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Wheaton, Del Val fall; Fisher survives

Zach Brewer makes the 21-yard touchdown catch with 1:30 left as Albion defeated Wheaton.
Albion athletics photo by Lowell McGinnis

Clinton Orr ran for 133 yards and two touchdowns and Albion held Wheaton quarterback Jordan Roberts to 11-for-20 passing for 140 yards as the Britons defeated the No. 10 Thunder 22-21.

Spencer Krauss hit Zach Brewer for the game-tying touchdown pass with 90 seconds left and Keegan Haggarty, who had had an extra point blocked earlier, hit the go-ahead point. Roberts was starting in place of D3football.com first team preseason All-American Garrett Meador, who was injured in the Thunder's Week 1 win against Benedictine.

Justin Sottilare completed 23 of 32 passes to eight receivers, as No. 3 Wesley defeated No. 6 Salisbury 17-7 on the road. The Wolverines kept Salisbury's triple-option offense off the field on a rainy night, holding the ball for 34 minutes, 10 seconds.

Lycoming opened MAC play with a big road victory at No. 22 Delaware Valley 24-14. Nate Oropollo rolled up four sacks for the Warriors.

Jason Beaumont caught two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, the second a 91-yarder to lift No. 9 St. John Fisher to a 28-24 win on the road at Washington and Jefferson. The Cardinals rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit by forcing four turnovers, two in the final three minutes.

Eighth-ranked Wabash, No. 15 Bethel and No. 17 Baldwin Wallace got their seasons started with wins, as the Little Giants defeated Hanover 33-12, the Royals shut out Wartburg 21-0 and the Yellow Jackets beat Bluffton, 45-13. Baldwin Wallace scored the first 38 points of its game, including a 94-yard kickoff return by Kevin Johnson to start the second half. Bethel's Erik Peterson went 20-for-28 in the passing department after taking over from Josh Aakre.

No. 5 Linfield opened the second half with 28 unanswered points to put away Hardin-Simmons, 49-35. Josh Hill had 19 carries for 149 yards. No. 7 St. Thomas handled a barrage of 74 passes from UW-River Falls quarterback Ryan Kusilek to defeat the Falcons 43-9. Tommies quarterback Matt O'Connell threw for more than 400 yards himself, with sophomore Dan Ferrazzo catching 10 balls for 148 yards and a score.

Jason Beaumont hauls in a 25-yard touchdown catch from Ryan Kramer in the fourth quarter of St. John Fisher's win at Washington and Jefferson.
Washington & Jefferson athletics photo

No. 11 Cal Lutheran scored 23 unanswered points as Eric Rogers caught 11 passes for 177 yards in a 37-23 win at Pacific Lutheran. No. 19 Illinois Wesleyan blew the game open in the second half, as the Titans turned a 10-7 lead against Alma into a 53-7 final. Geneva was held to 12-for-31 passing by No. 18 Hobart as the Statesmen won 28-7. No. 12 Trinity (Texas) defeated Texas Lutheran 31-7.

No. 20 Rowan lost at Division II Merrimack, 30-7, while No. 16 Franklin lost 42-13 at Division I FCS non-scholarship Butler.

No. 21 UW-Platteville won a shootout with Dubuque, 52-35. John Kelly threw four touchdown passes and ran for another as the Pioneers opened up a 45-14 lead through three quarters. 

No. 24 Birmingham-Southern won the battle of Alabama, holding off Huntingdon 45-38. The Hawks scored twice in the final 5:02 to cut the lead to a single touchdown, but the Panthers held strong after Huntingdon drove into Birmingham-Southern territory in the closing minutes. No. 25 Widener had no trouble with King's, winning 41-6.

