KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Ichabod head coach Craig Schurig became the all-time winningest coach at Washburn as the No. 5 Ichabods improved to 6-0 for the first time since World War II in a 42-14 win against Truman State.
The Ichabods opened the scoring for the game on their first drive, a 10-play, 92-yard march down the field capped by Justin Cooper’s 5-yard run. After forcing a Bulldog punt, the Ichabods’ Dane Simoneau hit Greg Schoenberg on a 4-yard touchdown pass wrapping up a five-play, 74-yard drive.
The Ichabods stretched their lead to 21-0 on a quick-strike three-play drive as Ronnell Garner pulled down a 72-yard pass from Simoneau on the first play of the second quarter. On the Bulldogs’ next drive, Washburn’s true freshman Calvin Kenney, who was making his first start of the season, picked off J.B. Clark setting up Cooper’s second score of the half — a 6-yard run with 3:01 left in the first half.
The Bulldogs forced an Ichabod punt on their last drive of the half and on the final play of the half, Clark hit Andy Mundwiller on a 34-yard touchdown pass play as time expired to put Truman State on the board.
The Ichabods took the second half kickoff and added to their lead when Simoneau hit Schoenberg for his second touchdown reception of the game — this one a 36-yard strike over the middle putting Washburn up 35-7.
Truman scored on its next drive as Clark connected with Dallas Grier on an 18-yard touchdown pass with 7:45 to play in the third quarter.
Cooper wrapped up the scoring with a 73-yard run on a one-play drive finishing the scoring with Washburn taking the 42-14 win.
No. 1 North Alabama 44, Arkansas Tech 10
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – North Alabama quarterback Lee Chapple turned in a career night for the No. 1 Lions at Arkansas Tech Saturday, leading UNA to a 44-10 rout of the Wonder Boys at Thone Stadium.
Chapple completed 28 of 35 passes for 339 yards and three touchdowns and completed 18 consecutive passes over the second and third quarters. It was his third consecutive 300-yard passing game. Overall the Lions offense generated 601 yards of total offense and 446 passing yards. It marked just the 12th game in UNA history with more than 600 yards of total offense.
With the win, the No. 1 ranked Lions improved to 6-0 overall and completed the non-conference portion of their 2011 schedule unbeaten. Arkansas Tech fell to 1-5.
The victory was UNA’s ninth consecutive in the series with Arkansas Tech and the Lions’ fourth win in a row in Russellville. It also extended UNA’s streak of consecutive regular-season wins against non-conference opponents to 19, dating back to 2002. UNA is 13-3 all-time against Arkansas Tech.
No. 2 Bloomsburg 45, Cheyney 10
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — Bloomsburg running back Franklyn Quiteh rushed for three touchdowns and caught another as he led the second-ranked Huskies (6-0, 3-0 PSAC East) to a 45-10 win against Cheyney (1-5, 0-3 PSAC East). With the victory, head coach Danny Hale earned his 200th career coaching win, placing him fifth among active coaches in Division II football.
Bloomsburg jumped out to a 17-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Huskies extended that lead to 31-3 by halftime and were well on their way to a rout of the Wolves.
Pat Carey finished the day by completing 10 of 12 passes for 145 yards and one touchdown. Ryan Dickerson made three catches for 30 yards while Tyler Guise caught two passes for 27 yards. Quiteh caught one pass for 26 yards and a score.
On the ground Eddie Mateo carried the ball 13 times for 101 yards and scored one touchdown, from 53 yards out. Quiteh rushed for 61 yards on 10 carries and scored three times while Kareem Steplight added 43 yards on the ground and a touchdown.
Defensively Sean Clift, Andre Glover, and Drew Siegfried led the way for the Huskies with five tackles each. Justin Rivera forced a fumbled in addition to making two tackles. Terrell Oglesby made three tackles, one for a loss, recovered a fumble, and intercepted a pass for 43 yards.
No. 4 Nebraska Kearney 20, Chadron State 13
KEARNEY, Neb. — Fourth-ranked Nebraska-Kearney got several big plays from its defense and racked up 520 yards of total offense to slip past long-time rival Chadron State 20-13 on Saturday afternoon at Ron & Carol Cope Stadium at Foster Field.
Nebraska Kearney’s Jake Spitzlberger finished 22 of 34 for 292 yards, two TDs and the one INT. He also carried the ball 19 times for 85 yards and a score. His 12-yard TD run capped the game’s opening drive, an eight play, 81-yard march that took 2:22.
Tommy Flanagan had a big second half for the Lopers and ended the game with 11 receptions for 196 yards and one TD. He also averaged 42.4 yards in the punt game and had 80 return yards. The 196 receiving yards are the 12th highest total in UNK history and a new career high for Flanagan.
Ricky Trinidad (eight carries, 91 yards) and senior Riley Newcomer (12 carries, 55 yards) joined Spitzlberger to help UNK tally 228 rushing yards. With his effort, Spitzlbergr moved over 2,000 career rushing yards (2,034) and is tied with Zach Mader for second in career rushing scores (33).
Chadron State saw QB Brandon Gorsuch go 25 of 47 for 211 yards. He threw passes to seven receivers, including Jeremy Sondrup (seven for 67 yards). The Eagles totaled 110 yards rushing today with Glen Clinton (24 carries for 100 yards) doing most of the damage.
Defensively, UNK got 12 tackles from junior safety Pete Kropp and 10 stops from both senior corner Arthur Hobbs and sophomore linebacker Kellen Werner. The Lopers had five TFLs, nine pass breakups and seven QB hurries.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.
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