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Ayrton Scott finished his long, productive career with a comeback win vs. Bethel.
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Amherst completed its second consecutive 8-0 regular season and has won 19 consecutive games.
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Augsburg quarterback Ayrton Scott finished his career No. 2 in total offense in Division III football history, while Amherst finished an unbeaten season by defeating archrival Williams, Randolph-Macon beat Hampden-Sydney in The Game for the fourth time in five seasons. In all, many seniors went off with a win in their final games, many of them with big performances.

Augsburg recovered an onside kick, forced a fumble, scored with a two-point conversion and stuffed Bethel on a fourth-and-1 from the 14-yard line as part of a wild final quarter of play in a 49-42 win vs. Bethel. Augsburg scored with 10:32 left to cut Bethel's lead to 42-34 and successfully executed the onside kick. The Auggies were in the end zone two plays later and converted to tie the game at 49-49. Auggies defensive back Bobby Collins forced a fumble on Bethel's next play from scrimmage and Augsburg ground out 10 plays to take the 49-42 lead with 4:19 left. But Bethel wasn't done, going 60 yards in 16 plays to get to the Augsburg 14-yard line with 0:30 to play. But Raymond Carter stuffed Marshall Klitzke on a fourth-and-1 and Augsburg was able to run out the clock.

Scott finished his career with 14,523 career yards of total offense, finishing in second place in the category in NCAA Division III history and 45 yards short of the record, set by Mount Union's Kevin Burke. 

Amherst held off Williams, beating its archrival 17-7 to drop the Ephs to 2-6 and clinch their second consecutive 8-0 regular season. The NESCAC declines to send its champion to the NCAA playoffs.

Beating your archrival can salvage a dismal season. Williams wasn't able to do that, but Randolph-Macon was as the Yellowjackets defeated Hampden-Sydney 14-9 in a rivalry simply referred to as "The Game." The Jackets picked off Edgar Moore twice and limited him to 16-for-37 passing for 195 yards in front of a home crowd of 6,227. Randolph-Macon finished 4-6, Hampden-Sydney 6-4. Nobody scored in the final 44:43 of the game.

Wilkes won the Mayor's Cup, defeating crosstown (cross-street, really) rival King's 24-17. Joey DeCristofaro tied a school record with three interceptions, all in the fourth quarter, as Gettysburg knocked off Franklin & Marshall 21-7 and claimed the Lincoln Trophy

Devonte Williams was pressed into action as a running back for Stevenson on Saturday and he exploded, as the wide receiver rushed for a school record 298 yards and three touchdowns in the Mustangs' 48-25 win vs. FDU-Florham. The win gave Stevenson a school-record eighth victory and locked up a spot in the MAC-Centennial bowl series next week.

Ripon defeated Lake Forest 27-7, giving coach Ron Ernst his 160th win in 25 seasons and breaking the Midwest Conference record for career victories. The last games in the coaching careers of Roger Geise at Howard Payne and Mark Matlak at Allegheny ended up as disappointments as Sul Ross State defeated Howard Payne 35-23 and Allegheny was blanked, 63-0 by Wittenberg. It was the third time Allegheny has been shut out in 2015.

Tufts finished its best season since 2001 as the Jumbos improved to 6-2 by defeating Middlebury 31-28. Tufts junior quarterback Alex Snyder threw two of his three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter in the win.

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