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Top 25 wrap: Linfield smothers PLU, Wesley rallies

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Dom Forrest, left, and Alex Hoff helped hold PLU running back Niko Madison to 44 yards.
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No. 2 Linfield took a 7-0 lead into the fourth quarter, but Josh Hill scored three seconds later, the defense smothered Dalton Richey and the Wildcats beat No. 11 Pacific Lutheran going away, 29-0.

PLU, which lost by three at Linfield in last season's playoffs, went back and forth with the Wildcats in a game filled with fourth-down defensive stops. Linfield ended the NWC rivals' offensive struggles when Hill capped a 14-play drive with a 1-yard touchdown run on third-and-goal with 14:57 left.

Then the Wildcats' defense took over, allowing 12 yards on the Lutes' final four possesions, three of which ended in interceptions by Kyle Wright, Brandon Funk and Mikey Arkans. The defense finished with four sacks and four interceptions, allowed 1.8 yards per Lutes carry and allowed just 3 of 15 third and fourth downs to be converted.

Wesley scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and the No. 10 Wolverines rallied past Huntingdon 38-28. Steve Koudossou caught two TD passes in the final quarter for Wesley and Rick Jackson finished with 127 yards and a score on just 13 carries in the win.


Reese Walker found the end zone on a 23-yard pass from Erik Peterson to give Bethel an early 7-0 lead.
By Ryan Coleman, d3photography.com

Augsburg put together a flurry in the final eight minutes but No. 5 Bethel recovered an onside kick and ran out the final 3:23 of the game to defeat the Auggies 31-28.

Erik Peterson threw three touchdown passes, two of them in the third quarter as the Royals built a 31-14 lead. But Ayrton Scott rallied his Auggies back with a 7-yard touchdown hauled in by Adam Carl and a pass that Joey Sonnenfeld took to the end zone for a 27-yard touchdown to cut the lead to 31-28. Augsburg failed to recover the onside kick, however, and Bethel got enough first downs to survive.

Max Reber gave up a pick-six late in the fourth quarter to give No. 22 Christopher Newport a 21-17 lead but came back to lead a 72-yard drive and capped it off himself with a 1-yard touchdown run to give the Monarchs a 24-21 win against the Captains.

Lycoming took control of the MAC with a 19-16 win over No. 21 Delaware Valley. Tanner Troutman intercepted Aggies quarterback Aaron Wilmer inside the Lycoming 30 with two minutes left to seal the victory.

No. 15 Wheaton overcame a lightning delay and a late Augustana surge to defeat the Vikings 24-15. Augustana got 189 of its 282 yards in the fourth quarter and scored all 15 of its points in the final 1:49.

Top-ranked Mount Union cruised in the first game on Ohio Northern's new turf, scoring on seven of eight first-half possessions in a 58-7 rout. Kevin Burke threw for four touchdowns and backup Taurice Scott ran for 99 yards and a TD on just two carries. The Polar Bears, who remain the last OAC team to beat the defending champion Purple Raiders, in 2005, were outgained 631-160.

Derek Williamson returned the opening kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown and No. 3 Mary Hardin-Baylor easily beat Trinity (Texas), 49-7, even though running back Elijah Hudson and defensive tackle Silvio Diaz missed the game with injuries. No. 4 North Central won just a few miles from campus, scoring 17 second-half points to break a halftime tie and beat Elmhurst, 31-14. No. 7 Hobart produced a season-high 501 yards of offense and scored 41 unanswered points on the way to a 41-7 Liberty League win over WPI.

No. 8 UW-Oshkosh took an early 21-0 lead and held off a UW-Stout rally to win, 28-26. No. 9 UW-Platteville staged a second-half comeback behind 442 yards and seven passing touchdowns from John Kelly, defeating UW-Eau Claire 49-27.

Frostburg State took the lead in the fourth quarter on the road at No. 19 St. John Fisher but the Cardinals answered with a 41-yard touchdown drive with 7:48 left in the game to beat the Bobcats 38-35. Frostburg State fell to 1-3.

Wabash jumped out to a 38-7 halftime lead and cruised to a 48-14 win at Wooster. Richard Barnes threw for 306 yards but the No. 17 Little Giants recorded seven sacks on the afternoon and recovered three fumbles in the win.

Johns Hopkins had little trouble with Juniata, defeating the Eagles 65-10. Bob D'Orazio caught four passes, three of them for touchdowns, sending Juniata to its second consecutive loss after a 3-0 start.

No. 20 Coe scored twice in the final 2:11 to beat Buena Vista 21-7. The game was tied for nearly two full quarters before the Kohawks took the lead, then put the Beavers away. No. 24 John Carroll pitched another shutout, crushing Capital 54-0. 

Geneva came into the weekend on a roll but found its momentum completely halted as No. 25 Thomas More held the Golden Tornadoes to just 88 yards of total offense in a 61-0 shellacking. Ten players carried for positive yardage for the Saints in the win.

