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Roundup: Still undefeated

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Andre Houston had just 10 carries but made them count for Olivet with four rushing touchdowns.
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Chandler Carroll had another big day on the ground for Chicago.
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There's high hopes for Olivet this season, and the Comets came out firing in the second half, scoring 35 points in the final two quarters to defeat Adrian 35-7 and win the MIAA conference opener. They're just one of the many remaining undefeated and unranked teams through five weeks of the Division III football season.

The Bulldogs (2-2, 0-1) scored on their first drive of the third quarter but Braden Black hit Jason Barbosa on the next play from scrimmage to tie the game and Andre Houston did the rest of the scoring for the Comets (4-0, 1-0) with four rushing touchdowns.

The University of Chicago remains on that list of the unbeaten-unranked. The Maroons improved to 4-0 behind the second consecutive outstanding rushing day from Chandler Carroll. This time he ran for 245 yards and three touchdowns on 38 carries in a 28-14 win at Birmingham-Southern.

Denison improved to 4-0, edging past Ohio Wesleyan 10-9 on the road. OWU went for the win at home, opting for a two-point conversion attempt with 44 seconds left, and could not connect. DePauw continued its balanced attack, gaining 200-plus yards both rushing and passing in a 38-16 defeat of Kenyon. The Tigers improved to 4-0 and remain undefeated as well in the NCAC, although the four wins come against teams a combined 3-16. Wittenberg comes to DePauw next week.

Whitworth improved to 4-0, defeating George Fox 37-14. Ian Kolste outdueled his quarterback counterpart, Grant Schroeder, 362 yards to 99. Rehn Riley also had a big day, with three field goals, including kicks from 46 and 51 yards. 

Gettysburg improved to 5-0. Five Bullets ran for 40 yards or more, led by Kyle Wigley's 184 rushing yards and two touchdowns in a 45-17 win vs. McDaniel. Rose-Hulman had little trouble fightin' and engineering its way past Anderson, defeating the Ravens 81-13 to improve to 4-0 as well. RHIT led 60-6 at the half and broke the 80-point mark for the first time since 1913 season, when the school was known as Rose Polytechnic.

King's did its best to keep Stevenson from remaining on this list. But on a day that started with the team's bus tires being slashed, and on which the Monarchs' starting quarterback went out, a starting wide receiver serving his ROTC commitment, and two offensive linemen also out, King's hung in there until Stevenson scored twice in the fourth quarter to win 13-7. 

A 4-0 start used to be fairly commonplace for St. Norbert. But the Green Knights reached that mark for the first time since 2009, defeating Cornell 31-3. St. Norbert converted on four fourth-down attempts and the Green Knights are perfect on 11 fourth-down conversion attempts this season. Brandon Carter rushed for 96 yards and Elijah Fort added 95 yards and three touchdowns in the win.

Finlandia got the first win in program history, as the Lions, playing with all freshmen in just the fifth game of the program's existence, defeated Maranatha Baptist 30-14. Finlandia didn't convert any of its extra point attempts but it turned out not to be an issue as workhorse Jaavid Love ran for 204 yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries and Ron Brown threw for two TDs and ran for one in the win. Finlandia was ranked No. 246 in D3football.com's preseason ranking of all Division III teams, while Maranatha was ranked No. 247. Finlandia had been outscored 271-9 in its first four games.

Dayton Winn scored on a 2-yard touchdown run with 10:36 to go in the game, and what had been an offensive shootout turned into a defensive battle the rest of the way as Hendrix won 51-48 at Centre. Hendrix dominated the time of possession, including in that fourth quarter. The Colonels went three-and-out and punted from midfield after Hendrix scored and the Warriors received that punt and held onto the ball for the next 9:02, leaving Centre no time to work with in the final minute.

The power went out at Buffalo State College, but not for the Bengals offense, as they cruised to a 30-7 win vs. St. John Fisher. Buffalo State, which was slowed earlier in the season by the loss of quarterback Kyle Hoppy to injury, gave Aaron Ertel his first collegiate start and he threw three touchdowns, going 21-for-35 for 223 yards.

Plymouth State scored twice in the fourth quarter, including a touchdown with 54 seconds left, then won 20-19 in overtime when Westfield State missed an extra point. The win allowed the Panthers to exceed last season's win total as they improved to 2-3.