Sep. 23: All times Eastern
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at Framingham State 50, Massachusetts Maritime 7
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Muhlenberg 56, at Juniata 40
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at Dean 25, Becker 10
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Salisbury 27, at TCNJ 7
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MIT 38, at Catholic 21
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Merchant Marine 56, at Maine Maritime 31
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at Hobart 34, Endicott 17
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at Morrisville State 44, Nichols 22
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at Delaware Valley 27, Stevenson 7
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at Albright 9, Widener 7
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Christopher Newport 16, at Montclair State 8
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at Westminster (Pa.) 41, Bethany 14
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Middlebury 41, at Bowdoin 14
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Williams 24, at Colby 7
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Amherst 36, at Hamilton 6
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Ursinus 35, at Moravian 17
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Trinity (Conn.) 51, at Bates 0
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at LaGrange 38, Brevard 28
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Geneva 33, at Thiel 24
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at Plymouth State 37, Mass-Dartmouth 7
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Kean 28, at Southern Virginia 14
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Frostburg State 24, at Rowan 10
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Union 17, at Curry 14
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at Carnegie Mellon 37, Thomas More 17
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Lycoming 44, at King's 41
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at Western New England 21, Husson 14
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Johns Hopkins 41, at Dickinson 10
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at DePauw 51, Wooster 24
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at Ohio Wesleyan 37, Allegheny 21
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at Misericordia 43, Wilkes 14
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at Alfred 45, Rochester 7
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Wesley 66, at William Paterson 0
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at N.C. Wesleyan 35, Maryville (Tenn.) 25
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Huntingdon 31, at Ferrum 28
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at McDaniel 27, Gettysburg 20
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at Buffalo State 33, RPI 21
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Franklin and Marshall 27, at Susquehanna 24
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at Denison 45, Oberlin 17
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at Northwestern (Minn.) 10, Westminster (Mo.) 7
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at Eureka 44, Crown 20
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at Lebanon Valley 24, FDU-Florham 14
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at Heidelberg 47, John Carroll 21
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at Ohio Northern 35, Otterbein 7
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at Mount Union 55, Baldwin Wallace 7
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at Rose-Hulman 37, Defiance 14
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at Marietta 49, Muskingum 25
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Franklin 59, at Bluffton 30
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at Hanover 64, Anderson 21
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Mount St. Joseph 31, at Manchester 14
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Worcester State 34, at Westfield State 10
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Coast Guard 13, at Norwich 9
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at Fitchburg State 31, Bridgewater State 29
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Wittenberg 48, at Kenyon 11
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at Wabash 25, Hiram 21
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North Central (Ill.) 51, at Millikin 21
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at Millsaps 17, Sewanee 13
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at Rhodes 35, Birmingham-Southern 9
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at Hendrix 36, Austin 24
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at Martin Luther 34, Greenville 20
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at Trinity (Texas) 41, Chapman 35
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at Loras 73, Buena Vista 34
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at Wartburg 30, Washington U. 20
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at Gustavus Adolphus 51, Hamline 7
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Augsburg 48, at Carleton 28
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at Bethel 64, St. Olaf 7
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at Luther 21, Dubuque 17
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at Central 52, Nebraska Wesleyan 27
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Simpson 38, at Coe 33
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Wheaton (Ill.) 40, at Elmhurst 15
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St. Norbert 66, at Grinnell 13
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at Knox 13, Ripon 6
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at MacMurray 32, Iowa Wesleyan 14
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Hardin-Simmons 63, at Howard Payne 3
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Southwestern 37, at Louisiana College 34
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Monmouth 26, at Macalester 0
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at St. Thomas 20, St. John's 17
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at Springfield 42, WPI 10
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at Cornell 55, Beloit 36
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at Brockport 28, Utica 14
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at Hartwick 24, St. John Fisher 21
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at UW-La Crosse 41, Carroll 6
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at St. Scholastica 37, Minnesota-Morris 3
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at George Fox 44, UW-Eau Claire 0
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at Western Connecticut 37, Salve Regina 23
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at UW-Stevens Point 41, Adrian 28
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at Wesleyan 24, Tufts 17
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at Averett 35, Methodist 6
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at Berry 28, Centre 14
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at Case Western Reserve 56, Waynesburg 21
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at Grove City 24, St. Vincent 14
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at Illinois Wesleyan 18, North Park 0
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Texas Lutheran 7
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at UW-Platteville 56, Lakeland 22
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Carthage 55, at Augustana 14
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Chicago 28, at Illinois College 7
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at Sul Ross State 35, McMurry 7
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at Wilmington 37, Capital 30
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Lake Forest 42, at Lawrence 26
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at East Texas Baptist 79, Belhaven 40
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Arizona Christian 56, at Whittier 38
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at Delaware Valley 27, Stevenson 7
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Wesley 66, at William Paterson 0
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at Alfred 45, Rochester 7
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Johns Hopkins 41, at Dickinson 10
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Frostburg State 24, at Rowan 10
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at Heidelberg 47, John Carroll 21
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at Mount Union 55, Baldwin Wallace 7
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Wittenberg 48, at Kenyon 11
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at Wabash 25, Hiram 21
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Hardin-Simmons 63, at Howard Payne 3
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North Central (Ill.) 51, at Millikin 21
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Wheaton (Ill.) 40, at Elmhurst 15
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at St. Thomas 20, St. John's 17
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at Brockport 28, Utica 14
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at Case Western Reserve 56, Waynesburg 21
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at Illinois Wesleyan 18, North Park 0
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at UW-Platteville 56, Lakeland 22
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Texas Lutheran 7
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