With the release of statistics by the NCAA for the second week of the 2011 football season, Central State has a No. 1 ranking among Independent colleges and universities at the Division II level.

Wilson, Darius (Matteson, IL, Rich South High School), the Marauders 6’1, 225-pound junior linebacker from Matteson, Illinois, is tops in the Tackles for Loss category after the first two weeks of the season with 9 solo tackles and 7 assist for a combined 19 yards. Wilson is tied for No. 22 on the national level.
As a team, the Marauders also rank No. 1 in Tackles for Loss among independents with 16 solo tackles and two assists for an average of 8.5 yards per game.  The No. 1 independent rank also puts Central State in a tie for 30th among all NCAA Division II schools. The Marauders take a 0-2 record to Livingston, Alabama, this weekend for a Saturday night game with the Tigers of the University of West Alabama, a member of the Gulf South Conference. West Alabama moved to 1-1 on the season September 10 with Tarleton (TX) State University.

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