October 6, 2012

Top 25: Bethel survives, Salisbury, Wesley, Wabash win

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This celebration at the end of the Bethel-Concordia-Moorhead game was not premature.
Photo by Scott Pierson, d3photography.com
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Given new life, No. 10 Bethel made the most of it, scoring a touchdown on the last play of the game and adding a two-point conversion to rally past Concordia-Moorhead 15-14.

The Cobbers appeared to have had the game in hand, forcing a turnover with under 20 seconds left. But as Concordia was about to scoop up a fumbled ball and run it in for a touchdown, Concordia players and a coach came onto the field, resulting in a defensive penalty and Bethel maintaining possession of the ball.

On the next play, Royal quarterback Erik Peterson hit Jay Hilbrands in the end zone for a 9-yard touchdown pass, and he followed with a swing pass to Mitch Hallstrom for the two-point conversion for the win. It's the first loss of the season for the Cobbers.

No. 7 Salisbury defeated No. 9 St. John Fisher 28-17, taking advantage of three fourth-quarter turnovers and returning one for the game-clincher. Sea Gulls quarterback Dan Griffin was held to 33 yards rushing but completed six of seven passes for 124 yards and a touchdown in the victory. The win upheld the D3football.com Top 25, while the AFCA had homestanding St. John Fisher ranked eighth, Salisbury 10th.

Sixth-ranked Wesley came from behind for the fifth game in a row as the Wolverines scored the last 10 points of the game in beating No. 15 Birmingham-Southern 26-17. Wesley held Shawn Morris to 77 rushing yards while Askia Jahad ran for 103 and a touchdown and Jeremiah Howe had four catches for 103 and a score in the win. Eric Rogers had eight catches for 107 yards and two scores as No. 8 Cal Lutheran defeated Redlands 45-35.

After Wittenberg scored to cut Wabash's lead to 27-24 with 9:38 left, the Tigers never got the ball back. The No. 16 Little Giants pounded out an 18-play drive to run out the remainder of the game and beat Wittenberg in a game that usually decides the NCAC championship.

UW-Platteville quarterback Bryce Corrigan, who entered the game last week against UW-Whitewater after an injury to John Kelly, completed 22 of his first 23 passes as the No. 14 Pioneers ran away from UW-La Crosse 40-10. The other pass was dropped. He finished 37-for-43.

No. 19 UW-Oshkosh improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1968 with a 50-13 win against UW-Eau Claire. Nate Wara passed for 198 yards and rushed for 104 for the Titans. Fifth-ranked UW-Whitewater scored three third-quarter touchdowns to pull away from UW-River Falls in a 35-0 victory. The Warhawk defense held the Falcons to 3 yards on the ground.

Bobby Dougherty had three touchdown runs, two of them in the fourth quarter to lift No. 12 Hobart past Springfield 28-7. No. 11 North Central had little trouble with Millikin in a 42-22 road victory. Fourth-ranked St. Thomas overcame six turnovers to defeat Gustavus Adolphus 28-14 and set up an undefeated meeting with Bethel next Saturday. Top-ranked Mount Union crushed Wilmington 66-0.

Second-ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor rolled out to a 42-7 lead after three quarters and held on against 24 fourth-quarter points from Texas Lutheran to win 49-31. 

No. 24 Huntingdon demoted Millsaps from the unbeaten ranks, defeating the Majors 45-24 behind two passing touchdowns each from quarterback Neal Posey and running back Trevor Manuel. Louie Bianchini threw four touchdown passes, all in the first half, as No. 23 Rowan defeated Montclair State 33-7. No. 20 Wheaton held Carthage to 25 yards of total offense in the second half of a 44-10 win.

Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Coast Guard at Anna Maria
7:00 PM
Defiance at Baldwin Wallace
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7:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Johns Hopkins
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
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8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
TBA
Muhlenberg at Wilkes
6:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
7:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Stevenson
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
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7:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Becker
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7:00 PM
Albright at Salisbury
7:00 PM
WPI at MIT
7:00 PM
Salve Regina at Worcester State
7:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Curry
7:00 PM
Morrisville State at St. Lawrence
10:00 PM
Adrian at Pacific
Sep. 3: All times Eastern
TBA
Endicott at Framingham State
TBA
UW-Platteville at George Fox
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12:00 PM
Washington U. at Carnegie Mellon
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12:00 PM
Chicago at Case Western Reserve
12:00 PM
Husson at Alfred
12:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Maine Maritime
Video
12:00 PM
Cortland at Heidelberg
12:00 PM
Otterbein at Buffalo State
12:00 PM
Ursinus at Bethany
12:00 PM
Sewanee at Kenyon
1:00 PM
King's at Moravian
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1:00 PM
Kean at Christopher Newport
1:00 PM
McDaniel at Catholic
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton
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1:00 PM
RPI at Norwich
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Dickinson
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Kalamazoo
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
1:00 PM
Wooster at Washington and Jefferson
1:00 PM
Alfred State at William Paterson
1:00 PM
St. Vincent at Alma
1:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at Finlandia
1:00 PM
Olivet at St. John Fisher
1:00 PM
Rowan at Widener
1:00 PM
Hobart at Brockport
1:00 PM
Union at Ithaca
1:00 PM
Susquehanna at Lycoming
1:00 PM
Utica at Misericordia
1:00 PM
The Apprentice School at Methodist
1:00 PM
TCNJ at UW-Whitewater
1:30 PM
Wilmington at Bluffton
1:30 PM
Monmouth at Hope
1:30 PM
Bridgewater at Gettysburg
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Waynesburg
1:30 PM
Juniata at Grove City
2:00 PM
Wisconsin Lutheran at Trinity Int'l
2:00 PM
Lakeland at Carroll
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2:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at St. Norbert
2:00 PM
Austin at Hendrix
2:00 PM
Maranatha Baptist at Martin Luther
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2:00 PM
Millikin at Greenville
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2:00 PM
Eureka at Knox
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2:00 PM
MacMurray at Rockford
2:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at Westminster (Mo.)
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2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at Luther
2:00 PM
Beloit at Lake Forest
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Jamestown
2:00 PM
Crown at Hamline
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2:00 PM
Carleton at Macalester
2:00 PM
Bethel at Dubuque
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
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2:00 PM
St. Olaf at Grinnell
2:00 PM
Buena Vista at Mayville St.
2:00 PM
Simpson at UW-Stout
2:00 PM
Aurora at Carthage
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at Coe
2:00 PM
Ripon at Concordia-Chicago
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Loras
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Robert Morris-Chicago
2:00 PM
Benedictine at Wheaton (Ill.)
2:00 PM
John Carroll at UW-Oshkosh
2:30 PM
Southern Virginia at Earlham
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2:30 PM
Lawrence at Presentation
4:00 PM
La Verne at Puget Sound
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4:00 PM
Central at Whitworth
5:00 PM
Hartwick at Western Connecticut
6:00 PM
Wabash at Albion
6:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at Berry
6:00 PM
Augustana at Mount St. Joseph
6:00 PM
Thomas More at Franklin
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6:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Averett
6:00 PM
Redlands at Trinity (Texas)
7:00 PM
Marietta at Denison
7:00 PM
Hiram at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Thiel at Allegheny
7:00 PM
Capital at Wittenberg
7:00 PM
Shenandoah at Gallaudet
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7:00 PM
Illinois College at Rose-Hulman
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7:00 PM
Geneva at Frostburg State
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Guilford
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7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
7:00 PM
Anderson at North Park
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Mary Hardin-Baylor
7:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Texas Lutheran
7:10 PM
St. Thomas at UW-Eau Claire
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7:30 PM
Hanover at Centre
8:00 PM
Willamette at Rhodes
8:00 PM
Cornell at Iowa Wesleyan
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8:00 PM
Augsburg at Northwestern (Minn.)
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8:00 PM
Southwestern Assemblies at Howard Payne
8:00 PM
Sul Ross State at UT-Permian Basin
Dec. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 49, at St. Thomas 35
@ Salem, Va.
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