NCAA RSS http://www.ncaa.comnews/football/d3/rss.xml NCAA RSS - DIII Football en Maine Maritime placed on two years probation for violating NCAA rules <p><strong><strong>CASTINE, Maine </strong></strong>– Maine Maritime President William Brennan says he’s confident no one intentionally violated NCAA rules leading to the football team being placed on probation for two years.</p><p>The NCAA announced Thursday that Maine Maritime failed to properly monitor the creation and awarding of four scholarships that improperly included athletics participation as criteria. Two of the scholarships gave preference to students-athletes, while the other two required participation in athletics.</p><p>The college says $6,150 was awarded to eight athletes over four years in amounts from $475 to $1,000.</p><p>Brennan said the college discovered the infractions in 2011 and immediately reported them to the NCAA.</p><p>Besides being placed on probation, the NCAA vacated Maine Maritime’s participation in the 2009 Division III tournament. The team played in the first round but failed to advance.</p> Illinois Wesleyan moves up to No. 12 in latest AFCA Coaches' Poll <p>In a relative calm before the storm, the weekend saw only one top-10 team fall from its perch as then-No. 9 Wisconsin-Oshkosh fell in a hard fought battle against No. 5 Wisconsin-Whitewater 17-14. It left the AFCA Division III Coaches’ Poll with a slight shift.</p><table class="inline-left" style="width: 250px;"><thead><tr><th colspan="5" style="text-align: center;">DIVISION III AFCA TOP 25</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td style="width: 50px; "><img alt="" src="" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px 1px; float: left; width: 40px; height: 40px;"></td><td style="width: 50px; "><img alt="" src="" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px 1px; float: left; width: 40px; height: 40px;"></td><td style="width: 50px; "><img alt="" src="" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px 1px; float: left; width: 40px; height: 40px;"></td><td style="width: 50px; "><img alt="" src="" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px 1px; float: left; width: 40px; height: 40px;"></td><td style="width: 50px; "><img alt="" src="" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px 1px; float: left; width: 40px; height: 40px;"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="5">• <a href="">Complete poll</a></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Then-No. 11 Wheaton (Ill.) was the biggest upset of the weekend as they fell to now-No. 12 Illinois Wesleyan 30-19 and then-No. 25 St. John Fisher lost a close game to Ithaca 25-22 to fall out of the rankings. The Cardinals are joined in their fall by then-No. 19 Willamette after being defeated by No. 16 Pacific Lutheran 35-24.</p><p>This coming weekend has the potential to see a monumental shift in the landscape of the poll as four top 10 teams matchup against each other. Mount Union, who has held the top spot since the first week, will host No. 9 Heidelberg. The Student Princes will be looking to give the Purple Raiders their first regular season loss since Oct. 22, 2005, when Mount Union lost to Ohio Northern 21-14.</p><p>No. 5 Wisconsin-Whitewater will be playing its second consecutive top-10 team, as it hosts No. 7 Wisconsin-Platteville, with the Pioneers looking to take control of the WIAC.</p><p>No. 4 North Central (Ill.) will be travelling to No. 12 Illinois Wesleyan in the week’s final face-off between top teams.</p> Unbeaten Gallaudet aims for school's first men's NCAA postseason berth <p><strong>WASHINGTON</strong> -- Gallaudet invented the huddle, uses a drum to signal the snap count and loses a lot of games.</p><p>For years, those were the only things anyone seemed to know about the football team at the university for the deaf and hard of hearing.</p><p>This year's Bison are dispelling more than a few perceptions with a shot at the first NCAA berth for a men's team in school history.</p><p>And they rarely huddle anymore. And they only beat the drum when the other team shanks a punt.</p><p>A team once high on novelty and low on competitiveness suddenly can't be beat, with a 7-0 record and a defensive end who has the attention of NFL scouts.</p><p>"We're also playing for the deaf community all over the country," senior running back Ryan Bonheyo said through an interpreter. "A lot of the deaf people across the country are following us. 'Nobody cares about our football team.' 'We always follow volleyball, basketball.' Football, it was like a sorry team. No chance was given to us.</p><p>"This year it's really just been different. A lot of people ask me around campus, 'Are you ready for Saturday?' 'Are you going to go on to be in an NCAA playoff?' The environment here on campus has changed."</p><p>Football got so bad at Gallaudet that the school gave up on the sport at the NCAA level in 1995 after winning just four games over five seasons. It became a club sport until the return to Division III in 2007.</p><p>The program was revived as part of a stronger financial commitment to sports and the coaching prowess of Ed Hottle and now Chuck Goldstein, a hearing coach who took over the head job in 2010 and is still mastering the nuances of American Sign Language.</p><p>"I had to change my coaching style," Goldstein said. "It was little things. Like if you're standing on the field and the sun's behind you? The players can't see you."</p><p>Goldstein also had to learn different ways to throw tantrums. His failed in his first attempt, after the Bison fumbled three times in the first half in his first game as coach.</p><p>"I wanted the kids to know I was upset. I walked in the room of the offense team meeting (at halftime) and I take a chair and I throw it across the room," Goldstein said. "It slams against the wall. Three kids turn around. Out of a group of about 35 kids, only three turn around because none of them heard me."</p><p>Goldstein installed the triple option, and the Bison have it down pat.</p><p>They average 337.6 yards rushing per game, fourth among Division III schools. Their average time of possession — 37:30 — is tops among all NCAA levels. They are 4-0 in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference, a title they have to win get an NCAA berth.</p><p>For years, the Bison were known for using a drum on the sidelines for the snap count because the players couldn't hear the quarterback call out signals, but they've done away with tradition because opposing defenses were able to time the snap as well. The drum remains for ceremonial purposes and for one practical football use — to tell the players on the punt return team to get out of the way out of a short kick.</p><p>"We just bang the drum over and over," Goldstein said. "Whenever they feel that vibration, they look up, find the ball and run away."</p><p>The football huddle was the creation of Gallaudet quarterback Paul Hubbard in the 1890s. It was meant to keep defenses from figuring out the next play, but these days Goldstein has the players signing the plays to each other openly in front of the opponents before the snap.</p><p>"My philosophy is if you're going to take the time to learn sign language and be able to interpret what we're doing in 25 seconds, then more power to you," the coach said. "And interpreters are not cheap. Ninety dollars an hour — go ahead."</p><p>The team's marquee player is Adham Talaat, who could become the first Gallaudet player to make the NFL. The 292-pound lineman originally committed to UMass but changed his mind after a coaching change. He is hard of hearing and grew up 30 minutes from Gallaudet, but he never visited the campus until four years ago.</p><p>Talaat has a 3.9 GPA and last year was the program's first academic All-American since 1993. He's the reason Gallaudet will host a pro day for NFL scouts for the first time early next year.