October 22, 2011

NCC, UWW win clashes with Titans

Ryan Wenkman picked off UW-Oshkosh's final pass of the game to preserve the 20-17 win for top-ranked UW-Whitewater.
Photo by Chip Manthey 

Week 8 brought titanic wins for No. 1 UW-Whitewater and No. 6 North Central (Ill.) The Warhawks rallied to beat No. 20 UW-Oshkosh and the Cardinals shut out No. 15 Illinois Wesleyan.

Levell Coppage was bottled up most of the afternoon but ripped off a 47-yard run in the fourth quarter as top-ranked UW-Whitewater drove 79 yards and kicked a 17-yard field goal with 1:18 left to defeat No. 20 UW-Oshkosh 20-17.  It's the second loss for the Titans, but each is to a purple power, with a 41-17 loss at Mount Union in Week 2 and the loss to Whitewater today.

Coppage finished with 131 yards on 28 carries for the Warhawks (7-0, 4-0 WIAC), while Matt Blanchard added 91 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries and completed 17 of 25 passes for 209 yards and a score. Nate Wara, whose status was in doubt for this game, completed 17 of 33 passes for 148 yards and ran for 54 yards in the loss. The win was the 37th in a row for the Warhawks, the best active streak in all divisions.

North Central (Ill.) held Illinois Wesleyan to 215 yards of offense and Nick Kukuc ran for 127 yards to pace the Cardinals to a 24-0 win over the Titans. The Cardinals scored on their first drive when Jordan Tassio scored from 2 yards out. North Central pushed the lead to 17-0 at the break and the defense made the lead stand up. The Cardinals improve to 6-1 while Titans slip to the same record.

St. Thomas gave up 300 yards of total offense but junior cornerback Jack Gavin made a leaping interception in the end zone with 1:18 left in the fourth quarter to seal the No. 3 Tommies' 23-13 win at No. 10 Bethel. 

Colin Tobin
Colin Tobin got St. Thomas off to an early lead with two first-quarter touchdowns.
Photo by Wade Gardner, d3photography.com 

The Tommies held star transfer running back Brandon Marquardt to 10 yards on 10 carries and 62 yards from scrimmage on the afternoon, but struggled on offense after taking a 17-7 halftime lead. Dakota Tracy was 4-for-11 passing after halftime but Colin Tobin picked up the slack with 133 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries in the win.

The College of New Jersey upended No. 9 Montclair State 27-20, dealing the Red Hawks their first loss. The Lions led 20-7 at the break but Montclair State rallied to take a 21-20 lead on two touchdowns by Chris D'Andrea. TCNJ responded with a touchdown pass from Jay Donoghue to Joe Falco and then the Lions sealed the win by holding the ball for the game's final 7:42.

No. 4 Mary-Hardin Baylor outscored East Texas Baptist 37-9 in the second half to turn a small halftime deficit into a convincing win, 54-30. Crusaders quarterback LiDarral Bailey threw for two touchdowns and ran for one more. No. 7 Wesley defeated Walsh, an NAIA opponent, 28-3, in a game where the Wolverines were without offensive coordinator Chip Knapp, whose son Ben went into cardiac arrest on the way to the game and is at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital. Second-ranked Mount Union started slowly but scored 17 points in the third quarter to put Capital away 27-7. Fifth-ranked Linfield had little trouble with Pacific Lutheran in a 45-7 win.

Zach Autenrieb picked off three passes to help No. 8 Thomas More defeat Bethany 41-21. Twelve players carried the ball for No. 14 Salisbury in a 61-14 win at Hartwick. LaGrange took a 10-0 lead on No. 23 Trinity (Texas) but the Tigers shut down the Panthers and rallied to win, 14-10. No. 24 St. Olaf improved to 6-1 with a 24-20 win over Augsburg despite 162 yards rushing from Auggie freshman Tyler Maxwell. Daniel Mosier ran for four touchdowns in No. 12 Cal Lutheran's 62-7 win against Pomona-Pitzer, while No. 17 Redlands survived 42-40 at Occidental.

No. 18 Johns Hopkins had a record-setting day and blasted Gettysburg 83-21. Quarterback Hewitt Tomlin threw for 501 yards and seven touchdowns, both school records. The Bluejays set a program record for total offense with 731 yards, while the 83 points are a Centennial Conference mark.

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
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
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
Kean at Christopher Newport
TBA
King's at Moravian
Live Stats
TBA
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
TBA
Marietta at Denison
TBA
McDaniel at Catholic
TBA
Wisconsin Lutheran at Trinity Int'l
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
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
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
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
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
Hanover at Centre
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
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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