2011 Division III football playoffs

December 16, 2011 UW-Whitewater finishes the three-peat UW-Whitewater held its five playoff opponents to a total of 38 points, including shutting down Mount Union in a 13-10 win in Stagg Bowl XXXIX.

December 17, 2011 Scaling the Mount If Mount Union can be overcome, certainly someday so can the Warhawks. Keith McMillan says there's hope for the rest of Division III.

December 18, 2011 ATN Podcast: Wrapping it up Pat and Keith wrap up the 2011 season and Stagg Bowl XXXIX, including handing out our player of the year awards in the Around the Nation Podcast:

December 16, 2011 Mount Union feels the heat The UW-Whitewater defense put Mount Union on its heels and forced the Purple Raiders into bad situations. Ryan Tipps has more from Salem.

December 18, 2011 The 2011 playoff bracket The final results -- how did the 2011 Division III football postseason shake out?

December 15, 2011 Looking to get back on top Jasper Collins and the rest of the junior class at Mount Union have yet to win a national title, finding themselves stymied by UW-Whitewater each of the past two years. A Road to Salem feature.

December 15, 2011 Our Stagg Bowl predictions A triple take isn't nearly enough for the Division III football championship game, so we pulled out all the stops and pumped it up. Here's the Sextuple Take. Who wins, UW-Whitewater or Mount Union?

December 14, 2011 Looking for redemption After spending the entire 2010 postseason on the sidelines, UW-Whitewater quarterback Matt Blanchard finally gets his shot in the Stagg Bowl. A Road to Salem feature.

December 10, 2011 Mount Union returns to Stagg Isaiah Scott caught three balls on defense and Jasper Collins caught nine on offense as the Purple Raiders defeated Wesley 28-21.

December 8, 2011 Making the Tommies tick The St. Thomas defense has been successful this season despite losing two key pieces to injury. What makes this unit tick? More in a Road to Salem feature.

December 8, 2011 Flip of a coin Charles Dieuseul whittled his college football choices down to two and left it to a call of heads or tails. The Purple Raiders' defense has been the benefit. A Road to Salem feature.

December 7, 2011 The men behind the man Levell Coppage is on the verge of becoming the NCAA's all-time leading rusher and leading UW-Whitewater to a third consecutive national championship. But this season's success has taken place with a mostly new offensive line.

December 8, 2011 Once more, with feeling Shane McSweeny and Wesley are headed to Mount Union for another semifinal, two years after a 24-7 loss in Alliance one round short of Salem. This time, they're inspired by someone who isn't able to make the trip with them.

December 2, 2011 We predict Saturday's scores Our Triple Take crew not only gives you their projected scores for this week's games, but they also break the games down. Get your look at Saturday's quarterfinals on the Daily Dose.

December 1, 2011 The last unranked team If you haven't taken a close look at the final eight teams standing in this year's playoff field, consider this -- seven are ranked in the top 10 in the country. And then there's St. John Fisher. A Road to Salem feature.

December 1, 2011 Running wild Shane McSweeny and LiDarral Bailey both can pull it down and run from the quarterback position, although Wesley and Mary Hardin-Baylor do it in significantly different ways. A Road to Salem feature.

November 30, 2011 Putting the clipboard down Tyler Burke got the surprise start at Wabash, where he came in to quarterback the Little Giants' win. Turns out coach Erik Raeburn took a page from the playbook of his uncle, Larry Kehres. A Road to Salem feature.

November 30, 2011 A different look Not only is the Salisbury/UW-Whitewater matchup unusual in the quarterfinals, it also features a different look on offense from the Sea Gulls. More in a Road to Salem feature.

November 14, 2011 Check your bracket! How did you do with your first-weekend picks? Log in and check the bracket challenge, run by the folks at d3photography.com.

November 24, 2011 We predict(ed) Saturday's scores Eight second-round games this week. How many did our Triple Take crew agree on? And how many did they get?