Sep. 5: All times Eastern
6:30 PM
Capital at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Johns Hopkins at Randolph-Macon
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7:00 PM
Buena Vista at Hamline
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7:00 PM
McMurry at Trinity (Texas)
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7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
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8:00 PM
Belhaven at Millsaps
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Lake Forest at Wisconsin Lutheran
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Sep. 6: All times Eastern
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Salisbury at Albright
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Nichols at Dean
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Stevenson at Curry
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Worcester State at WPI
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Delaware Valley at Kean
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Alvernia at Gallaudet
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Anna Maria at Becker
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Framingham State at Endicott
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Hope at Millikin
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10:00 PM
Chapman at Pacific
Sep. 7: All times Eastern
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St. Lawrence at Utica
12:00 PM
Maine Maritime at SUNY-Maritime
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Norwich at Salve Regina
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St. John Fisher at Buffalo State
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FDU-Florham at Merchant Marine
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Carnegie Mellon at MIT
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Alfred State at Mass-Dartmouth
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Wesley at Franklin Pierce
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Brockport at Hobart
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TCNJ at Muhlenberg
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Allegheny at RPI
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Grove City at Juniata
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Morrisville State at Bridgewater State
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Bethany at Ursinus
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Fitchburg State at Cortland
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North Central (Ill.) at Christopher Newport
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Greensboro at Apprentice
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Lycoming at Susquehanna
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Western Connecticut at William Paterson
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Plymouth State at Castleton
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Kenyon at Catholic
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Wilkes at Hartwick
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Montclair State at Southern Virginia
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Kalamazoo at Oberlin
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Bluffton at Wooster
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Methodist at Shenandoah
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Dickinson at Washington and Lee
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Averett at Hampden-Sydney
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N.C. Wesleyan at Emory and Henry
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Springfield at Western New England
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Baldwin Wallace at Alma
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Franklin and Marshall at Lebanon Valley
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Ithaca at St. Vincent
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Alfred at Thiel
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Westfield State at Union
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Wittenberg at Washington and Jefferson
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Misericordia at McDaniel
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Coast Guard at University of New England
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Mayville St. at St. Scholastica
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Centre at Hanover
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Geneva at Mount St. Joseph
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Waynesburg at Muskingum
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UW-Stevens Point at John Carroll
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Berry at Maryville (Tenn.)
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Guilford at Huntingdon
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Otterbein at Ohio Wesleyan
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Simpson at Bethel
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Coe at Augustana
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East Texas Baptist at UW-Platteville
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Macalester at Carleton
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Southwestern at Sewanee
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Wartburg at Greenville
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Finlandia at Concordia (Wis.)
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Martin Luther at Gustavus Adolphus
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Crown at St. Olaf
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Concordia-Moorhead at UW-La Crosse
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St. John's at UW-Stout
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Augsburg at Ripon
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Lawrence at Grinnell
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Howard Payne at Austin
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Carroll at Lakeland
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Wheaton (Ill.) at Monmouth
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Northwestern (Minn.) at Central
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St. Norbert at Aurora
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Carthage at UW-Oshkosh
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Westminster (Mo.) at Nebraska Wesleyan
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Luther at Whittier
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Whitworth at La Verne
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Pomona-Pitzer at Lewis-Clark Valley
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Trinity International at St. Thomas
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Loras at UW-Eau Claire
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Dubuque at UW-Whitewater
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Rockford at MacMurray
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Redlands at George Fox
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Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Puget Sound
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North Park at Anderson
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Heidelberg at Adrian
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Defiance at Albion
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Widener at Rowan
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Moravian at King's
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Birmingham-Southern at LaGrange
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Concordia-Chicago at Beloit
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Marietta at Hiram
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Case Western Reserve at Rochester
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Ohio Northern at Denison
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Mount Union at Rose-Hulman
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Olivet at Wilmington
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Gettysburg at Bridgewater
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Franklin at Benedictine
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Washington U. at Chicago
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Knox at Eureka
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Lyon at Hendrix
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Louisiana College at Stetson
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UW-River Falls at Minnesota-Morris
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Hardin-Simmons at Sul Ross State
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Rhodes at Illinois College
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Iowa Wesleyan at Cornell

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3 St. John's 12-1 566
4 UW-Whitewater 12-1 555
5 North Central (Ill.) 10-2 482
6 Johns Hopkins 12-2 457
7 St. Thomas 8-2 414
8 Muhlenberg 11-2 405
9 Hardin-Simmons 9-2 397
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11 Whitworth 10-1 336  
12 Linfield 7-2 291  
13 Brockport 11-1 230  
14 Delaware Valley 9-2 223  
15 Illinois Wesleyan 8-2 197  
16 Berry 10-2 190  
17 John Carroll 9-2 168  
18 Wittenberg 9-1 162  
19 RPI 10-2 152  
20 Centre 10-2 137  
21 Washington and Jefferson 9-2 132  
22 Wheaton (Ill.) 8-2 109  
23 Wabash 9-1 105  
24 Randolph-Macon 9-3 91  
25 St. Norbert 10-2 83

Others receiving votes: Trine 73; UW-La Crosse 71; Wartburg 61; Wesley 59; Washington U. 58; Montclair State 49; Alfred 48; Ithaca 42; UW-Oshkosh 40; Central 29; Case Western Reserve 25; Baldwin Wallace 20; Salisbury 15; Trinity (Texas) 10; Hope 10; Redlands 6; Marietta 3; Trinity (Conn.) 3, MIT 2.

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