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at Worcester State 42, Fitchburg State 26
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at Ursinus 35, Juniata 28
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Salve Regina 27, at Dean 0
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at Johns Hopkins 37, Moravian 7
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Massachusetts Maritime 34, at Maine Maritime 25
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Wesley 33, at TCNJ 0
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at RPI 31, Western New England 14
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Buffalo State 53, at Morrisville State 48
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at Rochester 14, Alfred State 7
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Stevenson 52, at FDU-Florham 14
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Union 31, at Gallaudet 21
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at Williams 28, Bowdoin 14
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Sewanee 29, at Austin 17
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at Middlebury 30, Wesleyan 27
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at Tufts 35, Hamilton 28
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Salisbury 21, at Kean 13
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at Olivet 37, Aurora 21
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at Amherst 41, Bates 17
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at Trinity (Conn.) 35, Colby 0
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at Franklin and Marshall 43, McDaniel 41
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Montclair State 24, at Southern Virginia 0
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Rowan 41, at William Paterson 14
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Springfield 66, at Mount Ida 20
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UW-Platteville 38, at Hampden-Sydney 29
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DePauw 55, at Hiram 28
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at Alma 45, Benedictine 40
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at Trine 55, Wisconsin Lutheran 7
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at Albion 79, Concordia (Wis.) 7
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Dickinson 24, at Gettysburg 21
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at Wooster 38, Ohio Wesleyan 20
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Thiel 28, at Bethany 13
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LaGrange 39, at Methodist 30
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at Wabash 62, Kenyon 7
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King's 44, at Lebanon Valley 39
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at Martin Luther 42, Iowa Wesleyan 20
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at MIT 31, Endicott 26
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at Alfred 24, Utica 17
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Maryville (Tenn.) 56, at Emory and Henry 46
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Averett 19, at Ferrum 7
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at Catholic 25, Randolph-Macon 20
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Susquehanna 14, at Muhlenberg 11
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at Cortland 31, Hartwick 30
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Brevard 63, at Greensboro 7
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Ithaca 24, at St. Lawrence 13
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at St. Scholastica 48, Westminster (Mo.) 18
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MacMurray 48, at Crown 34
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at Greenville 21, Northwestern (Minn.) 15
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Eureka 48, at Minnesota-Morris 20
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UW-Whitewater 40, at Washington U. 21
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at Widener 34, Misericordia 21
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at Coast Guard 13, Nichols 0
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at Hope 37, Lakeland 35
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Heidelberg 40, at Ohio Northern 21
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Carnegie Mellon 30, at Waynesburg 20
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Mount Union 69, at Marietta 3
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at Centre 52, Hendrix 42
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Albright 21, at Lycoming 17
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Bluffton 32, at Mount St. Joseph 31
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at Franklin 42, Defiance 12
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at Anderson 27, Earlham 16
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SUNY-Maritime 38, at Merchant Marine 31
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Concordia-Chicago 41, at Kalamazoo 29
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at Rose-Hulman 38, Hanover 28
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John Carroll 24, at Baldwin Wallace 21
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at Otterbein 56, Wilmington 28
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Trinity (Texas) 28, at Millsaps 26
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at Buena Vista 39, Central 38
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at Concordia-Moorhead 31, Bethel 7
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St. John's 56, at St. Olaf 7
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Gustavus Adolphus 42, at Augsburg 37
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Coe 35, at Nebraska Wesleyan 25
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Wartburg 40, at Simpson 31
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Elmhurst 23, at North Park 20
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at Huntingdon 41, N.C. Wesleyan 30
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at Hardin-Simmons 55, Louisiana College 10
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UW-River Falls 30, at Missouri Baptist 3
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at Whitworth 53, La Verne 0
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St. Thomas 63, at Carleton 0
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Denison 62, at Allegheny 26
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Lewis and Clark 40, at Pomona-Pitzer 29
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at Wittenberg 34, Oberlin 0
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at Western Connecticut 37, Plymouth State 29
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Washington and Lee 24, at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 14
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Cal Lutheran 28, at Willamette 13
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Mary Hardin-Baylor 24, at Linfield 3
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at George Fox 13, Redlands 10
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at Mass-Dartmouth 51, Westfield State 26
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at Castleton 28, Norwich 14
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at Berry 34, Rhodes 13
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Brockport 38, at St. John Fisher 7
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at WPI 38, Becker 0
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at Adrian 62, Rockford 7
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Frostburg State 33, at Christopher Newport 30
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at Hobart 56, Shenandoah 30
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at Case Western Reserve 42, Grove City 10
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at Davidson 42, Guilford 21
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at Bridgewater 52, The Apprentice School 0
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at Capital 39, Muskingum 28
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at North Central (Ill.) 26, Illinois Wesleyan 13
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at Texas Lutheran 37, Belhaven 0
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at Carroll 28, Augustana 25
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St. Vincent 31, at Geneva 27
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East Texas Baptist 28, at Southwestern 10
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Wesley 33, at TCNJ 0
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at Johns Hopkins 37, Moravian 7
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at Alfred 24, Utica 17
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UW-Platteville 38, at Hampden-Sydney 29
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Mount Union 69, at Marietta 3
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John Carroll 24, at Baldwin Wallace 21
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at Hardin-Simmons 55, Louisiana College 10
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St. John's 56, at St. Olaf 7
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at Concordia-Moorhead 31, Bethel 7
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at Whitworth 53, La Verne 0
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St. Thomas 63, at Carleton 0
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at Wittenberg 34, Oberlin 0
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Mary Hardin-Baylor 24, at Linfield 3
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at George Fox 13, Redlands 10
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Brockport 38, at St. John Fisher 7
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Frostburg State 33, at Christopher Newport 30
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at Case Western Reserve 42, Grove City 10
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at Washington and Jefferson 37, Thomas More 29
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 37, Carthage 14
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at North Central (Ill.) 26, Illinois Wesleyan 13
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