Ichabods sweep weekly MIAA honors

Hut hut WU quarterback Dane Simoneau was named MIAA offensive player of the week. Photo by Aaron Deffenbaugh, Washburn Review

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Three Washburn Ichabods swept the weekly MIAA football player of the week honors as they were announced by the conference offices. Sophomore quarterback Dane Simoneau, senior defensive end Eric Lawrence and senior placekicker Steve Ivanisevic received special teams player of the week after the Ichabods topped Missouri Southern 54-31.

Simoneau passed for a career-high 306 yards completing 20 of 27 passes with three touchdowns while playing only three quarters. He also rushed for a touchdown. He was 14 of 16 for 181 yards in the first half. He had all three of his touchdown passes in the second quarter and rushed for one more in the second quarter when the Ichabods outscored the Lions 28-0.

Lawrence recorded seven total tackles with four solo stops along with 2.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss while playing only three quarters helping hold the Lions to 208 total yards with 99 yards rushing and 109 yards passing through three quarters. His total yards lost on sacks was 12 and it was 14 on 3.5 tackles for loss.

Ivanisevic tied Mike Cassin (1978 vs Missouri Valley), Dan Brown (1992 vs Emporia State) and Chad Todd (2000 vs Wisconsin-LaCrosse) by hitting four field goals in a single game tying the school record. In 11 kickoffs he averaged 56.5 yards per attempt. He has connected on all five of his field goal attempts this season.