October 13, 2013

Undefeated Bethel wins to highlight entertaining Week 6

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- And then there was one.

The fifth-ranked Bethel football team took down No. 18-ranked Concordia 45-22 on the Cobbers' home field in Moorhead in a matchup of the final two undefeated teams in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) to highlight an incredibly entertaining day in the conference. 

As a result, the Royals stand alone atop the conference standings with a 5-0 overall record and 3-0 conference mark with two significant tests in their rear-view mirror, and another major one on the immediate horizon. Next Saturday Bethel will host three-time defending MIAC champion and sixth-ranked St. Thomas (4-1, 2-1 MIAC), which used a late defensive stand to hang on for a 20-12 win at resurgent Gustavus (3-2, 2-2 MIAC) Saturday.

Elsewhere in the MIAC, No. 25 Saint John's (5-1, 3-1 MIAC) held off a late rally by (RV) Augsburg (3-2, 2-2 MIAC) to score a 30-28 victory in front of the home fans in Collegeville. Hamline (2-3, 1-3 MIAC) had a historic 31-28 win at St. Olaf (1-5, 0-4 MIAC) to give the Pipers their first conference victory since 2009 and first-year Head Coach Chad Rogosheske his first road and MIAC win. In nonconference action, Carleton (3-2, 1-2 MIAC) pummeled Macalester (2-3) 56-17 to retain possession of the "Book of Knowledge" rivalry trophy.

Bethel came away with the most impressive performance of Week 6 as it raced out to a 28-0 lead and cruised to a 45-22 victory at Concordia (4-1, 2-1 MIAC). The Royals rolled up 523 yards of total offense and created five turnovers on defense to emerge as the only MIAC team without a loss in 2013. Bethel's big win came a week after knocking off previously unbeaten Augsburg, 31-28, and a week prior to squaring off against No. 6 St. Thomas.

The MIAC's top individual performers from week four are listed below, as well as links to box scores and coverage from all the action across a high-scoring second weekend of conference play. Fans can follow the action all season long on the MIAC football scoreboard, or by downloading the MIAC app for Apple or Android devices.

MIAC FOOTBALL - WEEK 6

Sat. Oct. 12

Carleton

56

Macalester

17

Final

Box Score Recap

 

Hamline

31

St. Olaf

28

Final

Box Score Recap Recap

 

Augsburg

28

Saint John's

30

Final

Box Score Recap

 

Bethel

45

Concordia

22

Final

Box Score Recap Recap Photos

 

St. Thomas

20

Gustavus

12

Final

Box Score Recap Recap


MIAC TOP PERFORMERS - WEEK 6
Mitch Hallstrom, WR, Bethel, 8 catches, 171 yards, TD
Brandon Marquardt, RB, Bethel, 16 carries, 117 yards, TD
Erik Peterson, QB, Bethel, 18-for-27, 299 yards, TD
Seth Mathis, LB, Bethel, 14 tackles, 0.5 TFL, INT
Griffin Neal, QB, Concordia, 212 passing yards, 93 rushing yards, 3 total TD
Brandon Zylstra, WR, Concordia, 82 receiving yards, TD
Luke Peterson, S, Concordia, 8 tackles, 2.5 TFL
Alex Fenske, QB, St. Thomas, 2 passing TDs
Tremayne Willians, LB, St. Thomas, 8 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 2.5 TFL, INT
Mitch Hendricks, QB, Gustavus, 150 passing yards, TD
Joe Haas, LB, Gustavus, 13 tackles, 2.5 TFL, FF, QBH
Lucas Kleinschrodt, LB, Gustavus, 7 tackles, 2 FR, INT, 2 QBH
Sam Sura, RB, Saint John's, 86 rushing yards, 2 TD
Griffin Toomey, P, Saint John's, 40.2 average, 3 inside 20
Carter Hanson, LB, Saint John's, 11 tackles, FF
Jerise Washington, RB, Augsburg, 130 rushing yards, 2 TD
Joey Sonnenfeld, WR, Augsburg, 131 receiving yards, TD
Michael Juberian, LB, Augsburg, 14 tackles, 2 TFL, FR, pass breakup
Tim Bona, QB, Hamline, 215 passing yards, 96 rushing yards, 2 TD
Austin Duncan, RB, Hamline, 95 rushing yards, 2 TD
Naji El-Araby, WR, Hamline, 2 catches, 94 yards, TD
Anthony Hill, DB, Hamline, 15 tackles, TFL, INT, pass breakup
Connor McCormick, RB, St. Olaf, 62 rushing yards, TD
Erick Marigi, LB, St. Olaf, 12 tackles
Cameron Smith, DB, St. Olaf, tackle, 2 INT, TD
Conor Lynch, QB, Carleton, 165 passing yards, 98 rushing yards, 5 total TD
Chris Madden, RB, Carleton, 12 carries, 124 yards, TD, 23 receiving yards
Josh Estes, DB, Carleton, 6 tackles, FF, FR, INT, pass breakup, TD
Anthony Kemper, WR, Carleton, 5 catches, 91 yards, TD

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