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. 23: All times Eastern
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at Bridgewater State 34, Fitchburg State 25
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Sep. 24: All times Eastern
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Christopher Newport 17, at TCNJ 0
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at Hobart 27, Union 23
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at Thomas More 20, Carnegie Mellon 16
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at Massachusetts Maritime 32, Worcester State 14
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at Endicott 37, Nichols 0
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MIT 30, at Maine Maritime 13
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at Buffalo State 40, Morrisville State 24
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at Salve Regina 48, Coast Guard 10
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St. Lawrence 20, at RPI 14
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at Framingham State 23, Western Connecticut 17
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at Montclair State 21, Rowan 14
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at Stevenson 54, FDU-Florham 15
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at Trinity (Conn.) 38, Bates 7
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at Western New England 59, Curry 28
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at Utica 24, Cortland 13
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Colby 9, at Williams 7
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at Middlebury 40, Bowdoin 3
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at Amherst 34, Hamilton 0
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Kean 24, at William Paterson 13
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at DePauw 66, Hiram 17
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Franklin and Marshall 45, at Juniata 22
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at Kenyon 31, Allegheny 7
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Salisbury 35, at Southern Virginia 0
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Albright 20, at Delaware Valley 17
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Lycoming 28, at Misericordia 24
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at Plymouth State 30, Mass-Dartmouth 14
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at Husson 35, Alfred State 0
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at Springfield 28, WPI 23
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at Moravian 24, Dickinson 10
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at Denison 45, Wooster 7
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at Wittenberg 24, Wabash 14
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at St. Vincent 57, Grove City 32
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at Susquehanna 55, Gettysburg 40
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at King's 21, Lebanon Valley 17
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at Alfred 20, Ithaca 6
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at Widener 25, Wilkes 23
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at McDaniel 30, Ursinus 27
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at Muskingum 28, Marietta 10
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at Minnesota-Morris 28, Iowa Wesleyan 27
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at John Carroll 42, Heidelberg 14
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Ohio Northern 16, at Otterbein 10
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Case Western Reserve 35, at Waynesburg 7
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at Franklin 44, Bluffton 38
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Rose-Hulman 23, at Defiance 15
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at Centre 49, Chicago 27
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at Mount St. Joseph 38, Manchester 19
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Hanover 49, at Anderson 25
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at Merchant Marine 55, Rochester 7
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Johns Hopkins 30, at Muhlenberg 24
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Concordia-Chicago 42, at Maranatha Baptist 10
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Washington U. 36, at Birmingham-Southern 21
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UW-Platteville 56, at Lakeland 0
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at Northwestern (Minn.) 38, Martin Luther 20
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at Eureka 28, MacMurray 13
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at Westminster (Mo.) 35, Greenville 14
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Dubuque 30, at Luther 17
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Monmouth 52, at Lake Forest 6
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St. Thomas 33, at St. John's 21
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at Augsburg 49, Carleton 17
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Bethel 44, at St. Olaf 7
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at Hamline 42, Gustavus Adolphus 40
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at UW-Whitewater 35, Morningside 21
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at Hardin-Simmons 48, Texas Lutheran 38
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at UW-River Falls 42, Southwestern 22
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Simpson 17, at Buena Vista 9
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at St. Scholastica 49, Crown 13
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Cornell 46, at Beloit 41
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at Carthage 27, Augustana 24
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Coe 48, at Nebraska Wesleyan 17
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at Wartburg 56, Finlandia 0
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 10, Elmhurst 6
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Hendrix 42, at Millsaps 14
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Illinois Wesleyan 45, at North Park 10
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at Macalester 34, Grinnell 0
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at Ripon 33, Knox 19
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Illinois College 40, at Lawrence 15
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UW-Oshkosh 77, at Morthland College (Ill.) 0
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Central 42, at Loras 34
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at Geneva 35, Thiel 27
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UW-Eau Claire 40, at Wisconsin Lutheran 14
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St. John Fisher 42, at Brockport 38
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UW-Stevens Point 44, at Adrian 19
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UW-La Crosse 41, at Carroll 7
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at Berry 41, Sewanee 3
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Westminster (Pa.) 38, at Bethany 9
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Ohio Wesleyan 29, at Oberlin 16
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at Tufts 17, Wesleyan 14
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Mount Union 49, at Baldwin Wallace 7
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21 Wilmington
35 Capital
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Austin at Southwestern Assemblies
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Langston at McMurry
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0:55 4Q
7 Millikin
35 North Central (Ill.)
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Trinity (Texas) at Chapman
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Sep. 24: All times Eastern
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at Thomas More 20, Carnegie Mellon 16
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at Hobart 27, Union 23
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Christopher Newport 17, at TCNJ 0
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at Wittenberg 24, Wabash 14
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Salisbury 35, at Southern Virginia 0
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Albright 20, at Delaware Valley 17
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at Utica 24, Cortland 13
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at Stevenson 54, FDU-Florham 15
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at Franklin 44, Bluffton 38
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Johns Hopkins 30, at Muhlenberg 24
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St. Thomas 33, at St. John's 21
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at UW-Whitewater 35, Morningside 21
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at Hardin-Simmons 48, Texas Lutheran 38
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 10, Elmhurst 6
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UW-Platteville 56, at Lakeland 0
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UW-Oshkosh 77, at Morthland College (Ill.) 0
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Central 42, at Loras 34
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St. John Fisher 42, at Brockport 38
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Mount Union 49, at Baldwin Wallace 7
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7 Millikin
35 North Central (Ill.)
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