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D3football.com 2016 All-West Region Team



By Joe Fusco, d3photography.com; By Mark Brown, UST athletics

It was a repeat and a newcomer getting the top individual awards in the West Region for D3football.com. Linfield quarterback Sam Riddle was named 2016 West Region Offensive Player of the Year, his second consecutive regional honor, while St. Thomas cornerback Michael Alada, a first-year starter, was named West Region Defensive Player of the Year. 

Coe coach Tyler Staker, who took over the head coaching role from his father, longtime coach Steve Staker, was named D3football.com West Region Coach of the Year. The Kohawks improved from 4-6 in 2015 to 11-1 this season, including a trip to the second round of the playoffs.

Riddle, a senior, led the Wildcats to the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs before running into No. 1 Mary Hardin-Baylor. He completed 64.9 percent of his passes, throwing for 3,317 yards and 32 touchdowns in 11 games, against 13 interceptions. Riddle also ran for 263 yards and three scores.

Alada made his last season in a Tommies uniform count, finishing with 11 interceptions in the 13 games for St. Thomas, which finished its season 12-1 with a loss to UW-Oshkosh in the national quarterfinals. Alada also had a fumble recovery and seven additional pass breakups to go along with 34 tackles, 29 solo.

The teams, selected in balloting by West Region sports information directors and D3football.com staff, were chosen from 260 nominations by Division III member schools. A total of 77 players were chosen. Players nominated for All-Region are eligible to be considered for D3football.com All-America honors, which will be announced the evening of Dec. 16, in D3football.com’s pregame coverage for Stagg Bowl XLIV.

D3football.com 2016 All-West Region Team

Offensive Player of the Year: Sam Riddle, QB, Linfield

Defensive Player of the Year: Michael Alada, CB, St. Thomas

Coach of the Year: Tyler Staker, Coe

First Team Offense      
Pos. Player School Yr. Hometown
QB Sam Riddle Linfield Sr. Hillsboro, Ore.
RB Trevor Heitland Coe Sr. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
RB Joey Valdivia Lake Forest Sr. Grayslake, Ill.
WR Dan Arnold UW-Platteville Sr. Fargo, N.D.
WR Sam Markham Central Sr. Atlantic, Iowa
TE Drew Neuville Bethel Sr. Green Bay, Wis.
T Will Hilbert St. Thomas Sr. Mequon, Wis.
G Kolton Koch Monmouth Sr. Chebanse, Ill.
C Nate Trewyn UW-Whitewater So. Janesville, Wis.
G Stephen Nnabue Linfield Sr. Issaquah, Wash.
T Tony Koepnick UW-Whitewater Sr. Sussex, Wis.
         
K Drew Pearson UW-Stout So. Wausau, Wis.
RET Alex Pasiewicz Lake Forest Sr. Zion, Ill.
         
First Team Defense      
DE Nathan Brinker St. John’s So. Avon, Minn.
DT Brandon Tamsett UW-Whitewater Sr. Waterford, Wis.
DT Ryan Winter St. Thomas Sr. Woodbury, Minn.
DE Isaac Frazier Simpson Sr. Marion, Iowa
LB Jack Perez Pacific Sr. Petaluma, Calif.
LB Reese Dziedzic UW-Oshkosh Sr. Crystal Lake, Ill.
LB Jesse Addo St. Thomas Sr. Plymouth, Minn.
CB Michael Alada St. Thomas Sr. St. Paul, Minn.
S Ryan Grandlic St. Norbert Sr. Glenbeulah, Wis.
S Johnny Eagan UW-Oshkosh Sr. Wautoma, Wis.
CB Dylan Stepleton Coe Sr. Tipton, Iowa
         
P Elias Deeb Chapman Fr. Newport Beach, Calif.
ST R.J. Pompey Lake Forest Jr. Gurnee, Ill.
         
Second Team Offense    
QB Ian Kolste Whitworth Jr. Oak Harbor, Wash.
RB Chazz Middlebrook MacMurray So. Jacksonville, Ill.
RB Dallas Parent La Verne Sr. Fullerton, Calif.
WR Kobe Williams Pacific Fr. Las Vegas, Nev.
WR Najee Toomer Dubuque Sr. Maywood, Ill.
TE Brent Campbell UW-Whitewater Sr. Rockford, Ill.
T Vincent Basile UW-Oshkosh Sr. Racine, Wis.
G Cole Tanner Central Sr. Greenfield, Iowa
C Ben Eli St. John’s Sr. Avon, Minn.
G Austin Jones UW-Whitewater Sr. Madison, Wis.
T Josh Berg Concordia-Moorhead Sr. Moorhead, Minn.
         
