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Albion's Second Half Rally Falls Short

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INDIANAPOLIS – Albion College scored touchdowns on consecutive possessions in the second half to pull within two scores and it drove deep into Butler University territory on its last possession, but the Britons were not able to recover from a sizeable halftime deficit. Albion opened the season with a 31-17 loss.

Albion controlled the ball for nearly 20 minutes in the second half. Clinton Orr, who finished with 85 yards on 24 carries, scored the Britons' first touchdown on a 2-yard plunge late in the third quarter. Spencer Krauss hooked up with Brian Spencer for a 16-yard score with 12 minutes to play.

Albion was looking to pull within a touchdown late in the fourth. Krauss completed a 12-yard strike to J.C. Cruse and two throws to Zach Brewer for 34 yards and a pass interference penalty helped the Britons move the ball to the Butler 16. The drive bogged down, Albion turned the ball over on downs and Butler went on to kill the remaining 3:56.

"We played a lot of young players and it took them a while to get used to the tempo of the collegiate game," Head Coach Craig Rundle, '74, said. "I like our team. The guys calmed down at halftime and responded well."

Krauss completed 21 passes for 189 yards. Brewer, Cruse, and Wes Dolen caught five passes apiece, while Spencer finished with four receptions.

Linebackers John Lesinski and Tony Brown led the defense with 12 and 8 tackles, respectively. Brown's interception on the first play of the fourth quarter set up Albion's final score.

Albion will take the field against Wheaton College, ranked eighth in D3football.com's preseason poll, next Saturday.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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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
St. Thomas at Berry
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12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Nov. 17: All times Eastern
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Merchant Marine 35, at Buffalo State 20
@ Newark, Del.
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Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
@ Newark, Del.
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at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
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Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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Final
at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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Final
at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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Final
at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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Final
Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Final
at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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Final
at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
@ Newark, Del.
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at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Stevenson at Alfred
@ University of Delaware
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