September 17, 2011

Choctaws roll over HSU

Mississippi College
Hardin-Simmons fumbled four times and threw an interception in its loss.
Mississippi College athletics photo 

No. 8 Hardin-Simmons' struggles to hold onto the football came back to bite the Cowboys in a game under the lights at Mississippi College. The Choctaws returned an interception into the red zone and took a 21-14 lead shortly before halftime and did not look back on the way to a 45-28 win.

Third-ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor got 30 carries and 222 yards from Darius Wilson and survived a late comeback attempt from McMurry 28-27. The War Hawks were one of three teams to go for the win with a two-point conversion attempt against a Top 25 team and fail.

No. 10 Montclair State needed to stop Morrisville State's two-point conversion and recover an onside kick to hang on for the victory over the Mustangs, 20-19. Morrisvlle State quarterback Lemar Johnson threw a touchdown pass to Josh Powell with 21 seconds left to draw the Mustangs within one point at 20-19. Instead of going for the tie, the Mustangs went for the win, but Johnson's rushing attempt was stopped and the Redhawks recovered the ensuing onside kick to seal the victory.

No. 12 Ohio Northern scored a touchdown and kicked the extra point to take a 34-27 lead on Otterbein in overtime. On the Cardinals' extra possession, Austin Schlosser found Brock Burzanko for the touchdown. Instead of going for the tie, the Cardinals went for two and the win. Schlosser's pass was incomplete and the the Polar Bears hung on for the 34-33 victory.

One week after upsetting Wesley, No. 18 Kean picked up another big win, this time on the road. The Cougars defeated No. 11 Cortland State 21-16 thanks to an 89-yard kick return for a touchdown by Will Evans. 

Top-ranked UW-Whitewater won its 33rd consecutive game, having little trouble with Campbellsville, 54-14. Campbellsville was ranked No. 17 in the NAIA's coaches poll. Levell Coppage and Desmin Ward combined for 209 rushing yards and quarterback Matt Blanchard was out before halftime in the win. Jeremy Murray ran for 254 yards on 20 carries as No. 2 Mount Union rolled past John Carroll 58-7.

Connor Warye is upended in the red zone but did lead Wittenberg in rushing with 68 yards in a 20-17 win.
Photo by Nathaniel Margolies at BearMoments.com 

No. 22 Trine got a trio of big plays to beat UW-River Falls 42-20. Ja Vonte Hence returned a kick 89 yards for a touchdown, Myron Puryear returned a fumble 71 yards for a touchdown and Kent Biller ran 94 yards for a score in the Thunder victory. The Falcons gained 461 yards in the loss. No. 19 Cal Lutheran bounced back from its season-opening loss to down Pacific Lutheran 28-17 behind 552 yards of total offense, 281 rushing.

No. 21 Wittenberg extended its regular season winning streak to 23 games by beating Washington U. 20-17. Fellow NCAC member Wabash, ranked one spot higher, scored three touchdowns on its first four possessions, rushing for 126 yards in the first quarter of a 28-7 win against Ohio Wesleyan.

No. 4 St. Thomas had no trouble with St. Olaf, jumping out to a 35-0 lead behind four first-half touchdowns from Colin Tobin and cruising to a 49-14 win. Fifth-ranked Bethel got off to a slow start but scored twice in the fourth quarter to finish off Carleton 27-9. The MAC also opened conference play as No. 25 Delaware Valley took care of Lebanon Valley 34-10. Alfred defeated St. Lawrence for the 19th consecutive time, dropping the Saints 36-12. Kyle Vance had 14 catches for 228 yards as No. 23 Hampden-Sydney rolled past Ferrum 38-14. Domonique Hayden scored four touchdowns to lead No. 9 Thomas More to a 41-6 win against Geneva. No. 14 North Central crushed Olivet 86-14, handing the Comets their 30th consecutive loss. 

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
Live Stats
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
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
King's at Moravian
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Kean at Christopher Newport
1:00 PM
McDaniel at Catholic
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
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
Wisconsin Lutheran at Trinity Int'l
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
Marietta at Denison
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
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
7:30 PM
Hanover at Centre
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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