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The 86th season on Bryant kicks off today with a bang. Teams are back in action and what an exciting day of football it was. All of the top 25 in the above power rankings finished the day at 1-0 or with a loss to another team that also made the power rankings.
is #1 in this season's power rankings and advances to 1-0 with a 40-12
win over Millsaps
. Huntingdon QB Lewis Brown
was named the player of the game with 426 yards through the air and 3 TD tosses. Walter Robinson
was his most productive target with 114 yards and 3 TDs.
managed to barely edge past Albion
finishing the game with a 63 yard drive capped off with Patrick Navarro
connecting with Patrick Summers
in the final minute of the game to claim a 10-9
One of today's big matchups featured California Lutheran
. Whittier played the better first half and went into halftime with a 14-8 lead thanks to 2 TDs and their defense keeping Californa Lutheran out of the endzone. However, California Lutheran made a habit of finishing drives in the endzone in the 2nd half with 4 TD's to claim a 36-24
win in their season opener.
fell to Curry
today with a score of 14-31
. Curry dominated the time of possession all game long controlling the ball for over twice as long as King`s and running 24 more plays. Stanley Phillips
played a large role in keeping the TOP in Curry's favor with an average of 6 yards per rush with 23 carries for 139 yards and 2 TDs King`s and Whittier will both be looking to avoid an 0-2 start in tomorrow's match-up between these two teams.
made a big statement in their season opener by beating Waynesburg
on the road. Joe Albright
led Bridgewater to TDs on their first 3 possessions and never looked back as Bridgewater won 37-10
. Waynesburg seemed unsure about their QB situation with time split between Larry Rodriguez
and Bobby Peterson
. Both threw more INT than TD in the loss and neither seemed to have the performace Waynesburg was hoping for.
The final game featured today is Macalester
hosting Mount Union
. Macalester advances to 1-0 thanks to RS So QB Eugene Willis
throwing for 5 TD and 335 yards. Mount Union's defense was great on 3rd and 4th downs where they held Macalester to 4/12 on 3rd down conversions and 0/2 on 4th downs. However, they were unable to consistently get Eugene Willis and the Macalester offense into 3rd down situations leading to a 42-24
Today the frontrunner of Bryant DIII, Huntingdon
, faced their first challenging opponent and came out on top with a 28-21
victory at Rhodes
. Luis Brown
had another excellent game going 35/55 for 447 yards and 3 TD. The Rhodes defense was able to make some big plays, netting 3 sacks and 3 INT (one of which allowed Rhodes to enter halftime with the lead) but ultimately had no answer to Huntingdon's passing attack.
was unable to beat Macalester
on the road despite forcing 3 INT and holding Macalester to 0.5 yards per carry.
by a score of 35-6
to advance to 2-0.
racks up the upset of the day by overcoming an 11 point deficit in the 4th quarter to defeat Austin
by 3 in OT. Mount Union LB Michael Hurd
was named player of the game after picking off Austin QB Henry Sterling
to seal the 21-18
win for Mount Union in OT.
, the defending National Champions continue their winning streak from last season's playoffs with a 34-10
win over Greenville
. After a quiet first half with the game tied at 3-3, Linfield RB Jerry Lewis
scored 3 TD in the 4th quarter to finish off Greenville. He finished the game with 130 yards on 19 carries for an average of 6.8 YPC.
falls to 0-2 after losing to King`s
. In a wild game with over 1100 total yards, 80 points and 8 turnovers, King`s defense steps up in the final minutes to force a turnover on downs along with 2 INT's by Russell Ortiz
on Whittier's 3 final possessions to take and keep the lead for a 48-38
The remaining teams in both the pre-season top 25 power rankings and coaches poll all secured a win to advance to 2-0 or 1-1 if they suffered a loss yesterday.
Games to watch:
advances to 3-0 with a win at South-Sewanee
. They controlled the ballgame racking up 443 total yards while holding South-Sewanee to 177 and less than 1 yard per carry. 47-10
was the final and Huntingdon offensive stars QB Louis Brown
and RB Kevin Hines
each individually racked up more yards than their opponent.
was unable to continue its impressive winning streak against quality opponents today as they fell to the defending national champion. Linfield
's defense picked off Macalester QB Eugene Willis
5 times culminating in a 10-20
holds off Waynesburg
to advance to 3-0 on the season. Waynesburg managed to outgain Wisconsin-Platteville by 33 yards and 1 first down, but couldn't convert big plays when they needed them going 8/20 on 3rd down and 0/2 on 4th. Waynesburg kicker Derek Buckley
also missed his solo FG attempt giving Wisconsin-Platteville a solid 34-14
was on the road this week facing New Jersey
who they dismantled 47-6
. WR Charles Thompson
was Concordia's biggest offensive weapon with 7 receptions for 122 yards along with a TD and Antonio Thomas
led the defense with 7 tackels, 3 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.
