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Six Turnovers Costly in Loss to Eagles

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NEW ULM, Minn. - The MLC football team dominated the time of possession and total yardage categories, but saw six turnovers prove costly in a 35-26 loss to Northwestern Saturday.

The Knights committed five first half turnovers, four of which led to scores by Northwestern as the Eagles took a 28-6 halftime lead.

MLC came out firing the second half, as Tyler Dorn capped off an eight-play, 69-yard drive to cut the deficit to 28-14.

After a defensive stop, the Knights turned the ball over for the sixth time, and the Eagles took advantage with a 47-yard scoring drive to take a three score lead.

The Knights continued to battle, scoring twice in the fourth quarter, but missed an extra point attempt and then failed on a two-point conversion attempt to keep it a two-score game in the end.

MLC moved the ball well throughout the day, punting only once in the game and piling up 508 yards of total offense as they outgained the Eagles by more than 200 yards.

The Knights set season highs on offense for total yards and for passing yards with 250 in the game. Joe Lindloff set a new career high with 237 yards, completing 20 of 35 attempts while throwing one touchdown and two interceptions. Scott Henrich and Garrett Schoch were the main targets, with Schoch catching eight passes for 75 yards, while Henrich caught seven for 99 yards and a touchdown.

Tyler Dorn led a running game that carried the ball 60 times in the game for 271 yards with a team-high 87 yards and two scores. Nicholas Kressin added 85 yards, while Lindloff finished with 61 yards on the ground and a score.

Defensively, the Knights were particularly stingy against the Eagle passing game, holding quarterback Josh Balzer to 7-20 passing for 82 yards and a touchdown. Ben Hansen led the defense with 15 tackles and a fumble recovery, while Jacob Rothe had 14 tackles, one sack and an interception.

With the loss, MLC dropped to 1-7 overall and 1-6 in the UMAC, while Northwestern improved to 5-3 on the season and 5-2 in league play.

MLC will return to action on Friday, October 28, when it plays MacMurray at the Metrodome at 4 p.m.

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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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Wesley at Brockport
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Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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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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at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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