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Bethel claims MIAC football title to highlight Week 10 action

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) crowned its 2013 football champion Saturday as Bethel scored a big win to remain undefeated, and received a little help elsewhere to claim the MIAC championship. The title is the first for the Royals and Head Coach Steve Johnson since 2007, and fifth overall.

Fifth-ranked Bethel defeated St. Olaf (1-8, 0-7 MIAC) 47-0 Saturday in front of its home fans to clinch at least a share of the title. Then, when St. Thomas' 34-20 win over Concordia was complete, the Royals took a two-game lead on a trio of second-place teams with just one game to play and clinched the championship outright. The Royals are the MIAC's lone undefeated team with a 9-0 overall record and a 7-0 conference mark, and they'll be looking to complete a perfect regular season in Saturday's season finale at Saint John's.

Bethel got big offensive performances from running back Brandon Marquardt (128 yards, 3 TD) and receiver Mitch Hallstrom (179 yards, 2 TD) and star linebacker Seth Mathis returned an interception for another touchdown to help the Royals run away with their latest victory. Thanks to their MIAC title, Bethel also receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Football Playoffs.

The Tommies (7-2, 5-2 MIAC) and Cobbers (7-2, 5-2 MIAC) engaged in an entertaining battle of Top 25-ranked foes in St. Paul Saturday. Concordia surged out to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter, but St. Thomas put together one of its best games of the season, outscoring the Cobbers 34-7 the rest of the way to earn the win. Jack Kaiser's 134 rushing yards and three touchdowns led St. Thomas, while Concordia QB Griffin Neal threw for one score and ran for two more.

The game of the day ended up being a one-score thriller in Collegeville, Minn., as the Johnnies (7-2, 5-2 MIAC) barely held off upset-minded Hamline (2-7, 1-7 MIAC), 20-14, to keep pace with Concordia and UST. The Pipers raced out to a 14-3 lead in the first half, and still led 14-10 in the third quarter, but Saint John's got a go-ahead touchdown pass from Conor Bruns to Josh Bungum, and Alexi Johnson added a fourth-quarter field goal as the Johnnies escaped with a win. Piper star Austin Duncan ran for 154 yards in the loss and his 1,302 rushing yards in 2013 are a new Hamline school record.

Gustavus (6-3, 4-3 MIAC) assured itself of a winning season with another impressive performance in a 34-19 win over Carleton (4-5, 2-5 MIAC) Saturday. Gustie star RB Jeff Dubose was at his best Saturday with 264 rushing yards, 87 receiving yards and four touchdowns. Carleton QB Conor Lynch had 242 passing yards and two total TDs in defeat.

One MIAC team - Augsburg - stepped out of the conference Saturday, with the Auggies handling local foe Macalester, 34-16. The win helped the MIAC improve to 16-1 collectively against nonconference foes this season. The Auggies had a trio of offensive stars as QB Ayrton Scott threw for 313 yards and two scores, RB Phil Putratz ran for 141 yards and a touchdown and WR Joey Sonnenfeld hauled in two scoring strikes and a total of 162 receiving yards.

The MIAC's top individual performers from week 10 are listed below, as well as links to box scores and coverage from all the action across an exciting 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. The 2013 season concludes Saturday, with all nine MIAC teams in action.


MIAC FOOTBALL - WEEK 10

 

Sat. Nov. 9

Macalester

16

Augsburg

34

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Carleton

19

Gustavus

34

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Hamline

14

Saint John's

20

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St. Olaf

0

Bethel

47

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Box Score Recap Recap

 

Concordia

20

St. Thomas

34

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WEEK 10 - TOP PERFORMERS

 

