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The weekend's 10-best performance by local college football players

Citadel senior Mitchell Jeter had a crucial tackle in Satuday’s game.
Citadel senior Mitchell Jeter had a crucial tackle in Satuday’s game. Russell K. Pace

Mitchell Jeter, The Citadel - Senior defensive tackle made four tackles, two tackles-for-loss and sack in the Bulldogs’ win over Western Carolina. His TFL on a Western Carolina 4th and 1 at The Citadel’s 2-yard line was a crucial play early in the contest. “He’s one of the better defensive linemen in the league, and he showed that tonight,” Citadel coach Mike Houston told the Charleston Post and Courier’s Jeff Hartsell. Hartsell’s article mentioned that Jeter is now fifth on The Citadel’s career sacks list with 13.5. He passed Fort Mill’s Chris Billingslea on Saturday.

Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State - Sophomore QB threw for a career-high 401 yards to help Oklahoma State drop Central Arkansas 32-8. Rudolph, the former Northwestern Shrine Bowler, was making his home debut and his fourth overall start for the Cowboys. He completed 23-of-35 passes for two touchdowns and an interception. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy told the press, “He was good. He could’ve been much better. I thought he missed, like, five throws that he normally hits. He did come back and give us some good deep throws, though. He’s still young. He’s playing in his fourth or fifth game, so he’s still going to make mistakes. He still needs to be better, but he did hit some deep throws.”

Tony Godbolt, North Greenville - The former Fort Mill Yellow Jacket was central to the Crusaders’ 35-13 takedown of No. 8 Lenoir-Rhyne Saturday. Godbolt made a team-high 14 tackles, including one for a loss in NGU’s big Division II football upset.

Tyrell Curry, Eastern Kentucky - Rock Hill High’s Curry made five tackles for Eastern Kentucky during the Colonels’ 35-0 loss to N.C. State. Curry, a senior, started at safety for EKU.

Ervin Moore, Concord University (W.Va.) - Lancaster’s Moore made seven tackles as a starting linebacker for Concord during its win over Fairmont State, including 1.5 tackles-for-loss and a sack.

Chris Bouyer, East Tennessee State - Northwestern’s Bouyer made three tackles, including a half tackle-for-loss, during East Tennessee State’s 28-21 loss to Maryville College. Bouyer, a true freshman, started at defensive end for the first-year ETSU Bucs.

Andrew Komornik, Gardner-Webb - Former Nation Ford Falcon Komornik punted nine times during Gardner-Webb’s loss to South Alabama, averaging nearly 41 yards per kick with two punts downed inside the opposing 20-yard line.

Dijuan Ussery, Missouri Western - Nation Ford’s Ussery caught two balls for 21 yards and had a pair of kickoff returns for 25 yards during Missouri Western’s win over Central Oklahoma.

Alstevis Squirewell, Newberry - Great Falls alum Squirewell had four tackles, one tackle-for-loss, three quarterback hurries and a blocked kick during Newberry’s 17-14 loss to Jacksonville.

Jerome Pettiway, South Carolina State - York’s Pettiway had a fine afternoon punting for South Carolina State during the Bulldogs’ loss to Coastal Carolina. Pettiway hit seven balls for an average of 42 yards, with a long of 54 and one downed inside the 20-yard line.

Other standouts

* Beau Nunn started at right tackle for Appalachian State during the Mountaineers’ 41-10 loss to Clemson.

* Chester’s Neil Williams had three tackles and a sack during N.C. Central’s 55-0 loss to Duke. Williams is a redshirt senior linebacker.

* Westminster Catawba’s Nate Casey made four tackles during Davidson’s 35-21 loss to Catawba.

* South Pointe’s Devin Starnes made seven tackles, including four solo stops, in Tusculum’s loss to Virginia State.

* Northwestern’s Corey Seargent made a tackle during East Carolina’s narrow 31-24 loss to Florida.

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