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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

Final

Box Score Recap

 

Carleton

19

Gustavus

34

Final

Box Score Recap Recap Photos

 

Hamline

14

Saint John's

20

Final

Box Score Recap Recap

 

St. Olaf

0

Bethel

47

Final

Box Score Recap Recap

 

Concordia

20

St. Thomas

34

Final

Box Score Recap Recap Photos


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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Alma at Baldwin Wallace
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Frostburg State at Stevenson
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7:00 PM
University of New England at Coast Guard
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LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
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Mount Union 43, at UW-Oshkosh 40
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 24, Brockport 0
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Mount Union 12, at Mary Hardin-Baylor 0
@ Salem, Va.
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