Mount Union ties NCAA shutout mark
Top 10: UMHB battles back; Wis.-Oshkosh scores upset win
No. 1 Mount Union 51, Otterbein 0
WESTERVILLE, Ohio -- No. 1-ranked Mount Union matched an NCAA record with its sixth consecutive shutout as the Purple Raiders blanked Otterbein 51-0 in an Ohio Athletic Conference game Saturday in Westerville.
It was the 70th consecutive regular season victory for the Raiders (7-0, 6-0 OAC) and was the 324th coaching victory for head coach Larry Kehres (324-24-3) moving him past Paul "Bear" Bryant for fourth on college football's all-time wins list.
|MOUNT UNION at OTTERBEIN|
|Time of Poss.||30:12||29:48|
The nation's top-ranked defense again put on another impressive performance as they held Otterbein (5-2, 4-2 OAC) to 96 total yards (17 rushing) and forced four turnovers (three interceptions and a fumble). Blair Skilliter led the unit with six tackles.
All of this was more than enough for an offense that generated 532 yards as senior running back T.J. Lattimore had a career-high three rushing touchdowns.
Sophomore quarterback Kevin Burke completed 19-of-28 passes for 259 yards, threw for two scores and was also the Raiders' leading rusher with 83 yards on 11 carries.
Senior wide receiver Jasper Collins (posted his second straight 100-yard receiving performance with six catches for 100 yards and a touchdown.
No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor 45, Hardin-Simmons 32
BELTON, Texas – Mary Hardin-Baylor football team battled back from its first second-half deficit of the season to score the game's final 14 points on the way to victory. The second-ranked Cru improves to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in American Southwest Conference play with the victory. The loss drops the Cowboys to 4-3 overall and 3-1 in the ASC on the year.
UMHB would take a 28-26 lead into the fourth quarter. They then pushed it to 31-26 on Chad Peevey's 37-yard field goal with 13:22 remaining. Hardin-Simmons answered with Logan Turner's 36-yard touchdown strike to Jimmie Simpson to give the Cowboys a 32-31 edge and their first lead since the opening quarter. The two-point conversion would fail, leaving it 32-31 HSU.
Brodrick Crain would intercept Turner on the next Cowboy possession and LiDarral Bailey cashed it in for a 42-yard touchdown pass to Jon Ross. Bailey hit Elijah Hudson on the two-point conversion to give UMHB a 39-32 advantage. Javicz Jones picked off Turner on the next possession, leading to a 42-yard Peevey field goal to give the Cru a 42-32 lead. Jones intercepted another Turner pass on the ensuing drive and Peevey provided the final scoring with a 27-yard field goal.
No. 3 St. Thomas 37, Bethel 0
SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Saturday’s 37-0 home defeat of Bethel provided the latest coup for Tommie football in the five-year Glenn Caruso era.
It marked the first time since 2004 -- covering 90 games -- that the Royals have been shutout.
It’s also believed to be the first time St. Thomas football has shutout a top-10 ranked team.
Bethel had an eight-game winning streak halted as it managed just 44 offensive plays (six first downs) to the Tommies' 83 plays (25 first downs). It had the ball just 19:22 as St. Thomas had 40:38 in possession time. UST also limited the Royals to 1-of-11 on third downs, and has now held its six opponents to 26 percent on third-down conversions.
In the last four seasons, Bethel is averaging just eight points a game against St. Thomas, and 31.1 points a game against the remaining conference teams.
UST’s defense has allowed just 1.7 yard per rush attempt in its last 20 games (2011, 2012). Bethel came into Saturday averaging 233 rushing yards in its last 15 games (2011, 2012). But the swarming Tommie “D” limited the Royals to 31 net run yards on 17 attempts.
No. 4 Linfield 63, Lewis and Clark 0
PORTLAND, Ore. – Tailback John Shaffer rushed for three scores and three quarterbacks tossed touchdown passes for Linfield, which demolished Lewis & Clark 63-0 Saturday at Griswold Stadium.
The lopsided win, coupled with Northwest Conference co-leader Willamette’s loss to Pacific Lutheran, enabled the Wildcats to assume sole possession of first place in the conference standings. Three-time defending champion Linfield extended its conference win streak to 23 straight games while ringing up the most one-sided game in a series that dates to 1902.
