Category: Bethel University

Jesse Moeckly Has Right Pieces to Star for Bethel University Royals

Seven games into his senior season at Bethel University, Jesse Moeckly has reached a level of success that he himself has expected since the day he stepped onto the campus. The graduate of Century High School in Rochester, MN has become a force at the outside linebacker position, leading the team in tackles and sacks,…

Gould by Air, Roberts by Land Lead Tommies to 45-14 Victory

For about 90 seconds on Saturday it looked the Bethel University Royals were going to pull out another victory over St. Thomas, but John Gould and Jordan Roberts were having none of that. The Tommies quarterback and running back led a potent offense that put up 445-yards of offense, while the St. Thomas defense smothered…

Trey Anderson Quickly Settles into Bethel University Culture, Football

One of the special things about Bethel University is that many of those who are students there now had parents or other close family members that attended the school. They hear how special the university is and become enthralled by the incredible culture of the university, captivated at how its staff and students have a…

Quick Start, Smothering Defense Lead Bethel Royals to 41-7 Victory

Looking to rebound after last week’s tough loss at Concordia, the Bethel Royals scored 34-points in the first half and went on to win 41-7 over the Hamline Pipers. The victory was spurred by an outstanding effort by the Bethel defense, who allowed 280 total yards of offense, while sacking the Hamline quarterback twice and…

Greg Peterson Models Love, Creates Success for Bethel Royals

For nearly thirty years Bethel Royals Offensive Coordinator Greg Peterson has found himself on the football field at Bethel University. That journey first began as a player, then as the defensive backs coach, next to the position of wide receivers coach, until he finally became the Offensive Coordinator in 2003. In that time Coach Peterson…

Ground Game, Anderson Carry Bethel Royals to Victory, 58-21

The more things change the more they stay the same. At least that is how it looks for the Bethel Royals. The team continues to follow a familiar pattern to victory – solid defense, quality quarterback play, and a bone crushing ground game. That combination gave the Royals a 58-21 win over Carleton College in…

Anderson, Defense Stand Strong in Bethel Royals 49-3 Win Over St. Olaf

Coming up shot in a heart-breaking loss to Wartburg at home last Saturday, the Bethel Royals were looking for a little shot in the arm and that came with a trip to Northfield, where the Royals downed St. Olaf 49-3. Bethel started freshman Trey Anderson for the injured Andrew Dzurik and he starred in the…

Stifling Defense Leads Wartburg Knights to 24-14 Victory Over Bethel University

This was the matchup that the Bethel University Royals has been looking forward to all summer long. The grudge match against national powerhouse Wartburg College was the chance for the Royals to seek revenge for last season’s 34-14 loss at Wartburg College. Unfortunately for Bethel, the Knights brought the same stifling defense with them, and…

Andrew Dzurik Takes Command of Offense, Leads Bethel Royals to 35-20 Victory

After three-year starter Erik Peterson graduated this last summer, some wondered what shape the Bethel Royals offense would be in. If Thursday night’s performance was any indication, the offense is looking fine under Andrew Dzurik, as he lead the club to a 35-20 season opening victory over the University of Wisconsin-Stout Thursday night. The Royals…

Augsburg Auggies Stun Bethel Royals in Overtime, 62-61

With a chance to play spoilers, the Augsburg Auggies rolled into Bethel on Saturday, and came away with a stunning overtime win that likely knocked the Royals from the playoff picture. The Auggies got a huge game from their quarterback, Ayrton Scott, and ruined a great day from the Royals Marshall Klitzke and Erik Peterson.…

St. John’s Johnnies Make Big Statement in 31-8 Victory

There are three things that the St. John’s Johnnies do exceptionally well: keep opponents from scoring, create turnovers and run the ball. All of those things they were able to do on Saturday, but they added another big dimension to Saturday’s 31-8 win over the Bethel Royals – the big pass play. The Johnnies were…

MIAC Conference Title on the Line as St. John’s Johnnies Welcome Bethel Royals

This Saturday the Bethel Royals will travel to Collegeville, MN to take on the St. John’s Johnnies in a game that will decide the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) title. The Royals enter 7-1, with a 6-0 conference record. The Johnnies are also 7-1 on the season with a 5-1 MIAC record. The winner of…

Second Half Surge Leads Bethel Royals to 30-23 Win over Gustavus Adolphus

When the Bethel Royals and their No. 1 ranked defense in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) took to the field Saturday against the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties and their No. 1 ranked offense, there was no doubt that this was going to be a grueling contest. This had the makings of a classic showdown of…

Fantastic Four Lead Bethel Royals Secondary into Aerial War

Saturday the Bethel Royals will roll into St. Peter to face the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties. This will be a game that will match the top rated passing attack in Division-III football against the No. 1 defense in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). The game is going to be a test of how good that…

Gustavus Adolphus Gusties and Bethel Royals Face-Off for Conference Lead

On Saturday the Bethel Royals will travel south to St. Peter, MN to face the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties with a great many title and playoff implications on the line. Both teams enter the game 6-1, with Bethel leading the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) at a perfect 5-0, while the Gusties boast a 4-1 MIAC…

Bethel Royals Erik Peterson Providing Encore to MVP Season

Often times you will hear when a person has done something incredibly well, others will ask, “What will you do for an encore?” That is a question that Bethel Royals quarterback Erik Peterson must have heard a lot following his amazing 2013 MVP Campaign. The Royals QB was first in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference…

No. 11 Bethel Royals Beat No. 19 St. Thomas on 5 TDs by Three Kings

There is nothing like a little math to start out an article about football. For some they would say that the only number that matters in football is the one on the scoreboard, but the unbelievable contest between the Bethel Royals and St. Thomas Tommies could not possibly be described with a simple listing of…

St. Thomas Tommies Look to Snap Bethel Royals Win Streak

The Saturday Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Featured Game of the Week at the Minor League Sports Report will pit No. 11 Bethel University against No. 19 St. Thomas University in a battle of conference opponents that will have a huge impact on the MIAC title. The Royals enter the game 5-1, with a 4-0…

Bethel Royals ‘Three Kings’ Prove to Be Royalty On and Off the Field

Through the first six weeks of the season, three men have played an instrumental role in the success of the Bethel Royals football program. They would never admit to such a thing, however. Instead the three feel they are just doing their jobs. Nothing special; just doing what is expected. That is one of the…

Bethel Royals Fearsome Duo Spur Defense, Brotherhood

When the St. Thomas University football team takes to the field on Saturday, they will be facing the toughest defense in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). The Bethel Royals are No.1 in terms of points allowed (15) and average yards allowed per game (284.7), and have an athletic, veteran defense that tackles well, thinks…