DIII Roundup: Mount Union routs Muskingum with 45 first-half points

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No. 1 Wisconsin-Whitewater throttles TCNJ

“"Ewing, N.J. — Wisconsin-Whitewater piled up 535 yards of total offense and tallied seven sacks on Saturday en route to a 48-0 victory against The College of New Jersey.

The Warhawks (3-0) started the game with a defensive stand at its own goal line and found the end zone on their first four offensive drives of the game.

Quarterback Matt Behrendt finished 19-of-28 for 265 yards and a pair of touchdown passes. Wide receiver Jake Kumerow posted nine receptions for 184 yards and one score, while running back Nick Patterson recorded his second straight 100-yard rushing performance with 101 yards on just 11 carries for two touchdowns.

Eight different players contributed to the team’s seven sacks, paced by freshman defensive lineman Hunter Higginbotham, who had one sack. Junior linebacker Justin Dischler led the defense with seven tackles, including one for a loss. Defensive back Zach Nellis totaled five tackles and finished with two interceptions.

No. 3 Mount Union dominates Muskingum in conference opener

“"NEW CONCORD, Ohio — Third-ranked Mount Union opened Ohio Athletic Conference football action with a 62-6 victory against Muskingum on Saturday at McGonagha Stadium.

Quarterback Kevin Burke completed 17 of 21 passes for 272 yards and four touchdowns in the first half as the Purple Raiders (2-0, 1-0 OAC) scored on all seven of its first half possessions to lead 42-0 at halftime.

Burke hit seven different receivers with four catching one touchdown apiece. His 56-yarder to junior Roman Namdar was the longest of the day. Namdar led all receivers with three catches for 76 yards and one touchdown.

Sophomore running back Bradley Mitchell had nine rushes for 73 yards and a 14-yard rushing touchdown, while junior Brandon Williamshad five carries for 70 yards including a 48-yard touchdown run.

The Mount Union defense held the Muskies to 94 yards of total offense in the first half with a pair of interceptions on Muskingum’s first two drives — one from junior Will Hiteshue and another from Hank Spencer.

No. 4 Wesley cruises past Rowan

“"DOVER, Del. — Fourth-ranked Wesley’s defense allowed just 106 total yards as the Wolverines (3-0) defeated Rowan 37-7 on Saturday at Scott D. Miller Stadium. The victory was Wesley’s first in eight meetings against Rowan. The Profs fall to 1-2 on the season.

The Wolverine defense, led by Sosthene Kapepula’s five first half tackles, did not allow a Rowan first down until the third quarter. Leon Jones, Payton Rose and Zane Campbell had four apiece.

Quarterback Joe Callahan had another big game for the Wolverines, completing 30-of-43 passes for 364 yards and three touchdowns while hitting ten different receivers. Callahan’s favorite target, Steve Koudossou, hauled in eight passes for 137 yards and a touchdown. Tory Robinson and Xavier Allen also found the end zone on passing plays.

Jamar Baynard tallied 144 all-purpose yards, carrying the ball 23 times for 87 and a score while also catching five passes for 57 yards. The Wolverines totaled 486 yards of offense on the day.

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