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Game day: Welcome, the rest of you

After today the only teams that won’t have played are in the NESCAC, so the Division III football season will be in full swing.

I’ll be at St. John’s, where the No. 11 Johnnies host UW-Eau Claire. Keith McMillan is in Massachusetts, where Curry will play host to Widener. And you’ll be wherever you are, of course, so keep us up to date, even if it’s in front of your computer surfing through games. (That’s also one of my favorite places from which to track Division III football.)

We went through the other big games yesterday in the Triple Take, so I won’t repeat. But there are intriguing games in the Liberty League, especially, with Hobart traveling to Dickinson, Union hosting No. 8 Ithaca, and RPI opening its brand-new Division III football palace.

Elsewhere, I’ll be interested to see the results of “Air Raid vs. Wishbone” as McMurry hosts Austin College. DePauw’s tumultuous offseason finally comes to an end when the Tigers travel to Anderson. Could this year’s Augsburg/Wartburg game live up to the last two years? That seems hard to imagine, but it’s one of a handful of intriguing night games, along with McMurry/Austin, East Texas Baptist/Redlands, UW-Platteville/Dubuque, Buffalo State/St. John Fisher and even Carroll/Beloit.

Chime in with what you know, plus follow us on Twitter, since we’ll be following everyone else and passing along the most interesting tidbits that way.

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36 comments

  • Author comment by labart96 · September 12, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Thanks – big news out of the Hobart camp is our leading rusher from 08 is not on today’s game day rusher. Not certain what it will mean for Hobart’s rushing attack against Dickinson today. Guess we’ll find out in about 10-15 minutes when the Statesmen and Red Devils kick-off in Carlisle.

  • Author comment by labart96 · September 12, 2009 at 10:51 am

    i meant game day ROSTER

  • Author comment by Gordon · September 12, 2009 at 11:32 am

    It’s a gloomy day at Alumni Field in Union, New Jersey for Kean’s season opener against Delaware Valley. The Aggies opened last week with a 23-7 win over Johns Hopkins largely due to their running defense, but Kean brings a test of a different sort.

    All eyes are on the Cougars running back Jason Gwaltney who began his college career at West Virginia, then transferred to Division II C.W. Post with a stop at Nassau County Community College. He is listed at six-foot and 240 pounds with a build that you don’t see often at Division III level. It’s been a long, bumpy road to Kean where he joins a good young quarterback and speedy backfield mate Jared Chunn.

    If last week was the unofficial MAC-Centennial challenge, this week is the unofficial MAC-NJAC challenge. Keep an eye on Lycoming-Rowan and Wilkes-Montclair State.

  • Author comment by labart96 · September 12, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Hobart down 7-3 against Dickinson at the half. 2 personal fouls and a fumble inside Dickinson territory have hurt the Statesmen offense.

  • Author comment by PA_wesleyfan · September 12, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    There are a few links on the North Greenville football site for tonights game. Wesley/N Greenville game . Lives stats and media.. For all games in the PA ,NJ area grass fields are going to be messy today. 3 to 5 inches of rain fell here yesterday and more predicted later

  • Author comment by Statesmen78 · September 12, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Labart, not looking good for our guys.

  • Author comment by Ralph Turner · September 12, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Dickinson leads Hobart 20-3. Hobart is driving at the Dickinson 25; 13:30 left in the 4th.

    Hobart 1st and 10 at the Dickinson 20. Hobart misses a 39 yd FG from the right half (hooks left). Dickinson leads with 12:04 left in the game.

  • Author comment by Statesmen78 · September 12, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Ralph, I was worried about a lack of offense this year. This may be a so so season for the Statesmen, which we are not accustomed to. Carnege Melon is no pushover, Susquehanna is good and then there’s always Union and RPI.

  • Author comment by Ralph Turner · September 12, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Union beat Hobart 24-3 back in 1992 and held Hobart to 3 in 1993. Those are the previous low scoring efforts for Hobart. (Hobart has had a redzone fumble and missed FG.)

    4Q — 5:37 Dickinson TD– 26-3. PAT blocked again. 4 yd TD pass by Mitchell.

  • Author comment by Pat Coleman · September 12, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Underway here at St. John’s, home opener against UW-Eau Claire. EC backed itself up at the 2-yard line after letting a punt bounce at the 25. Johnnies got a perfect roll out of it.

  • Author comment by Ralph Turner · September 12, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Statesmen, I trying to figure where Dickinson fits into the South Region ranking. I was surprised by the Dickinson-Grove City score, (52-47). This is a more respectable performance by the Red Devils.

    Thanks for the response.

  • Author comment by labart96 · September 12, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Dickinson appears to be for real although Grove City is being beaten by CMU (at the moment) who were picked to finished 3rd in the UAA. Either Hobart just isn’t that good, or Dickinson will fulfill the pre-season predictions to compete for the top spot in the Centennial Conference and a NCAA bid.

  • Author comment by Gordon · September 12, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Sluggish start for the ranked East region teams.

