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Choctaws Fall to Division II West Alabama, 41-3

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LIVINGSTON, Ala. - The Mississippi College football team came up short in a 41-3 loss to Division II West Alabama Saturday night at Tiger Stadium.

The Tigers (2-1) got things going early with two drives of 79 yards or more and took a 14-0 lead into the second quarter.

The Choctaws (1-2) would bow their neck defensively from there, only allowing 13 points in the second quarter to trail 27-0 at halftime.  Juniors Keith Villafranco and Stephen Miner each forced turnovers in the frame.

To open the second half, MC came out of the gate and put points on the board with a 42-yard field goal by senior Chris Campbell.  After the score, Miner picked off his second pass of the season and returned the ball to the West Alabama 21-yard line.  The Tigers stepped up defensively and forced a missed field goal by the Choctaws.

After a solid punt return by Malik Lofton, the Tigers would push the lead to 34-3 to end the 3rd quarter on a run by sophomore quarterback Kyle Caldwell.

The Tigers used their size and strength up front to rush for 353 yards on 51 carries, led by Matt Willis with 101 yards.

Freshman Denzel Dabon led the Choctaws with 47 yards on 17 carries in his collegiate debut.

Miner and Villafranco led MC defensively with 19 combined tackles and four forced turnovers.

The Choctaws will be back in action in two weeks when they travel to Abilene to open conference play at Hardin-Simmons at 6:00 p.m.

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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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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 Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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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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Merchant Marine 35, at Buffalo State 20
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Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
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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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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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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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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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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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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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