Klaphake named NSIC POW; SCSU receives votes in poll

St. Cloud State junior quarterback Phillip Klaphake was named the NSIC offensive player of the week on Monday for his exploits in the Huskies’ 51-49 upset win over then-No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday.

Klaphake threw TD passes of 23, 36, 16, 19 and 8 yards and rushed for a sixth in the win. He set a single-game school record for passing yards with 461 and he completed 32 of 46 passes while being picked off once.

His five TD passes equaled a single-game record, making him the fourth SCSU QB to throw for five in a game. He also moved closer to the second spot on the all-time passing yards chart at SCSU with 6,276 career yards. He needs 199 to move into the second spot alone. Tom Nelson is second with 6,474 career passing yards. Keith Heckendorf is first with 9,695 career passing yards.

Klaphake engineered a 10-play, 75-yard game-winning drive that began with 1:16 on the clock. He completed six of eight passes on the drive for 75 yards. He hit running back Michael Walker from eight yards out for the game-winning touchdown as time expired.

He’s thrown for 1,328 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions through the first five games of the season.

Minnesota-Duluth fell to No. 10 in this week’s AFCA Division II Coaches poll. The Huskies received three points in this week’s poll, which is up from zero last week.

MSU-Mankato (5-0) is ranked No. 12 and the University of Sioux Falls (5-0) is No. 23.

NOTE: The SCSU/UMD football game will be replayed beginning at 7 tonight on UTVS, which is Ch. 21 on Charter.

Here’s the complete poll:

2012 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – October 1, 2012

Rank School (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev. Week Five Next Game
1. Pittsburg St. (Kan.) (29) 4-0 749 1 Idle Oct. 6 vs. Central Missouri
2. Colorado St.-Pueblo 5-0 712 3 D. Fort Lewis (Colo.), 50-21 Oct. 6 vs. Chadron St. (Neb.)
3. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 5-0 684 4 D. Michigan Tech, 51-43 Oct. 6 vs. Ferris St. (Minn.)
4. Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) (1) 5-0 657 5 D. Bowie St. (Md.), 35-3 Oct. 6 at Johnson C. Smith (N.C.)
5. Missouri Western St. 5-0 627 7 D. Central Oklahoma, 45-23 Oct. 6 at Northeastern St. (Okla.)
6. New Haven (Conn.) 4-0 602 8 Idle Oct. 6 vs. Assumption (Mass.)
7. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 5-0 569 10 D. Gannon (Pa.), 43-24 Oct. 6 at Millersville (Pa.)
8. Northwest Missouri St. 4-1 485 11 D. Northeastern St. (Okla.), 66-6 Oct. 6 at Central Oklahoma
9. Ashland (Ohio) 5-0 467 13 D. Lake Erie (Ohio), 68-21 Oct. 6 at Ohio Dominican
10. Minnesota-Duluth 4-1 445 2 Lost to St. Cloud State (Minn.), 51-49 Oct. 6 vs. Minnesota St.-Moorhead
11. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 4-0 443 12 D. Southeastern Oklahoma St., 27-24 Oct. 6 vs. Southwestern Oklahoma St.
12. Minnesota St.-Mankato 5-0 409 15 D. Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.), 30-10 Oct. 6 at Augustana (S.D.)
13. Midwestern St. (Texas) 3-1 377 14 D. Incarnate Word (Texas), 34-7 Oct. 4 at No. 18 West Alabama
14. Henderson St. (Ark.) 5-0 337 17 D. Southwestern Oklahoma St., 50-22 Oct. 6 vs. Arkansas-Monticello
15. Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.) 4-1 271 16 D. Ferris St. (Mich.), 31-24 OT Oct. 6 at Northwood (Mich.)
16t. California (Pa.) 4-1 256 6 Lost to West Chester (Pa.), 37-34 Oct. 6 at Clarion (Pa.)
16t. Shippensburg (Pa.) 5-0 256 21 D. Lock Haven (Pa.), 49-6 Oct. 6 vs. LIU Post (N.Y.)
18. West Alabama 4-1 217 19 D. West Georgia, 24-20 Oct. 4 vs. No. 13 Midwestern St. (Texas)
19. Wayne St. (Mich.) 3-1 201 18 D. Northwood (Mich.), 21-11 Oct. 6 vs. Hillsdale (Mich.)
20. Washburn (Kan.) 4-1 185 20 D. Southwest Baptist (Mo.), 42-14 Oct. 6 at Lincoln (Mo.)
21. West Texas A&M 4-1 140 23 D. Tarleton St. (Texas), 41-21 Oct. 6 at Angelo St. (Texas)
22. Indiana (Pa.) 4-1 124 22 D. Millersville (Pa.), 41-7 Oct. 6 vs. Slippery Rock (Pa.)
23. Sioux Falls (S.D.) 5-0 112 25 D. Southwest Minnesota St., 41-22 Oct. 6 at Winona St. (Minn.)
24. Humboldt St. (Calif.) 4-1 84 9 Lost to Central Washington, 31-3 Oct. 6 vs. Western Oregon
25. Emporia St. (Kan.) 5-0 72 NR D. Lincoln (Mo.), 37-26 Oct. 6 at Southwest Baptist (Mo.)

Dropped Out: Newberry (S.C.) (24)

Others Receiving Votes: Central Missouri, 69; Harding (Ark.), 57; Hillsdale (Mich.), 45; Central Washington, 38; North Carolina-Pembroke, 11; Miles (Ala.), 10; Shepherd (W.Va.), 9; West Chester (Pa.), 6; Michigan Tech, 5; Newberry (S.C.), 5; Chadron St. (Neb.), 3; St. Cloud State (Minn.), 3; Tuskegee (Ala.), 3; Bentley (Mass.), 2; New Mexico Highlands, 2; Indianapolis (Ind.), 1.

Andy Rennecke

About Andy Rennecke

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