Notre Dame College, Case football teams keep pace in conference races

Oct. 29—On Oct. 29, Notre Dame College and Case Western Reserve needed wins to keep pace in their respective conference races.

Mission accomplished.

The Falcons trailed at Fairmount State, 6-0, after one quarter but then turned it on the rest of the way in a 30-6 victory.

Case was also on the road, and it quickly put away Allegheny as it build a 30-0 second-quarter lead en route to a 54-7 win.

With two weeks to play, the Falcons and Spartans control their destinies for a conference championship.

For NDC (7-2, 7-1 Mountain East Conference), it hosts UNC Pembroke on Nov. 5 for senior day, then plays at Alderson Broaddus Nov. 12. Win both, and the Falcons are MEC champions for a fifth straight season.

For Case (6-2, 5-1) it must win at Westminster (5-3) next week then at home against 9-0 and No. 18 Carnegie Mellon on Nov. 12 to claim the Presidents' Athletic Conference title.

Quarterbacks were the stars for NDC and Case on the victories.

The Falcons' Chris Brimm threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns on 19 of 30 passing and also rushed for a team-high 50 yards on six attempts.

Case's Drew Saxton was 19 of 25 for 246 yards and four TDs, including two to wide receiver Noah Payne of NDCL. Payne had six catches for 71 yards. His TD catches were from 17 and 28 yards.