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Shutout gives Macalester 2-1 start to season

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Clark Bledsoe (So., Jacksonville, Fla. / Episcopal) made his first collegiate start at quarterback, and went 25-for-37 for 283 yards and a touchdown to lead Macalester to a 21-0 shutout win in St. Paul over Maranatha Baptist Bible (Wis.). The Scots out-gained the Crusaders 20-11 in first downs and 434-193 in total yardage to improve to 2-1 on the season.

 Riley Koval (So., Mount Horeb, Wis.) caught five passes for 112 yards and a TD and Mike Snavely (Jr., Minneapolis, Minn. / Southwest) caught seven passes for 60 yards.

David Melms (So., Wauwatosa, Wis. / Wisconsin Lutheran) and Kent Hackbarth (So., Wausau, Wis. / West) intercepted passes to lead the Macalester defense.

Macalester earned a 75-56 advantage in total plays and the Mac defensive unit gave up just 3.4 yards per play while forcing four turnovers. The Scots yielded only one first down rushing.

Maranatha took nearly six minutes off the clock on its first drive and forced the Scots to a three-and-out to get the ball back quickly. The Crusaders then downed a punt at the Mac two-yard line on their second possession. It didn't take long, however, for Macalester to establish control as the Scots responded with three quick first downs followed by a deep 54-yard touchdown strike from Bledsoe to Koval.

The game's next score didn't come until late in the third quarter when Eric Engstrom (Sr., Apple Valley, Minn.) recovered a fumble at the Crusader 28-yard line to set up a T. Joe Loiselle (Jr., Chippewa Falls, Wis.) two-yard scoring plunge. Loiselle runs accounted for five of the six Macalester plays on the drive.

Just three snaps after Loiselle's score, Zach Englert (So., Salt Lake City, Utah / Skyline) recovered another fumble in Crusader territory to set up Macalester's third TD. A third-and-six passing conversion from Bledsoe to Snavely kept the drive alive and with 13:43 to play, Mike Adams (So., Chppewa Falls, Wis.) ran it into the end zone from seven yards away. Auburn Jimenez (Fy., East Los Angeles, Calif. / St. John Bosco) booted his third extra point of the day to make the tally 21-0.

Phil Littrell was 15-for-29 passing for 143 yards for Maranatha Baptist. Matt Morrison and Joel Kobosh each pulled in five receptions. Ethan Rosen registered 11 tackles.

The Scots play their third straight home game and go for their third straight win next Saturday (Sept. 25) when they host Crown at 6 p.m.

Sep. 23: All times Eastern
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at Framingham State 50, Massachusetts Maritime 7
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Muhlenberg 56, at Juniata 40
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at Dean 25, Becker 10
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Salisbury 27, at TCNJ 7
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MIT 38, at Catholic 21
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Merchant Marine 56, at Maine Maritime 31
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at Hobart 34, Endicott 17
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at Morrisville State 44, Nichols 22
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at Delaware Valley 27, Stevenson 7
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at Albright 9, Widener 7
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Christopher Newport 16, at Montclair State 8
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at Westminster (Pa.) 41, Bethany 14
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Middlebury 41, at Bowdoin 14
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Williams 24, at Colby 7
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Amherst 36, at Hamilton 6
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Ursinus 35, at Moravian 17
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Trinity (Conn.) 51, at Bates 0
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at LaGrange 38, Brevard 28
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Geneva 33, at Thiel 24
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at Plymouth State 37, Mass-Dartmouth 7
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Kean 28, at Southern Virginia 14
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Frostburg State 24, at Rowan 10
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Union 17, at Curry 14
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at Carnegie Mellon 37, Thomas More 17
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Lycoming 44, at King's 41
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at Western New England 21, Husson 14
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Johns Hopkins 41, at Dickinson 10
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at DePauw 51, Wooster 24
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at Ohio Wesleyan 37, Allegheny 21
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at Misericordia 43, Wilkes 14
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at Alfred 45, Rochester 7
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Wesley 66, at William Paterson 0
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at N.C. Wesleyan 35, Maryville (Tenn.) 25
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Huntingdon 31, at Ferrum 28
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at McDaniel 27, Gettysburg 20
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at Buffalo State 33, RPI 21
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Franklin and Marshall 27, at Susquehanna 24
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at Denison 45, Oberlin 17
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at Northwestern (Minn.) 10, Westminster (Mo.) 7
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at Eureka 44, Crown 20
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at Lebanon Valley 24, FDU-Florham 14
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at Heidelberg 47, John Carroll 21
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at Ohio Northern 35, Otterbein 7
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at Mount Union 55, Baldwin Wallace 7
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at Rose-Hulman 37, Defiance 14
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at Marietta 49, Muskingum 25
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Franklin 59, at Bluffton 30
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at Hanover 64, Anderson 21
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Mount St. Joseph 31, at Manchester 14
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Worcester State 34, at Westfield State 10
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Coast Guard 13, at Norwich 9
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at Fitchburg State 31, Bridgewater State 29
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Wittenberg 48, at Kenyon 11
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at Wabash 25, Hiram 21
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North Central (Ill.) 51, at Millikin 21
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at Millsaps 17, Sewanee 13
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at Rhodes 35, Birmingham-Southern 9
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at Hendrix 36, Austin 24
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at Martin Luther 34, Greenville 20
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at Trinity (Texas) 41, Chapman 35
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at Loras 73, Buena Vista 34
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at Wartburg 30, Washington U. 20
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at Gustavus Adolphus 51, Hamline 7
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Augsburg 48, at Carleton 28
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at Bethel 64, St. Olaf 7
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at Luther 21, Dubuque 17
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at Central 52, Nebraska Wesleyan 27
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Simpson 38, at Coe 33
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Wheaton (Ill.) 40, at Elmhurst 15
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St. Norbert 66, at Grinnell 13
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at Knox 13, Ripon 6
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at MacMurray 32, Iowa Wesleyan 14
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Hardin-Simmons 63, at Howard Payne 3
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Southwestern 37, at Louisiana College 34
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Monmouth 26, at Macalester 0
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at St. Thomas 20, St. John's 17
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at Springfield 42, WPI 10
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at Cornell 55, Beloit 36
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at Brockport 28, Utica 14
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at Hartwick 24, St. John Fisher 21
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at UW-La Crosse 41, Carroll 6
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at St. Scholastica 37, Minnesota-Morris 3
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at George Fox 44, UW-Eau Claire 0
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at Western Connecticut 37, Salve Regina 23
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10 Tufts
0 Wesleyan
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Methodist at Averett
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7 Centre
7 Berry
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7 Waynesburg
28 Case Western Reserve
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St. Vincent at Grove City
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North Park at Illinois Wesleyan
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at Delaware Valley 27, Stevenson 7
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Wesley 66, at William Paterson 0
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at Alfred 45, Rochester 7
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Johns Hopkins 41, at Dickinson 10
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Frostburg State 24, at Rowan 10
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at Heidelberg 47, John Carroll 21
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at Mount Union 55, Baldwin Wallace 7
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Wittenberg 48, at Kenyon 11
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at Wabash 25, Hiram 21
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Hardin-Simmons 63, at Howard Payne 3
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North Central (Ill.) 51, at Millikin 21
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Wheaton (Ill.) 40, at Elmhurst 15
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at St. Thomas 20, St. John's 17
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0 Lakeland
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Texas Lutheran at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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