</p><p>"My freshman class, when we first arrived in preseason we were ranked 234 out of 238 teams," Talaat said. "We've come such a long way."</p><p>The Bison will go for 8-0 at Becker on Saturday.</p><p>"In the past, teams looked at Gallaudet as, 'You know what, that's a win.' Now it's to the point where we're on the map," Goldstein said. "Teams think twice before they schedule us."</p> Mount Union extends streaks with 44-34 win against No. 9 Heidelberg <p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">TIFFIN, Ohio --</strong> Top-ranked Mount Union extended the nation's longest win streak to 23 games with a 44-34 win at No. 9 Heidelberg in an Ohio Athletic Conference game on Saturday.</p><p>It was also the 81st consecutive regular-season win for the Purple Raiders (8-0, 7-0 OAC) as they won their 114th consecutive regular season road game dating back to 1991.</p><p>Mount Union quarterback Kevin Burke tossed four touchdown passes as he completed 16-of-22 passes for 310 yards while freshman running back Bradley Mitchell rushed for 152 yards on 27 carries in his second start to pace an offense that had 654 yards of offense. Jack Nicholls had six catches for a career-best 125 yards and Luc Meacham had three catches for 100 yards.</p><p>The Purple Raider defense held the nation's top-scoring team to 20 points below its average while keeping the conference's leading rusher Cartel Brooks to 68 yards rushing on 26 carries.</p><p>Josh Scott had a career-best 11 tackles and his interception with eight minutes to play kept the lead at 10 points. Linebacker Jonathan Gonnell had seven stops while fellow linebacker LeShawn Luke had a fumble recovery.</p><p>Heidelberg (7-1, 6-1 OAC) got 327 yards passing from quarterback Michael Mees and the 34 points scored was the most against a Mount Union defense in a regular season since John Carroll scored 57-51 in a triple-overtime Raider win in 1999.</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor 80, Howard Payne 0</strong></p><p><strong>BELTON, Texas --</strong> Mary Hardin-Baylor scored a defensive touchdown on the game's opening series and then added another score on its first offensive play as the Cru steamrolled to an 80-0 victory against Howard Payne on Saturday afternoon. UMHB improves to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in American Southwest Conference play with the victory. The loss drops the Yellow Jackets to 3-5 overall and 1-4 in ASC play.</p><p>The Cru rolled up 323 rushing yards and 531 yards of total offense despite having the ball for just 24:57. UMHB did not turn the ball over while forcing five Howard Payne turnovers. The Cru defense held the Yellow Jackets to just 79 yards rushing, 65 passing yards and 144 yards of total offense in the game.</p><p>Anderson finished 2-of-5 passing for 117 yards and two touchdowns and Gallagher went 2-2 for 58 yards and two scores. Anderson also ran for 64 yards and a score. Hudson finished with 69 yards on 10 carries and Walker caught four passes for 59 yards and a score. Deshon Kinsey had eight tackles for UMHB and Eric Allen, Brodrick Crain and Cody Jones added seven stops apiece. Mullins returned an interception for a score for the second consecutve game.</p><p>The 80 points scored are the second-highest total in UMHB history, trailing the 81 scored in a victory against Texas Lutheran in 2010. The margin of victory is the highest in the 16-year history of the program. The Cru played all 80 players in uniform in the game with nine players carrying the ball, three quarterbacks throwing passes and five receivers catching at least one pass. Thirty-two different players posted tackles for UMHB in the win.</p><p>The Cru has now won 42 consecutive regular-season games and 30 ASC contests in a row.</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">No. 3 Linfield 56, Williamette 15</strong></p><p><strong>SALEM, Ore. --</strong> Quarterback Josh Yoder ran for four touchdowns and passed for two other scores and No. 3 Linfield riddled the 25th-ranked Willamette Bearcats for 451 rushing yards and 622 yards of offense en route to a 56-15 Northwest Conference victory Saturday at McCullouch Stadium.</p><p>Yoder gained a career-high 175 yards on the ground and completed 13 of 20 passes for another 171 yards for the unbeaten Wildcats, who improved 7-0 for the season and moved within one victory of securing at least a share of their fifth consecutive NWC crown. The Bearcats lost their second contest in a row after a 5-0 start, both defeats coming at the hands of nationally-ranked teams.</p><p>Willamette enjoyed a glimmer of optimism early in the game, snatching a 7-0 lead, before Linfield responded with 42 unanswered points to win handily.</p><p>Senior tailback Josh Hill enjoyed his best game of the season, carrying 23 times for 164 yards and one touchdown. He also caught four passes for 37 yards. Tavon Willis added 46 yards on nine carries while Spencer Payne ran for 38 yards on four carries in relief.</p><p>Linfield piled up 622 yards on the WU defense, mostly on improvisational rushing plays by Yoder, who carried a game- and career-high 26 times. Willamette ended the game with 256 yards. With 89 yards rushing, the Bearcats became the sixth Linfield opponent to gain fewer than 100 yards on the ground.</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">No. 4 North Central (Ill.) 46, No. 12 Illinois Wesleyan 17</strong></p><p><strong>BLOOMINGTON, Ill. --</strong> North Central (Ill.) broke open a close game with a fourth-quarter surge and posted a 46-17 victory against College Conference of Illinois &amp; Wisconsin (CCIW) rival Illinois Wesleyan at Tucci Stadium on Saturday.</p><p>The fourth-ranked Cardinals (8-0, 5-0 CCIW) were pitted against a nationally-ranked opponent for the first time this season, as IWU came into the game ranked 12th in the AFCA coaches' poll. North Central led nearly the whole afternoon and scored the final 24 points, including three touchdowns in a six-minute stretch of the fourth quarter.</p><p>North Central owned a 527-283 advantage in total yards, limiting the Titans to 36 rushing yards. Spencer Stanek completed 32 of 45 passes for 337 yards, finishing just one completion short of the Cardinals' single-game record. Ryan Kent ran 20 times for a season-high 143 yards, while Chad O'Kane caught eight passes for 104 yards and Peter Sorenson gained 77 yards on seven catches. Shane Dierking, who is now just one interception short of the Cardinals' career record of 15, led North Central with 11 tackles, while Adam Szudarski totaled three tackles for loss.</p><p>Gallik completed 26 of 43 passes for 247 yards for the Titans, throwing seven times to Alex Garvey for 70 yards. Connor Klein made 12 tackles and Chris Simms made 11 stops for IWU.</p><p>North Central has now beaten the Titans in 10 of the past 11 meetings, including the last four in a row by an aggregate score of 152-24.</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">No. 5 Wisconsin-Whitewater 35, No. 7 Wisconsin-Platteville 16</strong></p><p><strong>WHITEWATER, Wis. -- </strong>The Wisconsin-Whitewater defense, second in NCAA Division III scoring-against, held Wisconsin-Platteville thirty points under the Pioneers' season average in a 35-16 homecoming win before 12,028 fans in Perkins Stadium Saturday. Sophomore running back Jordan Ratliffe rushed for a season-high 175 yards and sophomore receiver Joe Worth caught three Matt Behrendt touchdown passes for the Warhawks, now 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the Wisconsin State University Conference. UW-Platteville suffers its first loss and is 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the WIAC.</p><p>Platteville, which came into the game sixth in Division III at 519.6 yards per game, totaled 271 against Whitewater. The Pioneers' previous low output of the season was 378 yards in a win against UW-Stevens Point. Whitewater's defense also caused five turnovers, the most by UW-Platteville this season.