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Top 25 wrap: Bethel wins, Wesley and Coe are upset

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Tackle Jeff Schmidt celebrates Bethel's go-ahead touchdown with 40 seconds left in a win against St. Thomas.
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Marshall Klitzke dove into the end zone with 40 seconds left as No. 5 Bethel held off No. 9 St. Thomas 28-21. Klitzke ran for two touchdowns, with the game-winner coming after the Tommies were flagged for pass interference on third-and-six, while Erik Peterson was 20-for-29 passing with two scores. 

Jack Gilliland got the Tommies on the board with a 90-yard kickoff return to start the second half and Jack Kaiser scored on a pair of TD runs to give UST the lead. But Brandon Marquardt scored on a 27-yard run to cut the lead to one and Klitzke gave the Royals the lead in the final minute.

Frankie Goris caught a 71-yard touchdown pass from Bill McCarty with 3:03 left as Rowan upended No. 11 Wesley, 24-17. The Wolverines had a final chance to tie it, and QB Joe Callahan got Wesley to the 8-yard line before throwing his fourth interception -- this one picked by Rowan's Frank Ruopoli in the end zone -- with 14 seconds left.

Dominic Caruso had two interceptions for Rowan, returning one 62 yards for a touchdown, and the Profs won with McCarty replacing starting quarterback Paul Hammersma, who left in the third quarter with an injury. Wesley's loss will likely not only shake up the top 25 poll, but also the race for Pool B playoff spots, as they finish out their schedule against non-Division III teams and Alfred State.

Salisbury took the lead for good early in the third quarter and held on during a wild fourth quarter to hold off No. 19 St. John Fisher, 42-35. Joey Jones ran for four touchdowns and was one of five Sea Gulls to rush for more than 60 yards in the win. Tyler Fenti threw for 311 yards and four touchdowns but was picked off twice, one of which Salisbury converted into the go-ahead touchdown shortly after halftime. 

Bryan Bradshaw threw for five touchdowns and Dubuque rolled past No. 21 Coe 38-14. Tyler Rutenbeck caught three of them as part of a four-catch, 165-yard day. The Spartans' defense held Coe to just 88 passing yards.

Linfield clinched its 58th consecutive winning season, rolling over Whitworth 51-17. The No. 2-ranked Wildcats improved to 5-0 on a nine-game schedule. No. 17 Pacific Lutheran handed Pacific its first loss, edging the Boxers 17-16 on a 20-yard Nick Kaylor field goal with two seconds left. The third ranked team from the NWC, No. 22 Willamette, got six touchdown throws from Josh Dean in a 56-30 win over Lewis & Clark, while its defense intercepted three of Keith Welch's 73 passes.

Trevor Whitehead stiff-arms defender Matt Gaffney on the way to the end zone.
Photo by Larry Radloff, d3photography.com 

John Kelly found Trevor Whitehead for a 32-yard touchdown pass with 56 seconds left in the game and No. 7 UW-Platteville avoided an upset, winning 24-23 at UW-Stevens Point. Whitehead finished with 11 catches for 161 yards and two TD in the win. The Pointers had taken a 23-17 lead with 8:42 left on a Mitch Beau touchdown run.

No. 8 UW-Oshkosh fell behind early but ran off 41 unanswered points to improve to 6-0 and drop UW-River Falls to 0-6. Cole Myhra rushed 27 times for 154 yards and four touchdowns, and was one of 13 Titans to have a carry in the 41-13 win. UW-Oshkosh remains in a three-way tie with UW-Platteville and UW-Whitewater, which won on Friday night, atop the WIAC.

Cartel Brooks rushed for 339 yards and five touchdowns as No. 12 Heidelberg beat Otterbein 35-17 in the Rhine River Classic. Brooks had three touchdown runs longer than 20 yards, and had a 74-yard run that did not produce a score. Quarterback Kevin Burke passed for two touchdowns and ran for three more, plus 158 yards, in No. 1 Mount Union's 58-3 win against Capital. Also in the OAC, Muskingum managed a season-high nine points against the John Carroll defense but it wasn't nearly enough to take down the No. 20 Blue Streaks, who won, 41-9.

