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NCAA Division III Semifinal

December 6, 1997

ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) _ Bill Borchert threw for 396 yards and four touchdowns and Steve Evans rushed for 92 yards and three touchdowns Saturday to lead Mount Union over Simpson 54-7 in an NCAA Division III semifinal.

Marc Lantos and Reiko Gollate caught two touchdown passes apiece for the Purple Raiders (13-0), who advance to the Division III championship next Saturday at Salem, Va. Safety Kris Burgara returned an interception 44 yards for a touchdown for Mount Union.

The Storm (12-1) took the second-half kickoff and drove 80 yards for a score when Cory Christensen caught a 9-yard TD pass from Brad Jorgenson.

Mount Union had 644 yards in offense to 268 yards for Simpson.

The Purple Raiders defense limited Simpson, which had the second-best rushing attack in Division III, to 91 yards rushing. The Storm’s pair of 1,000-yard rushers, Guy Leman and Christensen, were held to a combined 93 yards rushing.

Jorgenson was 18 of 43 for 177 yards and three interceptions.

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