November 23, 2011 Coast to coast Linfield faces nearly a 3,000 mile journey and a 9 a.m. PST kickoff -- such are the sidelights to this unusual cross-country matchup in Saturday's second round. More in a Road to Salem feature.

November 23, 2011 Mirror images When North Central and Wabash line up against each other on Saturday, they'll see a lot of familiar things in each other. They both wear red and white and they'll both bring the pain on defense.

November 22, 2011 Defenses key for Salisbury, Kean Kean intercepted five passes in its first-round win. That might not help much against the triple-option Sea Gulls, however.

November 22, 2011 The ASC rematch The first meeting was interrupted by lightning and the game, and McMurry's season, was never quite the same afterward. What should we expect the second time around? A Road to Salem feature.

November 21, 2011 You gotta play the best In order to win the title, someone will have to knock off Mount Union or UW-Whitewater. Some teams complain about seeing purple on their road to Salem, while Franklin seeks them out. A Road to Salem feature.

November 21, 2011 Podcast: Surprises, top performances and more Keith and Pat break down the first round and preview the second round from every possible angle in this week's Around the Nation podcast. Listen in!

November 20, 2011 D3reports: Live from the playoffs A half-dozen playoff games have D3reports this week, including a handful of new faces and just a little bit of snow. Get a first-person take on these games by watching.

November 19, 2011 First round road warriors Few visiting teams fared well in the first round of the Division III football playoffs, but St. John Fisher, McMurry and Monmouth won their road playoff openers. The first-round wrap-up.

November 19, 2011 Pat Coleman previews the first round Executive editor Pat Coleman took a look at some of the first round games with Scott Roussel of FootballScoop.com.

November 18, 2011 We predict(ed) Saturday's scores How did we do on our playoff score predictions? They're still there in Triple Take.

November 18, 2011 Accounting majors bring toughness for Albion These three are on a mission to change the perception of accountants from pocket-protecting, pencil-sharpening, adding machine-punching, tax-preparing workers in a cubicle to tough guys who are smart, too.

November 18, 2011 Don't call it the Black Flag The Trinity (Texas) defense doesn't give itself that name anymore but the Tigers have certainly returned to their stingy ways, having allowed no more than 16 points in any game this season.

November 18, 2011 Upstate underdogs hit the road For St. John Fisher, getting in was a surprise. For Hobart, it was expected, but the destination might not have been. Andrew Lovell gives us the rundown on both teams in a Road to Salem feature.

November 17, 2011 Playoff picks, surprises, disappointments It's our annual Around the Nation predictions column, where we say who will surprise and disappoint on the road to Salem. And did somebody actually pick against a purple power? (Yes. We wouldn't tease.)

November 17, 2011 Getting new life The Blueboys of Illinois College had to receive special permission from the Midwest Conference to even hold practice last week. Read about one of the most unlikely playoff entrants in Around the Midwest.

November 17, 2011 A look in the mirror The similarities between Franklin and Thomas More run deep. There might not be a more evenly-matched first round game in this year’s postseason.

November 17, 2011 Not ready to retire Illinois Wesleyan's senior-laden defense is making sure that its career doesn't end yet, helping the Titans make the playoffs. Now they face the all-time leading passer in Division III history to open.

November 17, 2011 Separate ways It seemed Cal Lutheran and Redlands were on a collision course for a first-round playoff meeting, but the two are headed in different directions. Jason Galleske talks with both for a Road to Salem feature.

November 16, 2011 First time magic Western New England and Norwich were once brought together by an early-season non-conference game. Now they'll also each be making their first NCAA playoff appearance.

November 16, 2011 2011 playoffs: Delaware Valley bracket From Delaware Valley to Albion, how the eight teams in the top-left bracket shake out.

November 16, 2011 2011 playoffs: Mount Union bracket From Mount Union to Benedictine, how the eight teams in the top-left bracket shake out.

November 16, 2011 2011 playoffs: Mary Hardin-Baylor bracket From Mary Hardin-Baylor to Redlands, how the eight teams in the top-right bracket shake out.

