No. 4 Bloomsburg falls for first time
Top 10: No. 9 New Haven cruises; MSU-Mankato wins shootout
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- No. 10 Shippensburg scored with five seconds to play to knock No. 4 Bloomsburg from the ranks of the unbeaten 49-42 on Saturday afternoon. The Huskies had raliied from a 35-7 deficit to tie the score at 42-42 with 2:30 to play before the Raiders put together the game winning drive.
Shippensburg quarterback Zach Zulli threw for 496 yards and seven touchdowns, which were caught by four different receivers. Trevor Harman led the way with three touchdowns to go along with 172 yards receiving.
Franklyn Quiteh led the Huskies with 268 yards on 31 carries and four touchdowns.
No. 1 Colorado State-Pueblo 48, Colorado Mesa 10 --Box Score
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- CSU-Pueblo turned in a dominant performance on both sides of the ball Saturday, defeating Colorado Mesa 48-10 to move to 9-0 and maintain its No. 1 ranking for a third consecutive week.
CSU-Pueblo used two Mesa turnovers and consistently solid field position to stymie the Mavericks. After starting slow and leading only 7-3 after one quarter, CSU-Pueblo piled it on by scoring 20 second-quarter points to take a 27-3 lead into halftime.
The offense was running on all cylinders, thanks in large part to a complete return of the Pack rushing corps, including one of the national leaders in rushing, sophomore J.B. Mathews. Despite only gaining 99 yards, which is below his season average of nearly 150 yards per game, he scored two touchdowns in the first half as the ThunderWolves' rushing game logged 252 yards as a unit.
The Pack offense passed for 257 yards. Ross Dausin was 16-for-23 and had 202 yards. Additionally, Dausin eclipsed the season record for completions in a season during the win, adding to his laundry list of single season records already set this year, which includes passing yardage, touchdown passes, total touchdowns and total offense.
No. 2 Winston-Salem State 62, Shaw 31 -- Box Score
DURHAM, N.C. -- Shaw amassed nearly 500 yards of total offense Saturday afternoon -- outgaining No. 2 Winston-Salem State by 10 yards -- but the defense gave up a number of big third-down plays and the offense failed to convert in critical situations, sending Shaw to a 62-31 defeat at Durham County Memorial Stadium.
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The Rams offense may have gained fewer yards, but they were seven of 14 on third downs, including four of the first five touchdowns being scored on third down plays.
James Stallons had his second 400-plus yard passing game this season for Shaw, completing 33 of his 48 attempts for 412 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Brown tied a Shaw single-game record with ten receptions and missed tying the single-game receiving yard mark by four yards, finishing with 162 yards. Dunn closed out his Shaw career with 13 rushes for 95 yards and one touchdown.
Kameron Smith had a career-high 363 yards through the air off a 23 for 36 performance for WSSU. He threw for six touchdowns and had no interceptions.
Carlos Fields led WSSU with nine solo tackles and one forced fumble.
No. 3 New Haven 48, Southern Connecticut State 9 -- Box Score
WEST HAVEN, Conn. -- The Chargers scored the game's final 35 points to lead No. 9 New Haven to a 48-9 victory against Southern Connecticut State and retained the Elm City Trophy for the third consecutive season. In front of a record crowd of 5,407 fans at Ralph F. DellaCamera Stadium, the Chargers homecoming win propelled them to 8-0 overall and 7-0 in the Northeast-10 Conference. The Owls dropped to 2-7 overall and 2-5 in conference play.
Ryan Osiecki threw for 222 yards and three touchdowns for the Chargers, while Jason Thompson hauled in two touchdown receptions.
No. 5 Northwest Missouri State 56, No. 16 Washburn 6 -- Box Score
TOPEKA, Kan. -- No. 16 Washburn fell to 7-2 on the season and 7-2 in the MIAA after a 56-6 loss to No. 5 Northwest Missouri State at Yager Stadium. Washburn returns to action next weekend at Missouri Western.
The Bearcats (8-1, 7-1 MIAA) opened the scoring on their first drive as Northwest took advantage of an Ichabod interception -- the first of six the Ichabods would throw during the game setting up a 55-yard drive to go up 7-0 with 12:58 to play in the first quarter. After the team traded punts, the Bearcats took over with 2:22 left in the first quarter, but fumbled on their first play from scrimmage gving the ball back to Washburn at the Bearcat 6-yard line, but Washburn tossed its second interception of the day ending the drive. The Bearcats would score on their ensuing drive to go up 14-0 when James Franklin scored from 7-yards out with 12:43 left in the first half.