</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">No. 6 Hobart 41, Union (N.Y.) 20</strong></p><p><strong>SCHENECTADY, N.Y. --</strong> Senior running back Steven Webb ran for 128 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 6 Hobart to a 41-20 Liberty League football victory at Union's Frank Bailey Field on Saturday. Webb tied a pair of Hobart career records, while Statesmen special teams broke the game record by blocking three punts.</p><p>Webb had 23 carries and recorded his 14th career 100-yard game for Hobart. Junior quarterback Patrick Conlan was 10-of-18 for 194 yards with two touchdowns and an interception and junior wideout Elvin Souffrant caught five passes for 94 yards. Troy Robinson had four catches for 52 yards with a TD and John Fasano had a 48-yard TD reception for the Statesmen (7-0, 5-0).</p><p>Senior linebacker Cory Davis led the visitors with eight tackles and sophomore linebacker Trayvon Toney and senior linebacker Devin Worthington added seven tackles each. Worthington was credited with half a tackle for loss, raising his career total to 57.5, 1.5 off of Rob Gould's career record. First-year Gabriel Smith blocked two punts, returning one for a touchdown. He has three blocked kicks this season, one shy of Tom Schmidt's 27-year old record.</p><p>Union quarterback Nick Becker was 25-of-41 for 202 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. Brian Havlicek caught five passes for 69 yards and was one of 11 Dutchmen receivers. Joshua Callahan added 50 yards on three receptions. T.J. Franzese led the Union ground game with 45 yards on 12 carries. Tyler Valenti posted a game-high nine tackles and Casey Muse had eight with 1.5 tackles for loss.</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">No. 8 Bethel (Minn.) 55, Hamline 6</strong></p><p><strong>ST. PAUL, Minn. -- </strong>Quarterback Erik Peterson finished Saturday's conference tilt 18-of-23 for 282 yards, zero interceptions and three touchdowns to help Bethel rout Hamline on the road 55-6. Meanwhile, the Royals' (8-0, 6-0 MIAC) defense held the Pipers' (2-6, 1-5 MIAC) offense to just 12 first downs and 252 total yards.</p><p>Peterson's day was highlighted with a 55-yard touchdown to Jay Hilbrands on the first play of the second drive, which put Bethel ahead for good 14-0. In fact, Peterson helped facilitate touchdowns on the Royals initial six drives of the game and eight of the total ten possessions. BU's balanced attack put up 20 points in the opening frame, followed by 14 in the second quarter to give themselves a 34-6 cushion at the midway mark.</p><p>Bethel's quarterback found eight different receivers, including Hilbrands, who finished with four catches for 76 yards and a touchdown, and Mitch Hallstrom, who hauled in four passes for 57 yards. Freshman tight end Drew Neuville caught Peterson's other two touchdown passes in the first half—ending the contest with two grabs for 48 yards and two scores.</p><p>Eight different Royal players carried the ball against Hamline, with Brandon Marquardt leading the pack. Marquardt finished with nine rushes for 71 yards and two touchdowns. Marshall Klitzke carried the rock 11 times for 45 yards and a score. Overall, Bethel rushed for 224 yards on 36 carries with five touchdowns. The Royals averaged 6.2 yards per play on the ground.</p><p>Luke Buttenhoff and Daniel Leidall led the Bethel defense with nine tackles each, including five solo stops. Buttenhoff was one of seven BU players to record at least a half-tackle for loss. The Royals ended the day with five tackles for loss, resulting in 15 negative yards. Landen Strilzuk recorded the only turnover on the day, as he intercepted Hamline quarterback Gabe Martinez in the second quarter. In addition to Buttenhoff and Leidall, Seth Mathis and Josh Treimer wrapped up eight and seven tackles, respectively.</p><p>With the win, Bethel improves to 8-0 on the season and 6-0 against league opponents.</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">No. 10 Johns Hopkins 24, Ursinus 18</strong></p><p><strong>BALTIMORE, Md. --</strong> Down by eight entering the fourth quarter, 10th-ranked Johns Hopkins got a pair of touchdowns from senior wide receiver Dan Wodicka as the Blue Jays rallied past Ursinus 24-18 at Homewood Field on Saturday afternoon. The win improves the Blue Jays' record to 8-0 overall and 7-0 in the Centennial Conference and secures at least a share of the conference title for the fifth consecutive year.</p><p>Johns Hopkins held a 429-323 advantage in total offense as the Blue Jays ran 92 plays to just 65 for the Bears and controlled the ball for nearly 35 minutes (34:56).</p><p>Brandon Cherry led a Johns Hopkins ground game that rolled up 242 yards as he posted his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game with 122 yards on the day. Stuart Walters added 66 yards on just nine carries and Abbott chipped in with 33 yards and the one touchdown on eight carries.</p><p>Robbie Matey was 20-of-33 for 184 yards with the two fourth quarter touchdown passes to Wodicka, who had five receptions for 65 yards. Bradley Munday had a career-high eight receptions for 54 yards.</p> Mary Hardin-Baylor gains ground on No. 1 Mount Union in Coaches' Poll <p><span class="s1">Hobart has remained focused throughout the season, overwhelming all of its opponents to remain undefeated and stay at the No. 6 spot in the latest AFCA Division III Coaches’ Poll. Elsewhere in the poll, the favorites took care of business this weekend, ensuring that there would be no chaos in the rankings. Mount Union outlasted a second-half surge from No. 9 Heidelberg, to remain at No. 1, while Wisconsin-Whitewater took control of the WIAC with its convincing win against No. 7 Wisconsin-Platteville. </span></p><p><span class="s1">North Central (Ill.) also took care of business in its top 15 matchup against Illinois Wesleyan, defeating the Titans 46-17. Mary Hardin-Baylor gained a first place vote from the Purple Raiders with an impressive 80-0 win against Howard Payne.</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">The losses in the top half of the polls did allow teams to move up, though, but just by small jumps of one or two spots. No. 22 Millsaps and No. 23 Texas Lutheran, which made first appeances ever in the poll last weekend, shored up rankings with big wins against Berry and Louisiana College, respectively. Pacific (Ore.) slipped back in the poll at No. 25 after a brief absence.</span></p><p class="p1">• <a href="">Complete AFCA Top 25</a></p> Eighth-ranked Johns Hopkins claims conference title in 500th all-time win <p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">BALTIMORE --</strong> In a game that featured 75 points and nearly 900 yards of total offense and ultimately became the 500th all-time victory in Johns Hopkins program history, there's was just one number that mattered to the Blue Jays; one. As in, the Blue Jays secured one of the automatic bids to the upcoming NCAA playoffs with the 45-30 victory against visiting Franklin &amp; Marshall at Homewood Field on Saturday afternoon.</p><p>The eighth-ranked Blue Jays improve to 9-0 overall and 8-0 in the Centennial Conference and will represent the league in the playoffs for the third consecutive year and the fifth time since 2005. In addition, Johns Hopkins improves its all-time record to 500-476-58 with the victory, which, in a game full of interesting numbers, came in Jim Margraff's 250th game as the head coach at JHU.</p><p>Not that the victory came easy for the Blue Jays, who led 7-0 early, trailed 20-14 midway through the second quarter and then used a 17-0 run to take the lead for good.