and nine tackles for a loss in the contest. Bass also had one quarterback hurry to go along with one pass break-up. Bass tipped three other pass which were all intercepted with two being in Griffon territory. The 20 yards rushing was the least a Griffon team has giving up since September 12, 2009 when they held the Fort Hays State Tigers to 10 yards on 19 attempts. Bass finished with seven total tackles, with five being solo.
Others Nominated: Alex Whitehill, FHSU; Bryce Enyard, NWMSU; Nate Dreiling, LB, PSU.
MIAA SPECIAL TEAMS CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Aaron Jamieson, K, Central Missouri
Jamieson accounted for all six ofCentral Missouri’s points against MWSU. The junior from Cassville, Mo., made field goals of 21 and a school-record 53 yards in the game, with the 53-yard field goal breaking the old school record of 52 yards, which was held by two separate players.
Andy Mundwiller, PR/WR, Truman
Mundwiller led Truman with 152 all-purpose yards with career highs in catches (5), receiving yards (58), single-game punt returns (5), punt yardage (94) and longest punt return (58 yards) on Saturday. The 58-yard punt return, which was the longest by a Bulldog since 2007 (Albert Coker – 60 yards), set up the Bulldogs at the Tigers 19-yard line and eventually led to a 20-yard field goal to put Truman up 23-21. Mundwiller’s return yardage on Saturday of 94 yards, was five yards shy of the entire team’s punt return yardage from 2010. Offensively, the senior fromWashington,Mo., was Clark’s top target, being thrown to 14 times. Mundwiller added a special teams tackle on a fake punt by the Tigers.
2011 MIAA Football Student-Athletes of the Week
9/5 – Offense: Dane Simoneau, QB, WU; Defense: Gus Toca, DE, PSU; Special Teams: John Brown, RS, PSU
9/12 – Offense: J.B. Clark, QB, TSU; Defense: David Bass, DE, MWSU; Special Teams: Aaron Jamieson, K, UCM, Andy Mundwiller, PR/WR, TSU.
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