September 3, 2011

A great start for great finishes

Fortin Faustin and Trey Fairchild celebrate a Fairchild touchdown reception that gave Otterbein a brief fourth-quarter lead at Gallaudet. Otterbein went on to win in OT.
Otterbein athletics photo

No. 179 Gallaudet nearly pulled off a shocker for the season, going toe-to-toe with Otterbein, ranked No. 40 in Kickoff 2011's preseason rankings, before falling 28-27 in overtime.

The Bison converted on fourth down in overtime to score a touchdown, then missed on a two-point conversion attempt that would have won the game. Gallaudet had just 281 yards of total offense but had 162 of those yards on two fourth-quarter drives.

Freshman Mark Moore made a big impact in his first collegiate football game, kicking a 49-yard field goal as time expired to lift Salve Regina over Union 25-22. Watch the video highlight. Salve Regina scored four times in the fourth quarter to rally for the victory. 

Playing with 10 new starters on offense, Delaware Valley defeated Muhlenberg 10-9 in overtime. After the Mules scored on their first overtime possession, freshman quarterback Aaron Wilmer connected with Isaiah Hall for a 30-yard touchdown on a fourth-and-15 to tie the game. Jake Sobchak's extra point gave the Aggies the victory.

Susquehanna erased a 15-point deficit with under three minutes to play and beat Wilkes 33-30 in overtime. Rich Palazzi threw two touchdowns and converted a two-point conversion down the stretch to tie the game. Freshman Spenser Hotaling nailed the game-winning field goal on the Crusaders first overtime possession.

Millikin quarterback Matt Holmes found Erik Tobey for a touchdown with 43 seconds left to put the Big Blue ahead of Illinois College 27-20. But Blue Boys' quarterback Michael Bates ran for 21 yards on fourth-and-5 to keep Illinois College alive. Then he hit Kevin Fuller for a 34-yard touchdown as time expired to send the game to overtime. Bates finished the remarkable comeback by throwing the game winning touchdown to Colin Duling and Illinois College defeated Millikin 34-30 in overtime.

Catholic finished a 90-yard drive with a 34-yard touchdown catch by Alonzo Cooke with 1:01 left to give the Cardinals a 39-36 win at McDaniel. Catholic rallied from a 36-24 fourth-quarter deficit to secure the win, while Greg Cordivari threw for 459 yards.

In other exciting finishes, Will Davis' 23-yard field goal lifted Bridgewater (Va.) over St. Vincent 20-17 in overtime. Heidelberg edged Alma 34-28 in overtime. UW-Oshkosh's Zach Wettengel intercepted Central quarterback Nate Snead with 1:35 remaining and the Titans knocked off the Dutch 31-28. Chapman kicked a field goal with six seconds left to edge Whitworth 16-14.

But in Illinois, one game might not be finished, as Concordia (Ill.) and Lake Forest had their game suspended by weather in the second quarter with Lake Forest leading 28-26. But despite the fact that the schools are just 32 miles apart, the contest might not be completed.

Darin Blaser
Darin Blaser's second-quarter outburst helped UW-Platteville to a season-opening win against Buena Vista.
Photo by Ryan Coleman, d3photography.com

Cornell snapped its long losing streak and Olivet's continued as the Rams held on for a 36-35 win. Cornell had lost 11 games in a row, while Olivet has lost 29 consecutive games. Guilford also won its season opener, defeating Greensboro 27-7 to snap an 11-game losing streak.

Ben Guiles rolled up 143 yards rushing and 103 yards receiving en route to five touchdowns in Lebanon Valley's 57-42 shootout win against Gettysburg. The Dutchmen had four new starters on the offensive line but still ran for 272 yards.

UW-Platteville won its 13th consecutive season opener, rolling over Buena Vista 38-3. Bryce Brown put up 393 yards of total offense as Western New England beat Norwich 38-24. Frostburg State pulled together after a tough two weeks and won its season opener, defeating Geneva 34-21 on the road.

Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Coast Guard at Anna Maria
7:00 PM
Defiance at Baldwin Wallace
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Johns Hopkins
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
TBA
Muhlenberg at Wilkes
6:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
7:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Stevenson
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Becker
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Albright at Salisbury
7:00 PM
WPI at MIT
7:00 PM
Salve Regina at Worcester State
7:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Curry
7:00 PM
Morrisville State at St. Lawrence
10:00 PM
Adrian at Pacific
Sep. 3: All times Eastern
TBA
Endicott at Framingham State
TBA
UW-Platteville at George Fox
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Washington U. at Carnegie Mellon
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Chicago at Case Western Reserve
12:00 PM
Husson at Alfred
12:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Maine Maritime
Video
12:00 PM
Cortland at Heidelberg
12:00 PM
Otterbein at Buffalo State
12:00 PM
Ursinus at Bethany
12:00 PM
Sewanee at Kenyon
1:00 PM
King's at Moravian
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Kean at Christopher Newport
1:00 PM
McDaniel at Catholic
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton
Live Stats
1:00 PM
RPI at Norwich
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Dickinson
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Kalamazoo
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
1:00 PM
Wooster at Washington and Jefferson
1:00 PM
Alfred State at William Paterson
1:00 PM
St. Vincent at Alma
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at Finlandia
1:00 PM
Olivet at St. John Fisher
1:00 PM
Rowan at Widener
1:00 PM
Hobart at Brockport
1:00 PM
Union at Ithaca
1:00 PM
Susquehanna at Lycoming
1:00 PM
Utica at Misericordia
1:00 PM
The Apprentice School at Methodist
1:00 PM
TCNJ at UW-Whitewater
1:30 PM
Wilmington at Bluffton
1:30 PM
Monmouth at Hope
1:30 PM
Bridgewater at Gettysburg
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Waynesburg
1:30 PM
Juniata at Grove City
2:00 PM
Wisconsin Lutheran at Trinity Int'l
2:00 PM
Lakeland at Carroll
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at St. Norbert
2:00 PM
Austin at Hendrix
2:00 PM
Maranatha Baptist at Martin Luther
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Millikin at Greenville
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Eureka at Knox
Live Stats
2:00 PM
MacMurray at Rockford
2:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at Westminster (Mo.)
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at Luther
2:00 PM
Beloit at Lake Forest
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Jamestown
2:00 PM
Crown at Hamline
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Carleton at Macalester
2:00 PM
Bethel at Dubuque
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
Live Stats
2:00 PM
St. Olaf at Grinnell
2:00 PM
Buena Vista at Mayville St.
2:00 PM
Simpson at UW-Stout
2:00 PM
Aurora at Carthage
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at Coe
2:00 PM
Ripon at Concordia-Chicago
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Loras
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Robert Morris-Chicago
2:00 PM
Benedictine at Wheaton (Ill.)
2:00 PM
John Carroll at UW-Oshkosh
2:30 PM
Southern Virginia at Earlham
Live Stats
2:30 PM
Lawrence at Presentation
4:00 PM
La Verne at Puget Sound
Live Stats
4:00 PM
Central at Whitworth
5:00 PM
Hartwick at Western Connecticut
6:00 PM
Wabash at Albion
6:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at Berry
6:00 PM
Augustana at Mount St. Joseph
6:00 PM
Thomas More at Franklin
Live Stats
6:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Averett
6:00 PM
Redlands at Trinity (Texas)
7:00 PM
Marietta at Denison
7:00 PM
Hiram at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Thiel at Allegheny
7:00 PM
Capital at Wittenberg
7:00 PM
Shenandoah at Gallaudet
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Illinois College at Rose-Hulman
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Geneva at Frostburg State
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Guilford
Live Stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
7:00 PM
Anderson at North Park
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Mary Hardin-Baylor
7:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Texas Lutheran
7:10 PM
St. Thomas at UW-Eau Claire
Video Live Stats
7:30 PM
Hanover at Centre
8:00 PM
Willamette at Rhodes
8:00 PM
Cornell at Iowa Wesleyan
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Augsburg at Northwestern (Minn.)
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Southwestern Assemblies at Howard Payne
8:00 PM
Sul Ross State at UT-Permian Basin
Dec. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 49, at St. Thomas 35
@ Salem, Va.
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