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Choctaws Snap Skid with 24-21 Win over Texas Lutheran

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SEGUIN, Texas --- The Mississippi College football team stopped a four-game losing streak with a 24-21 victory over Texas Lutheran on Saturday afternoon at Matador Stadium.

The Choctaws (2-5, 1-3 ASC) played their best offensive football of the season with 222 rushing yards on 52 carries.  Freshman Otis Smith earned his first collegiate start and led the way with 13 carries for 106 yards.  MC controlled the clock with over 36 minutes of possession in the contest.

Preseason All-American Allen Cain, who went 5-5 on field goals in Clinton last season, missed three field goals, including two in the fourth quarter that would have tied the game.

Sophmore quarterback Beaux Gipson and freshman signal-caller Stacey Dillard combined to throw for 172 yards and two touchdowns in the contest.  They also ran for 99 yards and a score in the contest.

The MC defense came up huge in the fourth quarter with three stops to clinch the victory for the Choctaws.  Sophomore Alandas Hardy led the way with eight tackles, while junior Stephen Miner had four tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery.

The Choctaws also held the Bulldogs to just 2-13 on third-down conversions, while forcing three turnovers.

After TLU scored to open the game, Dillard found Otis Smith for a 13-yard touchdown catch to tie the game 7-7 with 2:39 to go in the first quarter.

Senior Chris Campbell shook off an earlier blocked field goal to give MC a 10-7 lead with a 37-yard shot early in the second quarter.

The Bulldogs (3-4, 1-3 ASC) took the lead going into halftime as Brent Peavy found Collin Bode for a 31-yard score and TLU led 14-10.

The Choctaws opened the second half with a score to take the lead as Dillard rushed in from a yard out to take a 17-14 advantage with 5:16 to go in the third quarter.

Jo Jo Epps found the end zone for TLU to get the lead back, 21-17, with 1:29 remaining in the third quarter.  Epps rushed the ball four times for 26 yards and the score.

MC would not back down, however, as Gipson found senior Alex Archer for a four-yard score to cap off a 13-play, six minute drive and give the Choctaws a 24-21 lead.

The MC defense came up with three stops down the stretch, including two missed field goals by Cain, to clinch the victory.

The Choctaws will be back in action next week for their 2012 Homecoming contest as MC hosts East Texas Baptist at 3:00 p.m. at Robinson-Hale Stadium.