Lewis & Clark (4-3, 1-3 NWC) was stuck offensively for much of the game, generating just 207 yards, including 42 rushing. Defensive back Hoku Kama totaled a team-high seven tackles and Marq Randall had six stops, including a sack. Brynnan Hyland brought constant pressure, racking up a pair of sacks among his five total tackles.
No. 10 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 28, No. 5 Wisconsin-Whitewater 13
WHITEWATER, Wis. -- UW-Oshkosh snapped UW-Whitewater's 27-game conference winning streak. The Titans now have the WIAC lead at 4-0 (7-0 overall)
"We built for this one moment," Coach Pat Cerroni said. "We recruited kids that want to beat champions."
In front of the largest crowd in WIAC history (12,318)
"We know what our goal is. But one time, in 2012, it was our day. And it was great."
Wara completed 16-24 for 217 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Linebacker Taylor Goodman and defensive back Frank Martin were both credited with nine tackles to lead UW-O, with Goodman adding a sack.
No. 6 Wesley 30, Menlo 13
ATHERTON, Calif. – Justin Sottilare threw for nearly 300 yards and three touchdowns as the Wesley College's sixth-ranked football team rolled away with a 30-13 victory over Menlo College on Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines are now 6-1 on the season while the Oaks fall to 4-3.
A senior from Columbia, Md., Sottilare completed 15-of-24 passes for 283 yards with all three of his touchdown passes coming in the first half as Wesley took a commanding 21-0 halftime lead.
Matt Bundy finished the day with a career-high five catches to go with 103 yards, his first career 100-yard game. The touchdown was also the first of his career. Brandon Robinson and Matt Barile both had three catches each, combining for 74 yards.
No. 7 Hobart 35, RPI 7
TROY, N.Y. -- Hobart ran for a season-high 339 yards and contained Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's offense to post a 35-7 Liberty League victory at ECAV Stadium. Junior running back Steven Webb ran for a game-high 130 yards and caught a screen pass for 17 yards and a touchdown to lead the Statesmen.
Hobart's offense dominated time of possession (41:19-18:41), picked up 24 first downs, and converted 7-of-15 third downs. The Statesmen, ranked seventh in the AFCA poll, improved to 7-0 and 4-0 in the conference.
Senior running back Bobby Dougherty added 98 yards rushing and two touchdowns and sophomore fullback Dominique Ellis ran for a career-high 69 yards on 10 carries. Senior quarterback Nick Strang was an efficient 9-of-13 for 137 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 3 yards and two touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Junior Woodard extended his games with a catch streak to 27 games, recording a team-high three catches for 35 yards. Junior wideout Yosh Karbowniczak added two receptions for 52 yards.
No. 8 Salisbury 24, Alfred 21
SALISBURY, Md. – Salisbury remained perfect in Empire 8 Athletic Conference play, holding on to defeat Alfred 24-21 in a battle of the league's top two teams at Sea Gull Stadium on Saturday.
Salisbury (6-1, 5-0 Empire 8) never trailed, jumping out to 14-0 after the first quarter, and 17-7 at halftime. Alfred (4-2, 3-1) used two fourth-quarter touchdowns by Chuck Beckwith to get within a field goal with 5:25 left, but the Sea Gulls gained three first downs on their final possession to run out the clock and seal the victory.
Sophomore slot Isaiah Taylor scored two rushing touchdowns and junior defensive back Andre Carter notched his fourth career touchdown on a 38-yard fumble recovery and runback. Sophomore place-kicker Eric Hart knocked down his second field goal in as many weeks, this one from a career-long 37 yards in the win.
No. 9 North Central (Ill.) 42, Carthage 10
KENOSHA, Wis. -- Hitting the road in conference play for the third consecutive week, North Central (Ill.) scored the first 35 points in a 42-10 rout of Carthage at Art Keller Field.
The win is the 20th consecutive in College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin play for the ninth-ranked Cardinals (6-1, 4-0 CCIW) and extends North Central's current record to 19 consecutive confrence wins by 20 points or more. The Cardinals have now scored at least 40 points in five of their last six contests, including all four CCIW victories.
The game was scoreless through the end of the first quarter, although North Central began its first scoring drive late in the opening period. Following a punt at their own six-yard line, the Cardinals got a pair of third-down passes from Spencer Stanek to keep the drive alive before Jordan Tassio converted on two fourth-down conversion attempts.
Tassio's second fourth-down run left the Cardinals just four yards from the end zon. He covered the remaining distance on the next play to wrap up a 16-play, 94-yard drive and get the visitors on the board.