No. 3 Mary Hardin-Baylor overcame an early deficit with 28 straight points and the Cru held off a late Louisiana College comeback in a 45-34 victory over the Wildcats. Zach Anderson hrew for 359 yards in the win, while Easton Melancon threw for 419 yards and Ryan Montague rushed for 104 and had 135 receiving yards in the loss.

Fourth-ranked North Central racked up 35 points in the first half and coasted to a 42-0 win at North Park, owning a 542-200 advantage in total yards, forcing three turnovers and stopping four fourth-down conversion attempts. No. 13 Wheaton beat Elmhurst, 28-3, setting up a showdown of 6-0 teams next week in Bloomington, Ill., home of No. 23 Illinois Wesleyan. The Titans beat Carthage, 31-10, on Saturday.

No. 14 Franklin scored 42 points in the first 16:16 of a 67-7 win against Anderson. Grant Klembara, a former fifth-stringer, rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown in No. 16 Wabash's win 48-7 win against Kenyon. Reed Florence threw six touchdown passes in a 66-39 victory for No. 18 Wittenberg against Wooster.

No. 24 Concordia-Moorhead rushed for 7.1 yards a carry as a team, and 342 yards total, in a 63-7 win against Hamline. No. 25 St. John's held the ball for nearly 38 minutes as it beat Carleton, 23-13.

