April 20, 2014

NCAA Division 3 playoffs: Round 1 recap

Unbeaten and 5th ranked UW-Oshkosh advanced to the second round of the

Cole Myhra / Photo courtesy of Chip Manthey

NCAA Division 3 football playoffs by rolling to a 55-10 win over St. Scholastica (Minn.) on Saturday at Titan Stadium in Oshkosh.

Oshkosh advanced to play Bethel University (Minn.) on Nov. 24.  Bethel University advanced with a 24-23 win over Concordia University-Chicago.

The Titans earned their 13th straight victory, the longest winning streak in NCAA Division III.  It came in the Titans very first NCAA Division III playoff game.

The Titans scored 8 touchdowns in 10 possessions, totalling 600 yards, 413 of which on the ground.

UWO’s Cole Myhra rushed 25 times for a career-high 198 yards and three touchdowns, while catching three passes for 10 yards and a score. 

St. Norbert falls

St. Norbert College gave up four second-quarter touchdowns and fell to St. Thomas (Minn.) 48-17 in an opening round NCAA Division III playoff game at O’Shaughnessy Stadium.

The Green Knights (8-3) fell to 1-10 all-time in the NCAA Division III Playoffs.  St. Thomas (11-0) will face Elmhurst in a second-round game next weekend in St. Paul.