John Carroll loses to UW-Oshkosh in Division III semifinal

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OSHKOSH, Wis.— Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s defense forced three turnovers to lead the Titans to the NCAA Division III championship game with a 10-3 victory over John Carroll on Saturday.

The Titans (13-1) intercepted Blue Streaks quarterback Anthony Moeglin three times and kept John Carroll (12-2) out of the end zone. Oshkosh gained just 214 yards of total offense and scored its fewest points of the season.

After a scoreless first half, Oshkosh took the opening drive of the third quarter 71 yards in nine plays to go up 7-0 on a 3-yard touchdown run by quarterback Brett Kasper.

An interception by Christian Bettin set up a 31-yard field goal by Eli Wettstein that made it 10-0 with 10:12 left.

John Carroll, which was shutout through three quarters for the first time since 2010, got on the board on a 24-yard field goal by Matt Danko with 5 minutes to play.

The Blue Streaks got the ball back at their own 20-yard line with no timeouts and 1:48 to play. John Carroll advanced the ball to the 35-yard line of Oshkosh with 12 seconds left. After a spike, Branden Lloyd sacked Moeglin and the clock expired.

THE TAKEAWAY

JOHN CARROLL: The Blue Streaks’ only two losses came at the hands of Oshkosh. John Carroll fell, 33-14, to the Titans in the opening game of the season on Sept. 3. The Blue Streaks were playing in their second-ever Division III semifinal and their first since 2002.