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Britons bounced from NCAA football playoffs

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NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Fourth-ranked North Central College scored on five first-half possessions and it returned a blocked punt for a touchdown to build an insurmountable lead as Albion College was bounced from the NCAA Division III Playoffs with a 63-7 loss.

Albion, champions of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association for a league-best 35thtime, ends its season with an 8-3 record.

North Central moved the ball to the Albion 3-yard line on its first possession, came away empty on its first possession. Lucus Luchonok stopped a quarterback run on third down and the Cardinals' fourth down pass was incomplete.

Albion took over on downs and moved the ball into North Central territory as quarterback Dominic Bona hooked up with Cody Crawford for a 29-yard gain and Darrin Williams rushed for 16 yards. Albion's march was stopped when Bona's third-down screen pass was tipped and intercepted.

North Central needed five plays to cover the 50-yard distance for its first score of the day. Spencer Stanek hooked up with Peter Sorenson on a 6-yard touchdown pass.

North Central scored on its next possession to extend the lead to 14-0. The Cardinals marched 83 yard in seven plays. Ryan Kent scored the touchdown on a 1-yard run.

Stanek threw three touchdown passes and Jason Callahan returned a blocked punt 29 yards in the second quarter as North Central held a 42-0 halftime lead.

The Cardinals scored twice in the third quarter – on an interception return and a 2-yard run – and they tacked on an 8-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Albion scored with 2:34 to play when Bona ran into the end zone form two yards out.

"We started well, but the turnovers and the blocked punt – we did too many things to hurt ourselves," Albion Head Coach Craig Rundle said.

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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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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
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St. Thomas at Berry
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Wesley at Brockport
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North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Nov. 17: All times Eastern
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Merchant Marine 35, at Buffalo State 20
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Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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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
@ Newark, Del.
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at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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Stevenson at Alfred
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