/seasons/2017/contrib/2017091055bh0f

Macalester Beats Hamline, 23-14 to Capture Paint Bucket Trophy

More news about: Macalester

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Macalester College football team used a stingy defense and an effective passing attack to defeat rival Hamline University, 23-14 in the annual Paint Bucket Game Saturday night at Macalester Stadium. The Scots open the season 2-0 for the first time since 2012, while the Pipers fall to 1-1.

The victory followed last week's 31-20 triumph at Carleton in the 20th annual game for the Book of Knowledge. Tonight's win marks the first time Macalester has won both trophies in the same season. This is also the first time since 1985 that the Scots have beaten both Hamline and Carleton.

The Scots took advantage of an early mistake to gain the upper hand shortly after kickoff. On the first play from scrimmage, Hamline fumbled deep in its own territory. Senior defensive back Cash McGregor (Wasilla, Alaska/Wasilla) recovered the fumble at the Pipers' 14-yard line. On third down, senior quarterback Christian Adams (Alexandria, La./Pineville) hit senior receiver Sam Bordo (Evanston, Ill./Evanston Township) with a 13-yard touchdown pass for a 7-0 Macalester lead.

On Hamline's next possession, McGregor picked off Pipers' quarterback Justice Spriggs and returned it 42 yards to the Hamline 41 yard line. The Scots were unable to take advantage of the turnover, as the drive stalled on downs at the 14.

Near the end of the first quarter, Macalester started a drive from its own 20 and moved to the Hamline 8-yard line, with senior Matt Glasenapp (Lake City, Minn./Lake City) making a 22-yard field goal to make the score 10-0. The Scots racked up 245 yards of offense in the first half but only had 10 points to show for it at the half. Meanwhile the Macalester defense held Spriggs and the Pipers, who beat Crown 51-0 last week, in check, allowing 146 yards and no points through the first 30 minutes.

Hamline made up for lost time on its first possession after halftime, driving 81 yards in 10 plays for its first touchdown of the game, a 9-yard pass from Spriggs to Josiah Harris. A missed extra point made the score 10-6 Macalester.

Late in the third quarter, the Scots answered with a 60-yard drive that culminated in a 2-yard plunge by junior running back Jeremy Stephan (Duluth, Minn./Marshall) for a 17-6 advantage. The Pipers responded with a 71-yard scoring drive that included a 51-yard pass to Harris, who eventually scored on a 5-yard pass from Spriggs. A two-point conversion brought Hamline to within three points, 17-14 with 12:47 remaining in the game.

On the ensuing kickoff, junior receiver Jonathan Knee (Lynnfield, Mass./Lynnfield) reeled off a 73-yard return to the Hamline 22. A penalty moved the ball to the 11-yard line, and Adams connected with junior receiver Alec Beatty (Topeka, Kan./Topeka) on the next play for a 23-14 lead.

Hamline moved the ball to the Macalester 18-yard line on the next possession, but again the Scots held on fourth down to maintain the nine-point edge. Macalester's offense closed out the victory by eating up the final 9:13 of the game on a 71-yard drive.

Adams turned in another solid performance, completing 24 passes on 41 attempts for two touchdowns and 311 yards, his second straight game with 300+ yards passing. Beatty caught eight passes for 101 yards and a touchdown, while Knee had six catches for 71 yards. Senior running back Matthew Bonazzoli (Swampscott, Mass./Buckingham Browne & Nichols) ran seven times for 43 yards, with Stephan adding 41 yards on 11 attempts.

Senior linebacker Phil Wettersten (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury) led the defense with eight tackles, while sophomore Ben Lewis (Bothell, Wash./Seattle Prep) and John Newton (Highland Village, Texas/Coram Deo Academy) each recorded a sack.

Macalester has a bye next Saturday before hosting Monmouth College on Saturday, Sept. 23. Kick-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at Macalester Stadium.

