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Thunder Advance in Tournament

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GREENCASTLE, Ind.  - Trine ( AFCA #8/d3football.com 14th) scored four first-quarter touchdowns but had to hold on to oust Depauw 45-35 in the first round of the NCAA Division III football playoffs Saturday.

Depauw (18th AFCA) advanced to Trine's 26 yard-line, before the Thunder ended the threat late in the fourth quarter.  Brandon Killingbeck (Poneto, Ind./Southern Wells) picked off a Depauw pass with three-minutes remaining and preserved the 45-35 win.

Trine finished with 419 yards of total offense, including 80 yards on the ground. Depauw finished with 437 yards.

Eric Watt (Kentland, Ind./South Newton) connected on 20-of-30 passing for 339 yards with three touchdowns.  Watt also ran eight times for 38 yards and one touchdown.  Ja Vontae Hence (Elkhart, Ind./Concord) finished with eight receptions for 169 yards and two scores, including a 59-yard aerial that put Trine up 35-28.

After falling behind 27-7, the host Tigers rallied scoring 21 unanswered points to take a 28-27 lead with 5:08 to play in the third quarter.  Trine (11-0, 6-0 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) sealed the win outscoring Depauw 19-7 in the final 17 minutes.

Jacob Vance (Fenton, Mich/Lake Fenton) tallied seven stops. Aaron Selking  (Decatur, Ind./Adams Central) had six tackles and a sack.  Killingbeck (Poneto, Ind./Southern Wells) and Andrew Pickford (Adrian, Mich./Sand Creek) both recorded five tackles and key second-half interceptions.

The Thunder will now travel to top-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater, the defending national champ, Saturday November 27 at Noon (Central). The Warhawks advanced with a 52-21 win over Franklin.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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Final
at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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Final
at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
Final
at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
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