</p><p>Johns Hopkins, which is 9-0 for the second time in three years, rolled up 461 yards, including 294 and five touchdowns on the ground. Brandon Cherry's 163 yards are the second-highest total of his career and the 100-yard game was his fourth consecutive. Junior Hani Annabi led the Blue Jay defense with a career-high 13 tackles, including one sack.</p><p>Robbie Matey ended up at 16-for-23 with 167 yards and no touchdowns. Cherry rushed for three touchdowns and JD Abbott added two more on the ground.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">No. 1 Mount Union 30, Baldwin Wallace 7</strong></p><p><strong>ALLIANCE, Ohio -- </strong>Mount Union held Baldwin Wallace to 74 total yards in the second half on its way to a 30-7 Ohio Athletic Conference victory at Mount Union Stadium.</p><p>The Purple Raiders (9-0, 8-0) extend the nation's longest winning streak to 24 games while winning their 82nd consecutive regular-season game and 72nd consecutive home field victory.</p><p>It sets up a game in Alliance next Saturday against No. 10-ranked and undefeated John Carroll for the OAC title.</p><p>Mount Union freshman running back Bradley Mitchell made his third consecutive start and ran for 114 yards on 18 carries for his third 100-yard rushing performance of the season.</p><p>Quarterback Kevin Burke threw two touchdowns and ran for another as he passed for 197 yards and ran for 34 yards. His top target was Jack Nicholls who had seven catches for 109 yards and a touchdown.</p><p>Sophomore safety Alex Kocheff had nine tackles and 2.0 sacks as the Raider defense posted a season-high 7.0 sacks.</p><p>Senior defensive tackle Matt Fechko also had 2.0 sacks while sophomore defensive back Tre Jones had an interception.</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor 65, East Texas Baptist 10</strong></p><p><strong>BELTON, Texas -- </strong>Mary Hardin-Baylor stormed out to a 35-0 halftime lead and went on to a 65-10 victory against East Texas Baptist on Saturday afternoon. UMHB improves to 9-0 overall and 5-0 in American Southwest Conference play with the victory. The Cru also clinches the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III National Championships with the win. The loss drops the Tigers to 2-7 overall and 0-5 in ASC play on the season.</p><p>Zach Anderson finished 20-for-25 passing for 246 yards and three touchdowns and he added 98 rushing yards and a score on 10 carries. Deshon Kinsey tied a UMHB single-game record with 18 total tackles and Derek Williamson returned an interception for a score in the second straight game.</p><p>Silvio Diaz added 2.0 sacks in the game for UMHB and broke the ASC record for career sacks by pushing his total to 29.5. Diaz topped the previous mark of 28.0 set by ETBU's Chad Glover.</p><p>UMHB rolled up 578 yards of total offense with 310 of those coming through the air. The Cru defense held the Tigers to 53 yards rushing and 290 yards of total offense in the game. UMHB also forced two turnovers while not committing a turnover for the second consecutive game. The Cru has now won 43 consecutive regular-season games and has a 30-game win streak in conference play.</p><p>The win, coupled with Louisiana College's victory against Mississippi College, also clinches at least a share of the ASC title for UMHB.</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">No. 3 Linfield 79, Puget Sound 3</strong></p><p><strong>McMINNVILLE, Ore. -- </strong>Linfield scored touchdowns on its first seven possessions on the way to a 79-3 bludgeoning of Puget Sound in a Northwest Conference mismatch on Saturday at Maxwell Field.</p><p>Playing just the first two quarters, quarterback Josh Yoder threw for two scores and ran for two other touchdowns as the Wildcats beat the Loggers for the 24th consecutive time. Five quarterbacks saw action and nine different Wildcats scored points.</p><p>The ‘Cats extended their NWC win streak to 31 games while dealing Puget Sound its 18th consecutive conference defeat.</p><p>Freshman Spencer Payne came off the bench to pile up 212 all-purpose yards, scoring twice on a long punt return and a lengthy run. Matt Yarbrough rushed for 89 yards and two touchdowns and Evan Peterson caught three passes for 92 yards and one TD. Puget Sound was held to 116 yards for the day and ended with minus-5 yards rushing. Linfield amassed 465 yards.</p><p>Linebacker Tyler Robitaille paced Linfield with seven tackles, including a sack, forced two fumbles and recovered one. Linfield pounced on four loose balls and also intercepted one pass. Michael MacClanathan had two sacks among his five total tackles.</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left; width: 70px; height: 70px;">No. 4 North Central (Ill.) 35, Wheaton (Ill.) 16</strong></p><p><strong>WHEATON, Ill. --</strong> Playing to avenge a College Conference of Illinois &amp; Wisconsin (CCIW) loss for the first time in three years, North Central (Ill.) played with a champion's resolve on Saturday at Wheaton. The Cardinals broke open a close game with a strong second half and defeated the Thunder 35-16 to clinch at least a share of the Cardinals' eighth consecutive CCIW title.</p><p>The Cardinals (9-0, 6-0 CCIW) regained the Little Brass Bell, the traveling trophy between the two teams, which Wheaton had owned since a 35-21 victory in Naperville last season. North Central also assured itself of the CCIW's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Football Championship.</p><p>Spencer Stanek completed 21 of 29 passes for 242 yards and tied a single-game best with five touchdowns while running six times for 42 yards. Chad O'Kane caught six passes for 46 yards and Peter Sorenson made five grabs for 103, while Ryan Kent gained 97 yards on 20 rushing attempts. North Central's offensive line was stout all afternoon, permitting Wheaton to record just one tackle for loss.</p><p>Nick Slezak led the Cardinals' defense with 12 tackles and three tackles for loss, while John Focosi recorded two quarterback sacks. North Central has limited each of its CCIW opponents to less than 300 yards of total offense.</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">No. 5 Wisconsin-Whitewater 17, Wisconsin-Stevens Point 7</strong></p><p><strong>STEVENS POINT, Wis. --</strong> Wisconsin-Whitewater clinched a share of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title with a 17-7 win against Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Saturday afternoon. This is UW-W's 33rd WIAC championship in program history and the eighth in the past nine years.</p><p>Matt Behrendt was 16-23 for 86 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions on the day. Jordan Ratliffe rushed the ball 24 times for 85 yards with a long of 15. Jake Kumerow was the leading receiver, with five receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown.</p><p>Eric Kindler played a key role in deciding field position. He punted the ball 11 times for 311 yards, downing the ball inside the 20 yard line four times and allowing only one return for nine yards. Kindler is now 13 of 16 on field goals on the season and 43 of 43 on points after touchdowns.</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">No. 6 Hobart 37, St. Lawrence 7</strong></p><p><strong>GENEVA, N.Y. --&nbsp;</strong> Hobart held visiting St. Lawrence to a season-low 155 yards of offense and senior running back Steven Webb broke three career records as the Statesmen posted a 37-7 victory on Boswell Field on Saturday afternoon.</p><p>Coupled with WPI's 31-21 upset of Rochester, Hobart (8-0, 6-0) clinched the Liberty League championship outright, its third consecutive title. St. Lawrence slips to 6-3 overall, 4-2 in the league.</p><p>Webb ran for a game-high 90 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead a Hobart ground game that produced 238 yards. Junior quarterback Patrick Conlan threw for 140 yards and two touchdowns. He was also intercepted twice. Classmate John Fasano was his top target with three catches for 74 yards. Hobart's 155 yards passing today are the second-highest total allowed by the SLU defense, which leads the league in pass defense, this season.