    No. 8 Ithaca trails Union 14-7. No. 12 Cortland State has a 14-10 lead on Morrisville State approaching half time. And Wilkes is up 16-3 on No. 18 Montclair State.

  • Author comment by Ralph Turner · September 12, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    at W&L 28 Sewanee 7, late 2Q.

    Sul Ross 21, Whittier CA 17 at the half at the Socorro Athletic Complex in El Paso.

    FINAL — at Dickinson 26, Hobart 3.

  • Author comment by PA_wesleyfan · September 12, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Looks like Grove City gives up a lot of point but can score too

  • Author comment by Pat Coleman · September 12, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Eau Claire with a big TD pass to David Goodman to tie the game at 7 early in the 2nd.

  • Author comment by PA_wesleyfan · September 12, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Hamden/Sydney another team on the brink in the south down to Gettysburg 35-21 at the half

  • Author comment by PA_wesleyfan · September 12, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Salisbury St also in a game at NCWC behind 17-10 3rd qtr

  • Author comment by T_Unit14 · September 12, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    WW was up 48-0 I think before halftime…I listened to just a bit on the radio and when WW’s DT picked off a pass and ran it back to the 2 yard line I turned it off…Bring on the WIAC!

  • Author comment by Ralph Turner · September 12, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Whittier College just had a 14-play 75-yd TD drive consuming 10:10 to start the 3Q.

    Alesana Sausau, a transfer from San Joaquin Delta is the QB for the Poets.

  • Author comment by nathanshin · September 12, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    WW 58-0 over NAIA Midland Lutheran (NE) is a final. Jeff Donovan was 10-13 5 TD’s in the first half.
    La Crosse 35-Azusa Pacific 14 at half
    Stevens Point 7 Central 0 at half

  • Author comment by unionfootball5 · September 12, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    union 24 ithaca 21

    final

  • Author comment by labart96 · September 12, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Union upsets #8 Ithaca.

  • Author comment by Ralph Turner · September 12, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Finals: Whittier 31 SRSU 28
    Hampden-Sydney 46 Gettysburg 43 OT
    NCWC 24 Salisbury 21 (Pool B bid is on the line for a Salisbury team that must play CNU next and Wesley later in the season.)

  • Author comment by Gordon · September 12, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Del Val’s Charles Squitiere intercepts Kean quarter Tom D’Ambrisi and returns it 90 yards for a touchdown to seal an Aggies’ victory, 30-17. Kean lost Jason Gwaltney (see above) to an injury late in the first half but came to life to make it much closer than the final score indicated. A one score game for the majority of the second half.

  • Author comment by GoScotties · September 12, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Monmouth led Lawrence 49-0 at the half. Tanney has 5 TD’s. 56-3 with 1 minute left in the 4th….game over 56-3. Scots move to 2-0.

  • Author comment by GoScotties · September 12, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Scots roll up 553 yards to just 85 for Lawrence! Not sure how the Vikings managed the FG…

  • Author comment by Ralph Turner · September 12, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    HSU 7, Linfield 6. 2 long drives for scores. Late 1st quarter.

  • Author comment by GoScotties · September 12, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    No. 5 Wheaton scores as time expires to beat Bethel 29-26. Central beats UWSP 22-21 and St John’s holds on 35-27 vs Eau Claire…great games.

  • Author comment by Ralph Turner · September 12, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    HSU 14 Linfield 13 5:20 2Q. Another long drive for a score.

  • Author comment by Ralph Turner · September 12, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Linfield 20, HSU 13 at the half.

  • Author comment by Ralph Turner · September 12, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Error: Linfield 20 HSU 14 at the half.

  • Author comment by dlippiel · September 12, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Congrats to the Union College Dutchmen today! A great victory for the U and a great way to start the 09 campaign. Looking at the in game scores looks like Linfield is back!

  • Author comment by T_Unit14 · September 12, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    a disappointing but very promising start for the WIAC teams as both Point and Eau Claire go into two top 25 teams home fields and almost come away with the win…even with a few mistakes…

    great games for early in the season that should only make Point and Eau Claire better at the end of the year and in conference…

  • Author comment by nathanshin · September 13, 2009 at 2:15 am

    T_Unit14, I see it differently. Disappointing anyway you look at it for the WIAC. As the #7 team in the country, UWSP didn’t look for a moral victory against the barely in the top 25 team in the country, even if it’s on the road. They needed to win to justifiy their loftly pre-season ranking. Their poll drop should be significant. Eau Claire loses because they can’t kick an extra point at the end. Good strategy at the end to let SJU score to get the ball back, but couldn’t punch it in with 2 shots from the J’s 9 in the closing seconds. The loss doesn’t eliminate either from the playoffs, but to get in, they are both probably are going to have to beat UWW in conference – a tall and probably impossible task the way the Warhawks have started the season. Disappointing and not promising day for the WIAC!

  • Author comment by neil · September 13, 2009 at 7:29 am

    WELL DONE UNION

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