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Full wrap: Morrisville shocker; MASCAC shootout

 

Morrisville State locked down Rowan in remaining unbeaten in the NJAC.
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Rowan fumbled on its first snap of the game and committed three turnovers on the afternoon as Morrisville State made the Profs pay by beating them 41-21. 

Trailing 14-7, Morrisville ran off three long touchdown drives to take a 34-21 lead early in the fourth quarter and tacked on a score late. Lemar Johnson was 17-for-31 passing and added 78 rushing yards in the win as the Mustangs overcame 144 yards in penalties. 

It marks just the second time that Morrisville State has won three games in a season since becoming a four-year school.

Octavias McKoy ran for 372 yards and five touchdowns but Western Connecticut failed on three conversions and missed a field goal with one minute left as Massachusetts Maritime won a 54-53 shootout. Mike Stanton threw for 348 yards for the Buccaneers and Stefan Gustafson ran for 235 yards and four TDs in the win. The teams combined for 1,282 yards of total offense and Mass. Maritime broke 50 points for the third time in the past four games.

Rochester showed its savvy by replacing Merchant Marine -- which can't play because of the government shutdown -- on its schedule with Alfred State, a new-to-Division III team that had an open date. Then Dean Kennedy showed his skills, throwing an 80-yard touchdown pass in the first minute and accounting for four touchdowns overall as the Yellowjackets won, 38-13. Meantime, St. Lawrence (5-1) kept pace with Hobart at the top of the Liberty League by beating RPI, 20-13 behind three touchdown passes from Mike Lefflbine and a defense that held the Engineers' option offense under 200 rushing yards.

Millsaps remained unbeaten, but needed all 60 minutes to top former SCAC rival Trinity (Texas), 27-24. The Majors, now in the SAA, drove 10 plays in the final five minutes, winning on a 33-yard Beau Brady field goal with 12 seconds left. With the stage set for a repeat of the Miracle in Mississippi -- although the game was in San Antonio -- Trinity returned the kickoff 28 yards. In Arkansas, it took Zach Strittmatter's touchdown catch in the final minute, capping a 10-play, 83-yard drive, for Wash. U. to hold off Hendrix, 45-41. In Georgia, Maryville rushed for 297 yards and improved to 5-1 with a 45-37 win at LaGrange.

Hope scored three touchdowns in the first five minutes and poured it on to knock Olivet from the ranks of the unbeaten, 47-14. Hope scored on its opening drive, and Augie Mata took a punt back 60 yards for a score after the Comets' first possession. Then Olivet fumbled the following kickoff, and two plays later the Flying Dutchmen (4-2) scored again. Then when Olivet did get on the board later in the opening quarter, Hope blocked the kick and ran it back 98 yards for two points.

Rakim Jones rushed for 170 yards as Ithaca bounced back from a loss at Hartwick by beating Alfred, 17-6. That knocked the Saxons out of the group of teams unbeaten in Empire 8. Salisbury kept pace with St. John Fisher atop the conference with its 34-6 win over Buffalo State. The Bengals got on the board first with a 13-play scoring drive, but it was all Salisbury after that, as the Gulls rushed for 404 yards and allowed only 86 on the ground.

Buena Vista, which has played a ranked team in each of its first four games, was within three points of Wartburg in the fourth quarter but lost, 37-29. The Knights got more than 100 yards rushing from quarterback Taylor Jacobsmeier and running back Brandon Domeyer, and 133 yards receiving from Brandon Steggal to improve to 4-1. Simpson gained only 274 yards, but it won a defensive struggle with Central, 14-10. The Dutch gained just 217 yards themselves, and stalled on downs during its final three possessions.

St. John's (5-1) won for the fourth time this season by three points or fewer, topping Augsburg, 30-28. The Johnnies were outgained, 468-306, but recovered all five of the Auggies' fumbles and three of their six. St. John's was also penalized just once, for 2 yards. Hamline continued a resurgence with a 31-28 win against St. Olaf, while Carleton retained the Book of Knowledge by scoring five touchdowns of 25 yards or longer in a 56-17 win aganst Macalester.

