|Mount Union extends win streak to 34 with easy victory over Ithaca|
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|Saturday, 17 November 2007 16:48|
The Purple Raiders (11-0), national champions nine of the last 14 years, gave up nearly as many points as they had all season but still won easily. They came in with six consecutive shutouts and had outscored opponents 554-24.
Kmic carried 29 times, scoring on runs of 48, 64, 2 and 1 yards.
Dan Juvan completed 19 of 39 passes for a career-high 324 yards and two touchdowns for Ithaca (8-3), which became the first team to score in the opening quarter against Mount Union this season.
Mount Union faces College of New Jersey in the second round.
College of New Jersey 17, Rensselaer 14
TROY, N.Y. (AP)- Matthew Dalessio kicked the winning 27-yard field goal with 12.4 seconds remaining.
After falling behind late in the second quarter, the College of New Jersey tied the score at 14 with 3:10 left in the game. A 3-yard touchdown run by Chase Misiura capped a 12-play, 90-yard drive.
Chris James passed for 238 yards and one touchdown for New Jersey (9-2). Joe King had two sacks.
Brendan McGowan and Eren Savasli each had more than 100 yards receiving for Rensselaer (8-2), which turned the ball over five times.
N.C. Wesleyan 35, Washington and Jefferson 34 (OT)
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - N.C. Wesleyan secured the upset after Washington and Jefferson unsuccessfully went for a 2-point conversion and the win instead of trying to send the game into a second overtime.
Jezreel Davis tackled kicker Chuck Grabner short of the goal line on a fake extra point play.
N.C. Wesleyan (9-2) scored first in overtime on Cedric Townsend's 3-yard touchdown run.
Washington and Jefferson (10-1) scored a touchdown on its possession on a 3-yard pass from Bobby Swallow to David Ravida.
N.C. Wesleyan tied the game on Bryan Haywood's 3-yard touchdown run with 11:25 remaining in the fourth quarter.
N.C. Wesleyan had a chance to win in regulation, but Brian Vaughn's 29-yard field goal attempt with 7 seconds left sailed wide left.
N.C. Wesleyan advanced to face Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Mary Hardin-Baylor 52, Trinity, Texas 23
BELTON, Texas (AP) - Jarvis Thrasher rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns for Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Mary Hardin-Baylor (10-1) went ahead 38-16 late in the third quarter on a pair of touchdowns just two minutes apart.
Blake Barmore was 34-of-60 for 458 yards but was sacked eight times for Trinity (9-2), which had minus-45 rushing yards.
Case Western Reserve 21, Widener 20
CLEVELAND (AP) - Dan Whalen threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Mayer with 2 seconds left.
Case Western Reserve (11-0) took a 15-14 lead after a 97-yard touchdown pass from Whalen to Shaun Nicely with 7:20 to go. After Case Western failed to make a 2-point conversion, Widener (8-3) went ahead 20-15 on a 1-yard touchdown run by Ian Decker.
Case Western then put together a 73-yard drive in the final 1:27.
Whalen was 26-for-47 for 306 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
Case Western advanced to face Wabash.
Wabash 31, Mount St. Joseph 21
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Matt Hudson passed for 263 yards and Brock Graham scored on two of his four carries for Wabash (10-1).
Hudson was 25-of-46. He had an interception returned 56 yards for a touchdown by Alex Harbin to give Mount St. Joseph (9-2) a 7-0 lead.
Graham's two third-quarter touchdowns extended Wabash's lead from 17-14 to 31-14.
North Central, Ill. 44, Franklin 42
FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) - Aaron Fanthorpe hit Steve Hlavac with a 19-yard touchdown pass on the last play of the game.
Fanthorpe passed for 356 yards and five touchdowns, and Hlavac caught 11 passes for 127 yards and four TDs.
Joe Mastrino added five catches for 118 yards and a touchdown for North Central (9-2).
Chad Rupp passed for 400 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another score for Franklin (9-2). Adam Mellencamp caught four passes for 226 yards and two scores, including an 87-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter and a 69-yard TD catch less than three minutes later.
