Whitewater upends UW-River Falls
Roundup: Linfield scores 10 touchdowns, most points in 84 years
RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- Winning never gets old, for the 35th time in a row the Wisconsin-Whitewater team won, this time 42-10 agianst Wisconsin-River Falls on Saturday. The Warhawks have now defeated the Falcons ten consecutive times. Wisconsin-Whitewater remains undefeated this season, 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Wisconsin-Whitewater also boasts 23 consecutive wins on the road and 19 consecutive wins in the WIAC. Wisconsin-River Falls is now 0-5 overall and 0-3 in the WIAC.
Wisconsin-Whitewater forced the Falcons into a three and out on the first possession of the ball game. The Warhawks followed by covering 52 yards in seven plays for the first score of the game, a rushing touchdown by Wisconsin-Whitewater's career touchdown leader Levell Coppage The drive included a 34 yard reception by sophomore wide receiver Luke Menzel and a fourth and one conversion by Coppage. The extra point by Eric Kindler was good.
Matt Blanchard went 20-29, accounting for 277 yards in the air. Tyler Huber was on the receiving end of eight of those passes for 156 yards and 2 touchdowns. Coppage led both teams in rushing yards with 74 on 14 carries, an average of 4.9 yards per carry.
No. 2 Mount Union 62, Marietta 0
ALLIANCE, Ohio. -- Mount Union held Marietta to 104 total yards and defeated the Pioneers 62-0 in an Ohio Athletic Conference on Saturday.
The Purple Raiders (5-0, 4-0 OAC) led 21-0 after one quarter and went on to extend its regular-season winning streak to 58 games, its home-game winning streak to 53 games, and it's OAC winning streak to 46 games.
Marietta is 1-4, 0-4.
Mount Union junior running back Jeremy Murray rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries. It was his fifth consecutive 100 yard game and passed Dave McLaughlin for fifth place on Mount Union's career rushing list, with 2,404 yards.
No. 3 Mary Hardin-Baylor 35, Mississippi College 12
CLINTON, Miss. -- Mary Hardin-Baylor used a big second quarter and a solid defensive effort in the rest of the game to post a 35-12 victory against Mississippi College Saturday night. The Cru improves to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in American Southwest Conference play with the victory. The loss drops the Choctaws to 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the ASC on the season.
Darius Wilson finished with 138 rushing yards on 23 carries while LiDarral Bailey ran for 60 yards and two scores on 11 attempts. Bailey was just 5-14 through the air for 55 yards and he was picked off once. Ty Dooley led the Cru defense with 15 tackles and Jones added 11 stops, two interceptions, a blocked punt and a half sack. Silvio Diaz added two sacks for UMHB. Geoff Myles finished with 102 yards on four punt returns. His punt return for a touchdown was the third of his career and moves him to within one of the school record of four held by P.J. Williams.
No. 4 St. Thomas 17, Augsburg 0 -- Full Recap
MINNEAPOLIS -- St. Thomas coach Glenn Caruso jokes that he occasionally has to remind Chinni Oji that he’s a cornerback -- not a wide receiver -- and that every ball in the air doesn’t belong to him.
But on Saturday, Caruso was ecstatic that his defensive back made like a wide receiver again and came away with a fourth-quarter interception to preserve a 10-0 St. Thomas lead and help the Tommies stave off a tough Augsburg team to win 17-0.
The interception was one of several sterling defensive plays by the Tommies (6-0, 4-0 MIAC), who stopped the Auggies four times inside the St. Thomas 30 -- three times on fourth down and short yardage and once on Oji’s interception. That helped them record UST's first conference shutout since 2003.
No. 5 Linfield 73, Puget Sound 7
McMINNVILLE, Ore. -- Linebackers Dominque Forrest and Ty Robitaille were wrecking balls on defense, leading Linfield to a record-breaking 73-7 demolition of winless Puget Sound Saturday.
The Wildcats scored the game’s first 73 points, pouncing on the Loggers for 10 touchdowns and scoring every way imaginable, including an interception, blocked punt and a near record-breaking 49-yard field goal.
The 73-point outburst marked the second-most points scored in a Linfield game and the most since the resumption of football following World War II. Only the 1927 Wildcats scored more points in a single game, piling up 83 against Oregon Normal (now Western Oregon).
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.