November 9, 2013

Roundup: ODAC race down to pair of archrivals

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Hampden-Sydney and Randolph-Macon remained tied for first in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, setting up a rivalry game showdown for the conference title next week. 

Hampden-Sydney defeated Washington and Lee 35-22 behind three rushing touchdowns and two passing scores from Nash Nance, while Randolph-Macon drove 75 yards in the closing minutes to defeat Bridgewater (Va.) 35-34. Catholic defeated Guilford 38-29, knocking the Quakers out of the three-way tie for the ODAC lead.

More games will be mentioned in our playoff clinchers story, so check that out for teams that have punched their ticket to the Field of 32.

Texas Lutheran came into the day 7-0 and a near-lock for a Pool B playoff spot, and came out of it scorched by Hardin-Simmons, 73-44. The Cowboys jumped all over the Bulldogs early, with consecutive safeties part of a 28-3 first quarter. The Bulldogs made it interesting in the third quarter, drawing to 45-34 when quarterback Brent Peavy capped a 12-play drive with a 1-yard score, and Ty Johnson intercepted an HSU pass and took it back 37 yards for a touchdown. But Josh Christian hit Trei Lewis with a 74-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth, and the Cowboys (4-5) kept pouring it on. HSU's Tevin Mitchell finished with 177 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

Framingham State scored in the final minute to beat Bridgewater State, 35-28, and remain in the Pool B playoff picture. Mike Duran fell on a fumble in the end zone at the end of an 18-play drive to give Bridgewater State at 28-27 lead. A short kickoff and 23-yard return allowed Framingham State to feed Melikke van Alstyne -- the star running back had a catch and four carries, the last a 9-yarder with 29 seconds left to give the Rams the win. Wash U stayed in the Pool B conversation as well, rolling over Case Western Reserve 29-0.

Trinity (Conn.) rushed for 249 yards and limited Wesleyan to 270 total in a 40-10 win that prevented the Cardinals from finishing 8-0 for the first time since 1970. The result left three teams atop the NESCAC with 7-1 marks: Wesleyan; Amherst, which beat Williams, 20-7, in the 128th meeting of the longest-running rivalry in D-III; and Middlebury, which beat Tufts, 52-10, sending the Jumbos to their 31st loss in a row, and third consecutive 0-8 season. Bowdoin capped its win in the 125th Bowdoin-Colby game with a crazy ending. Bowdoin scored on a Hail Mary with three seconds left, then gave up a blocked kick return for a defensive two-point conversion, leading 26-22. When Colby tried to lateral its way to the end zone, Bowdoin intercepted a lateral and sprinted to the end zone with a 32-22 win.

Wartburg remained in line for the IIAC title, as Michael Bohlke's fourth quarter field goal stood up in a 16-14 win vs. Central. Simpson was unable to remain tied for the lead, as Bobby Brown ran for a 4-yard touchdown as time expired to lift Buena Vista past the Storm

Albion forced three turnovers and kept Adrian out of the end zone in a 13-0 win that set up a showdown with idle Hope for the MIAA title and AQ next Saturday.

Rowan's 33-yard touchdown pass just before the half was all the scoring it needed in a 7-6 win over Kean. The Cougars kicked two fourth-quarter field goals, but the Bill McCarty-to-Ed Eisenhart connection as time ran out in the second quarter kept the Profs atop the NJAC and in control of their playoff fates.

Salve Regina pulled away from Coast Guard in the second half of a 25-14 win, setting up their showdown with Endicott for the New England Football Conference title. Endicott defeated Western New England 38-21 to hold up its end of the bargain.

