Mount Union lost a regular-season game for the first time since 1994 yesterday, falling 21-14 to Ohio Northern in a Division III matchup...

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ALLIANCE, Ohio — Mount Union lost a regular-season game for the first time since 1994 yesterday, falling 21-14 to Ohio Northern in a Division III matchup.

Mount Union had won 110 straight regular-season games and had not lost an Ohio Athletic Conference or regular-season game since Oct. 15, 1994, when Baldwin-Wallace beat the Purple Raiders 23-10 at Mount Union.

“We don’t make a big deal out of wins, so we won’t make a big deal out of a loss either,” Mount Union coach Larry Kehres said. “Give Ohio Northern credit. They did an excellent job with ball control, especially in the first half.”

During the streak, Mount Union (6-1, 5-1) won seven national championships, including three in a row from 1996-98 and again from 2000-02. The Purple Raiders have won the OAC for 13 straight years, 12 of them outright.

Kiona-Benton student killed

MORRIS, Minn. — A 20-year-old University of Minnesota-Morris student was killed when football fans pulled down a goal post at the end of the Cougars’ 34-28 overtime homecoming win over Crown College.

Richard (Rick) Thomas Rose, of Benton City, Wash., was a junior at Minnesota-Morris and a member of the men’s basketball team. Rose was pronounced dead at a hospital after attempts to revive him on the field failed, Minnesota-Morris Chancellor Sam Schuman said. Rose played for Kiona-Benton High School.

“I think the presumption is that [his] death was caused by [a] blow from the goal post,” Schuman told The Associated Press.

Schuman said students were “understandably quite upset.”

“He was a popular young man, and I think students are shocked and in a very deep state of grief,” Schuman said. He said the school will offer counseling to students, staff and faculty.

No one else was hurt. An autopsy will be conducted.


Brad Smith set a school record with 480 yards in total offense, ran for three scores and threw for another, turning up the production after Missouri squandered an 18-point first-quarter lead in a 41-24 victory over Nebraska.

Joel Klatt threw four touchdown passes to become Colorado’s all-time leader in the category, leading the Buffaloes to a 44-13 win over offense-starved Kansas. Two of Klatt’s touchdowns went to tight end Joe Klopfenstein. The second gave the Buffs (5-2, 3-1 Big 12) a 30-13 lead in the third quarter and marked Klatt’s 41st career TD pass, which put him past Koy Detmer for the CU record.

Jared Zabransky threw for 328 yards and four touchdowns to lead Boise State (5-2, 3-0 WAC) to a 45-21 victory over Utah State. The Broncos have won five in a row and 29 consecutive league games, the longest current conference winning streak in the nation. Boise State’s last league loss was Nov. 3, 2001, at Louisiana Tech.

John Holland threw for a career-high 419 yards and four touchdowns and converted a key fourth down play to lead Colorado State to a 39-31 victory over Wyoming in the Border War.

Rhett Bomar threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Juaquin Iglesias in the second overtime to lift Oklahoma (4-3, 3-1 Big 12) to a 37-30 victory against Baylor (4-3, 1-3) and maintain the Sooners’ perfect record (15 straight games) in the series.

Josh Gattis and Alphonso Smith returned interceptions for touchdowns to lead Wake Forest to a 27-19 victory over North Carolina State.

Reggie McNeal ran for 119 yards and one touchdown and threw for another score, and Texas A&M held on for a 30-28 victory over Kansas State.

Micheal Spurlock passed for 198 yards and a touchdown, and Mississippi bounced back from a tough loss, beating struggling Kentucky 13-7.

Ricky Santos completed 25 of 26 pass attempts for 306 yards and five touchdowns and ran for another score, leading New Hampshire to a 52-21 win over Northeastern.

Bruce Eugene threw for 479 yards and five touchdowns and ran for another score to lead Grambling to a 52-21 victory over Jackson State.

Carlton Jones ran for 162 yards to pass Heisman winner Glenn Davis for second on Army’s career rushing list, and the Cadets snapped an 11-game losing streak with a 20-0 victory over Akron.