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  • Updated: September 20, 2013 - 12:02 AM

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GAME OF THE WEEK

St. John’s at St. Thomas, 1:10 p.m. Saturday: For the second consecutive season, the rivals meet in their MIAC opener. Each team has opened the season with a road victory at Wisconsin-River Falls and a home victory over Wisconsin-Eau Claire. St. Thomas, ranked No. 2 in the d3football.com poll, has won 27 consecutive MIAC games — one shy of the MIAC record held by St. John’s. The Johnnies defeated the Tommies 12 consecutive times between 1998 and 2009, but the Tommies have won the past three meetings — the past two by a combined score of 106-28.

WEEK 3 STORY LINES

• Bethel senior safety J.D. Mehlhorn, a senior from Lakeville, has been named to the 22-player roster for the 2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. The student-athletes on the team are recognized for community service and off-the-field achievements. Mehlhorn traveled to Slovakia this summer to volunteer with inner-city children.

• Concordia (St. Paul) has already equaled its 2012 victory total. The Golden Bears, who were 2-9 last season, have beaten Minot State and Bemidji State to open a season 2-0 for the first time since 2004. The Golden Bears, who are ranked No. 25 in the d2football.com poll, play host to St. Cloud State (2-0), which is ranked No. 24, on Saturday.

• In his first two seasons with SW Minnesota State, Tyler Tonderum was primarily used as a kick returner. His career rushing total heading into this season was 16 yards. Tonderum rushed for 83 yards in the Mustangs’ season-opening, 49-35 loss to St. Cloud State. Last Saturday in Moorhead, Minn. Tonderum rushed for a school-record 343 yards on 42 carries in the Mustangs’ 27-20 victory over MSU Moorhead. Tonderum’s effort is the best in all divisions of NCAA football this season. Tonderum’s 213 rushing yards per game leads Division II.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Damon Treat, WR, St. Cloud State: The 5-7 senior from Fairfield, Calif., has made a big contribution to the Huskies’ 2-0 start. Treat has reached or surpassed 100 receiving yards and 100 kickoff return yards in each of the Huskies’ victories. On the season, Treat has caught 11 passes for 256 yards and two TDs and returned eight kickoffs for 227 yards.

Josh Treimer, CB, Bethel: The 5-11 senior from Burnsville had three first-half interceptions in the Royals’ 30-17 victory over Wartburg. Treimer, who had two interceptions in 2012, returned his second interception 27 yards for a TD.

BY THE NUMBERS

28: Victories (in 31 games) for MIAC teams in nonconference games since the beginning of the 2012 season.

427: Rushing yards (a school record) for St. Scholastica in a 47-10 victory over Iowa Wesleyan in Duluth last Saturday.

500: Victories since 1946 (the modern era in college football) for St. John’s. The Johnnies’ .765 winning percentage (500-150-10) since 1946 is the best in all divisions of college football.

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Miami 96 FINAL
Chicago 84
Oklahoma City 98 FINAL
Cleveland 108
Dallas 84 3rd Qtr 1:53
New Orleans 85
Indiana 75 4th Qtr
Orlando 82
LA Clippers 87 3rd Qtr 0:21
Phoenix 77
Minnesota 73 3rd Qtr 0:46
Atlanta 83
Detroit 36 2nd Qtr 5:55
Toronto 43
Milwaukee 42 2nd Qtr 5:51
San Antonio 33
Boston 7:00 PM
Golden State
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Denver
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Connecticut 66
Boston College 64 FINAL
Georgia Tech 62
Virginia 50 FINAL
Virginia Tech 47
Indiana 70 FINAL
Ohio State 82
Stony Brook 61 FINAL
Binghamton 54
Cincinnati 56 FINAL
UCF 46
Maine 70 FINAL
Hartford 61
Monmouth 64 FINAL
Manhattan 71
Fairfield 67 FINAL
Marist 73
Rowan 48 FINAL
Princeton 96
St Bonaventure 48 FINAL
Rhode Island 53
Duke 77 FINAL
St Johns 68
Saint Peters 69 FINAL
Siena 55
Drake 40 FINAL
Wichita State 74
Vermont 61 FINAL
UMass Lowell 50
Seton Hall 57 FINAL
Butler 77
NJIT 72 FINAL
South Alabama 55
Northern Iowa 54 FINAL
Illinois State 53
Louisville 80 FINAL
Pittsburgh 68
UMBC 55 FINAL
Albany 69
Niagara 64 FINAL
Iona 87
Notre Dame 53 2nd Half 12:46
NC State 53
Belmont 28 2nd Half 20:00
Tennessee St 30
Creighton 14 2nd Half
Villanova 29
Northwestern 17 1st Half 13:30
Maryland 11
Washington 7:30 PM
Utah
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Senior-South 13
Seton Hall 99 FINAL
Georgetown 85
St Johns 69 FINAL
Villanova 81
Arkansas 58 FINAL
Florida 72
Maine 56 FINAL
UMBC 42
Vanderbilt 55 FINAL
Alabama 52
Lafayette 60 FINAL
Lehigh 65
UCF 61 FINAL
SMU 57
Utah 51 FINAL
Washington 63
James Madison 73 FINAL
Coll of Charleston 53
Delaware 56 FINAL
Drexel 61
Hofstra 56 FINAL
William & Mary 57
Hartford 58 FINAL
Albany 82
Binghamton 54 FINAL
Stony Brook 67
Towson 63 FINAL
UNC-Wilmington 71
Wake Forest 80 FINAL
(17) Florida State 110
Georgia Tech 68 FINAL
Virginia 62
(22) Georgia 51 FINAL
(5) Tennessee 59
Drake 79 FINAL
Evansville 62
Iona 80 FINAL
Canisius 62
Fairfield 33 FINAL
Monmouth 59
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Penn State 76
Wisconsin 71 FINAL
Michigan State 77
Ohio State 79 FINAL
Purdue 71
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Indiana State 55
Butler 58 FINAL
Xavier 54
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Marquette 75
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DePaul 90
Northeastern 77 FINAL
Elon 80
(2) Connecticut 96 FINAL
Cincinnati 31
Oregon 78 FINAL
Arizona 81
Bradley 46 FINAL
Loyola-Chicago 45
NC State 49 FINAL
(23) Syracuse 66
(7) Maryland 84 FINAL
Indiana 74
Illinois State 35 FINAL
Missouri State 58
Colorado 68 FINAL
Washington St 73
Tulane 45 FINAL
South Florida 64
(14) Kentucky 83 FINAL
Missouri 69
(9) Oregon State 68 FINAL
(13) Arizona State 57
Vermont 63 FINAL
UMass Lowell 72
Iowa State 58 FINAL
(8) Texas 57
Southern Ill 61 FINAL
Wichita State 80
(15) Duke 74 FINAL
(12) North Carolina 67
Miami-Florida 55 FINAL
(4) Louisville 68
(21) Minnesota 61 FINAL
(25) Rutgers 66
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UCLA 51
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