PFL Players of the Week: 11/5/2023 4:03:00 PM
  • Bret Bushka, Butler
    Bret Bushka, Butler

    (Senior, Quarterback, Lombard, Illinois)

    Bushka was responsible for six touchdowns as Butler downed Morehead State 49-7 in Saturday’s PFL action. He completed 16-of-17 passes for 281 yards and five first-half touchdowns before adding a second-half rushing touchdown. Bushka pushed the Bulldogs to a 21-0 lead with three touchdown throws in the first quarter alone, connecting on pass plays of 25, 28, and 61 yards. He closed the half with two more touchdown tosses of 21 and two yards to build a 35-7 halftime advantage. Bushka added a 12-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. It was the third five-touchdown day by a PFL quarterback this season.

  • Zamir Wallace, San Diego<br>Aiden McKinley, Dayton
    Zamir Wallace, San Diego
    Aiden McKinley, Dayton

    Zamir Wallace, San Diego (Graduate, Cornerback, Fairfield, California)

    With the game tied in the fourth quarter, Wallace recovered a fumble and scored a pick-six to help San Diego escape Presbyterian with a 23-13 PFL victory Saturday. After San Diego punter Ayden Corrales pinned Presbyterian on its one-yard line, Wallace forced and recovered a fumble on the drive’s fourth play, setting up the Toreros’ offense at the Blue Hose 26-yard line, which USD eventually converted into a field goal to take a 16-13 lead. Two drives later, Wallace picked off a Presbyterian pass and returned it 21 yards for a game-sealing touchdown. He also had three tackles (two solo) in the victory.  

    Aiden McKinley, Dayton (Sophomore (RS), Linebacker, Louisville, Kentucky)

    McKinley’s 5.5 tackles for loss in Dayton’s 21-7 loss to Valparaiso were the most by a PFL defender since October 2022. It was part of a 15-tackle (nine solo) day by the Flyers’ linebacker. McKinley also forced a fumble on one of his tackles for loss to deny a Valparaiso drive that started on the Dayton 18-yard line. In addition to his 5.5 tackles for loss, which were the most in the PFL since April 2021, he was involved in two tackles for no gain. It is tied for the third most tackles for loss in a game by an FCS defender this season.

  • Evan Matthes, Valparaiso
    Evan Matthes, Valparaiso

    (6th Year, Punter, Reston, Virginia)

    Matthes kept Dayton bottled up with five punts downed inside the 20-yard line to help Valparaiso claim a 21-7 PFL victory Saturday. He averaged 41.7 yards on his seven punts and saw two punts downed inside the five-yard line. Matthes’ opening punt went 53 yards, and the return was fumbled at the 10-yard line to help set up Valparaiso's first touchdown. Dayton only had three yards on punt returns.