UW-Oshkosh stays undefeated
Top 10: Mary Hardin-Baylor, Linfield each top 50 points in finale
No. 6 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 27, Wisconsin-Stout 18
MENOMONIE, Wis. -- Cole Myhra's career-best rushing day clinched No. 6 UW-Oshkosh's undefeated regular season with a 27-18 win at UW-Stout on Saturday.
Myhra carried the ball 26 times for 158 yards – his third consecutive game with at least 141. The Titans trailed, 18-14 at halftime, before using a Nate Wara touchdown run and two Nate Ray field goals to prevail.
Wara eclipsed 10,000 total yards in his career, becoming the fourth WIAC player to reach the milestone. He finished with 213 yards on 17 of 27 passing and 47 yards on 14 rushing attempts. Voss paced the receivers with seven grabs for 119 yards, while Kasuboski compiled 52 yards on six catches.
UW-Stout totaled 405 yards, including 136 rushing on 24 carries by Brown. Hank Kujak hit on 8 of 17 throws for 190 yards, as Brown made two receptions for 86 yards. Morning hauled in four receptions for 79 yards.
No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor 59, Mississippi College 0
BELTON, Texas – The start may not have been the one Mary Hardin-Baylor had in mind, but the result was exactly what the Cru were after in a 59-0 victory against Mississippi College Saturday afternoon.
The second-ranked Cru wrapped up the outright American Southwest Conference title with the win and UMHB also closed out a third consecutive undefeated regular season. The loss ends the Choctaws season at 2-8 overall and 1-6 in the ASC.
The Cru finished with 607 yards of total offense with 455 of those coming on the ground. UMHB held the Choctaws to just 86 rushing yards and 272 yards of total offense. The Cru also forced two turnovers and blocked a pair of field goals in posting its first shutout of the season.
Darius Wilson ran for 113 yards and a score on just eight carries. LiDarral Bailey added 84 yards and a score on the ground and went 13 of 20 through the air for 145 yards and another touchdown. He was picked off for just the second time on the season. Elijah Hudson caught four passes for 64 yards as the top receiving target.
Linebacker Javicz Jones finished with 12 tackles, a tackle for loss, an interception and the blocked field goal return for a touchdown.
No. 3 St. Thomas (Minn.) 35, St. Olaf 21
ST THOMAS, Minn. – No. 3 St. Thomas (Minn.) completed its third consecutive 10-0 regular season with a 35-21 win against visiting St. Olaf Saturday in O'Shaughnessy Stadium.
Freshman running back Brenton Braddock picked up a career-high 207 yards on 27 rushes to lead the Tommies. It was the seventh 100-yard rushing performance of the season by a Tommie.
Tight end Matt Allen caught two touchdown passes for St. Thomas.
St. Thomas ran the ball 61 times for 347 yards -– both season highs -– en route to 498 yards of offense and held St. Olaf running back Michael Thai 10 yards short of a 1,000-yard season. Thai finished with 111 yards on 11 rushes and caught six passes for 50 yards.
No. 4 Linfield 51, Pacific 17
McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Mickey Inns passed for 362 yards and four touchdowns, piloting fourth-ranked Linfield to a convincing 51-17 Northwest Conference victory against Pacific Saturday at Maxwell Field.
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The unbeaten Wildcats (9-0, 6-0 NWC) wrapped up their third unbeaten regular season in four years, clinching the program’s fourth consecutive and 36th conference championships outright.
Sparked by Inns’ three successive touchdown passes, Linfield (8-0, 5-0 NWC) scored 30 unanswered points across the second and third quarters on the way to a 12th unbeaten regular season since 2000.
Inns completed 24 of his 35 throws for the afternoon, nine into the hands of senior Deidre Wiersma.
Charlie Poppen caught six balls, two for touchdowns.
No. 5 Wesley -- Idle
No. 7 Hobart 43, Rochester 24
GENEVA, N.Y. -- Hobart completed its first unbeaten regular season in 55 years with a 43-24 Liberty League win against Rochester in the Centennial Cup game at Boswell Field. The Statesmen led from start to finish for its school record 10th win of the season.
Hobart outgained the Yellowjackets 482-265. Senior quarterbacks Nick Strang and Kelly Olney combined to throw for 313 yards and three touchdowns. Senior wideout Junior Woodard caught a team-high six passes for 105 yards and a TD and junior wideout Yosh Karbowniczak had four catches for a game-high 140 yards and a TD. On the ground, junior tailback Steven Webb ran for 79 yards and senior Bobby Dougherty added 74 yards and three touchdowns.
Defensively, senior Andrew Klindera, junior Jolyon Davis, and first-year Mark Guarino Hyde each produced eight tackles to share team-high honors. Sophomore defensive end Tyre Coleman had 2.5 tackles for a loss and two sacks, raising his season totals to 24.5 and 14.5, new Hobart records. Junior cornerback Connor Garrett broke the Hobart game record with five pass break-ups.
