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Tommies clinch, Montclair falls

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Jack Gavin

Sophomore St. Thomas cornerback Jack Gavin battles Gustavus receiver Cody Sukalski for a ball in the Tommies' 43-6 win.
Photo by Pat Coleman, D3sports.com

St. Thomas became the second team to clinch a bid in the 2010 Division III football playoffs, while Montclair State lost, seemingly clinching the East Region's fate for another year of not being able to produce a team worthy of a No. 1 seed.

No. 4 St. Thomas is the second team to clinch an automatic bid to the NCAA playoffs.  The Tommies rolled over Gustavus Adolphus 43-6, holding the Gusties to 197 total yards and 2-for-13 on third down.

Will the East still get a No. 1 seed? Montclair State lost at Cortland 10-9 to end the region's last unbeaten run, at least among those with a representative schedule. Moravian threw the Centennial Conference wide open by upsetting No. 24 Ursinus 24-17.  The Bears slip into a three-way tie for first with Muhlenberg and Johns Hopkins, each of whom won.

No. 20 Alfred couldn't follow up on last weekend's win against St. John Fisher as the Saxons fell to Rochester 24-14. It's Rochester's second win of the season. No. 13 Wartburg held off Luther 24-18 to set up next week's big game against No. 18 Central.

No. 11 Ohio Northern remained in prime position for a Pool C (at-large) playoff bid, rolling past Marietta 45-6. No. 21 Hampden-Sydney won its 18th consecutive regular season game, beating Guilford 49-20.

No. 5 North Central scored 37 unanswered points and held Elmhurst to minus-34 yards rushing as the Cards crushed the Bluejays 47-13.  That sets up a de facto title game between North Central and No. 17 Wheaton, which edged Augustana 20-14.

The Purple Powers passed tests in close games on Saturday, as No. 1 UW-Whitewater locked down the UW-Stevens Point rushing game en route to a 27-14 win and No. 2 Mount Union got 174 rushing yards and three touchdowns by Jeremy Murray in a 28-10 win at Otterbein.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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Final
at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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Final
at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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Final
at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Final
Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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Final
at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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Final
at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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Final
at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Final
Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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Final
at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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Final
at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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Final
at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
Final
at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
Video Preview Preview Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
Video Live stats