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James Chambers, right, ran for two touchdowns in the overtime sessions as St. John Fisher got its first win.
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In some places it was lightning. Elsewhere, it was standing water on the field. And in western New York, it was just a bunch of overtimes. There were a number of long games in Week 7 in Division III, and it's likely nobody was happier to have the waiting end than St. John Fisher, which defeated Utica 39-36 in five overtimes to pick up its first win of the season.

Maki Medici hit four overtime field goals for Utica, helping the Pioneers continue to extend the game, including a long of 39 yards in the fifth overtime. But St. John Fisher, which completed just five of 19 passes, kept the ball on the ground in the final extra session and James Chambers found his way to the end zone on a 10-yard run to get the winning score and set off the celebration. The Cardinals entered the day 0-6, including three losses to teams currently in the D3football.com Top 25. 

A simple one-overtime game seems easy by comparison, and for Plymouth State it surely was, as the Panthers continued their surprising season by knocking off Framingham State 16-13 in overtime. Framingham's first loss came at the foot of Jeremy Martin, who connected from 22 yards in overtime for the winning margin. Zakery Walker completed 34 of 47 passes but the Plymouth State defense merely bent. Plymouth State improved to 5-1, 3-1 in the MASCAC.

In a game delayed multiple times by weather, Millikin was able to get a good snap, hold and kick with 61 seconds left and win 28-27 at Augustana with a 27-yard field goal by Ben Spelman, the first field goal of his collegiate career. The contest, which took on the order of five hours to complete, saw Augustana respond with two big plays to get down to the 5-yard line, but after being knocked back by a penalty, a 40-yard field goal attempt with two seconds left sailed wide right. At the time of one fourth-quarter interruption, Millikin (5-1, 3-1 CCIW) trailed 27-19. But Nicco Stepina found Jordan Smith for a 27-yard touchdown with 7:33 left in the game, and hit Gerald Perry for two big plays -- his only two catches of the day -- on the final scoring drive, which covered 67 yards on 11 plays. Augustana, which had led 20-7, fell to 1-6, 1-4.

Williams' surprising season continues as well, as freshman quarterback Bobby Maimaron ran for a touchdown and threw for two, this one on the final play of the game to lift the Ephs past Middlebury 27-26.

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TCNJ picked up its first win of the season as well, and its first under head coach Corey Goff, with a 20-14 win at archrival Rowan. The Lions scored the first 20 points and the defense held on just long enough for the win. Rowan, which started the season 3-0, has lost three in a row and managed just 245 yards of offense. Trevor Osler went 25-of-32 passing for 340 yards and three touchdowns in the win for TCNJ.

John Carroll continues to slide, falling to 3-3 after Ohio Northern won 27-20 in double overtime. A week after rushing for 407 yards vs. Capital, Christiaan Williams followed up with 212 yards on 31 carries for the Polar Bears. ONU drove into JCU territory four times with the game tied in the fourth quarter, but were not able to score. Sacks forced punts on the first and third trips and a missed 50-yard field goal thwarted the second opportunity. On its fourth possession, Ohio Northern drove to the JCU 7-yard line with nine seconds left in the game but missed a 24-yard field goal wide left which sent the game into overtime.

Down 17-7 as the fourth quarter approached, DePauw scored the final 19 points of the game and rallied to defeat Denison 26-17. The win lifted the Tigers to 6-0, the second time they've done so since Bill Lynch returned as head coach of the program in 2013.

Sewanee equaled its win total of the past three seasons combined, picking up its third victory of the season in a 34-13 win at Birmingham-Southern. The Tigers scored 24 unanswered points to break open a 7-7 game. Corey Creeger threw for 117 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 212 yards and another score as Maine Maritime picked up its first win of the season in impressive fashion, defeating Coast Guard 34-16. The Mariners intercepted three passes and sacked Bears quarterback Ryan Jones five times in the win. Huntingdon won its sixth game in a row after a Week 1 loss, defeating Maryville 28-16.

Tucker Newman picked off three passes as Union had an easy time of it in a 27-0 win at Rochester. In the past week, Yellowjackets coach Scott Greene announced he was stepping down at the end of the season and one of his former assistants, Dan Kyle, filed a lawsuit against the school over comments a spokeswoman made in a story on ESPN's Outside the Lines. The story was regarding the robbery and torture of two former Rochester players in retaliation for an assault comitted by former Yellow Jackets linebacker Isaiah Smith. Union improved to 6-1.

Southwestern became the latest team to rack up big numbers vs. Belhaven, as the Pirates picked up 689 yards in a 60-31 win. Frederick Hover threw for 211 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 201 yards and two more.