Sep. 5: All times Eastern
6:30 PM
Capital at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Johns Hopkins at Randolph-Macon
Live stats
7:00 PM
Buena Vista at Hamline
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
McMurry at Trinity (Texas)
Video
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
Live stats
8:00 PM
Belhaven at Millsaps
8:00 PM
Lake Forest at Wisconsin Lutheran
Video Live stats
Sep. 6: All times Eastern
6:00 PM
Salisbury at Albright
7:00 PM
Nichols at Dean
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Stevenson at Curry
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Worcester State at WPI
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Kean
7:00 PM
Alvernia at Gallaudet
7:00 PM
Anna Maria at Becker
Live stats
7:00 PM
Framingham State at Endicott
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Hope at Millikin
Video Live stats Audio
10:00 PM
Chapman at Pacific
Sep. 7: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Maine Maritime at SUNY-Maritime
12:00 PM
Norwich at Salve Regina
Live stats
12:00 PM
St. John Fisher at Buffalo State
12:00 PM
FDU-Florham at Merchant Marine
Live stats
12:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at MIT
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Alfred State at Mass-Dartmouth
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Wesley at Franklin Pierce
Live stats Tickets
12:00 PM
Brockport at Hobart
12:00 PM
TCNJ at Muhlenberg
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Allegheny at RPI
12:00 PM
Grove City at Juniata
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Morrisville State at Bridgewater State
Live stats
12:00 PM
Bethany at Ursinus
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Cortland
Live stats
12:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Christopher Newport
1:00 PM
Greensboro at Apprentice
1:00 PM
Lycoming at Susquehanna
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Western Connecticut at William Paterson
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton
1:00 PM
Kenyon at Catholic
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Wilkes at Hartwick
1:00 PM
Montclair State at Southern Virginia
Live stats
1:00 PM
Kalamazoo at Oberlin
1:00 PM
Bluffton at Wooster
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Methodist at Shenandoah
Live stats
1:00 PM
Dickinson at Washington and Lee
Video
1:00 PM
Averett at Hampden-Sydney
Live stats
1:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Emory and Henry
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Springfield at Western New England
1:00 PM
Baldwin Wallace at Alma
Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
Franklin and Marshall at Lebanon Valley
1:00 PM
Ithaca at St. Vincent
1:00 PM
Alfred at Thiel
1:00 PM
Westfield State at Union
1:00 PM
Wittenberg at Washington and Jefferson
1:00 PM
Misericordia at McDaniel
1:00 PM
Coast Guard at University of New England
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Mayville St. at St. Scholastica
1:30 PM
Centre at Hanover
Live stats
1:30 PM
Geneva at Mount St. Joseph
Live stats
1:30 PM
Waynesburg at Muskingum
Video Live stats Audio
1:30 PM
UW-Stevens Point at John Carroll
2:00 PM
Berry at Maryville (Tenn.)
Live stats
2:00 PM
Guilford at Huntingdon
2:00 PM
Otterbein at Ohio Wesleyan
2:00 PM
Simpson at Bethel
2:00 PM
Coe at Augustana
2:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at UW-Platteville
Live stats
2:00 PM
Macalester at Carleton
2:00 PM
Southwestern at Sewanee
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Wartburg at Greenville
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Finlandia at Concordia (Wis.)
Live stats
2:00 PM
Martin Luther at Gustavus Adolphus
2:00 PM
Crown at St. Olaf
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at UW-La Crosse
2:00 PM
St. John's at UW-Stout
Audio
2:00 PM
Augsburg at Ripon
2:00 PM
Lawrence at Grinnell
2:00 PM
Howard Payne at Austin
Live stats
2:00 PM
Carroll at Lakeland
2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at Monmouth
2:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at Central
2:00 PM
St. Norbert at Aurora
2:00 PM
Carthage at UW-Oshkosh
2:00 PM
Westminster (Mo.) at Nebraska Wesleyan
2:00 PM
Luther at Whittier
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Whitworth at La Verne
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Pomona-Pitzer at Lewis-Clark Valley
2:10 PM
Loras at UW-Eau Claire
Video Live stats Audio
2:10 PM
Trinity International at St. Thomas
3:00 PM
Dubuque at UW-Whitewater
3:00 PM
Rockford at MacMurray
Video
3:00 PM
Redlands at George Fox
Video Live stats Audio
3:00 PM
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Puget Sound
Video Live stats
6:00 PM
North Park at Anderson
Live stats
6:00 PM
Heidelberg at Adrian
Live stats
6:00 PM
Defiance at Albion
Live stats
6:00 PM
Widener at Rowan
6:00 PM
Moravian at King's
6:00 PM
Birmingham-Southern at LaGrange
Live stats
6:00 PM
Concordia-Chicago at Beloit
7:00 PM
St. Lawrence at Utica
7:00 PM
Marietta at Hiram
7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Rochester
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Ohio Northern at Denison
Video Live stats Live stats
7:00 PM
Mount Union at Rose-Hulman
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Olivet at Wilmington
Live stats
7:00 PM
Gettysburg at Bridgewater
Live stats
7:00 PM
Franklin at Benedictine
Live stats
7:00 PM
Washington U. at Chicago
Video Live stats Audio
7:00 PM
Knox at Eureka
7:00 PM
Lyon at Hendrix
7:00 PM
Louisiana College at Stetson
7:00 PM
UW-River Falls at Minnesota-Morris
7:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Sul Ross State
Audio
7:00 PM
Rhodes at Illinois College
8:00 PM
Iowa Wesleyan at Cornell

D3football.com Top 25, preseason

The D3football.com Top 25, entering the 2019 season. This is the 17th season of the D3football.com Top 25.

Rank School (No. 1 votes) W-L Points  

D3football.com will 
rank all 247 teams
in Kickoff 2019!
Subscribe now!

1 Mary Hardin-Baylor (24) 15-0 624
2 Mount Union (1) 14-1 599
3 St. John's 12-1 566
4 UW-Whitewater 12-1 555
5 North Central (Ill.) 10-2 482
6 Johns Hopkins 12-2 457
7 St. Thomas 8-2 414
8 Muhlenberg 11-2 405
9 Hardin-Simmons 9-2 397
10 Bethel 11-2 396  
11 Whitworth 10-1 336  
12 Linfield 7-2 291  
13 Brockport 11-1 230  
14 Delaware Valley 9-2 223  
15 Illinois Wesleyan 8-2 197  
16 Berry 10-2 190  
17 John Carroll 9-2 168  
18 Wittenberg 9-1 162  
19 RPI 10-2 152  
20 Centre 10-2 137  
21 Washington and Jefferson 9-2 132  
22 Wheaton (Ill.) 8-2 109  
23 Wabash 9-1 105  
24 Randolph-Macon 9-3 91  
25 St. Norbert 10-2 83

Others receiving votes: Trine 73; UW-La Crosse 71; Wartburg 61; Wesley 59; Washington U. 58; Montclair State 49; Alfred 48; Ithaca 42; UW-Oshkosh 40; Central 29; Case Western Reserve 25; Baldwin Wallace 20; Salisbury 15; Trinity (Texas) 10; Hope 10; Redlands 6; Marietta 3; Trinity (Conn.) 3, MIT 2.

The D3football.com Top 25 is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country, and is published weekly. Points are awarded on a 25-24-23-22-etc. basis.