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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.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
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Wesley at Brockport
12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Trine at Wartburg
Nov. 17: All times Eastern
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Merchant Marine 35, at Buffalo State 20
@ Newark, Del.
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Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
@ Newark, Del.
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at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
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Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Final
at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
@ Newark, Del.
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at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
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at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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