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Is another NDSU title the tipping point?

(STATS) - On the same night North Dakota State qualified for the FCS Championship Game two weeks ago, Mount Union captured the Division III national title for the 12th time since 1993. If nothing else, it served as a reminder that resistance comes by the dozen (national titles). Mount Union hasn't left D-III behind for a higher level of competition, even though the temptation...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

National championship football officially a family tradition for Mount Union

Mount Union's Larry Kehres and Vince Kehres are both grizzled football men, so they can be forgiven if neither of them had mushy memories of last Friday night when the Purple Raiders program one built and other has maintained won yet another national championship.The Kehres' don't need to describe how they felt when winning national championships officially became a family tradition...
Via Fox Sports
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Mount Union wins 12th DIII National Championship

For the last decade, Division III football has been dominated by two teams: Wisconsin-Whitewater and Mount Union. The two teams met in the semifinals of the playoffs just last week with latter winning and then capping off a perfect 15-0 season with a 49-35 victory over St. Thomas (MN) Friday night. This was the Purple Raiders’ twelfth national championship and the first under head...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mount Union outguns St. Thomas in D-III title game

SALEM, Va. -- Taurice Scott threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score and Mount Union won its NCAA-best 12th football title, beating St. Thomas 49-35 on Friday night in the Division III championship game.Logan Nemeth ran 220 yards and two touchdowns for the Purple Raiders (15-0), who were appearing in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl for the 11th consecutive season. Vince...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mount Union wins D-3 championship, record 12th football title

SALEM, Va. — Taurice Scott threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score and Mount Union won its NCAA-best 12th football title, beating St. Thomas of Minnesota 49-35 on Friday night in the Division III championship game.Logan Nemeth ran 220 yards and two touchdowns for the Purple Raiders (15-0), who were appearing in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl for the 11th consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mount Union wins record 12th football title

SALEM, Va. (AP) Taurice Scott threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score and Mount Union won its NCAA-best 12th football title, beating St. Thomas of Minnesota 49-35 on Friday night in the Division III championship game. Logan Nemeth ran 220 yards and two touchdowns for the Purple Raiders (15-0), who were appearing in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl for the 11th consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mount Union, St. Thomas meet in Division III title game

SALEM, Va. (AP) It will be familiar foes squaring off Friday night when Mount Union and St. Thomas of Minnesota meet in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl to determine the Division III national champion. It is a rematch of the 2012 showdown at Salem Stadium, which Mount Union won, 28-10. Mount Union (14-0) is a regular in the title game, having advanced to an unprecedented 11 straight...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Whitewater endures one-sided loss to Mt. Union in semis

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 No. 4 St. Thomas on Friday in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl in Salem, Virginia.Mount Union spotted the Warhawks a pair...
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

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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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
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