K Tyler Stolen Buena Vista Sr. Sioux City, Iowa
RET Zack Martinelli Central Sr. Elburn, Ill.
         
Second Team Defense    
DE Jeff Bajema Pacific Sr. Burlington, Wash.
DT Peyton Thiry St. John’s Sr. Lester Prairie, Minn.
DT Nick Egersdorf Macalester Sr. Rochester, Minn.
DE John Flood UW-Whitewater Sr. Spring Grove, Ill.
LB Carter Hanson St. John’s Sr. Blue Earth, Minn.
LB Alex Berg Concordia-Moorhead So. Moorhead, Minn.
LB Jack Pietruszewski St. John’s Sr. South St. Paul, Minn.
CB Vince Mason UW-Whitewater Sr. Green Bay, Wis.
S Jacob Wuesthoff Puget Sound Sr. Newbury Park, Calif.
S Zach Matter Central Sr. Ankeny, Iowa
CB Kennedy Johnson Linfield Sr. Gresham, Ore.
         
P Jake Pisarik Wartburg Jr. Mount Vernon, Iowa
         
Third Team Offense      
QB Tom Kelly UW-Platteville Sr. Chicago, Ill.
RB Duke DeGaetano Whitworth Sr. Bend, Ore.
RB Drew Patterson UW-Whitewater So. Sussex, Wis.
WR Evan Clark St. John’s Sr. Phoenix, Ariz.
WR Aaron Olson St. Scholastica So. Esko, Minn.
TE Jackson Hull St. Thomas Jr. Mahtomedi, Minn.
T Brett Jerdee UW-Platteville Sr. Mount Horeb, Wis.
G Patrick Cusick Dubuque Sr. Davis Junction, Ill.
C Colton Coss Pomona-Pitzer Sr. Henderson, Nev.
G Nolan Schuler George Fox Jr. Bakersfield, Calif.
T Kane'ala Atchison-Keolanui UW-Stout Sr. Lodi, Wis.
T Dalton Kuehl Coe So. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
         
K Eli Wettstein UW-Oshkosh So. De Pere, Wis.
RET Jordan Pride Whitworth Sr. Oakland, Calif.
         
Third Team Defense      
DE Thomas Lesniewski Monmouth So. Algonquin, Ill.
DT DeJon Rothschild Cal Lutheran Sr. Banning, Calif.
DE Trever Zeibert Eureka Jr. Monee, Ill.
LB Matt Barnes Monmouth Sr. Colfax, Ill.
LB Mitch Shepherd Redlands Jr. Seattle, Wash.
LB Calvin Harridge Loras Sr. Morrison, Ill.
LB Matt Seitz UW-Whitewater Jr. Hartland, Wis.
CB Victor Bunce Claremont-M-S Jr. El Dorado Hills, Calif.
S Riley Shoemaker Nebraska Wesleyan Sr. Grand Island, Neb.
S Kenneth Jinkins St. Scholastica Jr. Eagan, Minn.
CB Zach Schwalbach Hamline Sr. Stewartville, Minn.
         
