WR Andre Stubbs of Youngstown State, QB Jimmy Garoppolo of Eastern Illinois, LB Phillip LeGrande of Wofford, LB Robert McCabe of Georgetown, and Eastern Washington K Jimmy Pavel have been selected as the College Sporting News All-Stars for the week ending September 2, 2012 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.
Andre Stubbs, Youngstown State, Wide Receiver/Slotback, 5-6, 160, RFr., Maple Heights, OH
In Youngstown State's 31-17 upset at (FBS) Pittsburgh the freshman accounted for 172 all-purpose yards including a 27-yard touchdown pass reception in the first quarter and a 13-yard rushing score in the fourth. It was Stubbs' first game since a season-ending injury in 2011. He rushed for 71 yards on six carries, caught four passes for 61 yards and had two kickoff returns for 40 yards. The win against Pitt marked the Missouri Valley Football Conference's first-ever victory against a Big East Conference foe.
Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois, Quarterback, 6-3, 206, Jr., Arlington Heights, IL
Garoppolo completed 32-of-49 passes for a career-high 369 yards and five touchdowns in a 49-28 win over rival Southern Illinois to become just the seventh EIU Panther quarterback to pass for five or more touchdowns in a game. Garoppolo threw touchdowns passes to four different receivers and the touchdowns went for 2, 14, 50, 11 and 31 yards. The five touchdowns moved him into fifth in EIU history (39) while the 369 passing yards were the 15th-best single-game effort in school history.
Phillip LeGrande, Wofford, Linebacker, 6-0, 220, Sr., Rockingham, NC
LeGrande entered this game with an entire new defensive line in front of him and fellow linebacker, first-team All-Southern Conference Alvin Scioneaux still injured and led the Terriers' defense in the 34-7 win over Gardner-Webb. He notched seven tackles including four solo, two sacks for minus 19 yards, two and half tackles for a loss of 22 yards, forced a fumble and added a pass breakup. After three quarters the Wofford defense had held the Runnin' Bulldogs to negative 16 yards rushing and finished with only 14 yards total for the game. In the second quarter it was Legrande's sack at the two yard line in a goal-line stand that pushed Gardner-Webb out of field-goal range.
Robert McCabe, Georgetown, Linebacker, 6-2, 234, Sr., Newtown Square, PA
While teammate Nick Campanella posted a career-high four touchdowns, it was Patriot League Preseason Defensive Player of the Year McCabe who commanded the Hoyas defense in stifling Davidson in the Georgetown 35-14 victory. McCabe led the way with 17 tackles, including eight solo and three tackles for loss. Forcing the Wildcats to negative 18 rushing yards and holding last year's eighth ranked passing offense to 226 yards through the air, Georgetown's defense only allowed one drive of more than 25 yards.
Jimmy Pavel, Eastern Washington, Kicker, 5-11, 195, Sr., Molalla, OR
Pavel started and ended the scoring for The Eagles in their 20-3 trouncing of (FBS) Idaho. Perfect for the day and accumulating points in every quarter he booted a 34-yard field goal in the first quarter to tie the game, added an extra point in the second quarter to close the half with the Eagles leading, extended the margin with a 28-yard field goal in the third quarter and closed the scoring with an extra point. None of his five kickoffs were returned and he finished with a sparkling five touchbacks. The win over Idaho broke a 10-game losing streak against FBS opponents for the Eagles.