September 22, 2012

Still unbeaten

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Carnegie Mellon's Rob Kalkstein continues to connect through the air for a program that traditional has pounded it on the ground.
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Carnegie Mellon routed a reeling DePauw, Ithaca won at Frostburg State and Salve Regina got a key conference win in Saturday's action.

Carnegie Mellon continued to put up yards and points through the air on Saturday, defeating DePauw 51-28. Rob Kalkstein went 13-for-15 for 314 yards and three touchdowns for the Tartans and Zachary Erra-Haernandez ran for 116 yards and three scores on 14 carries in the win.

Ithaca pulled away with 30 second-half points and improved to 3-0 with a 40-21 win at Frostburg State. Joseph Ingrao caught 11 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown in the victory.

Steven Wilken threw touchdown passes of 21 and 65 yards in the third quarter as Salve Regina improved to 4-0 with a 41-24 win against Endicott. The Gulls had battled back from a 20-0 deficit to take a 21-20 lead going into halftime.

Cartel Brooks had a 99-yard touchdown run, and finished with 227 rushing yards and three touchdowns in Heidelberg's 56-2 win against Wilmington. The Student Princes have allowed just 9 points in three wins. Otterbein took advantage of three John Carroll fumbles to win 21-7 and improve to 3-0, equaling their win total from lasts season.

Eleven players got carries for the victors as one of the WIAC's best crushed one of the MIAA's worst. UW-Oshkosh defeated Alma 70-9. Nate Wara, a preseason All-America selection at quarterback for the Titans, completed 20 of 30 passes for 242 yards and ran 13 times for 95 yards and two more scores, none of them in the final 25 minutes of the game. 

Whitworth survived a potential game-tying field goal attempt, as Chapman's 33-yard kick went wide left at the final gun. Albion bounced back from a tough loss last week as Clinton Orr scored four touchdowns and Wes Dolen picked off two passes in the fourth quarter in defeating Central 35-16. Dominic Bona got the call at quarterback in place of injured Peter Krauss. Concordia-Moorhead kept St. John's winless in the MIAC, enjoying a home win against the Johnnies for the first time since 1986. St. John's scored twice in the final five minutes to cut the final score to 31-21.

St. Norbert won in the closing moments for the second week in a row, beating Carroll for the 16th consecutive time with a 28-21 win in overtime. 

There were no surprises as NESCAC teams played their first games of the season. Amherst picked up where it left off after an 8-0 year, outrushing Hamilton 376-60 in a 38-14 win. Williams began its season with a 41-7 win against Colby, Trinity (Conn.) thumped Bates, 37-16 and McCallum Foote threw five touchdown passes in Middlebury's 42-18 defeat of Bowdoin. Wesleyan scored the first 21 points at Tufts, and Kyle Gibson rushed for 100 yards and LaDarius Drew 98 in a 35-14 win over the Jumbos.

RPI reclaimed the Transit Trophy for the first time in three years, as Mike Hermann ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more. The 39-17 win over WPI began the Liberty League schedule for both teams. Bridgewater welcomed Shenandoah to the ODAC with a loss as the Eagles' John Griggs made a field goal midway through the fourth quarter to knock off the Hornets 17-14. Freshman quarterback Ayrton Scott ran for 163 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 175 more and four more scores as Augsburg defeated Hamline 48-24. Ohio Wesleyan hit a 46-yard field goal with four seconds left to knock off Case Western Reserve 17-14.

In a battle to keep up with Widener at the top of the MAC, Lycoming allowed Albright to score two touchdowns, then responded with four of their own, plus a field goal, in a 29-14 road victory. Western Connecticut nearly ended its long losing streak with a shocker, but Rowan battled back from a halftime deficit to beat the Colonials 30-24. It was Western Connecticut's 24th consecutive defeat.

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