QB Casey Brockman of Murray State, RB Kyle Harbridge of St. Francis, LB John Kanongata'a of Montana, CB Kyle Simmons of Lafayette and PK Cameron Starke of James Madison have been selected this week.
The College Sporting News All-Stars for the week ending Sept. 18 in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision.
Each of the honorees are listed here with their achievements and their school, position, height, weight, class and hometown.
Casey Brockman, Murray State, Quarterback, 6-2, 215, Junior, Murray, KY.
Brockman set NCAA, conference and team records as he guided Murray State to a 58-27 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Tennessee State Saturday night at home.
Brockman completed 45-of-67 passes for 600 yards and seven touchdowns, the most yardage and TD passes by any player in college football this season at any level. He also caught a 15-yard touchdown pass and finished with 610 yards of total offense.
His 600 yards bettered Brockman's own OVC and Murray State records of 570 yards (set last year against Missouri State) and he came within 24 yards of the FCS record for passing of 624 yards, set by Weber State's Jamie Martin.
Brockman's 45 completions broke the OVC record of 44, established by Tennessee-Martin's Brady Wahlberg in 2003, and his 422 first-yard passing yards to break another FCS record. His seven TD passes — five coming in the first half — tied the OVC single-game mark previously held by Brockman and Morehead State's Chris Swartz.
Brockman established new Murray State records for attempts, completions and yards, breaking his own records set last year, as well as the OVC marks for completions and yards.
The strong-armed passer got off to a quick start in the first quarter by hitting 15-for-19 passes for 229 yards and a pair of touchdowns. In the second quarter, Brockman threw for 193 yards and three touchdowns, while catching a 15-yard touchdown.
He came out in the second half and threw a touchdown pass in each of the final two quarters. Brockman has now thrown for over 300 yards five times in nine starts, and has also thrown multiple touchdown passes in five different games.
Kyle Harbridge, Saint Francis, Running Back, 5-10, 195, Junior, Easton, PA.
Harbridge also had a record-breaking day, rushing 30 times for 346 yards and finishing with five touchdowns and 457 all-purpose yards as he helped Saint Francis erase a 19-point, 49-31 deficit to beat Morehead State 50-49 Saturday afternoon in the home opener for the Flash.
Harbridge's 346 yards on the ground broke a single-game record for Saint Francis and his 94-yard touchdown burst to break a 14-all tie in the second quarter was the longest in Red Flash history.
The former walk-on finished within 10 yards of the single-game, FCS all-purpose yardage record of 467, set by Western Kentucky receiver Joey Stockton. His 346 rushing yards were the most by an FCS player since 2005 and he averaged 11.5 yards per carry.
Harbridge had TD runs of 94, 83, four and 10 yards and also hauled in a 28-yard scoring reception as he caught four passes for 52 yards. He also added two kickoff returns for 59 yards.
Three of Harbridge's touchdowns came in the fourth period as the Flash made its ferocious rally. He surged around the corner and raced 83 yards just 27 seconds into the final frame and then pounded into the end zone from four yards out to make it a 49-44 game just over four minutes later.
Harbridge scampered in from 10 yards out with 1:28 to play to tie the score and Saint Francis won the game with the extra point. His 541 rushing yards this season lead all of Division I.
John Kanongata'a, Montana, Linebacker, 5-11, 227, Sophomore, Bellevue, WA.
Kanongata'a helped Montana hang on for an important 17-14 victory at home over defending national champion Eastern Washington with a game-clinching interception in the end zone with 25 seconds left on Saturday afternoon.
Kanongata'a, who played extensively because of an injury to starter Jordan Tripp, had a career-high 12 tackles, including one sack, 1.5 tackles for loss and two solo stops as the Grizzlies held the high-powered Eagle offense to just six first-half points and 14 for the game.
The sack occurred on a key third-down play that pushed Eastern Washington out of field goal range as it was trying to tie the game.
But his big play came at the end when he intercepted a tipped pass by Bo Levi Mitchell to prevent EWU from a possible game-winning score and returned the ball nine yards to clinch the contest.
Kyle Simmons, Lafayette, Cornerback, 6-1, 200, Senior, Pittsburgh, PA.
Simmons sparked Lafayette to its first win of the season and a stunning 37-12 upset of ranked Penn Saturday evening on the road with 15 tackles and a pair of interceptions in the non-conference 37-12 victory over the two-time defending Ivy League champion.
Simmons returned his first interception of a tipped Billy Ragone pass 31 yards late in the third period to break the game open and give the Leopards a 30-12 lead and he picked off another Ragone throw and raced 21 yards in the fourth quarter to set up the final Lafayette touchdown on the next play from 28 yards out.
With Lafayette coming off season-opening losses at North Dakota State and Georgetown, Simmons led a defensive effort with five solo stops and 10 assists as the Leopards held Penn to 170 yards passing on 17-of-40 attempts.
One of Simmons' tackles resulted in a two-yard loss for the Quaker offense.
Cameron Starke, James Madison, Place Kicker, 5-10, 155, Sophomore, Halifax, VA.
Starke pushed James Madison over the top to a 27-24 victory over Liberty in one of only two games between ranked FCS opponents last week with a pressure-packed 40-yard field goal as time expired Saturday night on the road.
With a jam-packed crowd of nearly 20,000 at Williams Stadium screaming at him, following a time out by Liberty coach Danny Rocco in an attempt to ice him, Starke calmly booted a strong kick straight through the middle of the uprights to give the Dukes the non-conference win.
Starke was also hit after the kick, earning a roughing the kicker penalty that was declined.
Serving as a starter for the first time this season, the redshirt sophomore also hit a 32-yard field goal in the second quarter and was perfect on three extra points during the game. Starke had been 1-of-2 on field goal attempts in his first two games, with his previous career-long being from 31 yards.
Starke’s 40-yard effort marked the longest field goal made by a Duke player since 2009 when Dixon Wright hit a 45-yard attempt against Towson and it marked the first loss by Liberty at home in two seasons, when JMU beat the Flames 24-10.