North Central will face Wisconsin-Whitewater in the second round.
Wisconsin-Whitewater 34, Capital 14
WHITEWATER, Wis. (AP) - Danny Jones ran for two scores and passed for another for Wisconsin-Whitewater.
His 6-yard touchdown run with 29 seconds left in the first half put Wisconsin-Whitewater (10-1) ahead for good. Capital (8-3) was held scoreless in the second half.
Wesley 45, Hampden-Sydney 17
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Wesley wide receiver Larry Beavers returned a kickoff 78 yards for a touchdown, threw a TD pass and scored on a 1-yard run - all in the third quarter.
Beavers' kickoff return to start the second half gave Wesley a 24-3 lead.
Wesley (10-1) will host Muhlenberg in the second round. It has advanced to the semifinals the last two years and was defeated by Wisconsin-Whitewater both times.
Mike Pennewell rushed for 159 yards and a touchdown, and Jason Schatz completed 14 of 28 passes for 250 yards and a TD.
Hampden-Sydney (8-3) was held to 57 yards rushing.
Muhlenberg 31, Salisbury 21
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - John DeLuca rushed for 186 yards and three touchdowns for undefeated Muhlenberg.
Muhlenberg (11-0) jumped ahead early but needed a late field goal from Jordon Grube and a touchdown pass from Eric Santagato to turn back a second-half rally by Salisbury (9-2).
Salisbury tied it in the fourth quarter on a 77-yard touchdown pass from Ronnie Curley to Kevin Tillage with 7:33 left.
Curley threw for 210 yards but was sacked five times.
Curry 42, Hartwick 21
MILTON, Mass. (AP) - Curry's Ryan Van De Giesen threw three touchdown passes and ran for two scores.
Curry (12-0) posted its first playoff win and moves on to play St. John Fisher.
Tim Bloniasz returned the opening kickoff 83 yards for a touchdown as Curry jumped to a 28-0 first-quarter lead.
Hartwick (8-3) turned the ball over seven times.
St. John Fisher 24, Hobart 7
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - James Reile scored three times and rushed for 112 yards to lead St. John Fisher.
St. John Fisher (10-1), which advanced to the quarterfinals last year, won its sixth straight. Hobart (8-3) had its seven-game winning streak snapped.
St. John Fisher's Jimmy Smith had five catches for 97 yards.
The Hobart offense came into the game averaging more than 42 points over the previous seven games.
Wisconsin-Eau Claire 24, St. Norbert 20
DE PERE, Wis. (AP) - Mitch Schaeuble threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Chris Hull with 46 seconds left.
St. Norbert (10-1) went ahead 20-17 early in the fourth quarter on a 12-yard touchdown pass form Cody Craig to Gerald Danforth.
Cory Sartorelli gained 138 yards on 34 carries to lead Eau Claire (9-2), which next plays Bethel, Minn.
Bethel, Minn. 28, Concordia, Wis. 0
ARDEN HILLS, Minn. (AP) - Bethel did all its scoring in the first half to cruise to the first playoff win in school history.
Bethel (10-1) rushed for 259 yards. Logan Flannery had 121 yards rushing and a touchdown.
Concordia (7-4) managed just 160 yards of offense.
Central, Iowa 38, Olivet 17
PELLA, Iowa (AP) - Tim Connell threw four touchdown passes to lead undefeated Central to its first playoff win since 2000.
Olivet (6-5), making its first playoff appearance, led 14-10 in the second quarter. Central responded with 21 straight points.
Olivet's Pat Clasgens rushed for 118 yards on 24 carries.
Central (11-0) advanced to play St. John's, Minn.
St. John's, Minn. 41, Redlands 13
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (AP) - St. John's scored less than two minutes into the game and never trailed in the rout.
Alex Kofoed opened the scoring with a 4-yard run, then followed that up with four touchdown passes. Mike Patnode rushed for 113 yards and caught two TD passes for St. John's (10-1).
Redlands (8-2) is now 0-5 all-time in the postseason.