Whitewater, Hopkins among Friday's winners
|Booker Ross ran for 115 yards
and a touchdown on 17 caries while Jordan Ratliffe had 139 yards
and a score on 15 carries as UW-Whitewater beat UW-Eau Claire
Photo by Ryan Coleman, d3photography.com
UW-Eau Claire fumbled the opening kickoff and it was almost all over at that point, as No. 10 UW-Whitewater scored 20 seconds into the game and never looked back in a 42-0 victory on Friday night.
Sophomore Jordan Ratliffe and freshman Booker Ross each went over 100 yards rushing for the Warhawks and Matt Behrendt was 30-for-38 passing in the win, while the UWW starting defense held Eau Claire to just 61 total yards.
Joel Sweeney had 19 yards on 12 carries in the first half and did not play in the second half.
It was a soph-frosh combination for Johns Hopkins as well, as Brandon Cherry and Stuart Walters combined for 276 yards and two scores in a 42-17 win against Dickinson.
Delaware Valley senior Kyle Schuberth tied the school record with four touchdowns in a game and became just the third player in program history to rush for 3,000 career yards as the Aggies survived a big scare from host FDU-Florham and posted a 45-30 victory. Despite Schuberth's big numbers, the Devils held surprising leads of 23-21 at halftime and a 30-29 advantage early in the third quarter.
Elsewhere, MIT scored on its first drive and proceeded to churn out a school record 563 total yards of offense as the Engineers rolled to a 48-0 victory over Nichols. Alex Hulme blocked Curry's punt late in the first quarter that Brad Kelly recovered for a touchdown to help propel Salve Regina to a 43-10 NEFC victory at Curry.