Sunday, September 28, 2003

Kalamazoo thumps Mount St. Joseph 21-7; TMC defeated

Small colleges

The Associated Press

Bryan Gnyp threw two touchdown passes, including one for 39 yards to Jeff Green in the fourth quarter, to lead Kalamazoo to a 21-7 victory over Mount St. Joseph on Saturday.

Gnyp finished 22-of-27 for 211 yards. He threw a 14-yard touchdown to Green to give Kalamazoo (3-0) a 14-0 lead over Mount St. Joseph (2-1) with three minutes remaining in the third quarter.

Mike Dane threw a 5-yard pass with 49 seconds left in the game to score Mount St. Joseph's only touchdown. Dane finished 17-of-29 for 185 yards.

Nick Toboy scored Kalamazoo's other touchdown on a 32-yard blocked punt return in the second quarter. Kalamazoo held MSJ to 1-yard rushing on 27 carries.

Wittenberg 56, Thomas More 28

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Raymar Hampshire ran for two touchdowns and caught one of Ryan Holmes' three scoring passes as Wittenberg beat Thomas More 56-28. Holmes went 7-of-11 for 166 yards for the Tigers (3-0), who outgained Thomas More by just 16 yards, 440-424.

Hampshire had scoring runs of 1 yard in the first quarter and 5 yards in the second and caught a 54-yard TD pass from Holmes in the third. Hampshire finished with 111 yards rushing on 17 carries.

The Saints (0-3) took a 7-0 lead on a 7-yard run by Myrion Hopkins in the first quarter.

Wittenberg's Jered Glover returned the ensuing kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown. Glover also caught Holmes' 36-yard scoring pass in the third quarter.

Holmes also connected with Skip Ivery on a 35-yard TD pass 31 seconds before halftime. Mitch Fonseca led the defense with 13 tackles and an interception.

Thomas More's Nate Berkley was 10-of-21 passing for 209 yards and two scores but was intercepted five times - one them returned 30 yards for a touchdown by Gary George.

VMI 42, Georgetown 14

LEXINGTON, Va. - Jonathan Wilson threw for two touchdowns and Kirk Monteleone passed for another as Virginia Military Institute defeated Georgetown 42-14 Saturday.

Wilson connected with Sean Mizzer for a 57-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, and Greg Carlson caught a 42-yard scoring pass from Monteleone in the first.

Sean Mizzer, Titus Green and Colby Hollingsworth also ran for touchdowns for the Keydets (3-2). Wilson piled up 250 of VMI's 321 passing yards, and Mizzer led the team on the ground with 110 rushing yards.

VMI converted 10 of 13 third downs and averaged nearly nearly eight yards per play. Georgetown (0-4) also turned the ball over three times.

The game marked the first meeting between the two teams since 1910. Georgetown leads the series 5-1.

Otterbein 30, Wilmington 21

WESTERVILLE, Ohio - Josh Braden rushed 35 times for 222 yards and scored two touchdowns Saturday night to lead Otterbein to a 30-21 win over Wilmington.

Tim Harty also had two touchdown runs for the Cardinals (2-1, 2-0 Ohio Conference). His 8-yard run tied the score 21-21, and he added a 2-yard run on the final play of the third quarter to give Otterbein the lead for good at 28-21.

The Quakers (0-3, 0-2) had two rushers break 100 yards. Trae Tate had 130 yards and a touchdown, and Jake Jacobs had 107 yards and a score.

Otterbein erased two seven-point deficits in the first quarter on touchdowns by Braden. He scored on a 75-yard run to make it 7-7 and caught an 8-yard TD pass from Jared Adkins to make it 14-14.

Adkins completed 16 of 24 passes for 251 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Brett Pogozalski was 15-of-26 for 172 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for Wilmington.

Bluffton 36, Husson 6

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Jared Owens rushed for 72 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 152 yards and a score to lead Bluffton.

Owens had TD runs of 1, 10 and 4 yards and threw a 22-yard TD pass to Mark Gable that gave the Beavers (2-2) a 22-0 lead at the half.

Lee St. Hilaire completed 15 of 24 passes for 152 yards for Husson (0-4), including a 7-yard touchdown pass to Bryan Lancaster in the third quarter.

Alma 16, Defiance 2

DEFIANCE, Ohio - Justin McHugh returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown for Alma.

Both teams had a safety in the first half for a 2-2 halftime score. McHugh's return came in the third quarter, and the Scots (2-1) scored the game's lone offensive touchdown on a 7-yard pass from James Hunsanger to Aaron Bradley.

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