ADA, Ohio – Jeremy Murray had a career-high 41 carries for 130 yards on the ground and the defense made a key play late in the game as No. 2 ranked Mount Union scored a 14-6 win at No. 24 ranked Ohio Northern on a wet and muddy Dial-Roberson Stadium Saturday in Ada.
Murray had a pair of touchdown runs – a nine-yard scamper in the second quarter that was the only score in the first half as Mount Union led 6-0 at the break along with a seven-yard run and subsequent two-point conversion run midway through the third quarter gave the Raiders a 14-0 lead.
Ohio Northern (2-2, 1-2) got on the board with 6:33 left in the game when Tyler Rue hit Frank Thien on a 19-yard touchdown pass but after a missed point after attempt left the score 14-6.
On the ensuing possession, Mount Union attempted to run out the clock but turned the ball over on downs on the Northern 19-yard line.
Ohio Northern drove to the Mount Union 28 and on third down and 10, defense end Charles Dieseul sacked Rue and forced a fumble which linebacker Arthur Smith recovered to end the game.
No. 1 UW-Whitewater 34, UW-Platteville 14
No. 1 UW-Whitewater defeated UW-Platteville 34-14 Saturday before 10,632 fans at Perkins Stadium, running the nation’s longest win streak to 34 games. The win is also Whitewater’s seventh consecutive against UW-P. UW-W is 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Platteville is 3-2 and 1-1 in league play.
Whitewater gained 270 yards on the ground, averaging 5.6 yards per rush. Levell Coppage, a three time All-American, rushed 30 times for 168 yards, his biggest output of the season. Coppage, with 6,019 yards in his career, became just the second back in WIAC history to pass 6,000. Whitewater’s Justin Beaver (2004-2007) holds the school and league record with 6,584 yards. The rushing game allowed Whitewater to control the ball for 37:09.
No. 3 St. Thomas 63, St. John’s (Minn.) 7
ST. PAUL – Senior QB Dakota Tracy threw five touchdown passes and the No. 3-ranked Tommies raced to a 35-0 lead in the game’s first 20:15 en route to a 63-7 victory against St. John’s in MIAC football play at O’Shaughnessy Stadium in St. Paul.
UST’s 29-year-old stadium attendance record was snapped. A crowd of 10,421 on a sunny October day witnessed the Tommies (5-0 overall, 3-0 MIAC) run their regular-season win streak to 19 and achieve back-to-back wins against St. John’s for the first time since 1986 and 1987.
UST’s 63 points tied a modern record set in 1989 against Augsburg and in 2009 against Hamline. It matches the most points in one game by a Tommie team since 1914.
St. Thomas recorded its first home-field victory against the Johnnies since 1992, ending a seven-game O’Shaughnessy losing streak in the series. It was just the third win against St. John’s in the last 19 meetings. The 56-point margin and 63 points scored were St. Thomas bests in the 80-all-time meetings against the archrival Johnnies.
The Tommie defense had 13 tackles for loss, including seven sacks.
No. 4 Mary Hardin-Baylor 36, Louisiana College 10
Belton, Texas – Mary Hardin-Baylor erased a ten-point deficit, dominated the final three quarters and re-established itself as the pre-eminent program in the American Southwest Conference as the Cru rolled to a 36-10 victory against Louisiana College Saturday afternoon in Belton. UMHB, ranked fourth in the country in both major polls, improve to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the ASC with the win. The loss drops the Wildcats to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the ASC on the year.
Louisiana College would take a 10-0 lead in the first quarter. The Wildcats took the opening drive and went 61 yards in 13 plays before the Cru defense stiffened and held LC to Adan Olivares’ 24-yard field goal. UMHB would throw an interception, leading to a four-play, 42-yard drive, capped by Ryan Montague’s two-yard scoring run to make it 10-0 Wildcats with 1:59 left in the first quarter. That’s when UHB took over. The Cru defense started forcing three-and-outs and the UMHB offense used LiDarral Bailey’s 10-yard TD run to cut it to 10-7 with 5:26 left in the first half. Darius Wilson would score on a 10-yard run of his own with 3:01 left in the second to give the Cru a 14-10 lead and Chad Peevey hit a 33-yard field goal with 54 seconds left in the half to make it 17-10 UMHB at the break.
Peevey would hit a 40-yard field goal early in the third quarter to stretch the lead to 20-10. Elijah Hudson blasted through the Wildcat defense for a 43-yard scoring run to make it 26-10 UMHB with 54 seconds left in the third. Peevey would add a 31-yard field goal with 7:00 left in the game and Cody Jones put the exclamation point on the win with a 66-yard interception return for a score with 56 seconds remaining.
St Olaf 30, No. 5 Bethel 28
ARDEN HILLS, Minn. — Dan Dobson’s one-yard scoring run with 25 seconds left helped St. Olaf cap a 20-point rally and defeat fifth-ranked Bethel University 30-28 on Saturday afternoon.
Dobson went 18-for-30 for 335 yards and two touchdowns through the air and the TD run was his Dobson’s second of the day. The game-winning drive — which featured Dobson hitting four different receivers — covered 65 yards in 10 plays, spanning 2:43.
Bethel, which led 14-0 early in the second quarter, opened up a 28-10 advantage with a 47-yard scoring strike from quarterback Josh Aakre to Brandon Marquardt with 13:46 left in the fourth quarter.
Dobson and the Oles responded with a seven-play, 56-yard drive that ended with a fourth down, two-yard TD catch by Stephen Asp. Asp finished the day with a team-best eight receptions for 128 yards, but the biggest catch of the day belonged to Jake Schmiesing, who on the ensuing drive caught an 82-yard scoring strike from Dobson that brought the Oles within five, at 28-23 with 5:29 remaining. Schmiesing had four catches for 110 yards.
The St. Olaf defense held Bethel to a three-and-out on the next possession to set up the game-winning drive.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.
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