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Roundup: Extra time, extra effort, extra points

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Carroll quarterback, pictured from behind, looking downfield. (Carroll athletics file photo)
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Coast Guard won a trophy game on a quarterback run in the closing seconds, Carroll had its closing seconds extended by a play and St. Norbert confirmed the bar for 2018 was set at 91 points in Division III football action on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Quarterback Ryan Jones' 3-yard touchdown run on fourth down with nine seconds left lifted Coast Guard to a dramatic 38-35 win over Norwich to capture The Mug. Norwich had taken the lead 35-31 on a 28-yard touchdown pass from Matt Dunn (23 of 35 for 274 yards) to Manni Romero (seven receptions, 118 yards) with 4:01 left, the combo's fourth touchdown of the game, before the Bears marched 76 yards in 16 plays, converting three fourth downs for the game-winning score.

Coast Guard is off to a 3-1 start for the second straight season and beat the Cadets for the third straight time for The Mug.

Carroll was driving on Elmhurst in the closing minute and appeared to benefit from an extra down on the decisive series in a 16-14 win. Out of timeouts, the Pioneers (2-1, 1-1 CCIW) completed a ball over the middle down to the Elmhurst 13-yard line, lined up and spiked the ball. However, the officials determined that the play should not count because the chains hadn't been set. The down marker moved to second down, although the officials indicated first down. Elmhurst then threw three plays to the end zone and converted on the fourth as Colton Bahling hit Parker Zitzke for the game-winning touchdown.

St. Norbert scored 35 points in the first quarter, with three defensive touchdowns, as the Green Knights rolled past Grinnell 91-0. Nine players got carries for St. Norbert and six scored offensive touchdowns in the win. Five of the team's 13 touchdowns were scored on defense and special teams, while Spenser Thompson-Meyers tied the Division III record with 13 extra points.

The 91-point total matched UMHB's Week 2 win at Albright for the highest Division III point total of the season.

Ferrum put up 81 points, including 19 in the fourth quarter, and held former USA South rival Greensboro to minus-11 yards in an 81-0 victory. Brian Mann ran for 91 yards and two scores, while Zack Clifford was 13-for-16 passing for 246 yards and four touchdowns.

Jagger Green threw for 377 yards and completed 38 of 52 passes, but Lycoming picked him off three times and turned the last one into a game-clinching touchdown in a 27-21 win vs. FDU-Florham. The game matched up unlikely early-season contenders in the Middle Atlantic Conference. Elijah Shemory went 11-for-19 passing for three touchdowns in the win.

Kevin DeWall's old team beat DeWall's new team, and his even older team, on Saturday as Endicott defeated Hobart 27-24. DeWall, a Hobart graduate, was the head coach at Endicott for the past three years before they let him go. He ended up the head coach at his alma mater this season after having served as a longtime assistant. The Gulls jumped out to a 17-0 lead but had to come back after Hobart took a 21-20 lead in the third quarter. Hobart kicked a field goal to cut the lead to 27-24 in the fourth, but stalled on its own 15 on its next possession and Endicott ran out the clock. It was the first win for Endicott in five meetings with the Statesmen.

Kevin Bragaglia returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown to go up by two scores at the end of the third quarter and Alfred held on to defeat Cortland 38-33. The Red Dragons (2-1, 0-1 Empire 8) had scored the first 14 points of the game, but Alfred tied it up with two scores in two and a half minutes. The Saxons (2-1, 1-0) intercepted two Cortland quarterbacks a total of five times in the win.

Lake Forest scored 21 points in the fourth quarter and the lead changed hands three times in the final five minutes as the Foresters defeated Lawrence 35-34. The Vikings pinned Lake Forest on its 1-yard line, but Jagan Cleary led the Foresters on a 12-play, 99-yard drive to give his team a 28-27 lead. Cleary was 8-for-10 on the drive. Lawrence answered with a nine-play drive capped by D'Andre Weaver's 4-yard touchdown run to take a 34-28 lead with 1:02 left. But Cleary led his team 79 yards in the final 57 seconds, going 4-for-4 for 81 yards. Alex Adams capped it off with an 8-yard run around the right side for the win.

Mateo Renteria electrified Wooster with 388 yards passing in his first collegiate start, and the Fighting Scots' defense protected a three-point lead with an interception and fourth-down stop down the stretch, as Wooster topped DePauw 24-21. Beau Greenwood had interceptions in the first and fourth quarter in the win.

Kean got onto the scoreboard for the first time this season, taking a 3-0 lead on a 21-yard field goal by Marcin Zadlo, but Southern Virginia answered with two touchdowns and went on to win 14-9. Minnesota-Morris was shut out in its first three games of the season, but scored on its first possession on Saturday and went on to defeat Iowa Wesleyan 13-7.

The MIAC's two Top 10 teams rolled over opponents on Saturday, but the other three games were blowouts as well, as MIAC schools outscored opponents by a total of 227-3. Concordia-Moorhead held Hamline to two first downs and 37 yards of total offense in a 55-0 win, giving carries to 18 players. Nobody had more than seven carries, but everyone had positive yards as the Cobbers averaged 6.9 yards per run (excluding kneeldowns). Gustavus Adolphus was shut out as well, while only Augsburg managed to get on the board, losing to St. Olaf 33-3. Khayleb Willis rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns as the Oles improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2007

Central scored five touchdowns but it was a pair of late second-quarter defensive stands that were the game-turners in a 35-14 win at Dubuque. Central remained perfect at 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the American Rivers Conference. It was the first Dutch win at Dubuque since 2009. Twice in the closing 3 minutes of the first half Dubuque had first downs inside the Central 10-yard line and were turned away. Dubuque (2-2, 1-1) had first-and-goal at the Central 5 but was denied after four shots with 1:54 left. The Spartans quickly regained possession and pushed to the Central 1-yard line but were stymied twice from there, including on a fourth-down quarterback sneak attempt that ended the half.