Sophomore quarterback Matt Pawlowski was 5-for-5 for 103 yards and three TDs in the third quarter alone as Guilford turned a 21-0 halftime score into a 49-7 lead in defeating Shenandoah 56-29. The Quakers share the ODAC lead with Hampden-Sydney, which opened the game with Sidney Henry's 90-yard kickoff return and beat Bridgewater, 28-7, and Randolph-Macon.

Hendrix was stopped a yard short of its third win of its inaugural season as Washington U. held on to win in Arkansas 45-41. Washington U. took the 45-41 lead with 51 seconds left, but quarterback Tanner Frye led the Warriors down to the Wash U 35-yard line with 3.4 seconds left before a Hendrix timeout. Frye's Hail Mary was brought down at the 1 by freshman Spencer Smith, but defensive back Andrew Skalman tackled him there.

The battle of teams at the top of the MWC wasn't one at all, as Illinois College dominated Lake Forest, 55-7. The Blueboys outgained the Foresters 546-186, and Josh Gentile had 11 catches. Monmouth got three touchdown runs from Trey Yocum and two long Austin Peterson touchdown catches in a 65-3 win over Grinnell.

Although it took a full two hours, 44 minutes, the battle of the triple option ECFC contenders ended with homestanding Gallaudet defeating Norwich 30-22. Norwich got all the way down to the Gallaudet 2-yard line before a sack and fumble caused the clock to run out with the Cadets still outside the end zone.

Wesleyan improved to 4-0 by rushing for 250 yards in a 35-7 win over Bates. Amherst and Trinity (Conn.) each won to remain unbeaten atop the NESCAC as well. Across the country, Pacific blitzed Puget Sound, 56-14, behind five interceptions in improving to 5-0. Brent Peavy and the Texas Lutheran offense continued rolling, as the quarterback passed for 363 yards and the Bulldogs scored 35 points in the first half and improved to 4-0 by beating Austin, 45-12.

Barry Flynn had nine catches for 156 yards and two touchdowns as DePauw won its first game this season, beating Oberlin, 45-11. Thiel, which played four of its first five games on the road, got its first win of the season in front of its home fans, 30-3 against St. Vincent.

King's won the week after a win for the first time since 2008, beating FDU-Florham, 52-21. TCNJ won while scoring only seven points for the second time this season, winning 7-0 at Kean.

Rose-Hulman won for the fourth week in a row, beating Bluffton 34-26. The Engineers now have two weeks before they host HCAC favorite Franklin.

