September 18, 2010

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.

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