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Mt. Union edges N. Central 41-40 in D-III semi

Kevin Burke rushed for 131 yards with two scores and led Mount Union to a late touchdown and a 41-40 victory over North Central (Ill.), on Saturday, securing the 17th trip to the Division III championship game for the Purple Raiders. Down 40-35 in the fourth, Mount Union drove 65 yards in 31 seconds to go ahead with 1:07 left. Burke completed 12 of 19 passes for 163 yards and one...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Familiar foes: Mount Union and Wis-Whitewater

It will be familiar opponents when Mount Union and Wisconsin-Whitewater meet in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl for the Division III football national champion on Friday night at Salem Stadium. But there will a new twist this time around. The teams have been the last two standing in Division III in eight of the past nine seasons, but the Purple Raiders of Mount Union (14-0) got there...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Whitewater beats Mount Union to win Division III title

Matt Behrendt and his Wisconsin-Whitewater teammates spent last year's NCAA Division III playoffs on the sideline, three-time national championship left out of the playoffs, and a chance to win their fourth title in a row, They started what they hope is a new streak Friday night with a 52-14 victory over Mount Union. ''Talking for the seniors, it was the best thing that happened...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Mount Union clobbers Wesley 70-21 in D III semifinal

ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) Kevin Burke threw a career-high seven touchdowns and ran for another Saturday, leading Mount Union to a 70-21 victory over Wesley (Delaware) in the NCAA Division III semifinals. The senior quarterback completed 26 of 41 passes for a career-high 415 yards as the Purple Raiders (14-0) advanced to their 10th consecutive Stagg Bowl. They will play either Linfield...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mount Union strolls to their tenth straight Stagg Bowl

Mount Union rolled past another foe, beating Wesley College 70-21 on their way to their 18th trip to the NCAA Division III football championship Stagg Bowl. The Purple Raiders were dominant early, ending the first half leading 56-0 and going into the fourth quarter up 70-0. Mount Union and former St. Edward quarterback Kevin Burke had an outstanding day, both through the air and...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

For Mt. Union, Wisconsin-Whitewater, it's same time next year with a twist

The casual college football fan likely doesn’t follow Division III competition too closely in a given season, but those who have a clue what’s going on at that level can probably at least tell you this: Mount Union has always been awesome, Wisconsin-Whitewater is usually awesome, too, and everyone else seems to be playing for third place. That description might sound simplistic...
Via Fox Sports
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mount Union, Wisconsin-Whitewater meet for title

The Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl on Friday night could be dubbed: The Rivalry, Volume 9. The game in Salem, Virginia, determines the NCAA Division III football champion, and in nine of the last 10 seasons, it has been the same two teams - Mount Union and Wisconsin-Whitewater - squaring off. For the second year in a row, change is afoot in the rivalry. Last season was Vince Kehres' first...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mount Union vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater: The staggering numbers

Friday night, 14-0 Mount Union and 14-0 Wisconsin-Whitewater meet in the Stagg Bowl -- the NCAA Div. III national title game -- for the ninth time in 10 years. So, it's not like this happens every year. But the numbers surrounding the series and the programs are staggering. Mount Union was the king of Div. III football and has won 11 national titles. But Whitewater has five national...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio Football Preview: Mt. Union vs Wisc.Whitewater in Stagg Bowl

The 2014-2015 Bowl Season begins tonight when the Mt. Union Purple Raiders (14-0) play the Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks (14-0) in the 2014 Stagg Bowl, held in Salem, VA. This is the Division III football championship game. This game matches, again, two storied D-III programs. There are two storylines with this game. First, Mt. Union, in Alliance OH, has historically been a superb...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wis-Whitewater beats Mount Union for D-III national title

SALEM, Va. (AP) -- Matt Behrendt throw for 365 yards and four touchdowns and Wisconsin-Whitewater continued its mastery of Mount Union in the NCAA Division III championship game with a 43-34 victory Friday night. The Warhawks (15-0) extended their winning streak to 32 games, the longest in the nation, and beat the Purple Raiders for the sixth time in the last seven meetings -- all...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wis-Whitewater beats Mount Union for D-III title

SALEM, Va. (AP) Matt Behrendt throw for 365 yards and four touchdowns and Wisconsin-Whitewater continued its mastery of Mount Union in the NCAA Division III championship game with a 43-34 victory Friday night. The Warhawks (15-0) extended their winning streak to 32 games, the longest in the nation, and beat the Purple Raiders for the sixth time in the last seven meetings - all in...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wis-Whitewater beats Mount Union for D-III national title

SALEM, Va. (AP) -- Matt Behrendt throw for 365 yards and four touchdowns and Wisconsin-Whitewater continued its mastery of Mount Union in the NCAA Division III championship game with a 43-34 victory Friday night. The Warhawks (15-0) extended their winning streak to 32 games, the longest in the nation, and beat the Purple Raiders for the sixth time in the last seven meetings -- all...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mount Union falls to Wis-Whitewater in D-III title game again

