November 10, 2012

Union nabs Shoes, Cortland the jug, Wabash the Monon Bell

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Union's seniors go out with the Dutchman Shoes, in a rivalry the Dutchmen have dominated.
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Sophomore wide receiver Kyle Reynolds hauled in a 31-yard touchdown pass in overtime to lift Union to a 34-28 victory over RPI, this afternoon in the Dutchman Shoes Trophy game at East Campus Stadium. It was the 110th meeting between the schools.

The victory gives Union the Dutchman Shoes trophy for the second consecutive season and 47th time in 63 meetings since the trophy was introduced in 1950. Union leads the all-time series with RPI, 81-25-4 since the rivalry began in 1886.

Wabash's senior class has dominated its rivalry game, as the Little Giants defeated DePauw for the fourth consecutive year with a 23-0 win in the Monon Bell game. Junior Tyler Holmes compiled 169 yards on 30 carries and earned Wabash's first 1,000-yard rushing season since 2003.

Cortland State made a goal-line stand with 40 seconds remaining to defeat Ithaca 16-10 and win the Cortaca Jug for the third consecutive season. Ithaca's Sam Carney returned a punt 38 yards to the Cortland 20-yard line with 2:16 left. Clay Ardoin, who finished the game with 158 rushing yards on 27 carries, ran 12 yards to the Cortland 8. Two plays later, Ithaca quarterback Phil Neumann completed a 6-yard pass to Joseph Ingrao to the 3-yard line, and Ardoin's third-down run was stopped just inside the 1-yard line by a Pete Furey tackle with 37.8 seconds left.

On fourth down, Ardoin was forced to the left by a swarming Red Dragon defense and was tackled for a 1-yard loss by Andrew Tolosi and Matt Ambrose. Cortland was able to run three quarterback sneaks to run out the clock.

Amherst finished its season at 6-2 by defeating archrival Williams 23-20. The Lord Jeffs scored twice in the fourth quarter to come back for the win. It was the 127th meeting between the schools and the last on Amherst's Pratt Field, where the team has played since 1891.

Hampden-Sydney went from regionally ranked and playing for the ODAC title to a 6-4 finish with a loss to its archrival as Randolph-Macon put up three fourth-quarter touchdowns to beat the Tigers 41-31. Will McGhee rushed for 186 yards and a touchdown for the Yellow Jackets, who finish the seaosn 7-3.

Thomas More didn't take kindly to Mount St. Joseph dancing on the midfield logo before the two teams' Bridge Bowl game, and it showed. The Saints jumped out to a 48-0 lead at the half and went on to beat the Lions 75-6. Mount St. Joseph's James Clay ran for 112 yards on 20 carries, but 50 of them were on one run, where he was caught at the 15.

Franklin clinched the HCAC title and the automatic bid and kept the Victory Bell with a 58-29 win against Hanover. Jonny West threw for five touchdowns, with Kyle Linville catching two of them. Salisbury rolled over Frostburg State 48-2 to win the Regents Cup and retain a chance at a home playoff game.

Pomona-Pitzer crushed its cross-street rival, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 37-0. The win snapped an 18-game losing streak. Luke Sweeney ran for 247 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries. Macalester won 45-21 at Hamline to keep the Paint Bucket and finish the season at 6-4

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