football-d3 flag | October 4, 2014

DIII Roundup

  Senior J.D. Hook rushed it in from 16 yards in OT to lift Salisbury to a win against No. 6 St. John Fisher.

“"PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- After falling behind in the fourth quarter, Salisbury rallied late to force overtime before handing No. 6 St. John Fisher its first loss of the season 37-34 on Saturday.

Salisbury tied the game late with a 14-play, 65-yard drive capped by quarterback John Dunbar, who rushed in from 3 yards out to tie the game 31-31.

In the overtime, the Cardinals had the first try, driving to the Salisbury 7-yard line, but the Sea Gull defense stalled the drive, and St. John Fisher settled for a 24-yard field goal and the 34-31 lead.

Salisbury needed just a touchdown to win, and wasted no time. Kolb ran the ball on the right side following a Cardinal offsides penalty for 4 yards and on the second play from scrimmage, senior back J.D. Hook took a feed from Dunbar up the middle. Hook broke one tackle at the line of scrimmage and was through to the second level. The final Fisher would-be tackler bounced off Hook at the 5-yard line and he rumbled into the end zone for the game-winner.

“"No. 1 UW-Whitewater's rushing attack powers them to victory

WHITEWATER, Wis. -- Eight different ball carriers combined for 326 rushing yards in Wisconsin-Whitewater's 38-7 win against Wisconsin-La Crosse in the WIAC opener Saturday at Perkins Stadium. The Warhawks improve to 4-0 overall while the Eagles drop to 1-3.

The Warhawks recorded 32 first downs in the game totaling 619 yards, including 315 on the ground. The Eagles notched seven first downs, 155 yards and just 11 from the run game.

Matt Behrendt was 23-of-27 passing with 300 yards and three touchdowns in the game. Jake Kumerow caught 10 Behrendt passes for 143 and three touchdowns, tying his career high. 

Jordan Ratliffe registered nine rushes for 76 yards, an average of 8.4 per carry, and Patterson added 61 yards on 12 carries with two touchdowns.

“"No. 3 Mount Union easily handles Capital

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No. 3 Mount Union had a school-record eight rushing touchdowns as the Purple Raiders defeated Capital 75-0 in an Ohio Athletic Conference game Saturday.

The Raiders rushed for 491 yards as Mount Union generated 730 total yards of offense while the defense held Capital to 60 total yards.

Mount Union (4-0, 3-0 OAC) extends its regular-season win streak to 87 consecutive games while Capital falls to 2-2 overall and 1-2.

“"Season-high offensive output  leads to No. 4 Wesley win

DOVER, Del. -- No. 4 Wesley scored the first 28 points of the game and rolled to a 56-21 victory against Louisiana College on Saturday afternoon at Scott D. Miller Stadium. With the victory, the Wolverines improve to 5-0 on the season while the Wildcats fall to 2-3.

Joe Callahan threw for 362 yards and five touchdowns and also ran for a score while Jamar Baynard caught six passes for a team-high 122 yards along with 62 rushing yards. Baynard also had one touchdown both through the air and on the ground.

The 561 yards of total offense was a season high for the Wolverines but the defense came up just as big with three takeaways and allowing just 28 rushing yards on 28 attempts. Two of those takeaways were by senior Leon Jones, who now moved into sixth at Wesley with 12 career interceptions.

“"No. 5 Linfield makes statement against rival No. 14 Pacific Lutheran

PUYALLUP, Wash. -- Holding its conference rival to 81 second-half yards and no points, No. 5 Linfield handled No. 14 Pacific Lutheran 41-14 in a battle of unbeaten Northwest rivals Saturday before a packed crowd at Sparks Stadium.

Wildcats quarterback Sam Riddle threw for 239 yards and four touchdowns while completing 80 percent of his passes. Evan Peterson caught three balls, two for TDs, and the Wildcats rolled up 460 yards compared to just 202 for the Lutes.

The Wildcats extended their series dominance against the Lutes to 15 games at the same time seizing the early upper hand in the Northwest Conference title chase. PLU, the NWC runner-up the past two seasons behind five-time champion Linfield, spun its wheels for much of the second half following a resilient showing during the first two periods.

“"Late drive keeps No. 7 John Carroll's undefeated record intact

ADA, Ohio -- Facing chilly, windy conditions and a never-quit Ohio Northern team, John Carroll needed a big fourth-quarter drive to keep its perfect record intact.

Senior quarterback Mark Myers did just that, leading the No. 7 Blue Streaks down the field on a 10-play, 70-yard drive midway through the fourth quarter. The drive was capped off by a 4-yard touchdown pass to Aramis Greenwood that put JCU up for good with 4:49 remaining.

With JCU's 17-10 win, the Blue and Gold improve to 4-0 for back-to-back seasons for the first time since the 1996-97 campaigns.

“"Career-highs from Conlan gives No. 9 Hobart the victory

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Senior quarterback Patrick Conlan threw for a career-high 257 yards and three touchdowns to lead ninth-ranked Hobart College to a 28-14 Liberty League victory at WPI. The undefeated Statesmen jumped out to 28-0 lead on the way to its 25th consecutive regular-season victory.

The Engineers packed the box all day, daring Hobart to throw the ball. Conlan completed 22 of 38 passes, both career highs, without an interception. Senior wide receiver Elvin Souffrant had a team-high six catches for a game-high 83 yards.

Hobart's defensive starters contained the WPI offense in the first three quarters. The Engineers had just 66 yards of total offense (16 rush, 50 pass) entering the fourth quarter.

“"Early offense gives No. 10 Johns Hopkins easy win

BALTIMORE -- Tenth-ranked Johns Hopkins took all the drama out of Saturday's Centennial Conference game against Juniata by scoring touchdowns on six of its first seven possessions en route to a 56-14 victory at Homewood Field. Hopkins rolled up 355 yards of total offense in the first half and never looked back in winning for the 39th time in its past 40 regular-season games.

Johns Hopkins rolled up a season-high 544 yards on the strength of a strong running game and an efficient passing game. Dionisio Roman led the Blue Jay ground attack as he rushed for a season-high 72 yards and one score, as the team overall accounted for 316 rushing yards and five touchdowns.

Braden Anderson was 20-of-27 passing for 203 yards with three touchdowns in a little more than a half. Ryan Finkel and Bradley Munday posted identical stat lines with five receptions for 49 yards and one touchdown.