No. 2 Mount Union tops Heidelberg
Roundup: No. 3 St. Thomas, No. 4 Mary-Hardin Baylor roll
TIFFIN, Ohio -- Jasper Collins matched a Mount Union record with four touchdown receptions and the defense held Heidelberg to a season-low 195 yards of total offense as the Purple Raiders topped The Student Prince 56-7 on Saturday.
Collins finished with a career-high 159 receiving yards on eight catches and his four touchdowns match the single-game marks of Brian Stafford vs. Wilmington in 1968 and Adam Marino vs. Ohio Northern in 1999.
Mount Union (6-0, 5-0 OAC) also got a sixth consecutive 100-yard rushing game from Jeremy Murray, who had 139 yards on 26 carries while the quarterback tandem of Neal Seaman (7-for-15, 137 yds., 3 TDs) and Matt Piloto (7-of-9, 108 yds. 2 TD's) combined to toss five touchdown passes and lead an offense that generated 501 yards.
No. 3 St. Thomas 49, Hamline 0
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Senior All-American Fritz Waldvogel caught two touchdown passes and No. 3 St. Thomas roared to a 49-0 victory against Hamline in MIAC football play on Saturday.
A Homecoming crowd of more than 4,000 watched the Tommies (7-0 overall, 5-0 MIAC) build a 42-0 lead midway through the second quarter. St. Thomas ran its conference win streak to 16 and its regular-season win streak to 21.
St. Thomas posted its second shutout in a row -- a feat last recorded 30 seasons ago by the 1981 Tommies -- and have allowed just seven points in their last 12 quarters.
Hamline (0-6, 0-4) recorded two first downs, minus-one rushing yard, and 28 total yards on 53 plays. The St. Thomas defense also chipped in points as junior linebacker Kyle Mulrooney had a 67-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter.
No. 4 Mary Hardin-Baylor 52, Southern Oregon 12
BELTON, Texas -- Mary Hardin-Baylor took control of the game early in the second quarter and the Cru rolled to a 52-12 victory against Southern Oregon in non-conference action on Saturday. UMHB, ranked fourth in the country, improved to 6-0 on the season with the victory. The loss drops the Raiders to 3-4 on the season and snaps the team's three-game winning streak.
Quarterback LiDarral Bailey finished the game 16-22 passing for 279 yards and a career-high three touchdowns. He added 85 rushing yards and a score on 15 carries. Receiver Damian Davis caught six passes for 158 yards and a score and Ervin Johnson had three catches for 65 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Darius Wilson ran for 68 yards and two scores for the Cru.
Ty Dooley led the UMHB defense with 10 tackles and J.C. Hickman added eight stops.
No. 5 Linfield 49, Pacific 6
FOREST GROVE, Ore. -- Quarterback Mickey Inns passed for three touchdowns, including two to Lucas Jepson as fifth-ranked Linfield clinched its 56th consecutive winning season with a 49-6 Northwest Conference win against Pacific on Saturday.
The Wildcats’ extended the program’s own national record for consecutive winning campaigns to 56, a figure that leads all divisions of NCAA and NAIA. Linfield’s last losing season was in 1955.
The Wildcats notched their 17th consecutive league victory to move one step closer toward solidifying their third consecutive NWC title and the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Division III playoffs.
Linfield doubled Pacific’s offensive output, 477-228, holding the Boxers to minus-5 yards rushing. The Wildcats played their second consecutive game without surrendering a turnover.