</p><p>The Saints managed 155 yards of total offense, gaining a mere 29 on the ground. SLU's rushing attack was hampered by a pair of sacks by Hobart junior defensive end Tyre Coleman and a botched punt that resulted in a loss of 13 yards. Maurice Irby ran for 32 yards on 15 carries to lead the visitors. Senior quarterback Zane Fish managed just 96 yards passing with a TD. Max Johnson pulled in a game-high four passes for 56 yards. Mike Tateosian, who came into the game leading the league in receiving yards (573), had just one catch for nine yards.</p><p>Sophomore defensive end Mark Guarino-Hyde recorded a game-high nine tackles for Hobart. Coleman had five tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, plus his two sacks. He was also credited with four quarterback hurries.</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left; width: 70px; height: 70px;">No. 7 Bethel (Minn.) 47, St. Olaf 0</strong></p><p><strong>ARDEN HILLS, Minn. -- </strong>Bethel (Minn.) will return to the NCAA Division III playoffs for the eighth time in the past 14 years, as Saturday's 47-0 shutout against St. Olaf earned BU its fifth MIAC championship in program history.</p><p>The Royals (9-0, 7-0 MIAC) held the Oles (1-8, 0-7 MIAC) to 11 first downs, including one in the first half, and 192 total yards of offense, while piling up more than 500 yards of total offense.</p><p>Collectively, the Royals allowed 86 yards rushing and 107 yards passing, while forcing three Ole turnovers. Daniel Leidall intercepted Nate Penz on St. Olaf's second drive, while Seth Mathis intercepted Penz with 5:09 left in the first half, which resulted in a 28-yard return for a touchdown.</p><p>Luke Buttenhoff provided great pressure at defensive end, as he finished his day with six tackles, which included 2.5 for a loss of nine yards. Jesse Moeckly, who replaced an injured Phillip Peterson—who replaced Ben Wahlquist two weeks ago—filled the outside linebacker position nicely, as he led the team with 11 tackles. Mathis finished with seven tackles and Kevin Flaherty wrapped up four tackles, including two for a loss of 12 yards.</p><p>Brandon Marquardt carried the ball 16 times for 128 yards and three touchdowns -- averaging 8.0 yards per carry -- to help pace Bethel's 507-yard offensive outburst. Altogether the Royals ground attack amassed 212 yards on 38 carries and four touchdowns, which amounted to 5.9 yards per carry.</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">No. 13 Wittenberg 35, No. 9 Wabash 17</strong></p><p><strong>CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. --</strong> The Wittenberg Tigers jumped out to a 28-3 lead by halftime and carried the momentum to a North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) title-clinching 35-17 victory against Wabash.</p><p>The win clinched at least a share of Wittenberg's 12th NCAC title since joining the league in 1989 and the fourth in five years.</p><p>Wittenberg quarterback Reed Florence threw for 260 yards and two touchdowns on 16 completions. He was aided by Sean Gary, who ran for 144 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries.</p><p>Brendon Cunningham caught both of Florence's passes to account for two of his nine catches.</p><p>As a team, Wittenberg sacked Wabash quarterback Michael Putko four times, and Winston Thomas picked off one of his passes.</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;">No. 10 John Carroll 48, No. 12 Heidelberg 7</strong></p><p><strong>UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio --</strong> A 24-point outburst in the second quarter propelled John Carroll to a 48-7 victory against Heidelberg on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Blue Streaks improve to 9-0 for the first time since 1989.</p><p>DaQuan Grobsmith rushed for 63 yards and two touchdowns to lead the way for John Carroll. Mark Myers completed 31 of 44 passes for 387 yards and three touchdowns.</p><p>The Student Princes, who entered the game with the second-highest scoring offense in the nation, were held to 253 yards by John Carroll's defense, which came into the game giving up the fewest points per game in the nation. Marty Gibbons and Jimmy King each had an interception while Randy Greenwood and Brody Zangaro each forced a fumble.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Gallaudet comes in at No. 25 in AFCA poll; first ranking in school history <p>John’s Hopkins blazed up the gridiron this past weekend against Franklin &amp; Marshall 45-30 to secure the Centennial Conference title and its place at No. 8 in the AFCA Division III Coaches’ Poll.</p><table class="inline-left" style="width: 250px;"><thead><tr><th colspan="5">DIVISION III AFCA TOP 25</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td style="width: 50px; "><img alt="" src="" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px 1px; float: left; width: 40px; height: 40px;"></td><td style="width: 50px; "><img alt="" src="" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px 1px; float: left; width: 40px; height: 40px;"></td><td style="width: 50px; "><img alt="" src="" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px 1px; float: left; width: 40px; height: 40px;"></td><td style="width: 50px; "><img alt="" src="" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px 1px; float: left; width: 40px; height: 40px;"></td><td style="width: 50px; "><img alt="" src="" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px 1px; float: left; width: 40px; height: 40px;"></td></tr><tr><td colspan="5">• <a href="">Complete poll</a></td></tr></tbody></table><p>John Carroll took care of business against then-No. 12 Heidelberg to set up a showdown against No. 1 Mount Union for the Ohio Athletic Conference crown this weekend. The top 10 looks remarkably similar to last week’s poll, with Bethel taking advantage of its extra win to jump Hobart for the No. 6 spot and Wabash getting upset by new-No. 11 Wittenberg to fall all the way to No. 18 this week.</p><p class="p1">Outside of the top 10, however, is another story entirely. With seven different schools losing during the weekend, four of which to unranked competition, the poll opened up to a slew of new faces, including: Ithaca at No. 20, No. 21 Lebanon Valley, No. 22 Thomas More, which finds itself back in the polls after a four-week break, and No. 25 Gallaudet, which just tied up the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference title with its win against Anna Maria on Saturday to achieve its first ranking in school history.</p> Mount Union beats No. 9 John Carroll to win 22nd consecutive OAC title <p><strong>ALLIANCE, Ohio </strong>-- No. 1 Mount Union finished an undefeated regular season and won the Ohio Athletic Conference title with a 42-34 victory against No. 9 John Carroll in front of a sellout crowd of 8,104 Saturday at Mount Union Stadium.</p><p>The Purple Raiders win their 22nd consecutive and 25th overall OAC title and the conference's automatic bid into the Division III Football tournament.</p><p>Mount Union (10-0, 9-0 OAC) also extended the nation's longest winning streak to 25 games, won its 83rd consecutive regular season game and 73rd home game in a row.</p><p>First year head coach Vince Kehres joins his father Larry Kehres as the only Mount Union coaches to go 10-0 in their first year on the sidelines.</p><p>In a matchup that featured the top-two defenses in Division III, it was the offenses that made the day with a combined 1,100 yards of offense as the Raiders outgained the Blue Streaks 555-545.