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Holiday weekend full of second-round turkeys

Rajon Hall's interception
Rajon Hall intercepted Broc Rutter on North Central's first drive of the second half to help UW-Oshkosh maintain a big third-quarter lead.
Photo by Larry Radloff, d3photography.com
 

Blown out

None of the second-round playoff games were particularly close as the fourth quarter started, and if Berry hadn't scored with 4:40 left, it would have been three-TD games all around.

Winner Margin
Wartburg 42
Mount Union 29
Mary Hardin-Baylor 24
Frostburg State 23
Delaware Valley 22
Brockport 21
UW-Oshkosh 21
St. Thomas 16
Average 24.75

Mount Union, Brockport, Frostburg State and Delaware Valley each pulled away in the third quarter, while Wartburg and UW-Oshkosh did so in the second quarter in a playoff second round that featured blowouts all over the bracket. 

In a game of runs, it was the last run that made the difference, as Brockport scored 28 second-half points to make it look easy in a 49-28 win vs. Wesley. Brockport scored on a Terry McDonald interception return for a touchdown and a fumble recovery by Austin Dean to put up back-to-back scores in the third quarter and help create some breathing room. Joe Germinerio was 30-for-38 passing for 292 yards and three touchdowns for the Golden Eagles.

Wesley got on the board first with an 82-yard touchdown pass from Khaaliq Burroughs to Alex Kemp just over a minute and a half into the game. Brockport scored the next three, including two on short runs by Tyree Brown, taking a 21-7 lead, but Wesley scored on an 81-yard drive to cut it to 21-14. Mike Sabino sacked Germinerio and forced a fumble late in the second half to set up a 3-yard drive to tie the game before Brockport put the game away with the defensive scores in the third quarter.

Delaware Valley handled Husson 37-15 to advance to the national quarterfinals for the third time in program history. Aggies quarterback DeShawn Darden three for 319 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another, while Dan Allen hauled in two scores and 100 yards.

The Aggies took a 19-0 lead and held Husson to 2 yards rushing in the first half. The Eagles got on the scoreboard quickly with a 71-yard touchdown drive, capped by John Smith’s 31st rushing TD of the year. But DVU answered immediately with a long kick return by LaQuille Nesbitt that set up his own touchdown run to push the lead back to 25-7. On Husson’s next possession Jalen Mayes intercepted Cory Brandon and returned it 22 yards for the score.

John Smith finished with 161 yards on 31 carries, but Delaware Valley intercepted Husson four times. The Aggies have 11 interceptions in the last three games.

For the second consecutive week, Frostburg State went on the road and stunned the home team. This week, the Bobcats once again controlled the pace of the game thanks to their rushing attack and stifling defense in a 46-23 win at Washington & Jefferson.

Frostburg State rushed for 248 yards, led by Gavin Lavat's 147 yards and touchdown on 16 carries. Jamaal Morant added 86 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. Connor Cox was intercepted three times, but also passed for two touchdowns. One of those picks came on a desperation heave on the last snap of the first half.

The teams exchanged scores on their opening drives of both the first and second halves. But Frostburg State took control early, intercepting three passes and recovering a fumble. Vince Persichetti's long interception return snuffed out a W&J drive and led to an easy field goal for the Bobcats. Frostburg State was never seriously challenged after that and advances to the quarterfinals against Mount Union. This team becomes the first in program history to win multiple playoff games and sets a program record with win No. 11 on the season. 

Trine fumbled the ball three times in a span of seven touches in the first quarter and Wartburg rolled out to a 28-0 lead one play into the second quarter, then cruised to a 49-7 win. Gagliardi Trophy semifinalist Matt Sacia was an efficient 15-for-18 passing for 236 yards and three touchdowns.

As part of the crazy first quarter, Trine fumbled on a third-down play and Wartburg advanced the ball before fumbing it again. With a fresh set of downs, Trine's Lamar Carswell fumbled the ball away four plays later and Wartburg converted it into a touchdown on a pass to tight end Lee Bonifas. The Thunder fumbled the ensuing kickoff as well, as Jake Kloft ripped the ball out of the hands of the Trine return man and ran it 30 yards for the score.  

"We caused 39 turnovers this year but caused zero today," said Trine coach Troy Abbs. "They were fast and they executed better than we did."

Connor Schrader ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries for the Knights. Evan Wyse, the Gagliardi semifinalist at quarterback for Trine, was 4-for-11 with two interceptions as Trine turned the ball over six times.

Mary Hardin-Baylor blocked a punt on Linfield's first possession of the game and turned it into a touchdown and the Cru defense held Linfield without a first down for the first 26 minutes of the game in a 24-0 win. Linfield's biggest drive came after a stop to open the third quarter, in which Wyatt Smith completed a 27-yard pass on fourth-and-4 to keep the drive alive. But the Cru defense came up with four stops after the Wildcats had first-and-goal from the 3, and UMHB drove 99 yards in six plays going the other direction to put the game away.

Carl Robinson completed 18 of 27 passes for 227 yards and a touchdown and ran for 46 yards and another score in a battle of freshman quarterbacks. Smith finished 20-for-31 passing for 182 yards and an interception. Ajay Fanene had a pair of sacks and Tevin Jones had 16 tackles to lead the Cru defensively. It's the second consecutive season that Linfield ended its season 9-2, with all four losses coming to UMHB, three on the road.

Mount Union allowed a rushing touchdown for the first time all season, but scored on an interception return and Jared Ruth and Justin Hill caught two touchdown passes apiece in a 45-16 win vs. Case Western Reserve. The Purple Raiders defense intercepted Rob Cuda three times and kept everyone other than receiver Justin Phan in check. (Phan had 12 catches for 169 yards.) Gabe Brown broke up five passes to help hold Cuda to 17-for-43 passing. Jawanza Evans-Morris and Josh Petruccelli combined for 198 yards rushing on 27 carries in the win.

UW-Oshkosh built a 35-7 lead and extended it to 42-7 in the third quarter, holding on to defeat North Central 42-21 to return to the national quarterfinals. Brett Kasper, a Gagliardi Trophy semifinalist, completed 18 of 24 passes for 276 and six touchdowns, two apiece to Sam Mentkowski and Dom Todarello, in the win. Oshkosh will host Wartburg in the quarterfinal round on Saturday, Dec. 2. 

St. Thomas shut down the Berry running game but could not put the Vikings away, as Mason Kinsey caught 10 passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns. But Gabe Green had a big day for the Tommies, with eight catches for 128 yards and two scores, and Josh Parks and Stephen Wagner scored a touchdown apiece on the ground in the 28-13 win. St. Thomas will travel to UMHB for the quarterfinals. The Tommies (11-1) ran a school-record 97 plays for 480 yards, including 198 rushing yards and 282 in the air, and had a season-best 41:07 time of possession. The win snapped Berry's 16-game winning streak.

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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34 Hanover
14 Manchester
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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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at Western Connecticut 50, Bridgewater State 48
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Case Western Reserve 27, at Geneva 14
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at Sul Ross State 28, Howard Payne 27
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East Texas Baptist 48, at Louisiana College 27
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Illinois Wesleyan 27, at Washington U. 21
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St. Norbert 46, at Lawrence 0
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at Pomona-Pitzer 42, Whittier 17
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Chapman 33, at Cal Lutheran 29
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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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Case Western Reserve 27, at Geneva 14
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Illinois Wesleyan 27, at Washington U. 21
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