Category: Midwest Conference

Christian Adams, Macalester Scots Go to Air to Down Carleton Knights, 30-23

The Macalester College Fighting Scots opened the 2016 football season looking to erase the memories of a fallen 2015 season. They also looked to erase the ideas of what fans have become accustomed to out of the team’s offense as the team threw 40 times in a 30-23 victory over Carleton College. That gave the…

Vince Brautigam Making Cornell College His Newest Diamond

In the long history of the great sport of football there have been some great examples of coaches that have turned around teams and programs that were mired in oblivion and turned them into exceptional organizations that have become the envy of others within the sport. A Bill Walsh, who turned the San Francisco 49ers…

Second Half Surge Sends St. Norbert to Victory, 25-16

A 13-point second quarter had the Macalester Scots feeling pretty good about their chances to upset the St. Norbert Green Knights, however Elijah Fort led the Green Knights second half surge as the visitors came away with the 25-16 victory. The win moved St. Norbert to a perfect 9-0 on the season, while the Fighting…

Dan McCarty Proves ‘Uncommon’ Coach for St. Norbert Green Knights

When you play just a few miles away from one of the most storied franchises in American sports it is a supreme understatement to say that there is a bit of pressure. Located in DePere, WI, St. Norbert College stands in the shadow of the Green Bay Packers, the NFL team that reached such an…

Alec Beatty, Zandy Stowell Ground Vikings in 35-7 Macalester Scots Victory

It isn’t often that a headline for a victory would be almost identical to the one from the previous week, but the Macalester Scots, behind senior running back Zandy Stowell, have found their swagger on the ground again. After getting a 191-yard performance from Stowell to sink the Buccaneers last week, the Scots took to…

Alec Beatty Giving Macalester College Fighting Scots Best of Both Worlds

Ah, youth. That time when most of us are foolish enough to believe that we can accomplish anything and that we can stretch our bodies beyond what the limits should be. It is a time of fairy tales for most when anything seems possible, no matter how improbable it may be. For most of us,…

Lee Nystrom Returns to Help Make Fighting Scots Football Conference Power

At 6-5, it is easy to stand out in a crowd, but for Macalester College assistant football coach Lee Nystrom his stature goes way beyond simple height. The 1973 graduate from the school has distinguished himself in numerous ways, both on and off the field, and continues to share his wisdom about the sport of…

Zandy Stowell Grounds Buccaneers as Macalester Scots win 28-14

For the first two weeks of the season, Zandy Stowell was trying to get healthy so that he could be ready to help the Macalester Scots battle to keep their Midwest Conference crown. His first few games back the team found itself in blowouts, so his action was limited, but Saturday afternoon against Beloit the…

Coach Seth Duerr Brings Swagger to Beloit College Buccaneers

It has not been since 2009 that the Beloit College football team has found themselves on the north side of the .500 mark but, with a new Captain leading the Buccaneers these days, the team is rapidly seeing itself navigating the treacherous waters of the Midwest Conference with greater swagger. That man is Coach Seth…

Ripon Red Hawks Defense Clamps Down on Macalester Scots, 23-0

The Ripon Red Hawks came soaring into Macalester Scots Stadium looking to take their record to 4-1 on the season. Their offense produced two quick touchdowns early in the game, then watched their defense stymy the Scots offense at every turn in the 23-0 victory. The tone of this game was set in the first…

Interceptions Turn Tide in Macalester Scots 46-19 Victory Over Knox

It is amazing how one statistic can affect a football game so much. That was the case on Saturday as the Knox College Prairie Fire dominated virtually every category, including outgaining the Macalester Scots by nearly a 100 yards on offense, but the difference was two key interceptions near the end of the first half…

Offensive Onslaught Leads Macalester Scots to 41-13 Victory

Through the first two games of the season the Macalester Scots offense was trying to find an identity. After Saturday’s 41-13 downing of the Grinnell Pioneers, it is safe to say that their offense not only found an identity but also found a home, two cars and 401K plan. The performance was simply that impressive.…

Cash McGregor Building Own Legacy in Shadow of Macalester Scots Legend

There are times in the history of any college or university football program where a player has established himself as a true giant within the program. That his play on the field has left a legacy that generations afterward will talk about. A guy like Herschel Walker or Ronnie Lott, where alumni and fans hear…