November 6, 2010

Here's who's clinched

Dan Deighan
Sophomore quarterback Dan Deighan ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more in Muhlenberg's 27-20 win against Ursinus.
Muhlenberg athletics photo by Lisa Youngentob

In Week 11, only the HCAC, MIAA, NCAC, NEFC, NJAC and USA South winners have to be determined. Everyone else's automatic bid is already spoken for.

Muhlenberg clinched the Centennial Conference automatic bid with a 27-20 win against Ursinus and Franklin and Marshall's loss to Johns Hopkins. North Central held Wheaton to 196 yards of offense and Andy Stuursma caught two touchdown passes in the Cardinals' 24-6 victory. North Central claims the Little Brass Bell, the CCIW title and the automatic bid to the playoffs. 

Washington and Lee held off Hampden-Sydney, 38-27, to run the table and win the ODAC. Delaware Valley clinched the MAC title with a 42-17 win at Albright. Alfred clinched the Empire 8 title with a 34-17 win against Ithaca. Mount Union shut out Baldwin-Wallace in the second half and pulled away for a 41-13 victory. Wartburg edged Central, 20-17, to end the Dutch's playoff hopes and secure its own bid to the postseason. UW-Whitewater clinched the WIAC title with a 48-21 win at UW-Oshkosh, while Mary Hardin-Baylor crushed Sul Ross State, 76-12, to clinch the ASC.

Thomas More topped Waynesburg, 14-10, to wrap up the automatic bid from the Presidents' Athletic Conference.  St. Norbert shut out Lake Forest, 28-0, to clinch the MWC bid. St. Lawrence got crushed, 34-7, at Rochester but is in the NCAA playoffs anyway. Peter Nilson kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired to lift RPI over Hobart 24-21 and give St. Lawrence the Liberty League title. 

Cal Lutheran beat Chapman, 27-6, in non-conference action and got some help from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, who dumped Occidental, 33-17. That gives the Kingsmen the SCIAC title and automatic bid. Up the Pacific coastline, Linfield grabbed the NWC title by beating Whitworth, 42-17, and Lewis & Clark falling to Willamette, 65-24.

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