Northwest would go on to add three more touchdowns in the quarter, with two coming off Ichabod interceptions to take a 35-0 lead into the break.
Franklin led Northwest Missouri with two touchdowns on the ground while QB Trevor Adams threw for three scores.
Donnie Lockhart had 30 yards on 11 carries for the Ichabods and Buhler was 10 of 24 for 148 yards and one score. Brad Gourley led the Ichabods with three catches for 31 yards.
Washburn was outgained by the Bearcats 406 to 246 including a 190 to 71 advantage on the ground.
No. 6 Ashland 42, Findlay 21 -- Box Score
ASHLAND, Ohio -- No. 6 Ashland scored the game's next 35 points after Findlay took a 7-0 lead on the way to a 42-21 victory.
The Oilers scored on their first possession of the game to take an early lead against the undefeated Eagles. Ashland is 9-0 for the first time since 1972. This victory locked up the GLIAC South Division title. The Eagles are in position to win the overall GLIAC title. This is also the highest ranked Ashland team since the 1972 team was ranked fifth in the nation.
Sophomore tailback Anthony Taylor went more than 150 yards for the second consecutive game with 165 yards on 24 carries.
AU led in total yardage, 447-391. The Eagles ended the day 9-of-13 (69.2 percent) on third down. Senior defensive back Mike McMillan, junior linebacker Cody Bloom, and junior defensive lineman Jamie Meder had 10 tackles each.
No. 7 Minnesota-Mankato 42, Wayne State (Neb.) 35 -- Box Score
WAYNE, Neb. -- No. 7 Minnesota State-Mankato scored on its first three possessions of the first half – and its final two of the half – and then held on for a 42-35 victory against Wayne State (Neb.) in the annual Egg Bowl.
Maverick junior quarterback Jon Wolf was named the Minnesota State MVP of the Egg Bowl after finishing the game with by completing 10-of-18 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed ten times for 54 yards and a score.
The win pushed MSU’s record to 9-0 on the season a mark which ties the 2010 squad for the best start in program history.
Pfeiffer led MSU on the ground with 16 carries for 75 yards while Thielen caught seven passes for 99 yards. Senior defensive back Robert Gunderson added a team-high eight tackles to go with two interceptions.
As a team, MSU finished with 366 yards of total offense while Wayne State had 455.
No. 8 Minnesota-Duluth 38, Minnesota Crookston 14 --Box Score
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- No. 8 Minnesota-Duluth defeated Minnesota Crookston 38-14 on Saturday afternoon. Senior quarterback Chase Vogler tied a career-high with three rushing touchdowns and threw for another score for the host Bulldogs, who took a 38-0 lead into halftime at a soggy Ed Widseth Field en route to improving to 8-1 on the season.
Vogler, now 44-5 as a collegiate starter, completed 10 of 15 passes for 114 yards, but was picked off once. He opened the scoring with 2:30 to go in the first quarter when he hooked up on a six-yard touchdown pass to junior tight end Jeremy Reierson.
The Bulldogs had 283 yards on the ground while holding the Golden Eagles (1-8) to just 56 yards on 27 carries. Junior running back Jerron Johnson came off the bench to rush 11 times for a team-leading 95 yards while sophomore Austin Sikorski added 75 yards on 11 attempts.
Both teams had issues with ball control, in part because of the wet conditions. UMD fumbled five times (losing two of those) and the Golden Eagles four times -- one of which was recovered by sophomore inside linebacker Gavin Grady in the Minnesota Crookston end zone for a first-quarter touchdown.
No. 9 Henderson State 44, Southern Arkansas 36 -- Box Score
MAGNOLIA, Ark. -- Henderson State was able to hold off Southern Arkansas by defeating the Muleriders by a score of 44-36 on Saturday night.
With the win, the ninth-ranked Reddies claimed at least a share of the Great American Conference title and improve to 9-0 on the season and 7-0 in league play. The 2012 Reddies are only the sixth team in 105 years of Henderson State football to record nine or more wins in a season.
Saturday night's matchup between the Reddies and Muleriders featured the two best quarterbacks in the league and the two signal-callers lived up to the billing. Henderson's Kevin Rodgers had a career-high 518 yards passing as he completed 32-of-46 passes, while SAU's Tyler Sykora ended the game with 411 yards on 33-of-55 attempts.