September 15, 2012

Buff State knocks off three-time champs

Mary Hardin-Baylor's defense came out and did the job on the road.
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Mary Hardin-Baylor and Linfield each won Top 10 battles on Saturday, but it was a surprising loss that steals the headlines.

Buffalo State drove the length of the field and Casey Kacz found Ryan Carney in the front corner of the end zone for a 10-yard touchdown with 3.2 seconds left as the Bengals snapped No. 1 UW-Whitewater's 46-game winning streak, defeating the Warhawks 7-6.

Kacz drove the offense 75 yards for a touchdown after the Bengals got the ball back with 1:35 left. The key play was a hook-and-double-lateral that converted a fourth down and long. 

"That's a play we practice every week," said coach Jerry Boyes, "because it's our last play-type of a play. The kids executed it to perfection."

Whitewater was limited to a pair of Eric Kindler field goals, the last with 1:35 left to give the Warhawks a 6-0 lead. Each team missed two field goals.

Justin Sottilare was 27-for-44 passing for 294 yards and three touchdowns, but No. 3 Wesley was held to minus-4 yards on the ground as No. 4 Mary Hardin-Baylor came away with a 32-25 victory on Saturday in Dover, Del.

Darius Wilson ran for 84 yards on 24 carries and LiDarral Bailey added 34 yards and two touchdowns, while completing 16 of 26 passes for 138 yards and two more scores in the win. Silvio Diaz had three sacks for the Cru.

No. 5 Linfield survived on the road at No. 10 Cal Lutheran, kicking a field goal in the closing seconds to win, 33-30.

Mount Union, the heir apparent to the No. 1 spot, had no trouble with Muskingum, with Kevin Burke completing 12 of 17 passes for 258 yards and four touchdowns, while rushing for two more in a 57-0 blanking of Muskingum.

No. 6 St. Thomas led 15-14 before scoring just before the half at rival St. John's, and turning it on in the second half of a 43-21 win to deflate most of the 14,286 in attendance. The Tommies overcame 12 penalties and four interceptions by holding the Johnnies to 24 yards rushing. The game was John Gagliardi's 600th as the head coach at St. John's.

No. 7 Salisbury rushed for 341 yards and seven touchdowns in a thorough 69-6 takedown of North Carolina Wesleyan. No. 8 Wabash intercepted Max Paulus four times, had seven sacks and held Denison to 46 yards rushing in a 35-2 defeat of the Big Red. No. 9 St. John Fisher hung on to defeat Rochester, 20-16, in the final meeting of the two teams in the Courage Bowl.

Sul Ross State emphatically upset No. 11 Trinity (Texas), 62-35, behind 481 yards passing from A.J. Springer. Jay Hilbrands had two touchdown catches and Erik Peterson and Derek Waldbillig each rushed for two scores in No. 12 Bethel's 56-7 win against Buena Vista. No. 13 North Central won 37-10 at UW-Stout, holding the Blue Devils to 9 yards on the ground.

No. 14 Hobart outrushed Utica 218-13 and had 10 sacks in a 45-26 road win. Josiah Holt hauled in an 84-yard touchdown pass from Ryan O'Rourke with 1:21 left to help No. 15 Baldwin Wallace survive at John Carroll. Washington and Lee scored three touchdowns in a row to push its lead out to 34-10 and knock off No. 23 Centre 34-16. 

Isaac Nichols rushed for 147 of No. 18 Birmingham-Southern's 407 yards on the ground and three touchdowns in a 61-14 win at Ave Maria. No. 19 Wheaton won at Luther, 53-7.

Jonny West was 31-of-38 for 357 yards and three touchdowns as No. 20 Franklin finally won, beating Manchester 48-27. No. 21 Thomas More put together a 10-play, 61-yard game-winning drive, as Ryan Winkler caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Luke Magness with 18 seconds left to defeat Westminster (Pa.), 27-23.

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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at Capital 35, Wilmington 21
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at Southwestern Assemblies 23, Austin 17
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Langston at McMurry
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at North Central (Ill.) 42, Millikin 7
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at Chapman 19, Trinity (Texas) 17
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Randolph-Macon at Shenandoah
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Emory and Henry at Washington and Lee
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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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at North Central (Ill.) 42, Millikin 7
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