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
8:00 PM
Lake Forest at Wisconsin Lutheran
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Sep. 6: All times Eastern
6:00 PM
Salisbury at Albright
7:00 PM
Nichols at Dean
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7:00 PM
Stevenson at Curry
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7:00 PM
Worcester State at WPI
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7:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Kean
7:00 PM
Alvernia at Gallaudet
7:00 PM
Anna Maria at Becker
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7:00 PM
Framingham State at Endicott
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7:00 PM
Hope at Millikin
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10:00 PM
Chapman at Pacific
Sep. 7: All times Eastern
TBA
St. Lawrence at Utica
12:00 PM
Maine Maritime at SUNY-Maritime
12:00 PM
Norwich at Salve Regina
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12:00 PM
St. John Fisher at Buffalo State
12:00 PM
FDU-Florham at Merchant Marine
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12:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at MIT
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12:00 PM
Alfred State at Mass-Dartmouth
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12:00 PM
Wesley at Franklin Pierce
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12:00 PM
Brockport at Hobart
12:00 PM
TCNJ at Muhlenberg
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12:00 PM
Allegheny at RPI
12:00 PM
Grove City at Juniata
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12:00 PM
Morrisville State at Bridgewater State
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Bethany at Ursinus
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12:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Cortland
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12:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Christopher Newport
1:00 PM
Greensboro at Apprentice
1:00 PM
Lycoming at Susquehanna
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1:00 PM
Western Connecticut at William Paterson
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton
1:00 PM
Kenyon at Catholic
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1:00 PM
Wilkes at Hartwick
1:00 PM
Montclair State at Southern Virginia
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1:00 PM
Kalamazoo at Oberlin
1:00 PM
Bluffton at Wooster
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1:00 PM
Methodist at Shenandoah
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1:00 PM
Dickinson at Washington and Lee
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1:00 PM
Averett at Hampden-Sydney
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1:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Emory and Henry
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1:00 PM
Springfield at Western New England
1:00 PM
Baldwin Wallace at Alma
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1:00 PM
Franklin and Marshall at Lebanon Valley
1:00 PM
Ithaca at St. Vincent
1:00 PM
Alfred at Thiel
1:00 PM
Westfield State at Union
1:00 PM
Wittenberg at Washington and Jefferson
1:00 PM
Misericordia at McDaniel
1:00 PM
Coast Guard at University of New England
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1:00 PM
Mayville St. at St. Scholastica
1:30 PM
Centre at Hanover
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1:30 PM
Geneva at Mount St. Joseph
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1:30 PM
Waynesburg at Muskingum
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1:30 PM
UW-Stevens Point at John Carroll
2:00 PM
Berry at Maryville (Tenn.)
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2:00 PM
Guilford at Huntingdon
2:00 PM
Otterbein at Ohio Wesleyan
2:00 PM
Simpson at Bethel
2:00 PM
Coe at Augustana
2:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at UW-Platteville
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2:00 PM
Macalester at Carleton
2:00 PM
Southwestern at Sewanee
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2:00 PM
Wartburg at Greenville
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2:00 PM
Finlandia at Concordia (Wis.)
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2:00 PM
Martin Luther at Gustavus Adolphus
2:00 PM
Crown at St. Olaf
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at UW-La Crosse
2:00 PM
St. John's at UW-Stout
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2:00 PM
Augsburg at Ripon
2:00 PM
Lawrence at Grinnell
2:00 PM
Howard Payne at Austin
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2:00 PM
Carroll at Lakeland
2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at Monmouth
2:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at Central
2:00 PM
St. Norbert at Aurora
2:00 PM
Carthage at UW-Oshkosh
2:00 PM
Westminster (Mo.) at Nebraska Wesleyan
2:00 PM
Luther at Whittier
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2:00 PM
Whitworth at La Verne
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2:00 PM
Pomona-Pitzer at Lewis-Clark Valley
2:10 PM
Trinity International at St. Thomas
2:10 PM
Loras at UW-Eau Claire
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3:00 PM
Dubuque at UW-Whitewater
3:00 PM
Rockford at MacMurray
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3:00 PM
Redlands at George Fox
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3:00 PM
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Puget Sound
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6:00 PM
North Park at Anderson
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Heidelberg at Adrian
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6:00 PM
Defiance at Albion
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6:00 PM
Widener at Rowan
6:00 PM
Moravian at King's
6:00 PM
Birmingham-Southern at LaGrange
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6:00 PM
Concordia-Chicago at Beloit
7:00 PM
Marietta at Hiram
7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Rochester
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7:00 PM
Ohio Northern at Denison
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7:00 PM
Mount Union at Rose-Hulman
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7:00 PM
Olivet at Wilmington
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7:00 PM
Gettysburg at Bridgewater
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7:00 PM
Franklin at Benedictine
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7:00 PM
Washington U. at Chicago
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7:00 PM
Knox at Eureka
7:00 PM
Lyon at Hendrix
7:00 PM
Louisiana College at Stetson
7:00 PM
UW-River Falls at Minnesota-Morris
7:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Sul Ross State
7:00 PM
Rhodes at Illinois College
8:00 PM
Iowa Wesleyan at Cornell

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1 Mary Hardin-Baylor (24) 15-0 624
2 Mount Union (1) 14-1 599
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
10 Bethel 11-2 396  
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.

The D3football.com Top 25 is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country, and is published weekly. Points are awarded on a 25-24-23-22-etc. basis.