Oct. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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Oct. 21: All times Eastern
4th - 05:31
14 Westfield State
29 Framingham State
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4th - 00:59
17 Moravian
17 Juniata
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4th - 12:41
7 Endicott
28 Salve Regina
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4th - 00:33
13 St. Vincent
63 Thomas More
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3 Hobart
7 Union
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3rd - 14:53
24 Colby
20 Hamilton
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0 William Paterson
14 Christopher Newport
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10 St. John Fisher
7 Ithaca
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21 Kenyon
19 Allegheny
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3rd - 07:17
7 SUNY-Maritime
13 Mount Ida
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3rd - 12:48
27 Middlebury
7 Bates
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3rd - 14:51
7 Catholic
48 Springfield
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3rd - 09:15
19 Wesleyan
9 Amherst
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7 Bowdoin
49 Trinity (Conn.)
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14 Husson
7 Gallaudet
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21 Wabash
14 Oberlin
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2nd 5:14
6 Buffalo State
13 Utica
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3rd - 04:47
7 Ohio Northern
6 Muskingum
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2nd - 15:00
0 Montclair State
24 Frostburg State
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3rd - 11:45
3 Rowan
20 Wesley
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10 Albright
5 Stevenson
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38 Wittenberg
3 DePauw
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14 Alma
14 Albion
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13 Shenandoah
24 Guilford
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3rd - 07:50
20 Plymouth State
7 Massachusetts Maritime
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37 Wooster
18 Hiram
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28 Washington and Lee
0 Hampden-Sydney
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3rd - 14:50
7 Alfred State
16 Anna Maria
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3rd - 14:56
25 Bridgewater
10 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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3rd - 14:58
10 Nichols
18 Curry
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3rd - 07:32
0 Southern Virginia
28 Salisbury
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2nd - 10:53
10 Ferrum
14 Brevard
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1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Apprentice
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3rd - 11:34
0 Ursinus
14 Susquehanna
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3rd - 13:44
20 Cortland
13 Morrisville State
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14 Hope
36 Trine
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3rd - 11:53
17 Trinity (Texas)
0 Sewanee
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7 Wartburg
7 Luther
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1:30 PM
Dickinson at Franklin and Marshall
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2nd - 00:18
13 Tufts
7 Williams
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42 Mount Union
0 Wilmington
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2nd - 03:40
13 MIT
0 Coast Guard
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2nd - 13:08
7 Maine Maritime
14 Norwich
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7 Heidelberg
21 Marietta
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2nd - 03:12
14 Franklin
9 Rose-Hulman
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3:00 (1st)
14 John Carroll
0 Capital
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14 Bluffton
14 Manchester
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1:30 PM
Mount St. Joseph at Anderson
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2nd - 15:00
0 UW-Whitewater
0 UW-River Falls
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2:00 PM
Kean at TCNJ
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2nd - 12:47
0 Greensboro
16 LaGrange
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1st - 00:49
7 Mass-Dartmouth
7 Worcester State
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2nd - 14:56
12 Muhlenberg
6 McDaniel
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2nd - 11:10
14 Western New England
0 Becker
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2nd - 11:19
6 Methodist
13 Maryville (Tenn.)
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2nd - 13:37
7 Adrian
7 Kalamazoo
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2:00 PM
Denison at Ohio Wesleyan
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2nd - 15:00
14 Westminster (Pa.)
0 Washington and Jefferson
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2:00 PM
Berry at Millsaps
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3 Olivet
7 Benedictine
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2nd - 11:25
7 Birmingham-Southern
7 Austin
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2nd - 15:00
0 Belhaven
10 Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Q1 0:29
7 UW-Stevens Point
10 UW-Stout
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Eureka at MacMurray
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2nd - 15:00
7 Carthage
0 Illinois Wesleyan
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2nd - 12:30
7 Nebraska Wesleyan
12 Buena Vista
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14 Lakeland
0 Wisconsin Lutheran
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2nd - 14:55
0 Rockford
0 Aurora
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2nd - 14:26
0 Concordia (Wis.)
14 Concordia-Chicago
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2:00 PM
Carleton at St. Olaf
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15:00 2nd
0 Gustavus Adolphus
21 St. John's
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10 Augsburg
7 Concordia-Moorhead
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2:00 PM
St. Thomas at Hamline
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6 Westminster (Mo.)
0 Greenville
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2:00 PM
Coe at Loras
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Monmouth at Cornell
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Wheaton (Ill.) at North Park
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2:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at Martin Luther
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2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Texas Lutheran
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1st - 00:38
1 Grinnell
28 Lake Forest
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2:00 PM
Carroll at Millikin
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2:00 PM
Ripon at Macalester
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2:00 PM
Lawrence at St. Norbert
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2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at Crown
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2:00 PM
Minnesota-Morris at Iowa Wesleyan
1st - 03:02
7 UW-Platteville
0 UW-Eau Claire
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1st - 11:03
0 Merchant Marine
0 WPI
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Rhodes at Centre
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1st - 13:21
0 Hanover
0 Earlham
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1st - 13:22
0 Beloit
7 Chicago
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3:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
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3:00 PM
Simpson at Dubuque
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3:00 PM
Augustana at North Central (Ill.)
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3:00 PM
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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4:00 PM
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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10:00 PM
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
3rd - 11:45
3 Rowan
20 Wesley
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2nd - 15:00
0 Montclair State
24 Frostburg State
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38 Wittenberg
3 DePauw
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7 Catholic
48 Springfield
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7 Wartburg
7 Luther
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42 Mount Union
0 Wilmington
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8:32, 2nd quarter
7 Heidelberg
21 Marietta
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2nd - 15:00
14 Westminster (Pa.)
0 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 2nd
0 Gustavus Adolphus
21 St. John's
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7 Carthage
0 Illinois Wesleyan
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10 Augsburg
7 Concordia-Moorhead
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2:00 PM
Berry at Millsaps
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7 UW-Platteville
0 UW-Eau Claire
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UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
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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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