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Mary Hardin-Baylor won its second Division III championship in three years Friday night, beating Mount Union 24-16 in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.
Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio, turned out the current head coaches at Iowa State and Toledo, along with prominent assistants at Ohio State and Michigan, who all emerged from an intense setting in which about 10 percent of undergrads play football.
Mount Union limited defending champion Mary Hardin-Baylor to 144 yards and went on to a 12-0 victory Friday night to capture its 13th Division III football national championship.
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Mary Hardin-Baylor's 14-12 upset win over Mount Union will keep the Purple Raiders out of the Stagg Bowl -- as the Division III championship game is called -- for the first time in 12 seasons.
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Taurice Scott completed 12 of his 19 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns as the Purple Raiders won the 12th national title in school history. Logan Nemeth ran for 220 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Box score
Mount Union answers with juggling TD
Mount Union got a juggling TD catch of their own tonight, as Lane Clark bobbled the ball but stayed with it for the score to tie St. Thomas in the Division III title game on ESPNU.
St. Thomas' 4th-down gamble becomes TD
John Gould scrambled out of trouble then hit Nick Waldvogel for a 58-yard TD to give St. Thomas the lead over Mount Union in the Division III title game on ESPNU.
Mount Union ties score in D-III title game
Roman Namdar made a nice grab in the back of the end zone for a 29-yard TD as Mount Union has come back from a 14-0 deficit to tie St. Thomas late in the second quarter on ESPNU.
Dowdle shows soft hands, nimble feet on TD
St. Thomas' Charlie Dowdle made a juggling catch and got a toe in bounds just in time, after instant replay, for a 24-yard TD and a 7-0 lead over Mount Union in Division III title game on ESPNU.
Watch: D-III title game: Mt. Union-St. Thomas
Two of the most prolific offenses in Division III square off as Ohio's Mount Union seeks its 12th national title as it faces Minnesota's St. Thomas in a rematch of the 2012 championship game. Live on ESPNU, WatchESPN
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