</p><p>Mount Union junior quarterback Kevin Burke accounted for five touchdowns as he completed 21 of 35 passes for 374 yards with three scores while rushing for two more. &nbsp;</p><p>The Raiders other touchdown came from freshman running back Bradley Mitchell who ran for a career high 157 yards on 20 carries.<br><br>Junior wide receiver Luc Meacham also had a career day as he caught 10 passes for 175 yards with two touchdowns while senior Jack Nicholls had 118 yards on eight catches.</p><p>Mark Myers led the John Carroll (9-1, 8-1 OAC) offense with 451 yards passing and two scores.&nbsp; His top targets were Brian Kornowski who had six catches for 152 yards and Zach Strippy, who caught two TD's on seven catches for 74 yards.</p><p><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;"><strong>No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor 56, Mississippi College 30</strong></p><p><strong>CLINTON, Miss. </strong>-- No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor took control of the game in the fourth quarter and then held on for a 56-30 victory against Mississippi College Saturday. The Cru clinches the outright American Southwest Conference Championship with the win. UMHB also finishes a fourth consecutive undefeated season at 10-0 overall and 6-0 in the ASC. Mississippi College finishes the season at 4-6 overall and 4-2 in the ASC.</p><p>UMHB took a 7-0 lead when Zach Anderson hit Eric Nelson with a 24-yard touchdown pass on the Cru's second offensive play. Marcus Wimby's one-yard scoring run stretched it to 14-0 and Wimby added a 26-yard run with 12:08 left in the second quarter to put the Cru up 21-0. Jonathon Redd scored on a two-yard plunge to cut it to 21-7, but Michael Carpenter raced 73 yards for a TD just two plays later to give UMHB a 28-7 lead. Redd hit Matthew Rubal with touchdown passes of 78 and 17 yards to cut the gap to 28-21 at the half. MC would add a 22-yard Hunter Estess field goal to pull to within 28-24 early in the third. Anderson hooked up with Nelson on a 56-yard scoring strike to push it to 35-24, but Redd hit Stacey Dillard with a one-yard TD toss to close the gap to 35-30. The Cru then took over in the fourth as Jake Bumgardner scored on a two-yard run, Anderson threw a two-yard TD pass to Colton Jacob and Glen Gilliam closed out the scoring with a three-yard run to provide the final margin.</p><p>The Cru finished with 383 rushing yards and 563 yards of total offense to help overcome three turnovers. The Choctaws rolled up 384 yards of total offense, but threw three interceptions.</p><p>Elijah Hudson ran for 103 yards for UMHB and Anderson was 14-20 passing for 180 yards and three scores. Cody Jones led the Cru with nine total tackles and he intercepted two passes.</p><p>Redd went 24-38 through the air for 250 yards and three scores and he added 79 yards and a TD on the ground. Rubal caught three passes for 108 yards and two scores. Jake Weddle posted a game-high 18 tackles to lead the Choctaw defense.</p><p><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;"><strong>No. 3 Linfield 28, Pacific (Ore.) 22</strong></p><p><strong>FOREST GROVE, Ore.</strong> -- Needing a stiff test to prepare for next week's Division III tournament, third-ranked Linfield got exactly that from the upset-minded Pacific Boxers Saturday at charged-up Lincoln Park Stadium.</p><p>Wildcats quarterback Josh Yoder galloped for a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, turning away a feisty Boxers team with a gritty 28-22 Northwest Conference victory that kept the Wildcats' record spotless at 9-0, 6-0 in the NWC. Yoder rushed for 82 yards on 17 carries, three of them touchodowns, and completed 10 of 16 passes for another 89 yards.</p><p>Overcoming a six-point halftime deficit, Linfield secured its fifth consecutive outright Northwest Conference championship and 37th in program history. And by extending their conference-record NWC win streak to 32 games, the Wildcats wrapped up their fourth unbeaten regular season in five years.</p><p>Pacific, 7-3 overall, completed its finest season since reinstating its football program four years ago. The resurgent Boxers, whose three losses came by a total of 11 points, placed fourth in the NWC standings with a 3-3 record.</p><p><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;"><strong>No. 4 North Central (Ill.) 53, Augustana (Ill.) 14</strong></p><p><strong>NAPERVILLE, Ill. </strong>-- The third 10-0 regular season in the history of North Central (Ill.) was made complete Saturday, as the Cardinals stormed to a 53-14 victory against Augustana (Ill.) on Senior Day at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium.</p><p>Fourth-ranked North Central put its stamp on the game with 23 unanswered first-quarter points and owned a 40-7 halftime advantage as the Cardinals locked up the outright College Conference of Illinois &amp; Wisconsin (CCIW) Championship.</p><p>The hosts put the game's first possession into the end zone after just over three minutes had elapsed, as Spencer Stanek completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Chad O'Kane. After a Viking punt, Stanek went to O'Kane for another score just two plays later, completing a 46-yard toss to extend the lead to 13-0.</p><p>North Central's first defensive touchdown came on the ensuing drive, as linebacker Nick Slezak scooped up a fumbled option pitch and ran it back 22 yards to paydirt. Augustana punted away its next drive, and after six straight rushing attempts by Matt Randolph, kicker Nick Dace came on to convert a 20-yard field goal with 3:33 on the first-period clock.</p><p>The Cardinals' first punt of the day was a 64-yarder by Kevin Looff which was mishandled by Augustana, enabling Ryne Rezac to recover the ball at the Vikings' nine-yard line. Dace wound up kicking a 29-yard field goal with 10:48 left in the opening half, extending the lead to 26-0.</p><p>Stanek highlighted North Central's next scoring drive by completing four straight passes, including a fade route to Peter Sorenson in the left corner of the end zone for a three-yard touchdown. A penalty on the ensuing kickoff gave the Vikings a short field, and Augustana put together an eight-play, 53-yard drive to get on the board after a five-yard TD run by quarterback Chris Salazar with 24 seconds before halftime.</p><p><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;"></p><p><strong>No. 5 Wisconsin-Whitewater 43, Wisconsin-River Falls 6</strong></p><p><strong>WHITEWATER, Wis.</strong> -- Fifth-ranked UW-Whitewater defeated UW-River Falls 43-6 Saturday afternoon in Perkins Stadium, earning the Warhawks' eighth Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title in the last nine years, sole possession of the title for the seventh time, and the sixth undefeated league slate in that span.</p><p>UW-W started fast, with Matt Behrendt connecting to Jake Kumerow on a 45 yard pass on the first play of the game.&nbsp; Four plays later Behrendt hooked up with Kyle Christensen on a four yard scoring play. Eric Kindler's kick made it 7-0 with just 1:05 off the clock.</p><p>River Falls answered later in the first quarter with a 15 play, 74 yard drive that ended at 9:04 with a Tyler Ledbetter to Jordan Christianson 21 yard pass, the Falcons' first pass attempt of the game and, as it turned out, the only pass the Falcons would attempt in the first half. UW-RF went for two on the extra point, but the rush attempt failed.</p><p>River Falls couldn't get out of its own side the rest of the half.</p><p>Facing a third and 17 at their 18, Ledbetter's fumble was recovered by Josh Williams at the River Falls eight, and two four yard runs by Booker Ross put UW-W in front 14-6 at 11:32 in the second quarter.</p><p>On their next possession UW-RF was forced to punt, but Will Jensen's kick was blocked by Loussaint Minett back through the end zone for a Whitewater safety and a 16-6 lead at 9:30.