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Top 25 wrap: Kehres passes Bear Bryant

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Larry Kehres has averaged 13.7 wins per season since the playoffs were expanded in 1999. His Purple Raiders are 7-0 this season.
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Record breakers?

Two quarterbacks seemingly broke the same Division III record for completion percentage in a game on Saturday, as Bethel's Erik Peterson had the best numbers of the day for all of nine minutes before Coe's Jared McNutt did him one better. However, in the end, neither of them holds the mark.

Peterson completed 27 of 29 passes for Bethel, which defeated Gustavus Adolphus 41-21 on Saturday. The Royals' game ended at 3:29 Central Time.

He threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns in the win.

Peterson didn't have the upper hand, however. At the same time, McNutt and Coe were in the final minutes of a 47-7 win against Simpson. That contest ended at 3:38, with McNutt having thrown and completed one more pass, going 28-for-30. McNutt threw for 302 yards and two touchdowns.

However, neither of them turns out to be the record holder. Franklin was unaware that the week before, when Jonny West completed 20 of 21 passes against Anderson, that he actually set the mark. The minimum is 20 completions to qualify.

The previous recorded best was a pair of 21-for-23 passing days, set by Monmouth's Mitch Tanney (2005) and St. Thomas' Chris Esterley (1995).

Mount Union coach Larry Kehres moved up on the all-time college football wins list, passing Bear Bryant with his 324th win as the top-ranked Purple Raiders rolled over Otterbein 51-0. Mount Union has not allowed a team to score since the season opener against Franklin. Cardinals quarterback Ben Sizemore was held to 11-for-28 passing for 68 yards and was picked off three times in the loss.

No. 10 UW-Oshkosh defeated fifth-ranked UW-Whitewater 28-13, handing the Warhawks their first WIAC loss since 2008 in front of 12,318 in Whitewater. Matt Behrendt came off the bench and completed 12 of his first 13 passes for 206 yards but couldn't keep the magic going as the Warhawks failed on a fourth down conversion at the Oshkosh 7 and later missed a 45-yard field goal. Nate Wara completed 16 of 24 passes for the Titans, who improved to 7-0, throwing for 217 yards and three touchdowns. Tim Filter had two interceptions for the Titans, both in the first half before Warhawks quarterback Lee Brekke was pulled from the game.

Mark Hiben caught two touchdown passes in the final four and a half minutes to help Wheaton (Ill.) rally and defeat No. 12 Illinois Wesleyan 38-33. Jordan Roberts found him twice as part of a three-touchdown day on 24-for-38 passing. No. 9 North Central (Ill.) is all alone in first place after a 42-10 win at Carthage.

Salisbury ran out to a 17-7 lead at the half and held on against an Alfred comeback in the fourth quarter as the No. 7 Sea Gulls defeated the No. 21 Saxons 24-21. Chuck Beckwith had two fourth-quarter touchdown runs to cut the Salisbury lead to three with 5:25 left, but Alfred never got the ball back as the Sea Gulls' ground game ran out the clock.

Hardin-Simmons took a 32-31 lead early in the fourth quarter at No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor but the Cru posted the last three scores of the game to win 45-32. LiDarral Bailey was picked off for just the second time all season, but his defense got his back by picking off HSU's Logan Turner four times.

No. 14 Widener overcame seven turnovers, four of them interceptions of quarterback Chris Haupt, and rallied with 14 fourth-quarter points to win 28-23 at Lycoming. The Pride scored twice in the final five minutes, capping it off with a 34-yard pass from Haupt to Anthony Davis with 17 seconds left for the win. It was yet another classic in a rivalry with a history of classics, something we touched on in this week's Triple Take.

Chris Rose completed 32 of 53 passes for 320 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning 33-yard pass to freshman DJ Spencer with 1:26 remaining, as Cortland defeated No. 17 Rowan, 24-21. The Red Dragons face Kean, which beat TCNJ on Saturday, next week in a battle of NJAC unbeatens.

Josh Dean threw for 335 yards and two touchdowns but was picked off twice, one of which Dalton Richey returned 80 yards for a touchdown to help Pacific Lutheran defeat No. 22 Willamette 41-27 and hand the Bearcats their first loss.

No. 11 Hobart avenged its one regular-season loss from last year, rolling over RPI 35-7 behind a season-high 339 rushing yards. No. 6 Wesley did not trail for the first time all year, winning 30-13 in a cross-country trip to Menlo. No. 13 Wabash shut out Wooster 30-0 with backup quarterback Andy Walsh, playing in place of Chase Belton. No. 24 St. John Fisher struggled to throw the ball but had success on the ground as the Cardinals got three rushing TDs from Cody Miller in a 21-17 win against Ithaca.

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at Framingham State 50, Massachusetts Maritime 7
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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 Delaware Valley 27, Stevenson 7
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Christopher Newport 16, at Montclair State 8
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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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Geneva 33, at Thiel 24
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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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Lycoming 44, at King's 41
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Johns Hopkins 41, at Dickinson 10
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at Ohio Wesleyan 37, Allegheny 21
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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 Buffalo State 33, RPI 21
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Franklin and Marshall 27, at Susquehanna 24
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at Northwestern (Minn.) 10, Westminster (Mo.) 7
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at Lebanon Valley 24, FDU-Florham 14
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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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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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Wittenberg 48, at Kenyon 11
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North Central (Ill.) 51, at Millikin 21
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at Rhodes 35, Birmingham-Southern 9
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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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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 Springfield 42, WPI 10
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at Cornell 55, Beloit 36
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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 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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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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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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