D3 recap: Centre, Hendrix, DePauw win in week seven

Centre, Hendrix and DePauw were all winners in week seven of D3 football action Photo: Todd DeFeo

LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 22, 2013 — Heath Haden threw for 270 yards and a touchdown too as Centre College exploded for 27 points in the second half to defeat Sewanee: The University of the South by a 34-17 margin at Farris Stadium in Danville, Ky.

Trailing 10-7 at halftime, Centre (5-1) scored 20 points in the third quarter to wrestle the lead from Sewanee (2-5). Harry Meisner rushed for 73 yards to lead the Colonels ground attack, which ran for 211 yards on the afternoon.

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In Conway, Ark., Tanner Frye threw for 229 yards and three touchdowns as Hendrix College defeated Berry College by a 30-17 margin.

In a battle of upstart programs, Hendrix (3-3) picked off Berry (1-6) four times to stymie the Vikings. Berry closed the gap to 23-17 with 12:27 remaining in the fourth quarter, but could not manage to pull any closer.

Berry, which has found rhythm in its rushing game in recent weeks, out-rushed Hendrix by a 178 to a 160-yard margin.

In Delaware, Ohio, Nikko Sansone rushed for 200 yards and a touchdown as DePauw University (2-4) upset Ohio Wesleyan University (3-3) by a 23-21 margin.

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In Birmingham, Ala., Mike Barthelemy rushed for 264 yards and four touchdowns as Millsaps College (6-0) knocked off Birmingham-Southern University (3-3) by a 28-14 margin.

In Ewing, N.J., Chris Spellman threw for 190 yards and three touchdowns as The College of New Jersey (4-2) edged past Morrisville State College (3-3) by a 21-20 score.

In Crawfordsville, Ind., Michael Putko passed for 217 yards and three touchdowns as Wabash College (6-0) cruised to victory over Kenyon College (4-3) by a 48-7 margin.

In Columbus, Ohio, the University of Mount University (6-0) rolled past Capital University (1-5) by a 58-3 margin.

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In this week’s American Football Coaches Association Division III poll, The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater jumped to No. 5 from No. 7 last week. Meanwhile, the top four remained the same: No. 1 Mount Union, No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor (6-0), No. 3 Linfield (5-0) and No. 4 North Central (6-0).

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Todd DeFeo jouned The Washington Times Communities in May 2012. He covers travel and Georgia. A marketing professional who never gave up his award-winning journalistic ways, DeFeo revels in the experience and the fact that every place has a story to tell. He also serves as editor of The Travel Trolley.


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