October 6, 2012

Wrapup: W&J falls, Johnnies struggle

Washington and Jefferson held up five fingers in memory of Tim McNerney.
W&J athletics photo

Washington and Jefferson ran its first offensive play in a missing man formation, putting just 10 players on the field in memory of their fallen teammate, Tim McNerney. The Presidents never got the offense in gear, falling at Thomas More 54-18.

Thomas More scored the first 27 points of the game and never looked back in the win, with Adam Rauch running for 181 yards and a 91-yard touchdown.

Lake Forest knocked out Illinois College's star quarterback and then when he came back, kept him off the field with an 8-minute fourth-quarter drive to rally past the Blueboys 35-28. The loss is the first of the season for Illinois College, which started the year 4-0 after a surprise run to the playoffs in 2011.

Augsburg has a two-game winning streak against St. John's for the first time since the 1927-29 seasons as the Auggies rolled past the Johnnies 48-17. It's the first time the Johnnies have lost four games in a row in a single season since 1930.

Willamette outscored Northwest Conference rival Whitworth 24-7 in the second half to rally from a 17-14 halftime deficit and defeat the Pirates 38-24 in a battle of unbeatens. Heidelberg remained unbeaten as well, holding Capital under 200 yards of total offense in a 45-10 victory.

Castleton State got the Sap Bucket from Norwich for the first time with a 35-27 win, as the two Division III schools in the state of Vermont (other than Middlebury) squared off in a recent rivalry game. Middlebury and Norwich used to meet for the trophy before the NESCAC cut itself off from the rest of college football. Middlebury got a win of its own, however, defeating Amherst 24-3 behind 12 catches and two TDs from tight end Billy Chapman.

Hampden-Sydney handed Bridgewater its first loss of the season, as Nash Nance bounced back from last week's struggles at Catholic to complete 23 of 32 passes for 291 yards and two scores in a 24-7 win. Catholic, who was without star quarterback Greg Cordivari, fell to Randolph-Macon 45-12 on Friday night.

A.J. Springer averaged nearly 20 yards per completion and threw for six touchdowns as Sul Ross State sprinted past Mississippi College 75-42. The future Division II school fell to 1-4. Trine scored twice in the first three minutes as quarterback Ryan Hargraves got loose for an 83-yard run and Myron Puryear returned a fumble 79 yards in a 27-22 win against Albion. Adrian is also 2-0 in the MIAA after rolling over Alma 27-3.

Mass-Dartmouth led early but Salve Regina rolled in the final three quarters to defeat the Corsairs 57-21 and remain unbeaten. Chuck Beckwith had another career day for Alfred as the Saxons handed Ithaca its first loss, 31-7. Utica scored 30 fourth-quarter points as Utica rallied past Buffalo State 51-44.

Northwestern (Minn.) snapped St. Scholastica's 17-game UMAC winning streak, winning 14-13 in Duluth. Brian Lecheler, who you read about in Kickoff, returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown to get things started for the Eagles, who stand alone in first place in the conference.

After two scoreless overtimes, Bluffton finally got a field goal in the third to defeat Rose-Hulman 37-34. Pacific put up its most points since 1930 in a 62-21 win against Puget Sound. The Loggers' only two wins in the past four years have come against Pacific, but the third-year program has won the past two meetings.

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
6:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
7:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Wilkes
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
Live Stats
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
12:00 PM
Endicott at Framingham State
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
Live Stats
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
UW-Platteville at George Fox
4:00 PM
La Verne at Puget Sound
Video Live Stats
4:00 PM
Central at Whitworth
5:00 PM
Hartwick at Western Connecticut
Live Stats
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
7:00 PM
Denison at Marietta
7:00 PM
Hiram at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Thiel at Allegheny
7:00 PM
Capital at Wittenberg
Live Stats
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
8:30 PM
Redlands at Trinity (Texas)
Dec. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 49, at St. Thomas 35
@ Salem, Va.
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