BEREA, Ohio — Senior quarterback Aaron Kingcade accounted for five touchdowns in the Cardinals 38-17 victory against No. 9 Baldwin-Wallace on Saturday at Tressel Field.
Otterbein remains undefeated at 4-0 and starts the season with four consecutive wins for the fifth time since 1950. With the loss, the Yellow Jackets fall to 3-1 overall.
The Otterbein running game pounded out 194 yards on the ground. Senior Brock Burzanko led the Cardinal rushing attack with a career-high 74 yards on 19 carries while Kingcade added 41 yards and three rushing touchdowns on 13 carries.
Kingcade also led the Otterbein offense with 268 passing yards and two touchdowns on 15-of-20 attempts.
Defensively, the Cardinals limited the Yellow Jackets to 308 yards of total offense and 25 yards rushing (1.1 yards per attempt). The Otterbein defense collected three sacks and totaled five tackles.
Otterbein scored 24 first-half points and surpassed 300 yards of total offense in the first half. The Cardinals scored on all three of their red zone opportunities. Kingcade’s 82-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Joey Robertson was the longest play from scrimmage this year for the Cardinals.
The Cardinals held possession for over 38 minutes of the game, 23 minutes in the second half, and converted 10-of-13 third-down attempts.
Senior linebacker Chad Pepper led the Cardinals defensively with seven tackles and 1.5 sacks. Junior defensive end Pat Seesholtz finished the afternoon with two sacks and a forced fumble.
Kingcade spread the ball around to six different receivers. Senior Trey Fairchild led the Cardinals with six catches for 81 yards and a touchdown, while junior Steven Carpenter finished with five catches for 72 yards.
No. 1 Mount Union 54, Ohio Northern 0
ALLIANCE, Ohio — No. 1 Mount Union returned a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown, gained nearly 500 yards of offense and the defense posted its third consecutive shutout in a 54-0 victory against Ohio Northern on Saturday at Mount Union Stadium.
The Purple Raiders (4-0) won their 67th consecutive regular season game and have outscored their opposition this season 208-7.
Mount Union senior Blair Skilliter ran for two touchdowns and returned the second half kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. Fellow senior T.J. Lattimore also ran for two touchdowns as he rushed for a game-high 79 yards on 13 carries.
Sophomore quarterback Kevin Burke threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to senior Jasper Collins as he went 16-of-22 for 238 yards and directed an offense that had 493 yards.
Senior Chris Denton had five catches for 71 yards and had his third punt return for a touchdown this season as he took one back 60 yards.
The defense continued its dominant start to the season as they held Ohio Northern (1-3) to just 41 total yards in the first half and only 147 for the game including just 24 yards rushing. Senior linebacker Jack LaForce had a career-high nine tackles to pace the unit.
No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor 76, Sul Ross State 28
ALPINE, Texas — No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor exploded for 48 first-half points and ended with a 76-28 victory against Sul Ross State on Saturday. UMHB improves to 4-0 overall with the win. The loss drops the Lobos to 1-3 overall.
LiDarral Bailey was 15-17 passing and set a new UMHB single-game record with 333 passing yards and tied the school mark with four passing touchdowns. He tied the previous school record of 295 passing yards in the first half. Bailey also ran for 45 yards on seven carries.
Caleb Moore caught three passes for a career-high 126 yards and Bradlee Waddell ran for a career-best 99 yards on 23 carries. Michael Carpenter added 92 yards on nine totes. Javicz Jones had a team high 13 tackles to lead the UMHB defense.
The Cru rolled up 762 yards of total offense, including a school-record 379 through the air. UMHB held the high-powered Lobo offense to 355 total yards and forced four turnovers.
A.J. Springer was 21-35 passing for 199 yards and two scores for Sul Ross, but the Cru picked him off three times. Dominique Carson caught five passes for 46 yards and added 46 rushing yards and a TD on eight carries.
No. 3 St. Thomas (Minn.) 47, Carleton 24
NORTHFIELD, Minn. -– The expected and unexpected came through for No. 3 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saturday in a 47-24 win against Carleton.
The expected: Sophomore quarterback Matt O’Connell shined again in his fourth start as he threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third in leading the Tommies (4-0) to their 28th consecutive regular-season win.
And the unexpected: Freshman backup halfback Brenton Braddock stepped boldly to the front with three touchdown runs and 123 yards rushing in leading an offense that piled up 357 yards on the ground against Carleton (2-2).
Braddock came into Saturday with just five rushes for 45 yards. On his third carry, he took a pitch from O’Connell, busted a tackle and outran Carleton defenders for a 54-yard touchdown run.
No. 4 Linfield 31, Pacific Lutheran 24
PUYALLUP, Wash. — Freshman John Shaffer ran 32 yards for the winning touchdown with 7:03 remaining and Colin Forman snatched a game-sealing interception with under two minutes to play, lifting fourth-ranked Linfield to a come-from-behind 31-24 victory against Northwest Conference rival Pacific Lutheran on Saturday at jam-packed Sparks Stadium.
Shaffer, a redshirt freshman wove his way through the PLU defense for 83 yards while backfield mate Stephen Nasca picked up 67 more. The two tailbacks collectively filled the void created by the loss of Josh Hill who is sidelined for the remainder of the season with an injury. Hill had been the Wildcats’ workhorse back, running for at least 100 yards in each of the team’s first three games.
