Royals Hold on to Defeat Augsburg in Homecoming Game

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One year ago Bethel University's football squad rained on Augsburg College's homecoming parade with a 21-20 victory, but the Royals refused to let the Auggies return the favor Saturday, as BU held on to defeat Augsburg 31-28 during Bethel's homecoming game at Royal Stadium.
The No. 5-ranked Royals (4-0, 2-0 MIAC) held Augsburg quarterback Ayrton Scott to just 276 total yards of offense, which is quite the feat as Scott led the nation with an average of 390.3 yards per game. The Auggies (3-1, 2-1 MIAC) limited Brandon Marquardt, who had been averaging 14.0 points per game, but it was Marshall Klitzke that stepped up Saturday with 109 yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns — one rushing and one receiving.

Erik Peterson and Reese Walker started the scoring in Saturday's contest, as the two connected for a 23-yard touchdown that capped an 11-play, 82-yard drive in Bethel's opening series. Peterson's pump fake created space between Walker and the closest defender, and the ball was placed perfectly into Walker's hands in the back of the end zone.

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