After holding the opposition to minus yards rushing for a second straight week, the Husson Eagles have climbed to the top of the national statistics in total defense.

The Eagles held Anna Maria to 37 total yards in Saturday's 42-0 win. That includes -12 rushing yards.

Through six games (win over Dean College does not count in NCAA stats), Husson is #1 in Division III allowing just 145.5 YPG.

Opponents are averaging 24.2 YPG on the ground and 121.3 YPG in the air.

NOTES: On offense, RB John Smith has climbed to #2 in the nation in rushing. He now is averaging 158.5 YPG. Trevor Heitland (Coe) is ranked first with 162.4 YPG...Senior LB Ellis Thorckmorton is ECFC Defensive Player of the Week (10 tackles,1 FF, 3 sacks)...QB Corey Brandon is ECFC Offensive Player of the Week (305 Yds Passing, 5 TDs)

2016 American Football Coaches Association Division III Coaches’ Poll

October 24, 2016

Rank School (1st votes) Rec. Pts Prev Last Week Next Game
1. Mount Union (Ohio) (38) 7-0 1045 1 D. Wilmington (Ohio), 71-7 Oct. 29 at Otterbein (Ohio)
2. Wis.-Whitewater (3) 7-0 997 2 D. Wis.-Stevens Point, 24-2 Oct. 29 at Wis.-Eau Claire
3. Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) (1) 7-0 971 3 D. No. 8 Hardin-Simmons (Texas), 20-15 Oct. 29 at Sul Ross St. (Texas)
4. St. Thomas (Minn.) 7-0 929 4 D. Hamline (Minn.), 71-20 Oct. 29 at Bethel (Minn.)
5. North Central (Ill.) 7-0 865 5 D. Augustana (Ill.), 42-21 Oct. 29 vs. Carroll (Wis.)
6. Wis.-Oshkosh 6-1 832 6 D. No. 10 Wis.-Platteville, 22-13 Oct. 29 at Wis.-River Falls
7. Johns Hopkins (Md.) 7-0 781 7 D. Gettysburg (Pa.), 54-14 Oct. 29 at Ursinus (Pa.)
8. Linfield (Ore.) 5-1 736 9 D. Whitworth (Wash.), 45-31 Oct. 29 vs. George Fox (Ore.)
9. St. John’s (Minn.) 7-1 710 11 D. Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.), 56-10 Nov. 5 vs. Hamline (Minn.)
10. Wheaton (Ill.) 7-1 623 12 D. North Park (Ill.), 60-7 Oct. 29 at Augustana (Ill.)
11. Hardin-Simmons (Texas) 6-1 580 8 Lost to No. 3 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas), 20-15 Oct. 29 at Belhaven (Miss.)
12. Stevenson (Md.) 7-0 538 14 D. Delaware Valley (Pa.), 19-0 Oct. 29 at King’s (Pa.)
13. Thomas More (Ky.) 7-1 515 13 D. St. Vincent (Pa.), 45-14 Oct. 29 vs. Bethany (W.V.)
14. St. Lawrence (N.Y.) 7-0 476 15 D. Merchant Marine (N.Y.), 8-0 Oct. 29 vs. Union (N.Y.)
15. Coe (Iowa) 8-0 442 17 D. Luther (Iowa), 45-6 Oct. 29 vs. Buena Vista (Iowa)
16. Wabash (Ind.) 6-1 326 18 D. Wooster (Ohio), 34-24 Oct. 29 at Ohio Wesleyan
17. Salisbury (Md.) 6-1 300 19 D. Kean (N.J.), 36-14 Oct. 29 at Christopher Newport (Va.)
18. Wis.-Platteville 5-2 292 10 Lost to No. 6 Wis.-Oshkosh, 22-13 Oct. 29 at Wis.-Stout
19. Monmouth (Ill.) 7-0 284 20 D. Illinois College, 69-7 Oct. 29 at Beloit (Wis.)
20. Alfred (N.Y.) 7-0 273 21 D. Hartwick (N.Y.), 61-12 Oct. 29 vs. Brockport (N.Y.)
21. East Texas Baptist 6-1 247 22 D. Howard Payne (Texas), 76-14 Oct. 29 at Louisiana College
22. John Carroll (Ohio) 6-1 154 25 D. Capital (Ohio), 56-0 Oct. 29 at Muskingum (Ohio)
23. St. John Fisher (N.Y.) 6-1 141 23 Idle Oct. 29 vs. Ithaca (N.Y.)
24. Denison (Ohio) 7-0 113 NR D. Allegheny (Pa.), 42-28 Oct. 29 at DePauw (Ind.)
25. Hobart (N.Y.) 6-1 92 24 D. Springfield (Mass.), 12-7 Oct. 29 at Worcester Polytechnic (Mass.)

Dropped Out: Franklin (Ind.) (16).

Others Receiving Votes: Muhlenberg (Pa.), 64; Case Western Reserve (Ohio), 61; Wittenberg (Ohio), 51; Dubuque (Iowa), 41; Franklin (Ind.), 35; Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.), 33; Western New England (Mass.), 28; Wesley (Del.), 25; Huntingdon (Ala.), 18;
Trinity (Conn.), 11; Berry (Ga.), 6; Rowan (N.J.), 3; Husson (Maine), 2; Redlands (Calif.), 2; Westminster (Pa.), 2; Frostburg St. (Md.), 1;
Merchant Marine (N.Y.), 1; Middlebury (Vt.), 1; Olivet (Mich.), 1; Utica (N.Y.), 1; Washington (Mo.), 1.