Linfield kicks off season with road victory
Linfield 35, ROWAN 14
The visiting Wildcats, ranked 10th in NCAA Division III, kicked off their season with a big second half at Glassboro, New Jersey.
Linfield outscored Rowan (0-2) 21-7 after halftime.
The Wildcats never trailed and led 283-151 in passing yards, while Rowan rushed for 214 yards to Linfield's 51.
Rowan led in time of possession, 35:09-24:51.
Wyatt Smith passed for four Wildcat touchdowns, hitting Keegan Weiss for 55 yards in the fist quarter, Jacob Cole from 11 yards in the third, Keaton Wood for 48 yards in the third and Weiss from 11 yards with 2:20 remaining.
Smith finished 24 of 35 for 283 yards, with two interceptions.
Artie Johnson ran 14 times for 56 yards for Linfield.
POMONA-PITZER 20, Lewis & Clark 0
L&C lost its season opener after giving up two first-quarter touchdowns and a second-quarter field goal.
Pomona-Pitzer (2-0) totaled 291 yards passing and 128 rushing, while the Pioneers had 98 yards in the air and 70 on the ground.
Pios quarterback Caden Voges was 15 of 30, with one interception.
Zondre Faraj-Washington led L&C rushers with 31 yards on eight attempts.
Kevin Johnson caught five passes for the Pioneers for 23 yards.
ALFRED 15, George Fox 14
The Bruins fell to 0-2, as Alfred (2-0) scored the winning touchdown with 10:23 remaining. A two-point conversion failed at Alfred, New York.
GFU got a second-quarter TD run of 1 yard by Ethan Kassebaum and a 12-yard scoring run from Anthony Garcia that put the Bruins on top 14-9 with 5:49 left in the third quarter.
LA VERNE 43, Willamette 33
The host Leopards ran for 375 yards to win at La Verne, California, and go to 1-1.
The Bearcats got 280 yards and five touchdowns passing and 80 yards rushing on eight carries from QB Mathew Castaneda in their season opener. He was 22 of 38 passing, with two interceptions.
PACIFIC LUTHERAN 17, Cal Lutheran 10
In the season opener for both teams, PLU built a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and went on to win.
DUBUQUE 37, Pacific 26
The Boxers lost on the road despite 119 yards on 29 carries from Josh Harris, who scored two touchdowns, and two TD passes from Nick Bower, who was 21 of 35 for 166 yards, with one interception.
Kobe Williams caught five passes for 63 yards and a TD, and Ty Hargis had one touchdown reception among his eight receptions for 61 yards.
Dubuque is 1-1, Pacific 0-2.
GREAT NORTHWEST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
Texas A&M Commerce 34, WESTERN OREGON 27
The visitors trailed 27-20 in the fourth quarter before scoring touchdowns with 8:22 and 5:59 remaining in Monmouth.
The drives went 53 yards in three plays and 35 yards in five plays.
Western Oregon QB Ty Currie hit 16 of 32 passes for 226 yards and one touchdown.
WOU slipped to 0-2. Texas A&M-Commerce, ranked 12th in NCAA Division II, is 2-0.
Montana Tech 35, EASTERN OREGON 10
COLLEGE OF IDAHO 41, Southern Oregon 38
At La Grande, Montana Tech (1-1 overall, 1-1 Frontier Conference) scored the first three touchdowns, led 21-3 at the half and finished the game with a 226-58 advantage in rushng yards against EOU (1-2, 1-2).
At Caldwell, Idaho, the 15th-ranked Yotes raised their record to 3-0, and SOU dropped to 0-3. Raiders quarterback Wyatt Hutchinson had one TD pass and was 25 of 33 for 351 yards, with no interceptions. He also ran 19 times for 97 yards and two touchdowns.
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