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UWW bracket: Wartburg survives, Johnnies pick up win

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Wartburg defeated its third MIAC opponent of the season.
Wartburg photo by Benjamin Bogard

Wartburg survived a stiff test from St. Thomas, while Wabash and St. John's each pulled away in games in the top-left bracket, also known as the UW-Whitewater bracket, on Saturday.

Wartburg scored the last points of the first half and the first points of the second half to go up by nine points, then held St. Thomas at bay the rest of the way, holding on after the Tommies recovered an onside kick in the final minute to defeat St. Thomas 37-31.

"We always kind of were behind the 8-ball," Tommies coach Glenn Caruso said. "You knew you needed two more drives, and you had to reach a little deeper on offense. . . . Plus, we didn't get the stops."

Paul Graupner kicked a field goal with 52 seconds left to cut the lead to six points, then the Tommies recovered an onside kick. Out of timeouts, St. Thomas had a pass intercepted at the 22-yard line to seal the win. Brandon Domeyer ran for three touchdowns in the win.

St. John's intercepted St. Scholastica quarterback Tyler Harper eight times and kept the Saints off the scoreboard until the final five minutes of the game as the Johnnies won 35-7. The win was St. John's first playoff victory since 2007, and the 600th in the Johnnies' history. Harper's eight interceptions set the NCAA Division III playoff record, which was tied minutes later by Zack Jenkins of Wittenberg. Photos from this game.

Wabash sacked Franklin quarterback Grant Welp six times and held him to 28-for-53 passing for a touchdown as the Little Giants defeated the Grizzlies 33-14. Michael Putko completed 13 of 20 passes for 139 yards and a score for Wabash in the win.

Jordan Ratliffe ran for 100 yards and three touchdowns and Ryan Givens added 97 yards and two scores as top-ranked UW-Whitewater defeated Macalester 55-2. Scots quarterback Samson Bialostok threw for 232 yards (on 20-for-49 passing) and ran for 68 yards in the loss, which ended Macalester's first playoff trip.

There will be more coverage from the UW-Whitewater bracket and from the other three brackets as well. Check the links above for scores and the bracket.

Second-round host sites are not announced officially until Sunday, but UW-Whitewater will host Wabash and Wartburg will host St. John's, based on how the NCAA laid out teams in the bracket.