Rochester (4-5, 3-4) was limited to just 45 net yards rushing, but Dean Kennedy threw for 220 yards and three touchdowns to keep his team in the game until the fourth quarter. Thomas Hayes was his top target with a game-high nine catches for 87 yards and a score. The Yellowjackets got a game-high 10 tackles from James Barrett.
No. 8 Cal Lutheran 38, Chapman 28
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- With the SCIAC championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III playoffs on the line, California Lutheran ran off 24-consecutive second-half points and secured a 38-28 win against Chapman on Saturday at Rolland Stadium. Chapman finished the season at 6-3 and in third in the SCIAC, its best season since 2007. Cal Lutheran has now won four-consecutive SCIAC titles with perfect conference records in each season, a string of 21 conference wins.
Chapman (6-3, 5-2) led 14-7 at halftime and 21-14 at the 9:31 mark of the third quarter after junior WR Robin Harris scored on a 6-yard touchdown from junior QB Kevin Hunter. The junior QB completed 14-of-22 passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns while Harris had eight catches for 99 yards and two scores.
Cal Lutheran controlled the game from that point on with 24-consecutive points and held Chapman scoreless until the last minute of the game. On the next drive, with 4:04 remaining in the third quarter, Cal Lutheran evened the score at 21-21 when senior QB Zach Shultis connected with senior WR Donald Senegal for an 8-yard touchdown pass.
In the fourth quarter, Cal Lutheran put the game away and outscored Chapman 17-7. After Chapman drove into Cal Lutheran territory, its drive came up empty after a failed fourth down conversion on the 36-yard line. Cal Lutheran then marched 64 yards in eight plays and the duo of Shultis and Senegal connected again to give Cal Lutheran the lead for good at 28-21. After a Chapman fumble on its 15-yard line on the ensuing kickoff, Cal Lutheran pushed its lead to 31-21 with a 30-yard field goal by junior K David Sandler with 10:16 remaining in the game.
No. 9 Widener 42, Delaware Valley 23
CHESTER, Pa. -- Junior Jermaine Quattlebaum hauled in a critical over-the-shoulder touchdown catch on fourth down with 7:58 left that helped propel ninth-ranked Widener to a 42-23 against Delaware Valley at Leslie C. Quick Jr. Stadium and its 19th Middle Atlantic Conference title.
Widener (9-0, 8-0 MAC) extended its league record for most conference titles and completed its first undefeated regular season since 2001. The Pride also won their 12th consecutive home contest on this the 100th college football game at Quick Stadium
It is the Pride’s first league title and first NCAA tournament berth since 2007, when they also went undefeated in the conference (7-0).
Saturday marked the 1,100th football game in school history as Widener joined Mount Union, Franklin & Marshall and Washington & Jefferson as the only teams to reach this mark.
Chris Haupt furthered his case for national recognition by completing 19 of 30 passes for 232 yards and two scores. The touchdown passes give him 33 this year, breaking the school’s single-season mark of 32 held by Mike Warker (2001).
Anthony Davis had seven catches for 90 yards to go with 68 yards on kick-off returns for 158 all-purpose yards for the Pride, who converted 50 percent (8 of 16) of their third downs to move their season mark to a standout 41 percent.
Junior Dylan Ditmer had 10 tackles to go with one sack and John DiBiase amassed seven tackles for the Pride, who forced the Aggies to go 2-for-5 on fourth down.
No. 10 Coe 34, Central 13
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - After a shaky start, Coe bounced back to beat Central 34-13 in the regular-season finale. The win was the 11th consecutive, completing Coe’s perfect regular season.
On Coe’s first offensive play of the game, Central’s Jacob Tune intercepted senior Jared McNutt at the Kohawk 46 yard line. Central gained 18 yards off the second turnover, but were held to a field goal as Sheldon connected from 44-yards out with 9:50 to play in the first quarter.
The Kohawk offense clicked from that point. After Sheldon’s kickoff went through the endzone, the Kohawks went 75 yards on 12 plays. Coe completed a third down and a fourth down on the drive, as senior Brendan Leiran scored on the final play from eight-yards out, dragging nearly the entire Dutch defense into the endzone with him.
Trading points until the game was tied at 13, Coe took control of the pace and went on to win by a 21-point margin.
Coe held a 391-337 advantage in total offense, running 19 fewer plays than the Dutch. Coe gained 162 yards on the ground and 229 through the air, while Central had 100 rushing yards and 237 passing.
The victory gave the Kohawks their 10th undefeated regular season and first since 1993. For the fourth time in school history, the Kohawks have recorded 10 wins.