November 16, 2011 2011 playoffs: UW-Whitewater bracket From UW-Whitewater to Albion, how the eight teams in the top-left bracket shake out.

November 13, 2011 What a crazy bracket! And is it a stunner? Check inside. After a final day in which none of the top at-large candidates lost, the field of 32 was released. We're happy to be surprised by a bracket such as this.

November 13, 2011 Here's our projected bracket Endicott has had a week to wait. Will they get rewarded? Who's in and who's out? Here's our projected field of 32. We'll get the NCAA's opinion Sunday after 6 p.m. ET ... and theirs counts.

November 13, 2011 Two-loss teams need not apply We're sorry, but it's reality. History shows Baldwin-Wallace, St. Olaf, St. John Fisher, Wheaton and other teams with two Division III losses will get no shot at an at-large bid from this committee.

September 22, 2011 Stagg Bowl moves to Friday night The 2011 Division III football championship game will be in prime time for the first time in a decade.

Oct. 24: All times Eastern
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at Johns Hopkins 37, Gettysburg 14
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Hobart 35, at RPI 3
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Massachusetts Maritime 46, at Mass-Dartmouth 41
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Maine Maritime 62, at Nichols 43
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at Alfred 14, Frostburg State 3
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at Ithaca 32, Salisbury 7
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Framingham State 38, at Plymouth State 0
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Morrisville State 47, at Southern Virginia 23
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at Wesleyan 35, Bowdoin 0
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Middlebury 27, at Trinity (Conn.) 7
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St. John Fisher 61, at Alfred State 0
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at Bates 34, Colby 28
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at Amherst 30, Tufts 3
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Wesley 75, at Virginia-Lynchburg 12
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Husson 47, at Castleton State 26
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Williams 21, at Hamilton 14
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at Stevenson 57, FDU-Florham 0
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DePauw 59, at Allegheny 7
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at Franklin and Marshall 42, Moravian 12
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at Olivet 30, Kalamazoo 14
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at Trine 51, Albion 45
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Mount Ida 10, at Gallaudet 6
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Cortland State 21, at Kean 14
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Wisconsin Lutheran 17, at Adrian 7
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Hampden-Sydney 45, at Shenandoah 27
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at Emory and Henry 62, Catholic 28
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Hope 33, at Alma 7
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at St. Vincent 38, Carnegie Mellon 31
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Dickinson 33, at McDaniel 28
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Guilford 28, at Randolph-Macon 6
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Methodist 42, at N.C. Wesleyan 39
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at Ursinus 44, Susquehanna 14
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at Wittenberg 49, Kenyon 7
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at Montclair State 20, Rowan 16
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at St. Lawrence 21, Springfield 7
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at Delaware Valley 41, Misericordia 7
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at Wabash 70, Oberlin 10
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Hiram 35, at Ohio Wesleyan 28
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at Lebanon Valley 46, Wilkes 0
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at Muhlenberg 42, Juniata 13
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at Albright 30, King's 24
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William Paterson 21, at TCNJ 0
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at Millsaps 38, Sewanee 20
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Endicott 14, at Coast Guard 13
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at Mount Union 74, Wilmington 7
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at John Carroll 71, Capital 7
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at Franklin 41, Rose-Hulman 21
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at Thomas More 64, Grove City 7
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Widener 34, at Lycoming 17
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at Heidelberg 40, Marietta 20
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at Union 16, Rochester 14
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at Mount St. Joseph 63, Anderson 14
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at Bluffton 24, Manchester 16
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Otterbein 20, at Baldwin Wallace 9
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Utica 31, at Buffalo State 21
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Brockport State 17, at Hartwick 12
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at SUNY-Maritime 13, Becker 6
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at Bridgewater (Va.) 24, Washington and Lee 13
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at Washington and Jefferson 34, Case Western Reserve 24
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Bridgewater State 27, at Westfield State 23
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at Hendrix 38, Austin 28
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at Benedictine 44, Concordia-Chicago 11
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LaGrange 24, at Huntingdon 17
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at Lakeland 14, Aurora 0
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at Birmingham-Southern 23, Berry 17
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at Concordia (Wis.) 42, Rockford 14
