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Warhawks Open WIAC Schedule at Platteville

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The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater goes on the road for its WIAC season opener against the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, with kickoff at 6:00 Thursday in Pioneer Stadium.

Won-Lost:  Whitewater is 3-0 (W 35-0 vs. Adrian College, W 70-7 vs. Dakota State University, W 37-7 vs. Campbellsville University) and Platteville is 2-1 (W 31-2 vs. Buena Vista, W 21-17 vs. Dubuque, L 51-20 vs. Wheaton)

By the Numbers:  Platteville offensive line averages 271 pounds.  The Platteville offense will start four seniors, two juniors, four sophomores, and one freshman.  The UW-P defensive line averages 249 pounds.  The defense includes four seniors, three juniors, and four sophomores.  The Whitewater offensive line averages 289 pounds.  The offense will start seven seniors, three juniors, and one sophomore.  The UW-W defensive line averages 260 pounds.  The Warhawk defense will start six seniors, four juniors, and one sophomore. 

Non-Conference Streak:  UW-W has won eleven straight non-conference games dating back to the 31-26 loss to Mount Union in the December 20 in the 2008 Stagg Bowl.

Win Streak Longest in the Nation:  You don't often mention the University of Alabama and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the same football sentence, but it applies here.  UW-W has an eighteen game win streak, through the 2009 season, dating back to the 2008 loss to Mount Union.  The win streak is the longest in NCAA football, all divisions.  The University of Alabama is also at 18 games in the BCS.  Jacksonville State is tops in the FCS with eight, and Colorado State-Pueblo leads Division II with eight.  The next longest streak in the NCAA is 17 by Boise State, and the second longest streak is ten by Ohio Northern University.

Home Streak:  Although this is not a home game, the Warhawks have won seventeen consecutive games at Perkins Stadium, dating back to a 17-16 loss to UW-Stevens Point, October 25, 2008.  UW-W will look to extend that streak when they host UW-Stout on October 9.

WIAC Streak:  UW-W has won ten consecutive games in the WIAC, dating back to a 17-16 loss to UW-Stevens Point October 25, 2008 in Perkins Stadium.

Streak Vs. Platteville:  Whitewater has won the last five times these teams have met.  It was 35-3 in 2009, 52-13 in 2008, 21-7 in 2007, 49-21 in 2006, and 63-28 in 2005.  Platteville won the 2004 meeting, in Platteville, 7-6.

Special Day:  Fans can enjoy a $10 food deal, which includes a family 4-pack of hotdogs, chips, and drinks.  There will also be interactive games and activities for kids, as well as pre-game music.  Warkhawk fans can visit http://www.uwplatt.edu/athletics/football/2010/family%20Night%20Coupon.pdf and print off a web coupon for $1 off any adult or student/child ticket to the game. 

National Polls:  UW-W is ranked first in both the AFCA and the D3football.com polls.  The Pioneers are not ranked. 

UW-W Head Coach:  Lance Leipold is in his fourth year at UW-Whitewater, his only head coaching position.  He is 45-3 (.937) during his tenure with UW-W, including a 20-1 (.952) mark in the WIAC.  The Warhawks have won Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles all three years (and five in a row) and advanced through the NCAA III playoffs to the Stagg Bowl all three years (and five in a row), winning national titles in 2007 and 2009. 

Platteville Head Coach:  Mike Emendorfer is in his twelfth season coaching the Pioneers.  He has a 39-73 record (.348) overall and is 19-58 (.247) in the WIAC.  The Pioneers have had one winning season in his previous eleven years.  In his previous eleven years at Platteville, his team broke 39 school records and ten WIAC marks.  In 2004, Emendorfer was named the WIAC Coach of the Year.  Prior to his head coaching position, Emendorfer served as the offensive coordinator for eight years at Hanover College in Indiana.  He was also the offensive coordinator at Quincy University and the passing coordinator at Grinnell College before going to Hanover. 

About the Pioneers:  The Pioneers are still a pass first offense.  UW-P averages 271.0 yards per game passing, 99.7 rushing.  Sophomore QB Nick Anderson is completing 54% of his passes for 258.7 yards per game.  He has thrown four touchdown passes and just one interception.  Anderson's athletic ability makes sure he has the ball in his hands a lot, also as the team's second leading rusher (in both attempts and total yards).  Wide receiver Darin Blaser is the leading target for Anderson, with 22 catches.  Wide receivers Paul Pridemore and Lee Vlasak,, yes UW-P uses a four wideout set, are home run threats, both averaging about 19 yards per catch.  The Pioneer defense is stingy against the run, allowing just 2.8 yards per attempt and 104.3 per game.  They have also played well against the passing, recording 12 sacks in three games.  Linebacker Nick Snyder leads with six tackles for a loss and 29 total tackles, and linebacker Broc Kundert and tackle Corey Marks have three sacks apiece. 

About the Warhawks:  UW-W is not giving up yards on the ground, allowing opponents just 45.3 per game.  That also figures out to 1.4 yards per rushing attempt, which means opponents would have to run the ball seven times to come close to a first down.  Lane Olson leads the team in tackles, sacks (3) and is second in tackles for a loss (4).  UW-W is piling up any stats because the coaching staff has used 19 players in all three games, seven more in two games, and sixteen more have seen action in one game.  That's slicing the playing time pie pretty thin, and building experience and confidence throughout the roster.  The same philosophy has been even more evident on offense, where UW-W is averaging 7.0 per rush and has already rushed for more than 1,000 yards after just three games.  The Warhawks are completing 66% of their passes, and the line has allowed just one sack.  QB Matt Blanchard has thrown for seven TD's and hasn't thrown an interception.  The three-headed running back position of Antwan Anderson (86.0/game, 6.0/carry), Levell Coppage (91.7/8.6), and Booker Stanley (103.3, 8.4) aren't the only ones benefitting from an offensive line that starts four seniors and a junior.

Platteville-Whitewater Last Year:  Whitewater won 35-3 at Perkins Stadium.  UW-W scored the first three times it had the ball and led 21-0 with more than ten minutes left in the second quarter.  Levell Coppage tied a school record with four rushing touchdowns among his 27 carries for 166 yards, and UW-W totaled 425 yards of offense, to 236 for Platteville.  Whitewater completed 22 of 25 passes, and linebacker Lane Olson had three QB sacks in the first half.  Anderson went 26-41 with two interceptions for UW-P, with Brandon Hertrampf catching seven for 59 yards.  Adam Brandes led Warhawk receivers with six receptions for 93 yards.  

Follow the Warhawks:  The game will be carried by long-time partner WKCH radio, 106.5 FM.  It will also be simultaneously broadcast on ESPNMilwaukee.com (540 AM) and ESPNMadison.com (100.5 FM).  Each station's website and the UW-W athletics site (www.uwwsports.com) will stream the broadcast.

Coming Up:  UW-W will return home to take on UW-Stout on Saturday, October 9 with a 3:00 kickoff in Perkins Stadium.  It is Family Day sponsored by Qdoba Mexican Grill. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office in the Connor University Center during the week, and at the gate on game day.  Call 262-472-2222 for ticket information.

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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