Oct. 19: All times Eastern
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Martin Luther 21, at Northwestern (Minn.) 6
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at Stevenson 33, Wilkes 21
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at RPI 31, Hobart 24
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at MIT 13, Coast Guard 0
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Norwich 15, at Maine Maritime 7
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at Moravian 31, Juniata 14
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at Dean 53, Gallaudet 21
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Endicott 45, at Becker 13
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Frostburg State 24, at Montclair State 17
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SUNY-Maritime 68, at Castleton 41
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at Trinity (Texas) 28, Sewanee 14
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Johns Hopkins 51, at Gettysburg 14
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N.C. Wesleyan 29, at Brevard 21
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at Misericordia 37, FDU-Florham 33
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Union 29, at St. Lawrence 7
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at Ithaca 28, Rochester 3
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at Colby 23, Hamilton 21
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at Middlebury 35, Bates 34
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Trinity (Conn.) 48, at Bowdoin 6
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Springfield 23, at Catholic 11
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Amherst 33, at Wesleyan 3
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at Plymouth State 17, Massachusetts Maritime 14
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at Husson 54, Anna Maria 14
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TCNJ 13, at Kean 8
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Carnegie Mellon 41, at Thiel 7
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Salve Regina 30, at Curry 21
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King's 37, at Albright 26
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Trine 31, at Finlandia 0
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Susquehanna 41, at Ursinus 35
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Delaware Valley 52, at Lebanon Valley 7
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at Western New England 70, University of New England 13
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Franklin and Marshall 35, at Dickinson 14
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at Wittenberg 38, DePauw 23
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at Emory and Henry 52, Shenandoah 50
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at Wabash 32, Oberlin 7
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at Westminster (Pa.) 27, Washington and Jefferson 20
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at Hampden-Sydney 38, Guilford 35
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at Randolph-Macon 44, Bridgewater 41
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Cortland 56, at Hartwick 3
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at Denison 27, Ohio Wesleyan 10
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Waynesburg 12, at St. Vincent 10
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Salisbury 33, at Southern Virginia 0
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at Methodist 42, Greensboro 6
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Christopher Newport 39, at William Paterson 10
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Albion 49, at Adrian 42
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Thomas More 35, at St. Scholastica 0
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at Westminster (Mo.) 25, Minnesota-Morris 7
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Lake Forest 24, at Grinnell 0
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at Greenville 41, Crown 14
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at Merchant Marine 25, WPI 24
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at John Carroll 27, Marietta 24
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at Tufts 28, Williams 21
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Ohio Northern 49, at Capital 46
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Baldwin Wallace 35, at Wilmington 33
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at Mount Union 54, Heidelberg 0
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at Lycoming 52, Alvernia 0
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at Rose-Hulman 44, Anderson 6
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at Franklin 64, Earlham 20
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Hanover 48, at Manchester 14
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Mount St. Joseph 20, at Defiance 0
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at Utica 30, Alfred 22
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Maryville (Tenn.) 37, at LaGrange 17
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Framingham State 27, at Westfield State 2
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Morrisville State 35, at St. John Fisher 7
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at Muskingum 21, Otterbein 14
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at Berry 28, Millsaps 21
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at Muhlenberg 42, McDaniel 18
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at Rowan 28, Wesley 27
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at Wooster 28, Hiram 21
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Allegheny 54, at Kenyon 10
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at Nebraska Wesleyan 23, Luther 15
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Wheaton (Ill.) 20, at Augustana 3
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at Eureka 50, Benedictine 20
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Mary Hardin-Baylor 49, at Belhaven 0
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at Hardin-Simmons 58, Texas Lutheran 14
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Chicago 63, at Beloit 0
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at Concordia (Wis.) 45, Concordia-Chicago 34
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Aurora 25, at Rockford 7
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at Bethel 41, Concordia-Moorhead 13
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Lakeland 38, at Wisconsin Lutheran 12
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at St. John's 57, St. Olaf 7
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at Gustavus Adolphus 42, Augsburg 0
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Dubuque 38, at Buena Vista 7
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North Central (Ill.) 26, at Carthage 14
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at Ripon 58, Macalester 34
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at Monmouth 51, Cornell 0
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at Simpson 38, Loras 33
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at Knox 20, Illinois College 6
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UW-Stout 31, at UW-Stevens Point 27
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Millikin 14, at Elmhurst 13
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at MacMurray 20, Iowa Wesleyan 13
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UW-Eau Claire 40, at UW-Platteville 16
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at St. Thomas 68, Carleton 0
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at Mass-Dartmouth 41, Worcester State 27
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at Wartburg 47, Central 20
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at UW-Oshkosh 24, UW-La Crosse 13
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at UW-Whitewater 44, UW-River Falls 7
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at Birmingham-Southern 47, Austin 35
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Centre 41, at Rhodes 14
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at Carroll 23, North Park 0
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at Kalamazoo 17, Alma 10
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at Pacific Lutheran 33, Willamette 20
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at Brockport 65, Buffalo State 7
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at Averett 45, Huntingdon 17
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Washington and Lee 38, at Ferrum 35
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at Pacific 54, Lewis and Clark 22
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Redlands 35, at La Verne 17
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Whitworth 47, at Puget Sound 13
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Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 27, at Occidental 7
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Linfield 14, at George Fox 0
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at Hope 35, Olivet 30
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21 Bridgewater State
14 Western Connecticut
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14 Case Western Reserve
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Howard Payne at Sul Ross State
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East Texas Baptist at Louisiana College
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21 Illinois Wesleyan
7 Washington U.
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St. Norbert at Lawrence
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Whittier at Pomona-Pitzer
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Chapman at Cal Lutheran
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Frostburg State 24, at Montclair State 17
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at RPI 31, Hobart 24
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Trine 31, at Finlandia 0
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at Wittenberg 38, DePauw 23
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at Westminster (Pa.) 27, Washington and Jefferson 20
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Delaware Valley 52, at Lebanon Valley 7
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Johns Hopkins 51, at Gettysburg 14
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at Mount Union 54, Heidelberg 0
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at John Carroll 27, Marietta 24
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at Berry 28, Millsaps 21
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at Rowan 28, Wesley 27
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at Muhlenberg 42, McDaniel 18
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Wheaton (Ill.) 20, at Augustana 3
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Mary Hardin-Baylor 49, at Belhaven 0
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at St. John's 57, St. Olaf 7
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at Hardin-Simmons 58, Texas Lutheran 14
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North Central (Ill.) 26, at Carthage 14
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at St. Thomas 68, Carleton 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 24, UW-La Crosse 13
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at UW-Whitewater 44, UW-River Falls 7
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at Brockport 65, Buffalo State 7
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Whitworth 47, at Puget Sound 13
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Linfield 14, at George Fox 0
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14 Case Western Reserve
0 Geneva
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21 Illinois Wesleyan
7 Washington U.
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