The Linfield defense, playing without Tyler Steele, weathered an early storm to finish with a season-high seven sacks, including two from end Michael MacClanathan. Counting lost yards for sacks, the ‘Cats held the Lutes to 19 yards rushing. Forman totaled a team-high six tackles and an interception.
Quarterback Mickey Inns finished 17-of-31 for 208 yards and three touchdowns, but the senior pivot was sacked three times and threw two interceptions.
Nine different Wildcats caught passes in the game, including four from David Sigler.
Dalton Richey passed for 296 yards in a losing cause, completing 18-of-33. Westering, son of PLU coach Scott Westering, caught five passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns.
Lutes linebacker Jordan Patterson piled up a game-high 11 tackles. Ben Kaestner had eight stops, including a sack.
No. 5 Wisconsin-Whitewater 27, No. 12 Wisconsin-Platteville 26
PLATTEVILLE, Wisc. — Wisconsin-Whitewater opened conference play with a 27-26 win against Wisconsin-Platteville on Saturday at Pioneer Stadium. The win is UW-W’s 25th in a row in WIAC play dating back to October 25, 2008. Saturday was the 18th time the teams met for the George Chryst Memorial Bowl in honor of UW-Platteville’s coach from 1979-1992. The Warhawks have won the Miner’s Pick for the past eight years.
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The Warhawk defense slowed down the Platteville offense, which averaged over 500 yards in their first three games, and held them to 354 yards of total offense and just nine yards rushing.
The Warhawks totaled 296 yards of offense, 112 in the air and 184 on the ground. Nick Patterson was UW-W’s leading rusher gaining 106 yards on 20 carries with one touchdown. Ward carried the ball 26 times for 92 yards and a touchdown. Lee Brekke was 14-for-23 with one touchdown and one interception.
Defensively, Ryan Wenkman led the way with six tackles, one fumble recovery and broke up a pass in the end zone on the final two-point conversion of the game to clinch the win.
No. 6 Wesley — Idle
No. 7 Bethel 21, Augsburg 20
MINNEAPOLIS – Three kick returns for 141 yards and clutch defensive stops proved to be pivotal for the Royals on Saturday, as Bethel spoiled Augsburg’s homecoming with a 21-20 victory against the Auggies.
What was slated as the Star Tribune game of the week proved to be just that as Auggies scored a touchdown with 1:46 remaining in the fourth quarter to make the score 21-20 in favor of the Royals. Instead of kicking the extra point, Augsburg attempted a two-point conversion that was broken up – which decided the game in the end.
Bethel displayed why it is a Top 10 defense in the country in the second half, as the Royals held Augsburg scoreless until the last minute of the game. Seth Mathis intercepted two Ayrton Scott passes, while J.D. Mehlhorn nabbed another. BU hadn’t had a player pick off two passes in one game since 2011 against St. John’s.
The Auggies remained competitive, however, keeping the Royals scoreless throughout the remainder of the second half and setting themselves up for a score with 1:46 to play.
Erik Peterson finished the day with all three scores for the Royals and ended 7-for-14 with 49 yards passing. Peterson’s three-touchdown game was the second consecutive three-score game by a BU player.
Marshall Klitzke led Bethel on the ground with 54 yards on 11 carries, followed by Brandon Marquardt, who managed 30 yards on six touches. As a team, Bethel did not turn the ball over once and capitalized on three Auggie turnovers. Today’s game was only the second time BU hasn’t recorded a turnover since the 2010 season.
Defensively, the Royals held Augsburg’s quarterback Ayrton Scott to 350 total yards. Scott has been averaging well over 400 yards throughout the entire 2012 season. Mathis ended the day with 15 tackles, while Trent Duppenthaler ended with 11 wrap-ups. Erik Smith and Brett Skoog both finished with nine tackles with at least one for loss.
No. 8 St. John Fisher — Idle
No. 10 Hobart 61, WPI 8
WORCESTER, Mass. — No. 10 Hobart had a strong offensive showing in its 61-8 victory against host WPI in a Liberty League match up on Saturday.
Senior quarterback Nick Strang threw for a season-high 309 yards and three touchdowns. The running back trio of junior Steven Webb, senior Bobby Dougherty and first-year Conner Hartigan combined for 208 yards on the ground and five TDs.
The Statesmen remain undefeated at 5-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play. WPI is now 1-4 on the season and 0-2 Liberty League action.
Strang completed 21-of-31 passes without an inteception. Senior Junior Woodard led all players with eight catches and 119 yards, extending his game with a catch streak to 25, the fourth longest in school history. Karbowniczak hauled in five balls for 106 yards. Hartigan finished with a season-high 106 yards on the ground, all in the second half while Webb and Dougherty added 58 and 44 yards respectively.
WPI recorded a mere 78 yards of total offense (55 rushing, 23 passing). Running back Chris Turner picked up 67 yards on 12 carries for the Engineers. WPI’s passers were a combined 3-of-11. Trev Rancourt caught two for 15 yards.
Senior linebacker Andrew Klindera had eight tackles for Hobart while all three of Tyre Coleman’s stops were credited as tackles for loss.
Michael Grasis and Shane Grogan led the Crimson and Gray efforts with nine stops apiece.
Hobart held a commanding edge in both total yards (542-78) and time of possession (39:46 to 20:14).
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