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Bates sets passing records, Blueboys win MWC opener 53-20

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Michael Bates threw for a Midwest Conference-record 580 yards and an Illinois College-record seven touchdowns as the Blueboys scored a 53-20 win in their Midwest Conference opener Saturday at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.

Bates topped the previous MWC passing yards mark of 549 yards held by Lawrence University's Luke Barthelmess. He broke Mitch Niekamp's school record of six touchdowns in a game. Bates' TD passes came on tosses of 18, 30, 16, 5, 17, 16 and 26 yards.

"Michael is an excellent player and I am happy with his development as a quarterback and a leader of this football team," Illinois College football coach Garrett Campbell said. "He understands that distribution is the key to our offense, as we had six different receivers catch a touchdown pass."

Wes Graham caught a pair of touchdowns, while Kevin Wallace, Colin Duling, Josh Gentile, Kevin Fuller and Larry Sciortino were also on the receiving end of Bates' touchdown passes. Bates completed 34-of-48 passes and also ran for a team-high 66 yards.

Duling hauled in a team-high seven passes for 66 yards. Graham caught six passes for 92 yards. Wallace had five catches for a team-high 140 yards. Fuller had four receptions for 91 yards.

The IC defense held Grinnell to just 102 yards of total offense, while tallying six sacks and two safeties. Michael Ray and Tim Denney had seven tackles each; Ray tallied two sacks. Zack Meyer had 2 1/2 sacks. Carter Cox had five tackles and an interception.

"I was pleased with our defense today," Campbell said. "To hold Grinnell's offense to 102 yards is a credit to their preparation and desire to compete."

Illinois College improved to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the Midwest Conference with the win. The Blueboys are on bye next week before hosting Ripon College on September 22.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Wesley at Brockport
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Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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Berry at St. Thomas
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Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
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at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
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Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
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at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
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