P Clark Riedel UW-Stout Jr. Waukesha, Wis.
Oct. 14: All times Eastern
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Salve Regina 45, at Nichols 10
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Mount Ida 14, at Dean 7
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at Thomas More 59, Waynesburg 7
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at Maine Maritime 34, Coast Guard 16
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at Finlandia 27, Trinity Bible 21
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Hamilton 28, at Bowdoin 7
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at Delaware Valley 49, King's 14
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at Olivet 47, Albion 26
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at Wesleyan 41, Bates 23
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Union 27, at Rochester 0
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Amherst 40, at Colby 7
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at Western New England 41, Endicott 14
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at Brockport 48, Morrisville State 7
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at Plymouth State 16, Framingham State 13
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at RPI 27, Ithaca 14
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Hobart 49, at Hartwick 27
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at Ferrum 34, LaGrange 20
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at Carnegie Mellon 42, Geneva 27
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Ohio Wesleyan 16, at Wabash 13
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DePauw 26, at Denison 17
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at Trine 42, Kalamazoo 7
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at Washington and Lee 47, Guilford 26
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at Husson 49, Castleton 0
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Gallaudet 35, at Alfred State 19
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at Wittenberg 49, Allegheny 15
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Brevard 41, at Methodist 17
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at Lebanon Valley 31, Stevenson 24
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Buffalo State 24, at St. Lawrence 21
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at Cortland 20, Alfred 17
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at Randolph-Macon 52, Emory and Henry 29
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at Wesley 29, Kean 9
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at Hampden-Sydney 58, Apprentice 28
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Frostburg State 59, at William Paterson 7
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at N.C. Wesleyan 45, Greensboro 0
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at Westminster (Pa.) 49, Grove City 27
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Washington and Jefferson 49, at Bethany 14
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at Westminster (Mo.) 56, Crown 15
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at Northwestern (Minn.) 29, Iowa Wesleyan 7
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at Knox 56, Grinnell 14
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at Widener 31, Lycoming 17
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Trinity (Conn.) 23, at Tufts 16
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at Mount St. Joseph 66, Earlham 7
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Ohio Northern 27, at John Carroll 20
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Baldwin Wallace 23, at Muskingum 20
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at Mount Union 72, Capital 14
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Rose-Hulman 44, at Manchester 13
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at Hanover 31, Bluffton 28
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Defiance 45, at Anderson 0
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at Wartburg 42, Loras 11
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Hiram 62, at Kenyon 56
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Springfield 35, at Merchant Marine 13
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Williams 27, at Middlebury 26
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at Westfield State 33, Fitchburg State 21
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Marietta 43, at Wilmington 33
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at Berry 34, Hendrix 10
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Curry 40, at Becker 0
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TCNJ 20, at Rowan 14
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at SUNY-Maritime 51, Anna Maria 15
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Salisbury 28, at Montclair State 10
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at Huntingdon 28, Maryville (Tenn.) 16
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at Austin 33, Millsaps 19
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 65, Howard Payne 0
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at Washington U. 55, Buena Vista 20
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Alma 27, at Aurora 19
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at Rockford 29, Concordia-Chicago 14
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Wisconsin Lutheran 22, at Concordia (Wis.) 19
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at Lakeland 57, Benedictine 21
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at St. Norbert 10, Chicago 0
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Concordia-Moorhead 45, at Hamline 0
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St. Olaf 22, at Augsburg 20
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Bethel 24, at Gustavus Adolphus 3
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St. John's 35, at Carleton 0
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at Eureka 30, Greenville 19
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Centre 27, at Trinity (Texas) 21
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Dubuque 42, at Nebraska Wesleyan 27
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Central 30, at Coe 19
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Lake Forest 56, at Cornell 28
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at Carthage 31, Elmhurst 8
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at Illinois Wesleyan 30, Carroll 0
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Millikin 28, at Augustana 27
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Ripon 52, at Beloit 28
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MacMurray 49, at Minnesota-Morris 13
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Macalester 21, at Lawrence 18
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at Monmouth 59, Illinois College 14
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at UW-Stevens Point 26, UW-Eau Claire 3
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Case Western Reserve 63, at Thiel 28
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at Wooster 38, Oberlin 28
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Texas Lutheran 41, at East Texas Baptist 34
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at UW-Stout 21, UW-River Falls 16
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UW-Oshkosh 28, at UW-Platteville 14
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Sewanee 34, at Birmingham-Southern 13
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at Hope 22, Adrian 3
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Linfield 49, at Lewis and Clark 14
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La Verne at Occidental
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Whitworth 17, at Pacific Lutheran 14
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at Cal Lutheran 42, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 20
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at George Fox 58, Willamette 12
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at Pacific 35, Puget Sound 27
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Pomona-Pitzer 45, at Whittier 23
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at Western Connecticut 28, Massachusetts Maritime 21
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at St. Scholastica 56, Martin Luther 21
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at St. John Fisher 39, Utica 36
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at Heidelberg 48, Otterbein 45
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at Shenandoah 38, Bridgewater 20
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Southwestern 60, at Belhaven 31
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Hardin-Simmons 35, at Sul Ross State 10
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at Louisiana College 52, McMurry 34
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at Simpson 38, Luther 17
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at Chapman 45, Redlands 26
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 42, North Central (Ill.) 20
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at Delaware Valley 49, King's 14
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at Cortland 20, Alfred 17
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at Wesley 29, Kean 9
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Frostburg State 59, at William Paterson 7
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at Wittenberg 49, Allegheny 15
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at Brockport 48, Morrisville State 7
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Washington and Jefferson 49, at Bethany 14
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Ohio Wesleyan 16, at Wabash 13
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at Mount Union 72, Capital 14
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at Wartburg 42, Loras 11
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at Berry 34, Hendrix 10
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Springfield 35, at Merchant Marine 13
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 65, Howard Payne 0
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St. John's 35, at Carleton 0
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at Illinois Wesleyan 30, Carroll 0
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Concordia-Moorhead 45, at Hamline 0
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Case Western Reserve 63, at Thiel 28
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UW-Oshkosh 28, at UW-Platteville 14
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Linfield 49, at Lewis and Clark 14
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at George Fox 58, Willamette 12
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Hardin-Simmons 35, at Sul Ross State 10
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 42, North Central (Ill.) 20
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Gettysburg at Johns Hopkins
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