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Kohawks win Iowa Conference Football Championship

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DECORAH, Iowa - Coe College won its 10th-straight game Saturday, as it locked up its first outright (fourth overall) Iowa Conference football championship with a 35-7 win over Luther.

Neither team was able to score in the first quarter, as Coe's big opportunity for points resulted in a blocked field goal.  The Kohawk offense turned it on in the second quarter, scoring 21-straight points.  On the first four plays of the second quarter, senior Brendan Leiran (Waukon, Iowa/Waukon) carried the ball.  On On third-and-goal, senior Jared McNutt (Warren, Ill./Warren) threw a seven-yard touchdown pass senior Jacob Workman (Chadwick, Ill./Milledgeville).  JuniorWes Anderson's point-after attempt with 12:04 to play in the first half gave Coe a 7-0 lead.

Two drives later, junior Jordan Atwater (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Linn-Mar) intercepted his third career pass, returning it 20-yards to the Luther 24-yard line.  After three rushes by Leiran, McNutt found sophomore Colin Ferring (Waukon, Iowa/Waukon) for a six-yard touchdown pass, as Coe took a 14-0 lead with 6:15 to play in the first half.

Coe forced another Norse three-and-out, as Coe took over at its own 44-yard line.  On the first play, McNutt found seniorChase Cooling (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Xavier) for a gain of 23-yards.  On the ninth play of the drive, Leiran plunged in from a yard out, as Coe went up 21-0 with 1:52 to play in the half.  Coe once again forced a three-and-out and started the final drive of the half at its own 29-yard line with 1:22 to play in the half.  Coe marched to the Luther 20-yard line, but McNutt's fourth-and-10 pass into the end zone was dropped before being intercepted by Dustin Hines.  

On the third drive of the third quarter, the Kohawks scored their fourth touchdown of the game.  Starting at their own 18-yard line, the Kohawks went 82-yards in five plays.  On the third play of the drive, McNutt found Leiran for a gain of 14-yards.  After a six-yard run by Leiran, junior Carvin Thompson (Dallas, Texas/Life Charter) busted the longest run of his career, a 49-yard touchdown score to put Coe up 28-0 with 3:35 to play in the third quarter.

The final points of the game for Kohawks came on the first drive of the fourth quarter.  Facing third-and-21, freshmanMark Atwater (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Linn-Mar) rushed for 19-yards.  On fourth down, Thompson ran for six yards to gain the first down.  On third-and-eight from the Luther 24, Atwater completed a 24-yard pass to sophomore Alex Christenson(Oskaloosa, Iowa/Oskaloosa).  On the final drive of the game for the Norse, they drove 68-yards on 12 plays, as Kody Moore found Adam Bohr for a 23-yard touchdown pass with :16 to play.

Coe gained 24 first downs, while the Norse had just 11.  Coe won the battle on the ground with 223 yards, while the Norse rushed for 32.  Coe outgained Luther 257-169 in the passing game, as Coe held a 480-201 advantage in total offense.  Coe held the ball for 35:08, compared to Luther's 24:52.  Coe was 8-of-16 on third down, while the Norse were 1-for-13.

Leiran led the rushing attack with a career-high 32 carries for 135 yards.  Thompson rushed nine times for 70 yards, while Atwater had four carries for 35 yards.    McNutt completed 17-of-26 passes for 233 yards.  Atwater was 1-for-3 for 24 yards.  McNutt became the 12th player in school history to throw for over 2,000 yards in a season.  Leiran went over 3,000 yards rushing in his career, just the fourth player to do so at Coe.

Workman caught a career-high six passes for a career-high 65 yards.  Senior Jared Kuehner (Center Point, Iowa/Center Point-Urbana) caught four passes for 85 yards, while Leiran caught four passes for 46 yards.  Kuehner moved into second on Coe's career receptions list with 142.

Cooling had four punts for 133 yards, including two inside the 20.  He became the first player in school history to surpass the 5,000 yards punting mark.  Anderson became the sixth player with over 100 points kicking in his career.  

Atwater led the Kohawk defense with eight tackles, including a fumble recovery and interception.  Senior Frank Weymiller(New Albin, Iowa/Waukon) had six tackles, including three for a loss and 1.5 sacks.  Weymiller became the ninth player in school history with 200 career tackles and became Coe's all-time leader with 53 tackles for loss.  SophomoreDustin Elsbury (Byron, Ill./Byron), sophomore Mitchell Berendes (Dubuque, Iowa/Hempstead) and juniorMitch Montgomery (Lisbon, Iowa/Lisbon) each recorded five tackles.  Junior Mike Schneidermann (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Washington) recorded a career-high two sacks and two tackles for loss.

Coe will look to finish the undefeated season next week, as they host Central in the regular season finale.  With the win today, Coe guaranteed itself a spot in the NCAA Division III Playoffs on Nov. 17.  Next Saturday's game against Central is scheduled for a 12 p.m. kickoff at Clark Field.  A link for live video and stats can be found at CoeAthletics.com.

