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Mount Union takes familiar road to Salem

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Kyle Miller
All-Region tight end Kyle Miller got Mount Union on the board early.

Sophomore quarterback Matt Piloto completed 17 of 32 passes for 335 yards and four touchdowns, leading the No. 2 Mount Union football team to the Stagg Bowl with its 34-14 win over 14th-ranked Bethel in an NCAA semifinal on Saturday at Mount Union Stadium.

The Purple Raiders will compete in the national championship game for the sixth consecutive year and 14th time in their history. They will take on top-ranked UW-Whitewater, 27-7 winners over No. 3 Wesley, next Saturday at Salem Stadium in Salem, Va.

Senior wide receiver Cecil Shorts III and sophomore wide receiver Jasper Collins were a key target for Piloto, who entered the game in relief of fellow sophomore quarterback Neal Seaman, who left the game with an apparent leg injury in the first quarter.

Shorts had four catches for 165 yards and one touchdown, including the go-ahead 80-yard score.

Collins finished with seven grabs for 82 yards and two touchdowns, which were the first two of his collegiate career.

Bethel (12-2) struck first on the scoreboard by turning a Purple Raider turnover into seven point

Royal defensive back Ethan Anderson intercepted a Seaman pass on the Raiders' first possession and carried the ball to Mount Union's 2-yard line. Seaman never returned.

Two plays later, Bethel quarterback Josh Aakre scored on a 1-yard run, giving the visitors their only lead.

The Raiders were unable to come up with an immediate answer, suffering three consecutive three-and-outs, before tying the score at 7-7 early in the second quarter. Piloto capped a seven-play, 68-yard drive, with a 25-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Kyle Miller.

Mount Union took the lead on a one-play, 80-yard burst, which consisted of a Piloto-to-Shorts hookup.

Sophomore kicker Tyler Almeida connected for a 24-yard field goal and Piloto found sophomore Collins with a 25-yard touchdown pass, helping the hosts to a 24-7 halftime lead.

The Raiders tacked on 10 insurance points in the third quarter, courtesy of a 23-yard boot by Almeida and a 7-yard touchdown pass from Piloto to Collins.

Bethel's final points came with 1:37 left as Logan Flannery scored on a 5-yard touchdown run.

Oct. 20: All times Eastern
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at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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at Framingham State 29, Westfield State 14
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Moravian 20, at Juniata 17
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at Salve Regina 41, Endicott 14
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at Thomas More 63, St. Vincent 13
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3 Hobart
7 Union
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24 Colby
20 Hamilton
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0 William Paterson
14 Christopher Newport
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10 St. John Fisher
28 Ithaca
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21 Kenyon
19 Allegheny
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21 SUNY-Maritime
13 Mount Ida
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43 Middlebury
7 Bates
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14 Catholic
68 Springfield
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19 Wesleyan
16 Amherst
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7 Bowdoin
56 Trinity (Conn.)
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35 Husson
7 Gallaudet
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21 Wabash
14 Oberlin
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12 Buffalo State
20 Utica
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7 Ohio Northern
6 Muskingum
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3 Montclair State
34 Frostburg State
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3 Rowan
27 Wesley
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16 Albright
12 Stevenson
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52 Wittenberg
3 DePauw
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28 Alma
21 Albion
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20 Shenandoah
38 Guilford
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33 Plymouth State
14 Massachusetts Maritime
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44 Wooster
18 Hiram
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36 Washington and Lee
6 Hampden-Sydney
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20 Alfred State
30 Anna Maria
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28 Bridgewater
23 Emory and Henry
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7 Wilkes
28 FDU-Florham
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10 Lebanon Valley
0 Misericordia
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7 Rochester
27 St. Lawrence
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6 RPI
7 Alfred
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10 Nichols
39 Curry
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0 Southern Virginia
42 Salisbury
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10 Ferrum
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7 Ursinus
21 Susquehanna
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27 Cortland
20 Morrisville State
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14 Hope
50 Trine
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27 Trinity (Texas)
21 Sewanee
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21 Wartburg
7 Luther
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0 Dickinson
49 Franklin and Marshall
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13 Tufts
7 Williams
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56 Mount Union
0 Wilmington
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20 MIT
7 Coast Guard
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7 Maine Maritime
14 Norwich
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7 Heidelberg
24 Marietta
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14 Franklin
9 Rose-Hulman
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38 John Carroll
7 Capital
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14 Bluffton
20 Manchester
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40 Mount St. Joseph
13 Anderson
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3 Greensboro
45 LaGrange
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13 Mass-Dartmouth
21 Worcester State
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25 Muhlenberg
6 McDaniel
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24 Western New England
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7 Methodist
19 Maryville (Tenn.)
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10 Kalamazoo
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21 Westminster (Pa.)
13 Washington and Jefferson
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21 Benedictine
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14 Austin
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10 Mary Hardin-Baylor
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16 UW-Stout
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0 Illinois Wesleyan
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14 Nebraska Wesleyan
13 Buena Vista
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0 Wisconsin Lutheran
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13 Aurora
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17 Concordia-Chicago
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7 St. Olaf
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41 St. John's
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10 Augsburg
21 Concordia-Moorhead
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7 Greenville
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16 Texas Lutheran
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49 Lake Forest
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7 Merchant Marine
24 WPI
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21 Hanover
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21 Chicago
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Occidental at Pomona-Pitzer
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at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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3 Rowan
27 Wesley
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3 Montclair State
34 Frostburg State
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52 Wittenberg
3 DePauw
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14 Catholic
68 Springfield
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21 Wartburg
7 Luther
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56 Mount Union
0 Wilmington
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7 Heidelberg
24 Marietta
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21 Westminster (Pa.)
13 Washington and Jefferson
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19 Hardin-Simmons
16 Texas Lutheran
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0 Belhaven
10 Mary Hardin-Baylor
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36 St. Thomas
0 Hamline
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7 Gustavus Adolphus
41 St. John's
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10 Carthage
0 Illinois Wesleyan
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10 Augsburg
21 Concordia-Moorhead
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10 Berry
0 Millsaps
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21 UW-Platteville
0 UW-Eau Claire
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0 Augustana
0 North Central (Ill.)
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Hartwick at Brockport
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George Fox at Linfield
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Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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