It doesn’t get much better for a linebacker than what Forrest Rhyne pulled off Saturday.
The former Waynesboro stud had a career performance, recording a mammoth 20 tackles (three solo) to lead Villanova in a thrilling 28-27 victory over James Madison.
The total nearly doubled the number of tackles he had across the previous four games of the season — he came off an 11-tackle performance in last week’s loss to Penn State with 24 takedowns entering Saturday.
The fifth-year graduate student could challenge his career-high for tackles with the Wildcats; he tallied 116 (57 solo) in 2019 and 14.5 tackles for loss.
Another Mid-Penn alumnus, Steel-High grad Bryce Carter, had three tackles and half a sack for JMU.
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Harrisburg grad Andre White played a big role in Texas A&M’s stunning upset of No. 1 Alabama, recording eight tackles to finish third on the Aggies in a 41-38 shocker. It tied his season high set last week against Mississippi State and now gives him 29 on the season.
White’s former high school teammate, Donte Kent, had five tackles and two passes defensed in Central Michigan’s 30-27 win over Ohio University.
And another Cougar, Ronald Kent Jr. had a tackle and two PBUs in Western Carolina’s 34-24 loss to Mercer to fall to 0-6.
Cody Gustafson (Shippensburg High) had his fifth 100-yard game and third in a row in Grove City College’s 56-7 route of Geneva. He finished with five grabs for 123 yards and two scores (37 and 32 yards).
Zack Kuntz (Camp Hill) had three grabs for 23 yards in Old Dominion’s 20-13 overtime loss to Marshall.
Bill Williams (Camp Hill) almost had his first 100-yard game of the season, leading Shippensburg to a 34-18 win over West Chester. He finished with 15 carries, 96 stripes and a touchdown. Lower Dauphin grad also had a big game, recording three catches for a game-high 83 yards and a score. Williams scored on a 39-yard burst, and Morrill recorded a 71-yard catch-and-run from QB Brycen Mussina. SU’s defense also featured several Mid-Penn products, including a four-tackle day from Laron Woody (Middletown), who added a fumble recovery. And Shippensburg High product Cameron Tinner recorded two tackles from his linebacker spot.
Tyler Luther (Chambersburg) was perfect on eight extra point attempts in IUP’s 58-21 win over Clarion.