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Bethel offense leads second half charge

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INDIANOLA - Knotted at zero after a half of play, the Bethel offense scored on 4 of 5 possessions in the second half in a 34-12 win against Simpson on Saturday afternoon.

The Royals (1-0), ranked sixth in the Lindy's Sports Preseason Poll, out-gained Simpson 503-185 on the day. Bethel gained 300 yards on the ground, led by Logan Flannery who carried 22 times for 161 yards and two touchdowns.

Defensively, Bethel turned two Simpson turnovers into points, including a 21-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown by safety David Vavra that made the score 20-6 in the third.

The Storm (0-1) answered Bethel's first score of the day when quarterback Chris Garza found tight end Jake McCulley down the seam for a 74-yard strike less than five minutes into the third quarter. Garza came on in the second half after freshman starter Taylor Nelson threw his second interception. Garza ended the day going 9-for-13 for 150 yards with two touchdowns, both of which went to McCulley.

The Simpson quarterbacks found themselves under durress for most of the afternoon, as the Bethel defense tallied six sacks. Defensive end Peter Sontag accounted for four.

Following the Storm's first score of the day which made the score 6-6, Bethel mounted a seven play, 75-yard drive capped off by a 48-yard touchdown run by Kevin Lindh. Forming a solid one-two punch, Lindh ran for 92 yards on eight carries to complement Falnnery's performance. Quarterback Josh Aakre ran for 61 yards and threw for 190, completing 22 of 31 passes.

Simpson, which boasted the the first and second-best rushing offenses in the Iowa Conference the last two years, managed only seven yards on the ground.

The Storm stay in the Minnesota Conference next week, traveling to Northfield, Minn. to take on St. Olaf in a 1 p.m. kickoff. The Olies beat Luther on Saturday, 28-21.

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
12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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Husson at Delaware Valley
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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
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Merchant Marine 35, at Buffalo State 20
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Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
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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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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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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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Stevenson at Alfred
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