</p><p>UW-W limited River Falls&nbsp; to 11 of 19 passes for 86 yards, the lowest numbers of the season for the Falcons in all three categories and the second time this season Whitewater has held an opponent under 100 yards passing. The Warhawk defense also limited the Falcons to 135 yards rushing, the lowest number by a UW-W opponent this season.&nbsp; The three fumbles recovered by UW-W tied the season high. Senior linebacker Cole Klotz tied his team season high with 11 tackles (5 solo).</p><p>On the plus side for River Falls, the Falcons were penalized five times for 41 yards, their lowest total of the season.</p><p>The Whitewater offense wasn't on the field much, with a season low 30 rushing attempts and season low with 13 pass completions.</p><p><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;"></p><p><strong>No. 6 Bethel 28, Saint John's (Minn.) 7</strong></p><p><strong>COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. </strong>-- Already crowned 2013 MIAC football champions, Bethel wasn't satisfied with just a title. Instead they were thirsty for something that had only been done once before in program history—finish the regular season undefeated. So instead of looking past Saint John's (Minn.), the Royals (10-0, 8-0 MIAC) held the Johnnies (7-3, 5-3 MIAC) to seven points and 260 yards of total offense to complete its first undefeated regular season since 2000. The 28-7 victory was the fourth win against a regionally ranked opponent and the sixth against a team with a winning record. Additionally, it was the seventh win over SJU in the past eight matchups.</p><p>Quarterback Erik Peterson said after the game that he wanted to model to his team that physical toughness was essential to beat SJU and what a model he was. 188 yards in the air on 12-of-22 throwing and 55 yards rushing on nine carries, alongside four touchdowns (two rushing, two throwing) were exactly what Bethel needed in the triumph.</p><p>Peterson found Mitch Hallstrom seven times for 126 yards and a touchdown—Hallstrom's sixth game with at least 95 yards receiving. Hallstrom's sixth catch—a 20-yard completion in the fourth quarter—helped him secure the all-time record at Bethel for career receptions. The Eden Prairie, Minn., native topped the previous mark that was set by Jeremy Belisle from 1996-1999.</p><p>The Royals held Saint John's scoreless for the final 43:08—forcing the Johnnies to punt three times in the third quarter. Bethel's Kevin Flaherty was on the receiving end of Connor Brun's second interception of the day late in the fourth quarter at the SJU 33-yard line, which set up Peterson's second and final rushing score of the afternoon.</p><p><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;"><strong>No. 7 Hobart 42, Rochester (N.Y.) 21</strong></p><p><strong>ROCHESTER, N.Y. </strong>-- No. 7 Hobart generated four takeaways and logged three sacks as the Statesmen completed their second consecutive undefeated regular season, defeating Rochester (N.Y.) 42-21 at Edwin Fauver Stadium.</p><p>Hobart (9-0, 7-0 Liberty League) intercepted the Yellowjackets' league-leading passer Dean Kennedy three times and recovered a fumble without turning the ball over. Sophomore linebacker Trayvon Toney logged a game-high 14 tackles (13 solo) to lead the charge. Senior Jolyon Davis had two of the three picks, recording his first on the final play of the first half in the end zone to prevent a Rochester score. He ran back his second 43 yards for a touchdown and a 28-14 third quarter Hobart lead.</p><p>Senior linebacker Devin Worthington recorded three tackles for loss, including a sack, breaking the Hobart career record for tackles for loss, previously held by Rob Gould (59.0). Worthington has 61.5 heading into the NCAA tournament. Gould slips back to No. 3 on the all-time list, as junior defensive end Tyre Coleman had one tackle for loss raising his career total to 59.5.</p><p>Hobart clinched the Liberty League title outright a week ago when the Statesmen defeated St. Lawrence and Rochester lost to WPI. However, with the win, the Statesmen retain The Centennial Cup, a trophy created in 2007 to mark the 100th game between the Upstate New York rivals. Hobart has won the trophy six times in seven years. The Statesmen lead the all-time series, which began in 1892, 51-48-7.</p><p>Senior quarterback Patrick Conlon threw for a pair of touchdowns and junior fullback Dominique Ellis ran for two scores to lead the offense. Junior wideout Elvin Souffrant was Hobart's top receiver with three catches for 77 yards.</p><p><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;"><strong>No. 8 Johns Hopkins 52, McDaniel 21</strong></p><p><strong>WESTMINSTER, Md. </strong>-- Eighth-ranked Johns Hopkins entered Saturday's regular season finale at McDaniel with its fifth consecutive Centennial Conference title and third NCAA tournament berth in a row already in hand. While head coach Jim Margraff wouldn't have been happy, it would not have been terribly surprising if the eighth-ranked Blue Jays were caught looking ahead to the first round of the playoffs next Saturday.</p><p>A senior-laden Blue Jay team would have none of that as Johns Hopkins scored the first four times it had the ball and added a defensive touchdown during that time as well as Hopkins cruised to a 52-21 victory that capped the second perfect regular season in school history.</p><p>Johns Hopkins finished its second undefeated regular season in three years with a 10-0 record, including a 9-0 mark in the Centennial. The Blue Jays will learn their tournament draw on Sunday.</p><p>The Blue Jays took all the drama out of the 92nd all-time meeting between the two teams in the first quarter with three quick touchdown drives and the defensive score that all but assured a 13th straight win for JHU against its biggest rival.</p><p>Hopkins needed just 10 plays and 3:23 to go 65 yards on its first drive with senior quarterback Robbie Matey capping the opening drive with a one-yard touchdown run. Matey was 7-for-8 on the drive for 53 yards with his one-yard TD scamper and an 11-yard run one play earlier the only rushing plays on the drive.</p><p>The Blue Jays needed less than four more minutes to extend the lead from 7-0 to 21-0. A 26-yard punt return by freshman Bradley Munday set JHU up at the McDaniel 35 and Matey hit senior Dan Wodicka with a five-yard touchdown pass five plays later to make it 14-0 and freshman Jack Toner returned an interception 36 yards for touchdown on the second play of McDaniel's next drive to give JHU the three-touchdown lead.</p><p><img alt="" src="" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; float: left;"><strong>No. 12 Wisconsin-Platteville 17, No. 10 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 16</strong></p><p><strong>OSHKOSH, Wis. </strong>-- Senior kicker Zach Litchfield booted a 37-yard field goal through the uprights with two seconds left on the clock to give No. 12 Wisconsin-Platteville its ninth win of the season against No. 10 Wisconsin-Oshkosh.</p><p>The Pioneers (9-1, 6-1 WIAC) won in a matchup where the winner is the odds-on favorite to receive an at-large bid into the Division III tournament.</p><p>After forcing a Titan punt, the Pioneers got the ball back with just less than three minutes to play in the fourth quarter and one time out. UW-Platteville marched down to the Titans' 20 yard line with just two seconds left to set up Litchfield's heroic finish. &nbsp;</p><p>With his two passing touchdowns in the game, senior quarterback John Kelly has tallied 31 on the year, surpassing Chris Charnish's school record of 29 passing touchdowns in the 1969 season.</p><p>The Pioneers and the Titans played neck-and-neck in the first quarter, as the teams traded punts before UW-Oshkosh's Beau Steffens picked off a pass from John Kelly. The Titans got on the board first on the strength of a 13-play drive following the pick, scoring on a two yard plunge from Cole Myhra.</p><p>UW-Oshkosh missed the kick however, so the score stayed 6-0.