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at UW-River Falls 20, UW-Eau Claire 10
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at St. John's 52, Carleton 3
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at Concordia-Moorhead 42, Hamline 7
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Augsburg 38, at St. Olaf 20
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at Illinois College 49, Lake Forest 6
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Loras 27, at Simpson 24
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Buena Vista 44, at Dubuque 39
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at St. Norbert 29, Beloit 14
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Carroll 48, at Ripon 14
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at Macalester 33, Lawrence 0
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Mary Hardin-Baylor 72, at Texas Lutheran 16
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Augustana 31, at Carthage 26
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Elmhurst 29, at Illinois Wesleyan 28
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at North Park 26, Millikin 7
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Central 45, at Coe 21
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at Wartburg 52, Luther 7
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at Monmouth 38, Cornell 21
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Martin Luther 13, at Minnesota-Morris 12
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Crown 17, at MacMurray 14
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at Greenville 52, Iowa Wesleyan 32
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at Westminster (Mo.) 24, Northwestern (Minn.) 13
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Grinnell 21, at Knox 18
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at UW-Whitewater 24, UW-Oshkosh 7
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at UW-Stevens Point 24, UW-La Crosse 17
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Concordia (Mich.) 62, at Maranatha Baptist 0
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at Bethel 35, St. Thomas 24
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at Centre 47, Rhodes 35
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Defiance 45, at Earlham 21
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at Chicago 44, Washington U. 23
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Norwich 28, at Anna Maria 20
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UW-Platteville 21, at UW-Stout 0
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Hardin-Simmons 51, at Howard Payne 20
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WPI 24, at Merchant Marine 23
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Linfield 59, at Lewis and Clark 7
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at Pacific Lutheran 56, Willamette 14
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Redlands 64, at La Verne 28
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at Whitworth 62, Puget Sound 30
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Pacific 36, at George Fox 0
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at MIT 35, Western New England 34
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Worcester State 52, at Western Connecticut 49
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at Louisiana College 52, East Texas Baptist 49
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Ferrum 26, at Averett 14
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Waynesburg 35, at Thiel 32
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at Ohio Northern 31, Muskingum 10
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at Denison 38, Wooster 24
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at Christopher Newport 45, Greensboro 31
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at Geneva 20, Bethany 14
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at St. Scholastica 59, Eureka 0
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 34, North Central (Ill.) 31
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Chapman 45, at Cal Lutheran 21
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at Occidental 21, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 14
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at Pomona-Pitzer 24, Whittier 0
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 34, North Central (Ill.) 31
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Chapman 45, at Cal Lutheran 21
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at Washington and Jefferson 34, Case Western Reserve 24
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at Thomas More 64, Grove City 7
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at Mount Union 74, Wilmington 7
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at John Carroll 71, Capital 7
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Wesley 75, at Virginia-Lynchburg 12
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Hampden-Sydney 45, at Shenandoah 27
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at Wabash 70, Oberlin 10
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St. John Fisher 61, at Alfred State 0
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at Wittenberg 49, Kenyon 7
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at Delaware Valley 41, Misericordia 7
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UW-Platteville 21, at UW-Stout 0
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at Bethel 35, St. Thomas 24
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Hobart 35, at RPI 3
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at UW-Whitewater 24, UW-Oshkosh 7
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at Wartburg 52, Luther 7
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Mary Hardin-Baylor 72, at Texas Lutheran 16
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at Concordia-Moorhead 42, Hamline 7
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at UW-Stevens Point 24, UW-La Crosse 17
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at St. John's 52, Carleton 3
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Linfield 59, at Lewis and Clark 7
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Oct. 24: All times Eastern
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at Johns Hopkins 37, Gettysburg 14
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