Category: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC)

NCAA Division-III Playoffs: St. John’s vs. UW-Platteville

The No. 9 St. John’s University Johnnies take on No. 16 University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneers in the first round of the NCAA Division-III football playoffs. The Pioneers finished 8-2 and earned an at-large berth to the playoffs out of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). The Johnnies also earned an at-large berth, going 9-1 and…

Cale Ferrin, Defense Lead Bethel Royals to 17-14 Victory

It has been a very interesting season for the Bethel Royals in 2016. The campaign kicked off with a 70-57 offensive showcase and ended with a 17-14 defensive struggle, won when Blake Hottle kicked a 31-yard field goal with 42-seconds left in the game to down Hamline University. Cale Ferrin led the Royals defense with…

Quick Slants with Bethel University Head Football Coach Steve Johnson

Quick Slants with Coach Steve Johnson is a weekly program that will be available each Thursday morning during the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAC) season, including the playoffs. The show gives fans of Bethel University football the opportunity to ask questions of the Coach each week. Questions can be about anything, including football, sports, or life…

Gunnar Bloom Leads Offensive Showcase as Bethel University Wins 62-27

The last two seasons, fluky situations have led to two very gut-wrenching losses for the Bethel University Royals vs. Augsburg University. Saturday afternoon it looked like it might be three in a row when the Auggies jumped out to a 20-14 lead, but the Royals took the lead heading into the half, before putting on…

With Arm, Legs Jake Marsh Leads Bethel to 32-17 Giving Steven Johnson 200th Win

The Bethel University Royals entered their contest with Gustavus Adolphus on Saturday looking for their third win in four weeks. It has been a tough start to the season, but one area that has been very impressive has been the offense, especially at the quarterback position. Saturday afternoon freshman Jake Marsh continued his maturation, throwing…

Zach Schwalbach Helping Create New Chapter of Success at Hamline University

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) has long been dominated by four schools: St. Thomas, St. John’s, Bethel, and Concordia. It has been a stranglehold that has seen some other teams make waves for stretches of time but, inevitably, the four powerhouses soon resume their place as the standard bearers of the conference. However, an…

Gunnar Bloom Leads Offensive Barrage as Bethel Royals Down Carleton, 56-8

It has been a tough start to the Bethel University Royals football season, as they reached the halfway point 1-4, however, the offense has been a big bright spot for the team early on. That was on display Saturday, as the potent group put up 533-yards, including 241 on the ground. Sophomore Gunnar Bloom led…

Bethel Royals Jackson Canfield Shows How to Defeat Adversity

Half way through the 2016 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) season, the Bethel Royals football team is having a bitter-sweet year. They are just 1-4 through the first five games, but have quickly proven to possess one of the most dynamic offenses in all of Division-III football. With three different quarterbacks who can all make…

Brandt Davis Field Goal Gives Carleton Dramatic 34-31 Win

The Carleton Knights were having a tough go of it so far this season. They entered their contest against the Hamline Pipers 0-3, and flooding wiped out the use of their own field, sending them across town to play at Northfield High School. They then spent the afternoon chasing the Pipers in a game that…

Drew Neuville Truly Embodies Christian, Bethel University Spirit

In Galatians 5:13, Paul exhorted the Believers in the region telling them, 13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. This is truly one of the more thought-provoking verses in the Bible, because it is…

Justice Spriggs Leads Fourth Quarter Comeback; Hamline Wins 42-40

Leading 31-21 heading into the fourth quarter, the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties had to be feeling pretty good about their chances of pulling out their fourth win of the season. However, Hamline quarterback Justice Spriggs was having none of it, throwing three fourth-quarter touchdowns to lead the Hamline Pipers to the 42-40 victory. The Gusties would…

Bridgeport Tusler Leads Bethel University Ground Attack; Royals Win 44-7

On Quick Slants this week, Head Coach Steve Johnson made it clear that his team was going to run the football a lot this weekend, and that is exactly what they did on Saturday. Led by 162-yards by Bridgeport Tusler, the Bethel University Royals rushed for 379-yards on 65-carries to down St. Olaf 44-7. That…

Karim Ortiz Leads Gustavus Adolphus to Comeback Victory, 35-13

For 30-minutes on Saturday afternoon, the Augsburg Auggies were dominating the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties, holding them scoreless and building a 13-0 lead. However, the second half turned out to be an entirely different affair, as the Gusties scored 35 unanswered points behind two rushing touchdowns by Karim Ortiz and two TD catches by Hunter Johnson…

Michael Herzog Leads Concordia Cobbers to 21-13 Victory Over Bethel

The early season struggles for the Bethel Royals continued on Saturday, as the Concordia Cobbers rolled into Arden Hills and walked away with a hard fought 21-13 victory. That win was led by Michael Herzog, who threw for 72-yards and ran for 92 more, and by the Cobbers defense that held the prolific Bethel offense…

Jamel Davis Leads Second Half Comeback; Carthage Win in TO, 40-34

Entering the second half of Saturday afternoon’s contest, the Carthage Redmen looked like they were back on their heals. The team trailed the Bethel Royals 28-12, and the way that the Bethel offense was clicking this looked like the Royals would put up a whole lot more points. However, a dominating second half performance by…

Casey Decker, Defense Grounds Falcons as Gustavus Adolphus Wins 24-21

For the past three seasons, the Gustavus Adolphus offense was so prolific that rarely did the defense have to shut down opponents to win games. This may still be one of the most prolific offenses in the country, but this defense is ready to make a name for themselves as well. Saturday they took a…

Josiah Harris Scores Twice to Lead Hamline to 21-7 Victory Over Macalester

The Macalester College Fighting Scots rolled into Hamline University Saturday with both teams coming off of first week victories. The Pipers would be the team that would come away from the contest still undefeated, as Josiah Harris scored two touchdowns and Justice Spriggs threw for 238-yards in the 21-7 Hamline victory. Sophomore defensive lineman Mitchell Maday…