Brandon Marquardt, RB, Bethel, 128 rushing yards, 3 TD
Mitch Hallstrom, WR, Bethel, 179 receiving yards, 2 TD
Seth Mathis, LB, Bethel, 7 tackles, 0.5 TFL, INT returned for TD
Connor McCormick, RB, St. Olaf, 106 rushing yards
Cameron Smith, DB, St. Olaf, 8 tackles, INT
Joseph Lawrence, WR, St. Olaf, 5 kick returns, 90 yards
Jack Kaiser, RB, St. Thomas, 134 rushing yards, 3 TD
Alex Fenske, QB, St. Thomas, 225 passing yards, TD
Harry Pitera, LB, St. Thomas, 4 tackles, TFL, FF, FR
Griffin Neal, QB, Concordia, 188 passing yards, 66 rushing yards, 3 total TD
Brandon Zylstra, WR, Concordia, 69 receiving yards, TD
Levi Hintemeister, LB, Concordia, 6 tackles, sack, TFL, FF
Connor Bruns, QB, Saint John's, 164 passing yards, 2 TD
Alexi Johnson, K, Saint John's, 2-2 FG, 2-2 PAT
Carter Hanson, LB, Saint John's, 10 tackles, TFL, INT
Austin Duncan, RB, Hamline, 154 rushing yards
Gabe Martinez, QB, Hamline, 2 TD passes
Corey Touchette, LB, Hamline, 8 tackles, sack, 0.5 TFL, pass breakup
Jeffrey Dubose, RB, Gustavus, 264 rushing yards, 87 receiving yards, 4 TD
Thomas Schleusener, K/P, Gustavus, 2-2 FG, 4-4 PAT, 50.3 yards per punt
Zach Dilger, DB, Gustavus, 10 tackles, TFL, 2 pass breakups
Conor Lynch, QB, Carleton, 242 passing yards, 2 total TD
Chase Gottschalk, WR, Carleton, 94 receiving yards, TD
Mitch Heflin, LB, Carleton, 13 tackles, 3 TFL
Ayrton Scott, QB, Augsburg, 313 passing yards, 2 TD
Phil Putratz, RB, Augsburg, 141 rushing yards, TD
Joey Sonnenfeld, 162 receiving yards, 2 TD


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at Framingham State 50, Massachusetts Maritime 7
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Muhlenberg 56, at Juniata 40
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at Dean 25, Becker 10
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Salisbury 27, at TCNJ 7
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MIT 38, at Catholic 21
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Merchant Marine 56, at Maine Maritime 31
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at Morrisville State 44, Nichols 22
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at Delaware Valley 27, Stevenson 7
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at Westminster (Pa.) 41, Bethany 14
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Middlebury 41, at Bowdoin 14
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Williams 24, at Colby 7
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Amherst 36, at Hamilton 6
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Ursinus 35, at Moravian 17
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Trinity (Conn.) 51, at Bates 0
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Geneva 33, at Thiel 24
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at Plymouth State 37, Mass-Dartmouth 7
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Kean 28, at Southern Virginia 14
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Frostburg State 24, at Rowan 10
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Union 17, at Curry 14
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at Carnegie Mellon 37, Thomas More 17
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Lycoming 44, at King's 41
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at Western New England 21, Husson 14
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Johns Hopkins 41, at Dickinson 10
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at Ohio Wesleyan 37, Allegheny 21
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at Alfred 45, Rochester 7
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Wesley 66, at William Paterson 0
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Huntingdon 31, at Ferrum 28
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at Buffalo State 33, RPI 21
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Franklin and Marshall 27, at Susquehanna 24
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at Denison 45, Oberlin 17
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at Northwestern (Minn.) 10, Westminster (Mo.) 7
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at Eureka 44, Crown 20
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at Lebanon Valley 24, FDU-Florham 14
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Mount St. Joseph 31, at Manchester 14
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Worcester State 34, at Westfield State 10
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Coast Guard 13, at Norwich 9
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Wittenberg 48, at Kenyon 11
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North Central (Ill.) 51, at Millikin 21
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at Wartburg 30, Washington U. 20
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at Gustavus Adolphus 51, Hamline 7
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Augsburg 48, at Carleton 28
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at Bethel 64, St. Olaf 7
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at Luther 21, Dubuque 17
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at Central 52, Nebraska Wesleyan 27
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Simpson 38, at Coe 33
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Wheaton (Ill.) 40, at Elmhurst 15
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St. Norbert 66, at Grinnell 13
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Southwestern 37, at Louisiana College 34
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at Springfield 42, WPI 10
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at Cornell 55, Beloit 36
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at UW-La Crosse 41, Carroll 6
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at St. Scholastica 37, Minnesota-Morris 3
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at George Fox 44, UW-Eau Claire 0
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at Western Connecticut 37, Salve Regina 23
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at UW-Stevens Point 41, Adrian 28
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at Wesleyan 24, Tufts 17
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at Averett 35, Methodist 6
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at Berry 28, Centre 14
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Carthage 55, at Augustana 14
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Chicago 28, at Illinois College 7
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at Sul Ross State 35, McMurry 7
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Lake Forest 42, at Lawrence 26
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Johns Hopkins 41, at Dickinson 10
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Frostburg State 24, at Rowan 10
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at Heidelberg 47, John Carroll 21
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at Mount Union 55, Baldwin Wallace 7
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Wittenberg 48, at Kenyon 11
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Hardin-Simmons 63, at Howard Payne 3
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Wheaton (Ill.) 40, at Elmhurst 15
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