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Alma shuts down Trine for 1st victory

Trine missed a chance to finish .500 on Saturday as the Thunder lost 31-13 at Alma, Mich., in the season finale, giving the home team its only win of the year.

Trine finishes 4-6 overall, 1-5 in the MIAA; Alma ends 1-9 and 1-5.

The Scots outscored the Thunder 17-0 in the second half, including 10-0 in the fourth quarter.

Frank Vuocolo ran for 133 yards and a touchdown, and Tyler Keck kicked two field goals for Trine, which was outgained 308-272 by Alma.

MANCHESTER 42, ANDERSON 13: The Spartans outscored the Ravens 21-7 in the second quarter en route to the season-ending home win.

Nick Williams ran for 148 yards and three touchdowns for Manchester (3-7, 3-5 HCAC).

Anderson ends the year 0-10 overall, 0-7 in the HCAC.

BUTLER 58, MOREHEAD STATE 27: In Morehead, Ky., Trae Heeter rushed for 180 yards and accounted for five touchdowns as the Bulldogs (9-3, 7-1 Pioneer Football League) pulled away from the Eagles (3-8, 3-5) to earn a share of the conference championship.

The Bulldogs jumped ahead early as Heeter scored on a 28-yard pass from Matt Lancaster and had a 4-yard rushing touchdown.

Butler’s Matt Lancaster threw for 306 yards and ran for 118. Heeter also had five receptions for 139 yards.

DAYTON 45, VALPARAISO 20: In Valparaiso, Will Bardo threw for two touchdowns and Gary Hunter amassed 279 all-purpose yards to lead the Flyers (7-4, 5-3 Pioneer).

Bardo completed a 72-yard touchdown pass to Hunter, who finished with 133 yards receiving, and a 63-yard TD pass to Gabe Macis.

Tanner Kuramata had 10 receptions for 200 yards and two touchdowns for the Crusaders (1-10, 1-7). Kuramata’s longest reception, 78 yards, was for a touchdown in the third quarter.

Eric Hoffman threw two interceptions in the third quarter, both returned for touchdowns, to break a 10-10 tie and put Dayton up for good.

WESTERN ILLINOIS 21, INDIANA STATE 14: In Terre Haute, Nikko Watson scored two rushing touchdowns as the Leathernecks (4-7, 2-5 Missouri Valley Conference) jumped to an early lead and the held off the Sycamores (1-10, 0-7).

Buck Logan’s 1-yard rushing touchdown got the Sycamores on the board in the third quarter and Trent Lancaster found Tanner Riley with a 10-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth to come within 21-14.

But Lancaster was intercepted on Indiana State’s next possession, and lost a fumble on a sack late in the fourth quarter as the Leathernecks held on.

J.C. Baker had 109 yards rushing for Western Illinois. Joey Borsellino and Hi-C Scott combined for 125 yards receiving.


CENTRAL MICHIGAN 27, WESTERN MICHIGAN 22: In Kalamazoo, Mich., Zurlon Tipton rushed for 114 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead the Chippewas (4-6, 3-3).

Tipton, who had been out for most of the year after breaking his ankle in the season opener, scored from the 10 and the 1 to give the Chippewas a 14-0 lead.

The Broncos (1-10, 1-6) took the lead 16-14 with 7:37 remaining in the third on three Andrew Haldeman field goals and a 29-yard scoring run by Dareyon Chance.

Central Michigan regained the lead for good on a Mike Kinville-to-Cooper Rush touchdown pass.

Tony Annesse returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown to push the lead to 27-16.

AKRON 14, UMASS 13: In Foxboro, Mass., Jawon Chisholm had 109 yards from scrimmage and scored the go-ahead touchdown with 9:49 left in the game.

Kyle Pohl converted a key fourth-and-4 from the UMass 30 on a 7-yard keeper for the Zips (4-7, 3-4) to set up his 17-yard touchdown to Chisholm.

The last time Akron had four wins in a year was in 2007.

The Minutemen (1-9, 1-5) had the ball only once after Chisholm’s touchdown. On fourth-and-1 at the Zips 47, Jamal Wilson was stopped for no game, and Akron ran out the clock.