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Still on track for Purple Bowl VI

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The North Central defense didn't miss much on Saturday but UW-Whitewater's defense set up the Warhawks for the comeback win.

Fourteen weeks have passed and Division III football is still on track for another all purple weekend in Salem, Va.

If, as one could believe, the bracket was set up with UW-Whitewater going on the road and Mount Union potentially doing so as a challenge to the rest of the field to win a title or stop complaining, two teams had a shot to influence that outcome. Neither got it done.

North Central, the top seed in the bracket, by the NCAA's reckoning but an underdog by the D3football.com Top 25, could have ended UW-Whitewater's 27-game winning streak and the Warhawks' title defense at the same time, but couldn't hold on as UW-Whitewater pulled away for the 20-10 win. And St. Thomas, the overall No. 2 seed by the NCAA's reckoning, could have forced Mount Union to travel in next week's semifinal but couldn't make its home field stand up in losing 12-7 to Bethel.

Instead, next week UW-Whitewater travels to Wesley, while Mount Union hosts Bethel. And two of the teams that had a prime shot at preventing UW-Whitewater and Mount Union from meeting for a sixth consecutive Stagg Bowl were unable to do so.

Aug. 30: All times Eastern
TBA
Frostburg State at Stevenson
6:00 PM
Alma at Baldwin Wallace
Live stats
7:00 PM
University of New England at Coast Guard
Live stats
7:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Johns Hopkins
7:00 PM
Hamline at Buena Vista
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at McMurry
7:30 PM
Manchester at Trine
8:00 PM
St. Olaf at Crown
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
8:00 PM
UW-Platteville at East Texas Baptist
Live stats
Aug. 31: All times Eastern
TBA
Utica at St. Lawrence
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
Live stats
7:00 PM
WPI at Anna Maria
Live stats
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
Live stats
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
7:00 PM
Millikin at Hope
Preview Live stats
7:00 PM
TCNJ at FDU-Florham
7:00 PM
Becker at MIT
Video Live stats
Dec. 9: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 43, at UW-Oshkosh 40
Box Score Recap Recap Photos
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 24, Brockport 0
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Dec. 15: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 12, at Mary Hardin-Baylor 0
@ Salem, Va.
Video Box Score Recap Photos