Oct. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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Oct. 21: All times Eastern
3rd - 07:18
14 Westfield State
29 Framingham State
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10 Moravian
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7 Endicott
28 Salve Regina
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7 St. Vincent
56 Thomas More
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Hobart at Union
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17 Colby
14 Hamilton
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William Paterson at Christopher Newport
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0 St. John Fisher
0 Ithaca
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Kenyon at Allegheny
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7 SUNY-Maritime
7 Mount Ida
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27 Middlebury
7 Bates
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0 Catholic
48 Springfield
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Wesleyan at Amherst
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7 Bowdoin
35 Trinity (Conn.)
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14 Husson
0 Gallaudet
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7 Wabash
14 Oberlin
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6 Buffalo State
13 Utica
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0 Ohio Northern
6 Muskingum
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0 Montclair State
24 Frostburg State
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Rowan at Wesley
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7 Albright
5 Stevenson
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24 Wittenberg
3 DePauw
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6 Alma
14 Albion
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13 Shenandoah
21 Guilford
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20 Plymouth State
0 Massachusetts Maritime
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30 Wooster
12 Hiram
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28 Washington and Lee
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7 Alfred State
10 Anna Maria
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25 Bridgewater
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Wilkes at FDU-Florham
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Lebanon Valley at Misericordia
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Rochester at St. Lawrence
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RPI at Alfred
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7 Nichols
11 Curry
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0 Southern Virginia
28 Salisbury
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10 Ferrum
14 Brevard
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Randolph-Macon at Apprentice
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0 Ursinus
7 Susquehanna
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17 Cortland
13 Morrisville State
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14 Hope
27 Trine
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17 Trinity (Texas)
0 Sewanee
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7 Wartburg
7 Luther
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Dickinson at Franklin and Marshall
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0 Tufts
0 Williams
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28 Mount Union
0 Wilmington
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7 MIT
0 Coast Guard
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7 Maine Maritime
14 Norwich
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7 Heidelberg
7 Marietta
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14 Franklin
3 Rose-Hulman
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14 John Carroll
0 Capital
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7 Bluffton
14 Manchester
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Mount St. Joseph at Anderson
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UW-Whitewater at UW-River Falls
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Kean at TCNJ
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0 Greensboro
0 LaGrange
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0 Mass-Dartmouth
0 Worcester State
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0 Muhlenberg
0 McDaniel
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6 Western New England
0 Becker
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0 Methodist
0 Maryville (Tenn.)
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0 Adrian
0 Kalamazoo
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Denison at Ohio Wesleyan
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Westminster (Pa.) at Washington and Jefferson
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Berry at Millsaps
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Olivet at Benedictine
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7 Birmingham-Southern
0 Austin
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Belhaven at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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UW-Stevens Point at UW-Stout
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Eureka at MacMurray
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Carthage at Illinois Wesleyan
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7 Nebraska Wesleyan
0 Buena Vista
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0 Lakeland
0 Wisconsin Lutheran
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0 Rockford
0 Aurora
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0 Concordia (Wis.)
0 Concordia-Chicago
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Carleton at St. Olaf
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0 Gustavus Adolphus
0 St. John's
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0 Augsburg
0 Concordia-Moorhead
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St. Thomas at Hamline
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0 Westminster (Mo.)
0 Greenville
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Coe at Loras
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Monmouth at Cornell
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Wheaton (Ill.) at North Park
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Northwestern (Minn.) at Martin Luther
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Hardin-Simmons at Texas Lutheran
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Grinnell at Lake Forest
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Carroll at Millikin
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Ripon at Macalester
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Lawrence at St. Norbert
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St. Scholastica at Crown
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Minnesota-Morris at Iowa Wesleyan
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UW-Platteville at UW-Eau Claire
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Merchant Marine at WPI
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Rhodes at Centre
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Hanover at Earlham
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Beloit at Chicago
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UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
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Simpson at Dubuque
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Augustana at North Central (Ill.)
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East Texas Baptist at Louisiana College
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Hartwick at Brockport
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Western Connecticut at Bridgewater State
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Chapman at La Verne
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Pacific at Lewis and Clark
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Pacific Lutheran at Willamette
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Puget Sound at Whitworth
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Redlands at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
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George Fox at Linfield
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Sul Ross State at Howard Payne
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Dean at Castleton
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N.C. Wesleyan at Averett
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Baldwin Wallace at Otterbein
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Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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Carnegie Mellon at Thiel
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Knox at Illinois College
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Whittier at Cal Lutheran
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Occidental at Pomona-Pitzer
Oct. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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Oct. 21: All times Eastern
1:00 PM
Rowan at Wesley
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2nd - 15:00
0 Montclair State
24 Frostburg State
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2nd - 04:31
24 Wittenberg
3 DePauw
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2nd - 01:31
0 Catholic
48 Springfield
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7 Wartburg
7 Luther
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2nd - 14:49
28 Mount Union
0 Wilmington
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7 Heidelberg
7 Marietta
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2:00 PM
Westminster (Pa.) at Washington and Jefferson
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2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Texas Lutheran
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2:00 PM
Belhaven at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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St. Thomas at Hamline
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15:00 1st
0 Gustavus Adolphus
0 St. John's
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Carthage at Illinois Wesleyan
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0 Augsburg
0 Concordia-Moorhead
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2:00 PM
Berry at Millsaps
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2:10 PM
UW-Platteville at UW-Eau Claire
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UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
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3:00 PM
Augustana at 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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