No. 5 Bethel wins battle of unbeatens to highlight Week 5

October 6, 2013 - http://www.miacathletics.com/sports/fball/2013-14/releases/100613_fb_week_5_recap

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A thrilling game between two of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's (MIAC) unbeaten teams was the top highlight of Week 5's action, which also included a trio of lopsided scores and big offensive numbers for the winners.

Fifth-ranked Bethel built a 31-14 lead over (RV) Augsburg early in the fourth quarter on the Royals' home field in Arden Hills, Minn., Saturday. However, the Auggies mounted a furious comeback, only to come up short in a 31-28 thriller that helped the Royals improve to 4-0 (2-0 MIAC) while Augsburg fell to 3-1 (2-1 MIAC).

In the other three games, the road team emerged victorious with at least a 31-point margin of victory.  After its first regular-season loss in more than three years and a bye week, No. 6 St. Thomas appeared to be back to its explosive ways in a 65-6 win at Carleton. Gustavus delivered its second-straight dominant showing with a 52-7 road win at Hamline, and (RV) Saint John's clicked in all phases a week after suffering its first loss in a 31-0 road win at St. Olaf.

In addition to Bethel, Concordia is the conference's remaining undefeated team. The 23rd-ranked Cobbers were idle this week. 

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.


Erik Peterson, QB, Bethel, 216 passing yards, 3 TD
Marshall Klitzke, RB, Bethel, 109 rushing yards, TD
Josh Treimer, DB, Bethel, 10 tackles, forced fumble
Michael Juberian, LB, Augsburg, 19 tackles
Ayrton Scott, QB, Augsburg, 186 passing yards, 90 rushing yards, 3 pass TD
Joey Sonnenfeld, WR, Augsburg, 74 receiving yards, 2 TD
Jeffrey Dubose, RB, Gustavus, 16 carries, 200 yards, 5 total TD
Mitch Hendricks, QB, Gustavus, 15-for-18, 184 yards, TD
Beau Bachman, DB, Gustavus, fumble return for TD
Austin Duncan, RB, Hamline, 124 rushing yards, TD
Anthony Hill, DB, Hamline, 10 tackles, TFL, pass breakup
Connor Bruns, QB, Saint John's, 24-for-34, 278 yards, 3 TD
Rob Voshell, WR, Saint John's, 116 receiving yards, 2 TD
Jakob Certeza, RB, Saint John's, 14 carries, 114 yards
Jacob Schmiesing, WR, St. Olaf, 3 catches, 65 yards
Cameron Smith, DB, St. Olaf, 12 solo tackles, 15 total
Erick Marigi, LB, St. Olaf, 13 tackles
John Gould, QB, St. Thomas, 127 passing yards, 95 rushing yards
Brenton Braddock, RB, St. Thomas, 89 yards, 2 TD
Paul Graupner, K, St. Thomas, 7-for-7 PAT, 44-yard FG
John Baker, RB, Carleton, rushing TD
Daniel Cook, DB, Carleton, 10 tackles, 3 TFL
Mason Schnarr, LB, Carleton, 7 tackles, INT, pass breakup

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