Allegheny beats No. 6 Wabash
Top 10: Baldwin Wallace almost sees upset
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. -- Allegheny's Ryan Mong converted a 28-yard field goal in overtime to clinch a 20-17 victory against No. 6 Wabash. The loss marked Wabash's first defeat at home since October 17, 2009.
The Gators upended Wabash for the first time in eight years, in front of a crowd of nearly 4,500.
Mong's 28-yard game-winning boot tied his career-long distance against the Fighting Scots. He remained perfect on both PATs and field goal attempts through the early part of the slate.
While Mong should be commended for his performance in the clutch, Saturday's victory in Crawfordsville was the result of an outstanding team effort on both sides of the ball.
No. 1 Mount Union 52, Marietta 0
MARIETTA, Ohio -- Defense was the best offense for No. 1 Mount Union as the Purple Raiders scored a 52-0 win against Marietta.
The Raiders defense had seven sacks and forced three turnovers in the first half, which the offense converted into 21 points that helped Mount Union take a 24-0 lead at the break.
For the game, defense held Marietta (0-3, 0-2 OAC) to zero rushing yards and 90 total yards (19 in the second half). Senior Nick Driskill had seven tackles, an interception and a forced fumble.
The offense generated 496 total yards as senior running back T.J. Lattimore had a pair of rushing touchdowns and his second consecutive 100-yard rushing performance with 100 yards on 18 carries.
Sophomore quarterback Kevin Burke went 8-of-14 passing for 163 yards with three touchdown passes. One of those went to senior Chris Denton who had six catches for 89 yards.
No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor 49, Trinity (Texas) 28
San Antonio, TX -- Mary Hardin-Baylor dominated the first half and eased to a 49-28 victory against Trinity (Texas) Saturday night. UMHB improves to 3-0 on the season with a win that wasn't nearly as close as the final score might indicate. The loss drops the Tigers to 2-2 on the year.
The Cru rolled up 509 yards of total offense and gave up 374 yards to the Tigers, but most of those yards came after the game had been decided. UMHB also forced two turnovers, while giving the ball away just once.
Nyk McKissic was 17-29 passing for 178 yards and a score for the Tigers. Hagen Kattner caught five passes for 119 yards and a score and Patrick Granchelli ran for 49 yards on 12 carries. Tom Puskarich had 11 tackles to lead the Trinity defense.
No. 5 Wisconsin-Whitewater 34, Wisconsin-Stevens Point 7
WHITEWATER, Wis. -- UW-Whitewater upped its mark to 2-1 with a 34-7 win against UW-Stevens Point on Saturday.
Desmin Ward rushed for 167 yards on 21 carries as UW-Whitewater piled up 306 yards rushing for a 6.4 per-carry average. The Warhawks limited UW-Stevens Point to 39 yards on the ground on 33 attempts.
Whitewater's defense forced six turnovers, three interceptions and three fumbles that the Warhawks recoverered.
Theo Maglio stood out on offense for UW-Stevens Point with seven receptions for 81 yards.
Marcus McLin had four solo tackles, two assists and an interception, for the Warhawks. Matt Cuadra topped the Pointers with five solo tackles plus five assists.
No. 7 Wesley 25, Louisiana College 22
PINEVILLE, La. -- Senior Dan Tryon kicked a 31-yard field goal as time expired to lift No. 6 Wesley to a 25-22 victory at Louisiana College on Saturday.
Louisiana College took the lead to start the game, kicking a 31-yard field goal to take a 3-0 advantage. Justin Sottilare responded with a touchdown pass to Sosthene Koudossou, giving the Wolverines their first lead of the game.
Devar Robinson finished the night with 12 carries for 142 yards and a touchdown for the Wolverines while Sottilare completed 19 of 33 passes for 205 yards. Koudossou was Sottilare's main target on the night with eight catches for 89 yards.
Aside from the two interceptions by Luke Maginnis on the defensive side of the ball, Sosthene Kapepula led the Wolverines with 13 tackles.
No. 8 Bethel 52, Carleton 14
ARDEN HILLS, Minn. -- Bethel earned its third-consecutive win on Saturday with a 52-14 decision against Carleton.
Freshman tailback Marshall Klitzke had a career day in Brandon Marquardt's absence, rushing for 168 yards on 15 carries alongside three touchdowns.
Seth Mathis led the defense with 12 tackles, a forced fumble, pass breakup, and quarterback hurry. Trent Duppenthaler ended the battle with eight tackles, a sack for a five-yard loss, one breakup, and hurry. Brett Skoog also had a great effort, as the outside linebacker finished with seven tackles, which included 2.5 tackles for loss – 1.5 of which were quarterback sacks, a forced fumble, and fumble recovery.
As a whole, Bethel's defense amassed six sacks for a loss of 62 yards and 10 tackles for loss. The Royals also stripped the Knights five times.
Altogether, Bethel rushed for 249 yards on 33 carries, including Klitzke's 15 attempts and 168 yards. Derek Waldbilling rushed for three touchdowns and mulched up 57 yards on six carries. Peterson was dynamic through the air again, finishing the contest 15-of-22 with 254 yards passing, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions.
No. 9 St. John Fisher 43, Hartwick 13
PITTSFORD, NY -- St. John Fisher jumped out to a 30-0 after two quarters and cruised to a 43-13 win against previously-undefeated Hartwick on Saturday in the conference opener for both teams.
Fisher gained 396 yards of total offense, including a season-high 264 yards on the ground. Quarterback Mike Mathews was 4-of-13 for 48 yards and two interceptions. In the second quarter, he was relieved by back up quarterback Keegan Corbett in the second quarter, who then completed 18-of-29 passes for 218 yards with two interceptions.
For Hartwick, Nick Knauer gained 47 yards on eight rushes. Tanner Williams caught eight passes for 104 yards, while Chris Hoose finished with seven receptions for 84 yards.
The Fisher defense registered five sacks, including two from Zach Hildebrand. Nick Savas, Mike Guinta and Sean Preish were each credited with a sack. Mason Judd and Travis Tones led Fisher with six tackles on the day.
No. 10 Baldwin Wallace 13, Muskingum 6
NEW CONCORD, Ohio -- Senior tight end Josh Masters caught a game-winning 22-yard touchdown pass in overtime as No. 10 Baldwin Wallace came from behind to beat Muskingum 13-6 on Saturday.
Offensively for BW, senior quarterback Ryan O'Rourke completed 13-of-31 passes for 166 yards with one touchdown. Senior All-OAC running back Tyler Lohr led the running game with 46 yards in 17 attempts. Masters led the receiving corps as he had five catches for 58 yards and the game-winning touchdown. The defense was led by junior linebacker Michael Stacchiotti and senior safety Tom Goebel with six tackles apiece.
Offensively for Muskingum, junior running back Anthony Frye rushed for a game-high 67 yards on 15 carries. Sophomore linebacker Alex Simmoms led the Fighting Muskie defense with game-best 11 tackles.