SALEM, Va. (AP) -- Matt Behrendt throw for 365 yards and four touchdowns and Wisconsin-Whitewater continued its mastery of Mount Union in the NCAA Division III championship game with a 43-34 victory Friday night. The Warhawks (15-0) extended their winning streak to 32 games, the longest in the nation, and beat the Purple Raiders for the sixth time in the last seven meetings -- all...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mount Union falls to Wis-Whitewater in D-III title game again

SALEM, Va. (AP) -- Matt Behrendt throw for 365 yards and four touchdowns and Wisconsin-Whitewater continued its mastery of Mount Union in the NCAA Division III championship game with a 43-34 victory Friday night. The Warhawks (15-0) extended their winning streak to 32 games, the longest in the nation, and beat the Purple Raiders for the sixth time in the last seven meetings -- all...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kehres takes some blame after latest Stagg Bowl loss

SALEM, Va. (AP) Vince Kehres has been a head coach for 30 games in his career, and part of the staff at Mount Union for 10 of its 11 national championships. He doesn't have a lot of experience at losing, and the second-year Purple Raiders coach was a man of few words after his career record fell to 28-2 on Friday night with a 43-34 loss to Wisconsin-Whitewater in the NCAA Division...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

UW-Whitewater beats Mount Union for D-III title

SALEM, Va. — Matt Behrendt was the overshadowed quarterback again. Until they played the game. The Wisconsin-Whitewater senior threw for 365 yards and four touchdowns and the Warhawks continued their mastery of Mount Union in the NCAA Division III championship game with a 43-34 victory Friday night. The Warhawks (15-0) extended their winning streak to 32 games, the longest in the...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mt. Union defeated in Stagg Bowl 43-34

It was a series of unfortunate events last night in Salem, VA for the Mt. Union Purple Raiders, as they lost to Wisconsin-Whitewater 43-34 in the 2014 Stagg Bowl.. In a game that saw ebbs and flows for both teams, Mt. Union was unable to overcome it’s mistakes and surrendered scoring opportunities, short defensive fields and, points.  Mt. Union was called for 7 penalties for 83...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mount Union falls to Wisconsin-Whitewater in the 2014 Stagg Bowl

Mount Union came up short in achieving their 12th NCAA Division III Football Championship, losing to Wisconsin-Whitewater 43-34. The two teams met for the ninth time in ten years with Wisconsin-Whitewater earning their sixth victory and their fifth straight win in this classic series. The Purple Raiders have not come out on top in this classic matchup since their victory over...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mount Union going for 100th straight regular season win

The Mount Union Purple Raiders have played for the Division III football national championship every year since 2005 and have only missed playing in the game twice since 1996. If those two stats weren’t impressive enough, this next one will surely make your eyes widen. This Saturday, the Purple Raiders host Wilmington (OH) in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup and if they win...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mount Union still rolling, striving to rule D-III again

ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) Only national championships get people excited about Mount Union football these days and the Purple Raiders have not won one of those in a few years. ''We just won 100 straight regular-season games. I don't think anybody knows,'' said Larry Kehres, the former football coach who handed the program off to his son after winning the last of his 11 Division III NCAA...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Whitewater, Mount Union meet again, a bit earlier this go-round

Anyone who follows Division III football knows that an annual Stagg Bowl meeting between Mount Union and Wisconsin-Whitewater has become something of a given over the last decade.The Purple Raiders and Warhawks have played for the D-III championship nine times in the last 10 years, and the perennial powers can generally point only to each other for the losses on their schedule. In...
Via Fox Sports
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Mount Union back in Whitewater's way, a week early

Mount Union always seems to be in Wisconsin-Whitewater's way, just never this early in the postseason. It's a matchup fit for the Division III final in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, which is when these small-school powers have met in nine of the last 10 seasons. But the showdown is coming a week early this year, in the semifinals on Saturday at Mount Union. ''These two teams have...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Whitewater-Mount Union renew football rivalry in postseason

Mount Union always seems to be in Wisconsin-Whitewater's way, just never this early in the postseason.It's a matchup fit for the Division III final in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, which is when these small-school powers have met in nine of the last 10 seasons.But the showdown is coming a week early this year, in the semifinals on Saturday at Mount Union."These two teams have played...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mount Union beats Wisconsin-Whitewater 36-6 in D-III semi

ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) Logan Nemeth ran for 214 yards and two touchdowns and top-ranked Mount Union beat defending national champion Wisconsin-Whitewater 36-6 on Saturday to advance to the NCAA Division III national championship game. The Purple Raiders (14-0) will take on the winner of No. 2 Linfield and No. 4 St. Thomas on Friday in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl in Salem, Virginia...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Mount Union steamrolls Wisconsin-Whitewater in Div. III semifinal

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Logan Nemeth ran for 214 yards and two touchdowns and top-ranked Mount Union beat defending national champion Wisconsin-Whitewater 36-6 on Saturday to advance to the NCAA Division III national championship game.The Purple Raiders (14-0) will take on the winner of No. 2 Linfield and No. 4 St. Thomas on Friday in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl in Salem, Virginia.Mount...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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