Sep. 13: All times Eastern
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Coast Guard 24, at Nichols 23
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Western New England 56, at Westfield State 35
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at Massachusetts Maritime 31, SUNY-Maritime 14
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Becker 12, at Worcester State 10
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William Paterson 28, at FDU-Florham 23
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at Brockport 14, Framingham State 0
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at Lawrence Tech 34, Wisconsin Lutheran 14
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at Norwich 30, St. Lawrence 24
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Montclair State 28, at Salve Regina 11
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at Utica 26, Buffalo State 15
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at Springfield 21, Kean 14
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at St. John Fisher 35, Bridgewater State 28
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at Mass-Dartmouth 48, Husson 41
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Shenandoah 35, at N.C. Wesleyan 19
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at Endicott 28, Rochester 3
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Cortland 31, at TCNJ 7
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at Salisbury 24, UW-Oshkosh 19
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at Franklin Pierce 29, Curry 27
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at Georgetown 69, Catholic 0
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University of New England 35, at Alvernia 28
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Ferrum 55, at Greensboro 7
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Hamilton 37, at Bowdoin 24
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at Amherst 27, Bates 13
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Union 54, at Anna Maria 7
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at Plymouth State 48, Maine Maritime 6
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Wittenberg 36, at Hiram 12
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at Wesleyan 30, Colby 10
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at Wooster 17, Oberlin 0
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at Hanover 49, Adrian 28
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Guilford 19, at Methodist 14
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at Franklin and Marshall 54, Juniata 0
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Susquehanna 28, at Johns Hopkins 27
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Hobart 38, at Morrisville State 24
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at Lycoming 43, Widener 42
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Ripon 45, at Finlandia 12
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Washington and Jefferson 59, at Thiel 0
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at Westminster (Pa.) 45, Waynesburg 21
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Wesley 24, at Delaware Valley 18
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at Alfred 15, George Fox 14
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at Wilkes 30, Lebanon Valley 24
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McDaniel 13, at Moravian 10
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Muhlenberg 38, at Dickinson 9
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Ursinus 48, at Gettysburg 10
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at Washington and Lee 42, Sewanee 7
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UW-Whitewater 20, at Concordia-Moorhead 10
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at St. Scholastica 41, Presentation 13
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Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 30, at Northwestern (Minn.) 7
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at Tufts 14, Trinity (Conn.) 8
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Ohio Northern 39, at Muskingum 10
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at Hope 80, Defiance 6
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Trine 35, at Bluffton 20
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at Heidelberg 35, Wilmington 10
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at Middlebury 17, Williams 13
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Linfield 35, at Rowan 14
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Baldwin Wallace 45, at Otterbein 28
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Ohio Wesleyan 42, at Kenyon 0
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at Fitchburg State 12, Castleton 10
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at Central 45, DePauw 19
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Millsaps 35, at Westminster (Mo.) 10
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Olivet 54, at Concordia-Chicago 24
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at UW-Stevens Point 31, Wabash 28
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Carleton 20, at Lawrence 10
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at Simpson 27, Chicago 23
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at Greenville 31, Kalamazoo 17
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Concordia (Wis.) 31, at Augsburg 0
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at Martin Luther 34, Rockford 20
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at Lake Forest 44, Grinnell 0
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Bethel 38, at UW-River Falls 20
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at St. Norbert 27, UW-Eau Claire 21
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at Crown 23, Beloit 6
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Aurora 48, at Elmhurst 22
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Howard Payne 56, at McMurry 37
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at UW-La Crosse 33, Illinois Wesleyan 27
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at Knox 44, Iowa Wesleyan 0
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at Nebraska Wesleyan 25, Illinois College 20
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Gustavus Adolphus 41, at UW-Stout 31
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at WPI 6, RPI 3
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St. Olaf 33, at Luther 20
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at La Verne 43, Willamette 33
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at Pomona-Pitzer 20, Lewis and Clark 0
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at Pacific Lutheran 17, Cal Lutheran 10
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Hartwick 30, at Alfred State 20
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at Western Connecticut 41, Dean 16
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Alma 35, at Manchester 7
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Randolph-Macon 30, at Averett 27
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Albion 48, at Franklin 26
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at Berry 34, LaGrange 9
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at Anderson 27, Cincinnati Christian 23
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Hampden-Sydney 27, at Christopher Newport 24
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Carnegie Mellon 31, at Geneva 6
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Marietta 44, at Capital 7
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Bridgewater 37, at Stevenson 22
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at Centre 27, Maryville (Tenn.) 22
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at Grove City 26, Bethany 15
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Austin 27, at Southwestern Assemblies 26
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at Loras 42, Benedictine 14
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at Hardin-Simmons 16, Trinity (Texas) 10
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at Dubuque 37, Pacific 26
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at Buena Vista 27, Concordia (Neb.) 24
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at Birmingham-Southern 45, Huntingdon 13
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at Eureka 41, MacMurray 24
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Hendrix 26, at Texas Lutheran 23
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 56, Albright 15
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Valley City State 67, at Minnesota-Morris 7
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at Wartburg 38, Monmouth 9
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Rose-Hulman 30, at Rhodes 0
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Hamline 31, at Macalester 27
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Louisiana College 20, at Belhaven 14
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at Texas A&M-Kingsville 72, Sul Ross State 0
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at Redlands 58, Puget Sound 7
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Cornell at Coe
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Johns Hopkins 17, at Randolph-Macon 12
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Delaware Valley 37, at Kean 7
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at RPI 52, Allegheny 14
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North Central (Ill.) 43, at Christopher Newport 13
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Wesley 69, at Franklin Pierce 0
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at Muhlenberg 45, TCNJ 26
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Ithaca 66, at St. Vincent 28
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at Washington and Jefferson 16, Wittenberg 8
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at John Carroll 21, UW-Stevens Point 7
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Centre 45, at Hanover 31
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Berry 31, at Maryville (Tenn.) 10
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at Bethel 42, Simpson 10
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Wheaton (Ill.) 38, at Monmouth 0
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St. John's 14, at UW-Stout 7
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at UW-La Crosse 21, Concordia-Moorhead 14
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Whitworth 50, at La Verne 24
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at St. Thomas 69, Trinity International 3
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at UW-Whitewater 42, Dubuque 7
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Mount Union 66, at Rose-Hulman 14
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Hardin-Simmons 64, at Sul Ross State 0
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