</p><p>The Pioneers took the lead later in the second quarter after Kelly moved the ball down the field, helped by 22- and 23-yard catches from senior wide receiver Ryley Bailey. UW-Platteville scored the go-ahead touchdown as Kelly found Bailey in the end zone from 10 yards out, giving the Pioneers a 7-6 lead.</p><p>UW-Oshkosh tacked on a field goal as time expired in the half to hold a 9-7 lead going into the break.</p><p>Junior Pioneer linebacker Alex Schleis started the second half off with a bang, as he forced a fumble to halt a Titan drive on their first possession of the half.</p><p>After a Pioneer punt, the Titans scored a touchdown on a 12-play drive capped by a two-yard rush from Myhra.</p><p>UW-Platteville answered with a drive deep into Titan territory that ended in an interception at the three yard line. The Pioneer defense held, forcing a Titan punt.</p><p>Kelly and the offense again moved the ball down the field through the air, getting down to the UW-Oshkosh five yard line before Kelly was picked off in the end zone.</p><p>The defense again forced a Titan punt, and the offense avoided any mistakes to score a touchdown on a 23-yard pass from Kelly to junior receiver Trevor Whitehead to make it 16-14, which set up the dramatic finish.</p><p>Whitehead finished the day with 14 catches and 131 yards and the score, while Kelly went 30-45 with 340 yards.</p> Heidelberg's Brooks rushes for record 465 yards in win vs. Baldwin Wallace <p><drupal-entity data-align="none" data-caption="" data-embed-button="embed_image" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:paragraph.embedded" data-entity-embed-settings="" data-entity-id="106944" data-entity-type="paragraph" data-entity-uuid="2e65d77d-1a00-4f68-a1e9-c64eae18e12d"></drupal-entity><strong>BEREA, Ohio</strong> -- On a windy Saturday afternoon at George Finnie Stadium, Heidelberg running back Cartel Brooks had a good month.</p><p>Brooks set an NCAA all-division record with 465 yards on 38 carries.</p><p>Heidelberg (8-2, 7-2 OAC) defeated Baldwin Wallace 42-14, powered by Brooks and a determined HU defense.</p><p>Brooks' mark surpassed the record set earlier this year by Western Connecticut's Octavius McKoy, who rushed for 455 yards in October.</p><p>"We had a good game [Saturday]," the soft-spoken Brooks said. "This could be our last game, so we wanted to play well for our seniors. I just followed my blocks."</p><p>Brooks found the end zone three times, from 81 yards, 41 yards and 13 yards out. The 13-yarder, which came with 4:26 left in the fourth quarter, is the rush that broke McKoy's record.</p><p>"When we recruited him, did we expect him to be able to do something like this? Probably," head coach Mike Hallett said. "The wind was a little tricky, so [Saturday] turned into more of a 'ground-and-pound' game. We felt like Cartel was going to do some good things -- and he did."</p><p>Baldwin Wallace (6-4, 5-4 OAC) scored on its first and last possession. In between, the Heidelberg defense bent, but didn't break. The Yellow Jackets turned over the ball on downs four times. With the score tied at 7 in the second quarter, BW tried to pound the ball into the end zone four times from inside the Heidelberg 5-yard line.</p><p>Mitchell Kelly and Adam Cepik recorded 10 tackles apiece. Ryan Malloy had eight tackles, including 2.5 for loss.</p><p>Heidelberg quarterback Michael Mees finished with 168 yards and three touchdowns on 15-of-21 passing. Receiver Josh Lynch turned in his best effort as a Student Prince; he collected 64 yards and a touchdown on three catches.</p><p>Ethan Kindle and Zach Hogya each had a touchdown reception for Heidelberg.</p><p>In addition to the NCAA record, Brooks set several other records. The 465-yard outburst shattered his school record of 337 yards, set in a Week 6 win at Otterbein. It also broke the OAC record, held by Dante Brown, who had had 441 yards against BW in 1996.</p><p>On a 21-yard carry in the second quarter, Brooks broke Heidelberg's single-season rushing mark. Germany Woods had 1,421 yards in 2011. Cartel finished with 1,704 yards.</p><p>Mees' three touchdowns gave him a record-tying 27 for the season, equaling Andrew Miller's mark in 2008.</p><p>The Student Princes racked up a season-high 673 yards of offense.</p><p>The win ended a two-game losing streak, which was the longest slide for Heidelberg since the 2010 season.</p><p>Heidelberg holds a slim chance at receiving one of five at-large bids into the 32-team Division III playoffs, which begin next week. The field will be announced during the selection show that airs at 6 p.m. ET Sunday.</p> Mount Union headlines field for Division III Football Championship <p><a class="interactive-blue" href="" rel="article">Interactive Bracket</a> <a class="pdf-blue" href="" rel="article">Printable Bracket </a><a class="video-blue" href="" rel="article">Selection Show</a></p><p><strong>INDIANAPOLIS </strong>-- The NCAA Division III Football Committee announced Sunday the field of 32 teams for the 2013 NCAA Division III Football Championship. The committee selected teams based on conference results and competition within an institution’s respective evaluation region.</p><p>Twenty-four conferences received automatic-qualifying berths. Three berths were reserved for true independents and those teams that are members of conferences that do not receive automatic qualification. The remaining five berths were awarded to teams from either automatic qualifying conferences that did not win an automatic berth, or the remaining true independent teams and teams in non-automatic qualifying conferences.</p><p>The first round of the championship will be played Nov. 23 at the host institution’s campus or at an alternate site approved by the football committee. The Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, the national championship game, will be played Dec. 20, at Salem Stadium in Salem, Va. The game will be broadcast live on ESNPU at 7 p.m. ET.</p><p>The following 24 conferences and their respective schools received automatic-qualifying berths:</p><p>American Southwest Conference -- Mary Hardin-Baylor<br>Centennial Conference -- Johns Hopkins<br>College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin -- North Central (Ill.)<br>Eastern Collegiate Football Conference -- Gallaudet<br>Empire 8 -- Ithaca<br>Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference -- Franklin<br>Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference -- Wartburg<br>LIberty League -- Hobart<br>Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association -- Albion<br>Middle Atlantic Conferences -- Lebanon Valley<br>Midwest Conference -- St. Norbert<br>Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference -- Bethel (Minn.)<br>New England Football Conference -- Endicott<br>New Jersey Athletic Conference -- Rowan<br>North Coast Athletic Conference -- Wittenberg<br>Northern Athletics Conference -- Concordia (Wis.)<br>Northwest Conference -- Linfield<br>Ohio Athletic Conference -- Mount Union<br>Old Dominion Athletic Conference -- Hampden-Sydney<br>Presidents’ Athletic Conference -- Washington and Jefferson<br>Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference -- Redlands<br>Upper Midwest Athletic Conference -- St. Scholastica<br>USA South Athletic Conference -- Maryville (Tenn.)<br>Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference -- Wisconsin-Whitewater</p><p><strong>Pool B Berths (3):</strong></p><p>Framingham State<br>Washington (Mo.)<br>Wesley</p><p><strong>Pool C Berths (5):</strong></p><p>Illinois Wesleyan<br>John Carroll<br>Pacific Lutheran<br>St. John Fisher<br>Wisconsin-Platteville</p><p>2013 will be Mount Union’s 25th consecutive NCAA appearance. In 2012, Mount Union defeated St. Thomas (Minn.) 28-10 for the title.</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">&nbsp;</p>