November 5, 2011

Automatic bids clinched, the list

Chris Denton
Chris Denton's athletic catch in the end zone lifted No. 2 Mount Union to the 25-20 win at home against Baldwin-Wallace.
Mount Union athletics photo by JT Higgins

Hampden-Sydney jumped out to a 21-0 lead and held on in the second half to defeat Washington and Lee 42-35 and win the Old Dominion Athletic Conference automatic bid.

Kyle Vance had nine catches for 147 yards and two touchdowns for the Tigers, while Sean Cavanagh added seven for 131 and a score in the win.

No. 2 Mount Union won in a thriller, with Chris Denton catching a touchdown pass from Matt Piloto with 2:14 left to lift the Purple Raiders past Baldwin-Wallace 25-20. Mount Union clinched the automatic bid and won its 20th consecutive OAC title. Baldwin-Wallace had taken a 20-19 lead with 5:53 left, rallying from a 19-0 third quarter deficit.

No. 6 North Central kept the Little Brass Bell and won the CCIW automatic bid in the process with a 33-7 win against No. 13 Wheaton (Ill.). Three Cardinals passers combined for 10-for-20 through the air for 240 yards and ran for 195 more. Randal Smedley ran 16 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns and No. 11 Salisbury clinched the Empire 8 title in its first year in the conference, defeating St. John Fisher 41-21. No. 4 Mary Hardin-Baylor rolled past Sul Ross State 77-13 to clinch the American Southwest Conference bid. Darius Wilson led three rushers in triple figures for the Crusaders.

No. 10 Wabash jumped out to a 21-0 lead and held on to defeat Wittenberg 28-17 to win the North Coast Athletic Conference automatic bid. The Little Giants ran the ball 66 times for 243 yards in the win. Eighteenth-ranked Trinity (Texas) held off No. 25 Centre to win the SCAC 20-14. It was Centre's first loss, and it came after the Colonels had jumped out to a 14-0 lead. No. 21 Franklin had little trouble with Earlham, defeating the Quakers 55-0, and got some help from Mount St. Joseph, which defeated Hanover 41-23 to eliminate the Panthers from HCAC title consideration.

Dubuque got 212 rushing yards and four TDs from Justin Spaulding and Michael Zweifel caught 10 passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns as the Spartans won the IIAC, defeating Coe 49-42. Christopher Newport picked off Ferrum quarterback Marcus Mayo three times in a 48-30 win, clinching the USA South. Benedictine clinched the NATHC for the second consecutive season, having to rally from a halftime deficit against Rockford, which lost its 20th game in a row. Norwich finished running the table in the ECFC and avenged a loss last season to win the conference championship 16-9 at SUNY-Maritime. Andrew Fulford and Kris Sabourin each went over 100 yards rushing.

These teams join the eight teams who clinched bids last week: Albion, Cal Lutheran, Johns Hopkins, Monmouth, St. Scholastica, St. Thomas, Thomas More and UW-Whitewater.

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
6:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
7:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Wilkes
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
Live Stats
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
12:00 PM
Endicott at Framingham State
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
Live Stats
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
Live Stats
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
Video Live Stats
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
UW-Platteville at George Fox
4:00 PM
La Verne at Puget Sound
Video Live Stats
4:00 PM
Central at Whitworth
5:00 PM
Hartwick at Western Connecticut
Live Stats
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
7:00 PM
Denison at Marietta
7:00 PM
Hiram at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Thiel at Allegheny
7:00 PM
Capital at Wittenberg
Live Stats
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
Live Stats
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
8:30 PM
Redlands at Trinity (Texas)
Dec. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 49, at St. Thomas 35
@ Salem, Va.
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