October 23, 2010

St. Thomas, Wittenberg, UMHB survive

Kirk Baglien tips a ball.
Kirk Baglien tips a pass at midfield that was intercepted by Tommy Becker, enabling the Tommies to make their final defensive stand of the day and go on to run out the clock against Bethel.
Photo by Ryan Coleman, d3photography.com

Colin Tobin dove over the top for a touchdown to give St. Thomas the lead but it was the Tommies defense that came up big late and No. 4 St. Thomas survived 10-6 at home against No. 20 Bethel before a homecoming crowd of around 6,000. The Tommies are 8-0 for the first time since 1956.

The Tommies finished off the win without their starting quarterback, as Dakota Tracy got his bell rung in the fourth quarter, without their starting running back, as Ben Wartman had just one carry for 10 yards in the second half, and without starting right guard Chad Vandergriff, who was helped off the field after injuring his knee early in the game and spent the second half on crutches.

A week after going down in the swirling winds at RPI, Alfred bounced back to knock off No. 19 St. John Fisher 42-31. Tom Secky was 21-for-27 passing for 211 yards and three touchdowns while freshman running back Austin Dwyer had 162 yards on 27 carries in the win.

No. 5 Mary Hardin-Baylor had a 28-17 fourth quarter lead on East Texas Baptist but the Tigers rallied to tie the game and force overtime.  The Crusaders held the Tigers off the board and then Quincy Daniels found the end zone for a 34-28 win.

No. 12 Linfield defeated No. 22 Pacific Lutheran 35-20 to put itself in the driver's seat in the Northwest Conference and clinch the 55th consecutive winning season for the Wildcats, extending their college football record.

No. 6 North Central survived two first-quarter interceptions and went on to roll past Illinois Wesleyan 30-7. Ninth-ranked Delaware Valley shut out Lycoming 36-0 to take control of the MAC race.  The Aggies defense held Josh Kleinfelter, who came in averaging 166 yards, to just 27 yards on 10 carries.

Wittenberg continued to survive close games against unranked teams, as Carnegie Mellon missed a field goal as time expired. The Tigers went on to win 27-21 in overtime.

No. 24 Ursinus remained unbeaten and took over sole possession of first place in the Centennial Conference, rolling past McDaniel 43-18. The Bears are 7-0 for the first time since 1996. No. 15 Trine remained unbeaten as well, scoring the first 24 points en route to a 31-10 win against Hope.

Top-ranked UW-Whitewater did not throw an incomplete pass all day, and two backup running backs rushed for 240 and 147 yards, respectively, as the Warhawks crushed UW-River Falls on the road 63-14. Second-ranked Mount Union held Capital to 72 total yards in a 38-0 victory.

Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Coast Guard at Anna Maria
7:00 PM
Defiance at Baldwin Wallace
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Johns Hopkins
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
TBA
Muhlenberg at Wilkes
6:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
7:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Stevenson
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Becker
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Albright at Salisbury
7:00 PM
WPI at MIT
7:00 PM
Salve Regina at Worcester State
7:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Curry
7:00 PM
Morrisville State at St. Lawrence
10:00 PM
Adrian at Pacific
Sep. 3: All times Eastern
TBA
Endicott at Framingham State
TBA
Kean at Christopher Newport
TBA
King's at Moravian
Live Stats
TBA
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
TBA
Marietta at Denison
TBA
McDaniel at Catholic
TBA
Wisconsin Lutheran at Trinity Int'l
TBA
UW-Platteville at George Fox
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Washington U. at Carnegie Mellon
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Chicago at Case Western Reserve
12:00 PM
Husson at Alfred
12:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Maine Maritime
Video
12:00 PM
Cortland at Heidelberg
12:00 PM
Otterbein at Buffalo State
12:00 PM
Ursinus at Bethany
12:00 PM
Sewanee at Kenyon
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton
Live Stats
1:00 PM
RPI at Norwich
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Dickinson
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Kalamazoo
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
1:00 PM
Wooster at Washington and Jefferson
1:00 PM
Alfred State at William Paterson
1:00 PM
St. Vincent at Alma
1:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at Finlandia
1:00 PM
Olivet at St. John Fisher
1:00 PM
Rowan at Widener
1:00 PM
Hobart at Brockport
1:00 PM
Union at Ithaca
1:00 PM
Susquehanna at Lycoming
1:00 PM
Utica at Misericordia
1:00 PM
The Apprentice School at Methodist
1:00 PM
TCNJ at UW-Whitewater
1:30 PM
Wilmington at Bluffton
1:30 PM
Monmouth at Hope
1:30 PM
Bridgewater at Gettysburg
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Waynesburg
1:30 PM
Juniata at Grove City
2:00 PM
Lakeland at Carroll
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at St. Norbert
2:00 PM
Austin at Hendrix
2:00 PM
Maranatha Baptist at Martin Luther
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Millikin at Greenville
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Eureka at Knox
Live Stats
2:00 PM
MacMurray at Rockford
2:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at Westminster (Mo.)
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at Luther
2:00 PM
Beloit at Lake Forest
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Jamestown
2:00 PM
Crown at Hamline
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Carleton at Macalester
2:00 PM
Bethel at Dubuque
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
Live Stats
2:00 PM
St. Olaf at Grinnell
2:00 PM
Buena Vista at Mayville St.
2:00 PM
Simpson at UW-Stout
2:00 PM
Aurora at Carthage
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at Coe
2:00 PM
Ripon at Concordia-Chicago
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Loras
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Robert Morris-Chicago
2:00 PM
Benedictine at Wheaton (Ill.)
2:00 PM
John Carroll at UW-Oshkosh
2:30 PM
Southern Virginia at Earlham
Live Stats
2:30 PM
Lawrence at Presentation
4:00 PM
La Verne at Puget Sound
Live Stats
4:00 PM
Central at Whitworth
5:00 PM
Hartwick at Western Connecticut
6:00 PM
Wabash at Albion
6:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at Berry
6:00 PM
Augustana at Mount St. Joseph
6:00 PM
Thomas More at Franklin
Live Stats
6:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Averett
6:00 PM
Redlands at Trinity (Texas)
7:00 PM
Hiram at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Thiel at Allegheny
7:00 PM
Capital at Wittenberg
7:00 PM
Shenandoah at Gallaudet
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Illinois College at Rose-Hulman
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Hanover at Centre
7:00 PM
Geneva at Frostburg State
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Guilford
Live Stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
7:00 PM
Anderson at North Park
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Mary Hardin-Baylor
7:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Texas Lutheran
7:10 PM
St. Thomas at UW-Eau Claire
Video Live Stats
8:00 PM
Willamette at Rhodes
8:00 PM
Cornell at Iowa Wesleyan
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Augsburg at Northwestern (Minn.)
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Southwestern Assemblies at Howard Payne
8:00 PM
Sul Ross State at UT-Permian Basin
Dec. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 49, at St. Thomas 35
@ Salem, Va.
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