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Geter sacks Richmond's Michael Strauss on fourth down Saturday night.
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College Sports Madness Names Chad Geter Big South Defensive Player of the Week
Courtesy: Gardner-Webb
          Release: September 15, 2013
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BOILING SPRINGS – College Sports Madness named Gardner-Webb linebacker Chad Geter its Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday afternoon after a strong effort that helped GWU top No. 11 / 15 Richmond.

Geter (Irmo, S.C. / Dutch Fork HS) registered a career-best 10 total tackles (four solo), 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack to spark an inspired defensive effort by the Runnin’ Bulldogs in a 12-10 victory. The 6-foot-2, 233-pounder led a GWU defense that held the Spiders to just 10 net rushing yards on 20 attempts, limited Richmond to just 4-of-13 on third down (30.6 percent) and 0-for-2 on fourth down.

Geter made perhaps the biggest defensive stop of the night on the second fourth down chance for the Spiders. He sacked University of Virginia transfer Michael Strauss on 4th-and-4 from the GWU 19-yard line with just 8:32 to play in the game and his team clinging to a 9-3 lead.

Geter made eight of his 10 tackles in the second half and had five stops in the fourth quarter.

The rushing total allowed by Gardner-Webb was the lowest against a scholarship FCS opponent since the program moved to NCAA Division I in 2000 – and was just the third time the ‘Dogs had limited an FCS scholarship foe to less than 20 yards on the ground during that same stretch (14 vs. Charleston Southern in 2004; 18 vs. Florida Atlantic in 2001).

Geter has collected 24 tackles in three starts so far in 2013 and has impacted games in a variety of ways. He had eight hits and a game-clinching interception in the season opening win over Furman.

Gardner-Webb's win over the Spiders was its first over a ranked team since beating No. 25 Western Carolina in 2004 and just the third since moving to Division I. GWU knocked off No. 23 New Hampshire on November 11, 2000 in its first game against a ranked foe as a Division I program.

Gardner-Webb (2-1) will play another top-15 squad next week, traveling down I-85 to play No. 10 / 16 Wofford at 7:00 pm on Saturday, September 21. Kickoff is set for 7:00 pm in Gibbs Stadium. The Terriers (2-1, 2-0 SoCon) handled Georgia Southern 30-20 on Saturday night for its second win in a row.



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