Bohn Named NSIC Offensive Player Of The Week, Wildcats Remain Sixth In Super Region Rankings

Bohn Named NSIC Offensive Player Of The Week, Wildcats Remain Sixth In Super Region Rankings
WAYNE STATE FOOTBALL. PHOTO BY BOB BERRY

WAYNE – For the second straight weekend, Wayne State College sophomore quarterback Nick Bohn was responsible for four touchdowns as the Wildcats remained sixth in the third NCAA Super Region Four rankings.

According to a release from Wayne State Athletics, it’s the first time that Bohn has earned NSIC Player of the Week honors as WSC stayed sixth in the Super Region Four Football Rankings announced Monday afternoon by the NCAA office in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Angelo State of Texas, the lone unbeaten team in Super Region 4 at 10-0, remained atop the Super Region 4 rankings while 8-2 Colorado School of Mines stayed second with plenty of shuffling the remaining eight spots of the rankings.

Minnesota State-Mankato (8-2) moved up one spot this week to third while Bemidji State (8-2) jumped three spots to fourth. Winona State (8-2) slipped two spots to fifth while Wayne State stayed sixth (8-2).

Sioux Falls dropped two spots to seventh (7-3), Colorado State Pueblo (7-3) entered this week’s rankings at eighth and Minnesota Duluth (7-3) entered in ninth while Augustana (6-4) dropped one spot to 10th.

A total of 28 teams will advance to the NCAA Division II football championship this season (seven from each region) with 12 first-round games scheduled to be played on Saturday, November 19. The top seed in each selection region (super region) will receive a bye in the first round of the playoffs.

Bohn, a 6-1, 200-pound sophomore quarterback from Bennington (Bennington HS), accounted for four touchdowns and 280 yards of total offense in leading the Wildcats to their first-ever win over USF in 10 career meetings. He rushed for 115 yards on 18 carries and one TD while completing 13 of 24 passes for 165 yards and three TD’s. Bohn rallied WSC from a 21-7 third quarter deficit and fired the go-ahead 17-yard touchdown pass to Jadon Johnson with 9:13 left in the game.

For the season, Bohn ranks second in the NSIC in total offense per game (270.8 yards), tied for second in passing TD’s (18), fifth in passing yards per game (203.0) and ninth in rushing yards per game (67.8). He has completed 136 of 225 passes (60.4%) for 2030 yards and 18 TD’s with just five interceptions while rushing for another 678 yards on 148 carries and seven scores.

Wayne State College, 8-2 overall and third place in the NSIC South Division at 4-2, continues to receive votes (23) just outside the top 25 rankings. WSC will conclude the regular season hosting MSU Moorhead on Saturday, November 12 at noon from Bob Cunningham Field in Wayne.

NSIC teams ranked among the AFCA DII Coaches Poll include #23 Minnesota State-Mankato (up one spot) and #25 Winona State (previously NR). Bemidji State (four) is also receiving votes.

NCAA Super Region Four Football Rankings

  1. Angelo State                             10-0
  2. Colorado School of Mines           8-2
  3. Minnesota State                        8-2
  4. Bemidji State                             8-2
  5. Winona State                            8-2
  6. Wayne State (Neb.)                  8-2
  7. Sioux Falls                                7-3
  8. Colorado State Pueblo              7-3
  9. Minnesota Duluth                      7-3
  10. Augustana (SD)                         6-4

 

NCAA DII AFCA Coaches Poll:

Dropped Out: Wingate (N.C.) (20), Sioux Falls (S.D.) (25)

Others Receiving Votes: Wingate (N.C.), 35; Wayne St. (Neb.), 23; Assumption (Mass.), 8; Notre Dame (Ohio), 7; Colorado St.-Pueblo, 6; Bemidji St. (Minn.), 4; Fort Valley St. (Ga.), 4; Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 3; New Haven (Conn.), 2; Fayetteville St. (N.C.), 1; Tuskegee (Ala.), 1.

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