also managed to win big on the road this week with a 41-7
win at Rhodes
. Loras QB Robert Newman
had 238 yards through the air and was just short of completing 80% of his passes while Loras RB Jason Carter
managed the rushing attack with 21 carries for 196 yards with an average of 9.3 YPC.
to stay undefeated in today's final featured match-up. Colorado RB James Garcia
accounted for all 3 of Colorado's TDs on 15 carries totaling 117 yards. Whittier is now 0-3, and probably the best 0-3 team in the league with its losses coming to BCP #8 California Lutheran
, #18 King`s
and #7 Colorado College.
fell to Austin
in today's game by a final of 16-17
. Austin WR Robert Lewis
was able to haul in a 39 yard toss early in the 4th quarter to give Austin a 1 point edge. Austin was able to hold on to that lead for the remainder of the game advancing to 3-1.
defeated Franklin & Marshall
on the day by a score of 21-7
. Wisconsin-Platteville DL Terry Bennett
led his defense with 8 tackles, 3 of which were sacks, 2 more were tackles for loss, and he also had one forced fumble to top off his monster game.
was unable to conjure up a win today as they faced Susquehanna
on the road. Susquehanna QB John York
put up 3 TD's connecting with a different receiver for each one. Loras wasn't able to do much in terms of stopping him and drops to 3-1 after the 13-24
defeat at Susquehanna. Susquehanna should see another big day of action tomorrow as they face Austin.
loses a low scoring affair with Colorado College
. Colorado QB Leroy Anderson
completes a pass to WR Michael Jacobson
in the 3rd quarter to account for the only TD of the game. Colorado is now 4-0 and has successfully averted the 0-3 rut that they began their last season with.
As the non-conference portion of the schedule wraps up, Huntingdon
comes away with a win against Menlo
. Huntingdon Fr. RB Joseph Miller
scored all 3 of Huntingdon's TD's on the game, but their offense was again largely fueled by Luis Brown
and Kevin Hines
who combined for 347 total yards. Huntingdon won by a score of 27-10
drops to 0-5 after facing an undefeated Ferrum
who dominated that match-up 52-13
. Ferrum QB Michael Buckner
had 4 passing TD supported by 3 on the ground by various RB all contributing to the massively lopsided outcome of the game.
falls yet again today dropping to 3-2 while their opponent Susquehanna
will enter conference play at 5-0. Susquehanna QB John York
was named the player of the game passing for 300 yards and all 4 of Susquehanna's TDs, but Susquehanna's defense played just as well holding Austin without a TD all game long. The final was 9-31
was the final score as Linfield
mounts an impressive 3rd quarter performance to beat Trinity (TX)
in a very good game. Linfield QB Peter Park
exhibited super hero like abilities as he threw for 3 TD's in the 3rd quarter breaking the 13-13 tie to secure the lead for Linfield. He ended the game with 347 total yards, outgaining the entire team of Trinity by 111 yards.
and Bridgewater (VA)
meet in a battle of two undefeated teams where Wisconsin-Platteville walks out the victor winning 31-14
. Wisconsin-Platteville QB James Frazier
was the star of the game with 3 TD's and 424 passing yards. Bridgewater's defense was able to slow him down with 6 sacks but that wasn't enough to make any significant difference on the outcome of the game.
is another team to enter conference play at 5-0 after beating Macalester 37-20
. Concordia (WI) outplayed Macalester for three quarters of the game, but Macalester showed they were still a formidable opponent in the 2nd quarter where they scored on every possession for a total of 20 points. However, they were outscored 23-0 in the other 3 quarters and the 2nd half effort wasn't enough to get Macalester a win against an impressive Concordia (WI).
falls to 3-2 losing to undefeated Curry
in their final non-conference game. Loras had the better stats in first downs (23 to 16), 3rd down conversions (11/19 to 4/9), total yards (403 to 262), passing yards (223 to 146), rushing yards (170 to 116) and time of possesion (36 minutes to 23 minutes). However, one crucial stat that wasn't in Loras's favor was the final score: 16-31
. A giant kick return of 81 yards by Curry WR William Briggs
set up a TD at the beginning of the 3rd quarter followed just 2 plays later by Donald Zamora
being the first player this season to pick off Robert Newton
giving Curry another short field leading to another TD. Curry already had the lead at the start of the 3rd quarter and those additional points were just too much for Loras to recover from.
Games to watch:
California Lutheran @ East Texas Baptist
Loras @ Waynesburg