Oct. 13: All times Eastern
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Bridgewater State 24, at Mass-Dartmouth 22
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at UW-Whitewater 21, UW-La Crosse 14
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Salve Regina 45, at Nichols 10
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Mount Ida 14, at Dean 7
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at Thomas More 59, Waynesburg 7
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at Maine Maritime 34, Coast Guard 16
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at Finlandia 27, Trinity Bible 21
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Hamilton 28, at Bowdoin 7
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at Delaware Valley 49, King's 14
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at Olivet 47, Albion 26
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at Wesleyan 41, Bates 23
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Union 27, at Rochester 0
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Amherst 40, at Colby 7
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at Western New England 41, Endicott 14
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at Brockport 48, Morrisville State 7
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at Plymouth State 16, Framingham State 13
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at RPI 27, Ithaca 14
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Hobart 49, at Hartwick 27
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at Ferrum 34, LaGrange 20
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at Carnegie Mellon 42, Geneva 27
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Ohio Wesleyan 16, at Wabash 13
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DePauw 26, at Denison 17
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at Trine 42, Kalamazoo 7
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at Washington and Lee 47, Guilford 26
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at Husson 49, Castleton 0
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Gallaudet 35, at Alfred State 19
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at Wittenberg 49, Allegheny 15
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Brevard 41, at Methodist 17
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at Lebanon Valley 31, Stevenson 24
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Buffalo State 24, at St. Lawrence 21
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at Cortland 20, Alfred 17
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at Randolph-Macon 52, Emory and Henry 29
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at Wesley 29, Kean 9
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at Hampden-Sydney 58, Apprentice 28
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Frostburg State 59, at William Paterson 7
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at N.C. Wesleyan 45, Greensboro 0
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at Westminster (Pa.) 49, Grove City 27
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Washington and Jefferson 49, at Bethany 14
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at Westminster (Mo.) 56, Crown 15
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at Northwestern (Minn.) 29, Iowa Wesleyan 7
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at Knox 56, Grinnell 14
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at Widener 31, Lycoming 17
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Trinity (Conn.) 23, at Tufts 16
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at Mount St. Joseph 66, Earlham 7
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Ohio Northern 27, at John Carroll 20
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Baldwin Wallace 23, at Muskingum 20
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at Mount Union 72, Capital 14
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Rose-Hulman 44, at Manchester 13
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at Hanover 31, Bluffton 28
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Defiance 45, at Anderson 0
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at Wartburg 42, Loras 11
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Hiram 62, at Kenyon 56
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Springfield 35, at Merchant Marine 13
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Williams 27, at Middlebury 26
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at Westfield State 33, Fitchburg State 21
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Marietta 43, at Wilmington 33
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at Berry 34, Hendrix 10
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Curry 40, at Becker 0
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TCNJ 20, at Rowan 14
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at SUNY-Maritime 51, Anna Maria 15
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Salisbury 28, at Montclair State 10
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at Huntingdon 28, Maryville (Tenn.) 16
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at Austin 33, Millsaps 19
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 65, Howard Payne 0
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at Washington U. 55, Buena Vista 20
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Alma 27, at Aurora 19
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at Rockford 29, Concordia-Chicago 14
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Wisconsin Lutheran 22, at Concordia (Wis.) 19
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at Lakeland 57, Benedictine 21
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at St. Norbert 10, Chicago 0
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Concordia-Moorhead 45, at Hamline 0
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St. Olaf 22, at Augsburg 20
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Bethel 24, at Gustavus Adolphus 3
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St. John's 35, at Carleton 0
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at Eureka 30, Greenville 19
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Centre 27, at Trinity (Texas) 21
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Dubuque 42, at Nebraska Wesleyan 27
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Central 30, at Coe 19
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Lake Forest 56, at Cornell 28
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at Carthage 31, Elmhurst 8
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at Illinois Wesleyan 30, Carroll 0
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Millikin 28, at Augustana 27
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Ripon 52, at Beloit 28
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MacMurray 49, at Minnesota-Morris 13
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Macalester 21, at Lawrence 18
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at Monmouth 59, Illinois College 14
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at UW-Stevens Point 26, UW-Eau Claire 3
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Case Western Reserve 63, at Thiel 28
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at Wooster 38, Oberlin 28
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Texas Lutheran 41, at East Texas Baptist 34
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at UW-Stout 21, UW-River Falls 16
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UW-Oshkosh 28, at UW-Platteville 14
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Sewanee 34, at Birmingham-Southern 13
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at Hope 22, Adrian 3
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Linfield 49, at Lewis and Clark 14
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Whitworth 17, at Pacific Lutheran 14
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at Cal Lutheran 42, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 20
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at George Fox 58, Willamette 12
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at Pacific 35, Puget Sound 27
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Pomona-Pitzer 45, at Whittier 23
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at Western Connecticut 28, Massachusetts Maritime 21
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at St. Scholastica 56, Martin Luther 21
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at St. John Fisher 39, Utica 36
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at Heidelberg 48, Otterbein 45
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at Shenandoah 38, Bridgewater 20
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Southwestern 60, at Belhaven 31
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Hardin-Simmons 35, at Sul Ross State 10
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at Louisiana College 52, McMurry 34
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at Simpson 38, Luther 17
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at Chapman 45, Redlands 26
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 42, North Central (Ill.) 20
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at Delaware Valley 49, King's 14
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at Cortland 20, Alfred 17
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at Wesley 29, Kean 9
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Frostburg State 59, at William Paterson 7
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at Wittenberg 49, Allegheny 15
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at Brockport 48, Morrisville State 7
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Washington and Jefferson 49, at Bethany 14
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Ohio Wesleyan 16, at Wabash 13
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at Mount Union 72, Capital 14
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at Wartburg 42, Loras 11
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at Berry 34, Hendrix 10
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Springfield 35, at Merchant Marine 13
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 65, Howard Payne 0
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St. John's 35, at Carleton 0
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at Illinois Wesleyan 30, Carroll 0
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Concordia-Moorhead 45, at Hamline 0
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Case Western Reserve 63, at Thiel 28
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UW-Oshkosh 28, at UW-Platteville 14
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Linfield 49, at Lewis and Clark 14
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at George Fox 58, Willamette 12
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Hardin-Simmons 35, at Sul Ross State 10
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 42, North Central (Ill.) 20
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