Sophomore Orlando Misaalefua is fifth on the team in tackles (48) and has a forced fumble.
Josh Carter, one of the few true freshmen to play for the Hilltoppers, has 16 tackles, including two for loss from his linebacker position.
Meanwhile, Stacye Whipple is putting up solid numbers for Bethel College (Tenn.).
The former Falcon is a freshman defensive lineman for the Wildcats and has 22 tackles in nine games, including a sack and a tackle for loss. Whipple also has three fumble recoveries and an interception.
Bethel is 5-6 overall but 4-2 in their conference.
At Murray State, Dexter Durrante was moved to the backfield where he has run 10 times for 55 yards. He also had seven tackles on defense.
Linebacker Josh McWherter has 15 tackles in 10 games.