NCAA Canadian roundup
By JOSH WEBSTER -- SLAM! Sports
A pair of Canadians had their fingerprints on Michigan State's 20-10 upset victory over No. 9 Iowa last Saturday.
Wide receiver Ziehl Kavanaght
(Brossard, PQ) scored the game's opening touchdown on a 17-yard reception. Kavanaght made a couple of catches for 32 receiving yards, and also returned a punt for nine yards.
Linebacker Mike Labinjo
(Toronto, ON) made an interception and returned it 14 yards late in the fourth quarter to end any hopes of an Iowa comeback.
Tight end Matt Brandt
(Toronto, ON) of Miami (Ohio) had the biggest weekend offensively for any Canadian in Division I-A, as he caught eight receptions for 93 yards, including a pair of touchdowns in the RedHawks 42-37 win over Cincinnati.
Linebacker Aaron Wagner
(Lethbridge, AB) returned an interception for 26 yards, and added two assisted tackles in No. 21 Washington State's 55-16 upset victory over No. 15 Oregon.
Defensive end Adam Braidwood
(Delta, BC) had an assisted tackle and one quarterback hurry for Washington State.
Two Canadians started for Stanford in a 28-17 loss to No. 18 Washington. Free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe
(Windsor, ON) recovered his own forced fumble, and made five solo and seven assisted tackles. He also broke up one pass.
Defensive end Louis Hobson
(Toronto, ON) made a solo and assisted tackle for the Cardinals.
Starting right cornerback Thomas Whitfield
(Windsor, ON) made four solo and four assisted tackles as well as earning half a sack in Syracuse's 34-7 win over Toledo. He also broke up a pass.
(Brantford, ON) made the start at left tackle for Toledo.
Starting fullback Alexis Bwenge
(St. Apollonaire, PQ) had nine carries for 40 yards in Kentucky's 24-21 loss to No. 25 Florida. Bwenge completed a 17-yard run on Kentucky's second touchdown drive. He also had a three-yard reception.
Linebacker Raymond Fontaine
(Ottawa, ON) also made a special teams tackle for Kentucky.
Left defensive end Nautyn McKay-Loescher
(Toronto, ON) started for Alabama and had a sack for a 14-yard loss in the Crimson Tide's 34-31 overtime loss to No. 14 Arkansas. He ended the game with two solo and one assisted tackle.
Defensive back Jason Nugent
(Brampton, ON) made three solo and three assisted tackles in Rutgers' 48-27 win over Navy.
(New Westminister, BC) made an unassisted and assisted tackle on special teams in Kansas' 35-14 upset win against No. 23 Missouri.
Wide receiver O'Neil Wilson
(Scarborough, ON) made three receptions for 40 yards, including a 25-yard catch in Connecticut's 47-13 loss to No. 5 Virginia Tech. Teammate Hakeem Kashama
(Brampton, ON) made a solo tackle at defensive end.
Two Canadians were in Eastern Michigan's starting lineup in the Eagles' 37-13 loss to Maryland. Receiver Eric Deslauriers
(Gatineau, PQ) made one catch for six yards, while defensive lineman Matt Kudo
(Mississauga, ON) assisted on a tackle.
Kicker Sandro DeAngelis
(Niagara Falls, ON) averaged 60.7 yards on seven kickoffs in No. 11 Nebraska's 38-14 win over Southern Mississippi. DeAngelis also made a special teams tackle.
Defensive lineman Alain Kashama
(Montreal, PQ) made a solo tackle in No. 10 Michigan's 31-17 win over Indiana.
Linebacker Cam Yeow
made a solo and assisted tackle in Akron's 38-21 victory over Buffalo.
Right defensive end Mike Williams
(Lethbridge, AB) started and made three assisted tackles in Boise State's 33-17 win over Wyoming.
Kicker Sandro Sciortino
(Markham, ON) connected for a 24-yard field goal in Boston College's 53-29 win against Ball State. Sciortino also averaged 63.8 yards on nine kickoffs, and had four converts. He also made a special teams tackle.
(Vancouver, BC) started at left tackle for New Mexico State in a 24-17 loss to New Mexico.
Centre Cedric Gagne-Marcoux
(Sherbrooke, PQ) started in Central Florida's 36-16 loss at Kent State.