Linfield 31, Pacific Lutheran 24
John Shaffer slipped away from a couple of tacklers, reversed field and raced 32 yards for the winning touchdown with about seven minutes left as No. 3-ranked Linfield held off Pacific Lutheran, 31-24, on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Sparks Stadium.
Whitworth 28, Pacific 25
A pair of second half rallies came up just short for Pacific Saturday as the Boxers fell to Whitworth in both team's Northwest Conference football opener, 28-25, at Lincoln Park Stadium.
Lewis & Clark 55, Puget Sound 42
A wild fourth quarter set up an exciting finish but the Puget Sound football team fell just short of a comeback in a 55-42 loss to Lewis & Clark. The Loggers (0-4, 0-1 NWC) were down 19 points with 6:39 left in the game but were able to cut the lead to just six before the Pios (4-0, 1-0 NWC) were able to put the game away.
Willamette 28, Sewanee 24
Willamette University rallied from a 24-14 deficit in the third quarter to defeat Sewanee: University of the South, 28-24, on Saturday, Sept. 29.