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Top 25: Wesley tops Salisbury, bids clinched

Wesley's defense did the job against rival Salisbury.
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Wesley won the Route 13 rivalry game for the seventh consecutive year, as the No. 7 Wolverines shut down No. 11 Salisbury 23-14. The Sea Gulls were held to just 301 yards of total offense in the defeat, which ends Salisbury's bid for a top seed in the playoffs and keeps Wesley's Pool B playoff hopes in good shape.

Shane McSweeny completed 16 of 22 passes for 233 yards and also rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown as the Wolverines improved to 7-1.

Snow was present in New Jersey, where No. 18 Kean won a low-scoring NJAC battle with Rowan 13-6. Cougars senior Bekim Bujari made 10 tackles and added an interception return for a touchdown late in the game to help seal the win. Rowan got 61 of its 64 yards on its lone scoring drive on one run by Keith Corcoran.

No. 3 St. Thomas, No. 8 Thomas More and No. 14 Johns Hopkins clinched the automatic bids from the MIAC, Presidents' Athletic Conference and the Centennial Conference, respectively, joining Monmouth (Midwest Conference) in the Field of 32. Thomas More defeated Westminster (Pa.) 27-10 while Waynesburg lost to Thiel to wrap up the PAC. Jonathan Rigaud ran for 166 yards to help the Blue Jays past Ursinus 37-9 in the Centennial. The Tommies eased past Gustavus Adolphus 20-7. No. 10 Cal Lutheran wrapped up its third consecutive SCIAC title with a 54-6 pasting of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

Levell Coppage did some record-breaking of his own rushing for 245 yards on 29 carries and setting the WIAC career rushing mark as top-ranked UW-Whitewater defeated UW-Stevens Point 31-16. He passed former Warhawk Justin Beaver and now has 6,776 career yards. UW-Whitewater has won 38 games in a row. 

Would a team that only lost to Mount Union and UW-Whitewater get an at-large bid to the NCAA playoffs? We may never know because UW-La Crosse dealt No. 15 UW-Oshkosh another loss, 30-24 in overtimeBen Hertrampf scored the game-winning touchdown for the Eagles, who dominated the Titans in terms of yardage. The loss helped UW-Whitewater clinch the WIAC automatic bid.

No. 25 Hobart scored 20 points in the first quarter and made it stand up in a 27-13 win against WPI. No. 17 Montclair State got 231 yards and three touchdowns from running back Chris D'Andrea and survived the snow in beating Western Connecticut 38-7.

Millikin saw its second-half rally fall short as the Big Blue fell to 24th-ranked Illinois Wesleyan 28-25. The Titans' Ryan Jenkins came up with a fourth-down sack in the red zone to keep Millikin at bay. No. 9 Wabash survived the long trip to Allegheny with a 22-16 winNo. 23 Trinity (Texas) defeated Birmingham-Southern 24-16, setting up a de facto title game against Centre next week. 

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
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Wesley at Brockport
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Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Trine at Wartburg
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
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12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Trine at Wartburg
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