Oct. 13: All times Eastern
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at Delaware Valley 23, Lycoming 16
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Plymouth State 29, at Framingham State 28
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at Hamilton 62, Bowdoin 27
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at Gallaudet 35, Castleton 25
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at Hobart 52, Rochester 7
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Nichols 23, at Becker 15
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Muhlenberg 34, at Thomas More 31
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at Hope 70, Finlandia 6
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King's 51, at Alvernia 7
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at Morrisville State 41, Utica 24
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at Centre 33, Trinity (Texas) 28
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at Cortland 41, Buffalo State 7
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Husson 56, at Alfred State 14
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Wittenberg 41, at Allegheny 14
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Western Connecticut 23, at Massachusetts Maritime 13
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at Amherst 35, Colby 9
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Stevenson 20, at Widener 6
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Wesleyan 44, at Bates 13
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at Case Western Reserve 37, St. Vincent 7
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at Carnegie Mellon 17, Bethany 14
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at Salisbury 17, Montclair State 15
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Maryville (Tenn.) 34, at Methodist 9
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Wabash 7, at Ohio Wesleyan 0
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Misericordia 25, at Lebanon Valley 21
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Denison 20, at DePauw 12
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at Western New England 56, Curry 21
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Randolph-Macon 45, at Shenandoah 14
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Kalamazoo 20, at Albion 19
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Brockport 52, at Alfred 0
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at Westminster (Pa.) 49, Thiel 7
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Wooster 27, at Oberlin 21
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at Washington and Lee 40, Emory and Henry 29
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at Frostburg State 56, William Paterson 0
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at Hiram 28, Kenyon 24
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Wesley 54, at Kean 6
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Trine 50, at Olivet 49
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Southern Virginia 23, at Apprentice 21
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at St. John Fisher 42, Hartwick 14
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MacMurray 27, at Crown 21
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at Martin Luther 28, Westminster (Mo.) 12
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at Macalester 47, Lawrence 21
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Ithaca 24, at Union 0
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at Marietta 63, Wilmington 21
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at Coast Guard 15, Maine Maritime 0
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Mount Union 77, at Capital 3
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at Trinity (Conn.) 38, Tufts 24
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Franklin 42, at Mount St. Joseph 34
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Manchester 21, at Bluffton 17
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John Carroll 49, at Ohio Northern 17
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at Hanover 48, Defiance 7
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at Baldwin Wallace 44, Muskingum 7
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at Grove City 28, Waynesburg 3
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Merchant Marine 17, at Springfield 14
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Middlebury 21, at Williams 10
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at Huntingdon 52, Brevard 17
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Hampden-Sydney 42, at Bridgewater 21
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at SUNY-Maritime 35, Dean 7
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Endicott 66, at University of New England 38
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at Washington and Jefferson 50, Geneva 43
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Berry 35, at Hendrix 14
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at Texas Lutheran 28, East Texas Baptist 21
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Augustana 41, at North Park 7
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Louisiana College 35, at McMurry 23
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at Washington U. 17, Wheaton (Ill.) 10
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Wartburg 31, at Coe 19
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Eureka 44, at Concordia-Chicago 14
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Carleton 36, at Augsburg 34
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Rockford 37, at Lakeland 20
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Gustavus Adolphus 42, at Hamline 14
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at St. John's 40, St. Thomas 20
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Concordia (Wis.) 23, at Aurora 20
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at Benedictine 40, Wisconsin Lutheran 31
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at Loras 44, Nebraska Wesleyan 20
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St. Norbert 21, at Chicago 20
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Bethel 35, at St. Olaf 7
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at Luther 41, Buena Vista 26
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Millikin 32, at Carthage 29
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Knox 28, at Grinnell 7
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at Central 17, Simpson 16
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at Ripon 49, Beloit 14
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at UW-River Falls 21, UW-Stout 19
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Monmouth 45, at Illinois College 13
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at Illinois Wesleyan 44, Elmhurst 28
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UW-Whitewater 45, at UW-Eau Claire 0
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at Hardin-Simmons 48, Sul Ross State 27
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Austin 34, at Millsaps 23
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at Lake Forest 42, Cornell 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 31, UW-Platteville 10
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at Bridgewater State 44, Mass-Dartmouth 28
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at Whitworth 55, Pacific Lutheran 13
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Pacific 23, at Puget Sound 22
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George Fox 28, at Willamette 6
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at Linfield 43, Lewis and Clark 26
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at Southwestern 21, Belhaven 10
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Rowan 17, at TCNJ 14
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Adrian 28, at Alma 23
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Averett 24, at N.C. Wesleyan 14
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Heidelberg 21, at Otterbein 7
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Anderson 63, at Earlham 0
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at North Central (Ill.) 59, Carroll 0
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at UW-La Crosse 63, UW-Stevens Point 27
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Birmingham-Southern 13, at Sewanee 10
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at St. Scholastica 47, Greenville 13
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at Northwestern (Minn.) 20, Minnesota-Morris 17
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La Verne 42, at Whittier 23
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at Chapman 62, Occidental 0
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Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 20, at Redlands 10
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at Cal Lutheran 28, Pomona-Pitzer 24
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LaGrange 43, at Greensboro 16
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at Delaware Valley 23, Lycoming 16
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Muhlenberg 34, at Thomas More 31
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Brockport 52, at Alfred 0
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at Frostburg State 56, William Paterson 0
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Wesley 54, at Kean 6
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Wittenberg 41, at Allegheny 14
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Trine 50, at Olivet 49
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at Case Western Reserve 37, St. Vincent 7
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Mount Union 77, at Capital 3
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John Carroll 49, at Ohio Northern 17
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Berry 35, at Hendrix 14
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at Washington and Jefferson 50, Geneva 43
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at St. John's 40, St. Thomas 20
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at Washington U. 17, Wheaton (Ill.) 10
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at Illinois Wesleyan 44, Elmhurst 28
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UW-Whitewater 45, at UW-Eau Claire 0
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at Hardin-Simmons 48, Sul Ross State 27
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at UW-Oshkosh 31, UW-Platteville 10
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at Whitworth 55, Pacific Lutheran 13
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at Linfield 43, Lewis and Clark 26
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at North Central (Ill.) 59, Carroll 0
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