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at Bridgewater State 34, Fitchburg State 25
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Christopher Newport 17, at TCNJ 0
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at Hobart 27, Union 23
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at Thomas More 20, Carnegie Mellon 16
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at Massachusetts Maritime 32, Worcester State 14
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at Endicott 37, Nichols 0
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MIT 30, at Maine Maritime 13
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at Buffalo State 40, Morrisville State 24
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at Salve Regina 48, Coast Guard 10
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St. Lawrence 20, at RPI 14
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at Framingham State 23, Western Connecticut 17
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at Montclair State 21, Rowan 14
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at Stevenson 54, FDU-Florham 15
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at Trinity (Conn.) 38, Bates 7
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at Western New England 59, Curry 28
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at Utica 24, Cortland 13
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Colby 9, at Williams 7
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at Middlebury 40, Bowdoin 3
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at Amherst 34, Hamilton 0
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Kean 24, at William Paterson 13
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at DePauw 66, Hiram 17
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Franklin and Marshall 45, at Juniata 22
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at Kenyon 31, Allegheny 7
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Salisbury 35, at Southern Virginia 0
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Albright 20, at Delaware Valley 17
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Lycoming 28, at Misericordia 24
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at Plymouth State 30, Mass-Dartmouth 14
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at Husson 35, Alfred State 0
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at Springfield 28, WPI 23
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at Moravian 24, Dickinson 10
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at Denison 45, Wooster 7
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at Wittenberg 24, Wabash 14
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at St. Vincent 57, Grove City 32
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at Susquehanna 55, Gettysburg 40
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at King's 21, Lebanon Valley 17
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at Alfred 20, Ithaca 6
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at Widener 25, Wilkes 23
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at McDaniel 30, Ursinus 27
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at Muskingum 28, Marietta 10
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at Minnesota-Morris 28, Iowa Wesleyan 27
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at John Carroll 42, Heidelberg 14
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Ohio Northern 16, at Otterbein 10
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Case Western Reserve 35, at Waynesburg 7
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at Franklin 44, Bluffton 38
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Rose-Hulman 23, at Defiance 15
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at Centre 49, Chicago 27
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at Mount St. Joseph 38, Manchester 19
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Hanover 49, at Anderson 25
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at Merchant Marine 55, Rochester 7
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Johns Hopkins 30, at Muhlenberg 24
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Concordia-Chicago 42, at Maranatha Baptist 10
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Washington U. 36, at Birmingham-Southern 21
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UW-Platteville 56, at Lakeland 0
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at Northwestern (Minn.) 38, Martin Luther 20
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at Eureka 28, MacMurray 13
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at Westminster (Mo.) 35, Greenville 14
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Dubuque 30, at Luther 17
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Monmouth 52, at Lake Forest 6
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St. Thomas 33, at St. John's 21
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at Augsburg 49, Carleton 17
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Bethel 44, at St. Olaf 7
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at Hamline 42, Gustavus Adolphus 40
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at UW-Whitewater 35, Morningside 21
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at Hardin-Simmons 48, Texas Lutheran 38
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at UW-River Falls 42, Southwestern 22
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Simpson 17, at Buena Vista 9
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at St. Scholastica 49, Crown 13
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Cornell 46, at Beloit 41
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at Carthage 27, Augustana 24
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Coe 48, at Nebraska Wesleyan 17
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at Wartburg 56, Finlandia 0
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 10, Elmhurst 6
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Hendrix 42, at Millsaps 14
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Illinois Wesleyan 45, at North Park 10
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at Macalester 34, Grinnell 0
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at Ripon 33, Knox 19
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Illinois College 40, at Lawrence 15
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UW-Oshkosh 77, at Morthland College (Ill.) 0
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Central 42, at Loras 34
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at Geneva 35, Thiel 27
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UW-Eau Claire 40, at Wisconsin Lutheran 14
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St. John Fisher 42, at Brockport 38
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UW-Stevens Point 44, at Adrian 19
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UW-La Crosse 41, at Carroll 7
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at Berry 41, Sewanee 3
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Westminster (Pa.) 38, at Bethany 9
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Ohio Wesleyan 29, at Oberlin 16
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at Tufts 17, Wesleyan 14
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Mount Union 49, at Baldwin Wallace 7
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at Capital 35, Wilmington 21
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at Southwestern Assemblies 23, Austin 17
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at North Central (Ill.) 42, Millikin 7
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at Thomas More 20, Carnegie Mellon 16
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at Hobart 27, Union 23
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Christopher Newport 17, at TCNJ 0
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at Wittenberg 24, Wabash 14
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Salisbury 35, at Southern Virginia 0
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Albright 20, at Delaware Valley 17
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at Utica 24, Cortland 13
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at Stevenson 54, FDU-Florham 15
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at Franklin 44, Bluffton 38
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Johns Hopkins 30, at Muhlenberg 24
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St. Thomas 33, at St. John's 21
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at UW-Whitewater 35, Morningside 21
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at Hardin-Simmons 48, Texas Lutheran 38
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 10, Elmhurst 6
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UW-Platteville 56, at Lakeland 0
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UW-Oshkosh 77, at Morthland College (Ill.) 0
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Central 42, at Loras 34
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St. John Fisher 42, at Brockport 38
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Mount Union 49, at Baldwin Wallace 7
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at North Central (Ill.) 42, Millikin 7
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