No. 1 UW-Whitewater defeats Franklin
Roundup: Mount Union knocks off Wisconsin-Oshkosh 41-17
FRANKLIN, Ind. -- No. 1 Wisconsin-Whitewater scored on five consecutive possessions to put up 35 points in 17 minutes to roll past No. 21 Franklin 45-0 Saturday afternoon at Faught Stadium.
The win ups UW-Whitewater's win streak to 32 consecutive games -- the longest in any Division of NCAA football which includes 18 consecutive non-conference wins.
The Wisconsin-Whitewater defense held the Grizzlies to 198 yards and just 40 rushing yards on 27 attempts. UW-W averaged 5.5 yards per rush and totaled 465 yards. Quarterback Matt Blanchard went 13-for-18 for 128 yards and two TD's, with five of those receptions going to Tyler Huber. Running back Levell Coppage wound up as the game's leading rusher compiling 119 yards on 18 carries despite not carrying the ball in the second half.
No. 2 Mount Union 41, Wisconsin-Oshkosh 17
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Tailback Jeremy Murray ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns as No. 2 Mount Union knocked off Wisconsin-Oshkosh 41-17.
Murray also caught a touchdown pass from Neal Seaman with 13 seconds remaining in the first half to cap off of 24-point second quarter and a 34-10 halftime lead. Seaman was 19-of-28 passing including the score to Murray.
The Purple Raider defense forced four turnovers including interceptions by Tyler Alwardt and Alex Ferrara.
Wisconsin-Oshkosh took an early 7-3 lead in the first quarter after Nate Wara connected with Charlie Weissman for a touchdown, but was unable to slow down Mount Union.
Kean 31, No. 3 Wesley 28 -- Full Story
UNION, N.J. -- Kean blocked a pair of punts and forced a key turnover deep in its own territory with 50 seconds remaining in a 31-28 upset victory against third-ranked Wesley to open the 2011 season.
Junior T.J. Denehy caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from senior Thomas D'Ambrisi with 1:18 remaining and freshman linebacker Matt Clerk forced a late fumble, as the Cougars posted their biggest win in program history and snapped the Wolverines' 27-game regular season winning streak.
Wesley, who handed the Cougars a 48-10 loss a year ago in the regular season finale, advanced to the NCAA Semifinals in each of the last two seasons and suffers its first regular season loss since its 2008 season opener.
No. 4 St. Thomas 45, Wisconsin-River Falls 22
RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- Colin Tobin rushed for 121 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 4 St. Thomas to a 45-22 win against Wisconsin-River Falls on Saturday.
The Tommies (2-0) fell behind 3-0, but scored 31 consecutive points to take control.
St. Thomas had six rushing touchdowns in the win -- its first ever against Wisconsin-River Falls. The Tommies have won 20 of its last 22 games and six consecutive road games.
No. 5 Mary Hardin-Baylor 27, Wisconsin-La Crosse 20
BELTON, Texas -- No. 5 Mary Hardin-Baylor trailed in the third quarter, but scored 10 unanswered points in the fourth including a Darius Wilson two-yard touchdown as the Crusaders topped Wisconsin-La Crosse 27-20 on Saturday.
Mary Hardin-Baylor's Bronson Shaw intercepted Mike Butterfield's pass with less than a minute remaining to secure the win for the Crusaders. Butterfield threw for 224 yards and all three of the Eagles' scores, but it wasn't enough.
The Crusaders totaled 511 yards, but the Mary Hardin-Baylor quarterbacks threw four interceptions which ended long drives and kept Wisconsin-La Crosse in the game.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.