Category: Football

Air Marshall Mitch Hendricks Directs Aerial Show in 55-31 Win over Augsburg

The Augsburg Auggies had a huge day on offense. They rolled up 546 yards of total offense and 31 points. They had a blistering running attack that garnered 200 yards on the ground. Those are numbers that are worthy of victory on virtually any other day, against virtually any other opponent, but not against these…

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Bethel Royals Declare Defense Throughout the Land

During the time of the great monarchs of Europe, kings and queens would send out public proclamations to be read so that the people would know of new laws that the monarch had created. On Saturday a new “monarch” was making a proclamation, as the Bethel Royals were declaring that any offense that comes their…

St. John’s Johnnies Come Marching Home Winners, 24-14

On a hot day in St. Paul, the St. John’s Johnnies followed a well-established philosophy for winning: get an early lead, employ a smothering defense and ride the legs of your stud running back. The three-pronged strategy was employed to perfection by Johnnies Coach Gary Fasching as St. John’s pulled out a huge 24-14 victory…

Gustavus Adolphus Gusties Blow Right through Hamline for 48-19 Win

In a battle of early season undefeated teams, the Gusties of Gustavus Adolphus proved to be very ungracious hosts, as they dominated the Hamline Pipers on their way to a 48-19 victory. GAC jumped out to a 21-0 lead before finally allowing a Pipers TD, and never looked back, as their offense rolled up an…

Augsburg Auggies Slay Carleton Knights 42-14

The Augsburg Auggies rode into Northfield on Saturday ready to do battle with the Carleton Knights. By day’s end it was clear that the Auggies were a little more ready to play than their counterparts were. Riding the wave of a crushing defense and a blistering offensive display led by Ayrton Scott, Augsburg dominated the…

Concordia Cobbers Stave-Off Johnnies Comeback to Win 23-14

Both the Concordia Cobbers and the St. John’s Johnnies opened conference play on Saturday in showdown of early season undefeateds. The Cobbers rolled into half-time feeling pretty good about their chances of grabbing a big road victory. It was 16-0, and the Johnnies seemed to have no answers to figure out the Concordia defense on…

Three Kings Lead Bethel Royals to 40-0 Thrashing of St. Olaf

Fans in Arden Hills, MN got to see the new Game of Thrones Saturday. The one on television is based on a novel that has been turned into an HBO series which follows characters through important events in European history. This Game of Thrones is on a football field where the stars are three running backs, a…

MIAC Featured Game of the Week: Austin Duncan Leads the Hamline Pipers March to Victory

On a night when Hamline University saw a record crowd of over 2,400 in attendance, the home crowd left happy as their team delivered a huge victory over rival Macalester. While the defense had an outstanding game and gave their offense incredible field position virtually all night, it was the running of star half back…

St. John’s Johnnies Dominate UWEC Blugolds to Move to 2-0

The St. John’s Johnnies have a very good defense. Don’t believe me? Just ask the Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugolds. They will happily attest to the fact. Well, maybe not so happily after watching their team shutdown to 216 yards of total offense and 11 punts. It was a dominant affair that left the Blugolds looking for…

Gustavus Adolphus Gusties Go to the Air in 42-9 Thrashing of Lake Forest

The Gusties may not be named for the synonym for a wide blast of wind, but on Saturday their passing attack mustered a lot of yards through the air, creating a fast moving current around rapidly moving footballs that led the team to a 42-9 win over the Lake Forest Foresters. In a game that…

Logan Schrader Dissects Bethel Defense, Snaps Royals Win Streak

Last season the Bethel Royals rolled through the regular season, winning all 11 games on their way to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Championship. That included a 31-24 victory over the Wartburg Knights in the second round of last year’s Division-III playoffs, which knocked the Knights from the post-season. Clearly Wartburg wanted a little…

Concordia Cobbers Late Scores Clinch 30-9 Victory over Beavers

What was once a close game for three quarters became an easy victory for the Concordia Cobbers, as 13 fourth quarter points clinched the 30-9 victory over the Buena Vista Beavers, making the Moorhead team 2-0 on the season. It was a game that Concordia had dominated for much of the contest, but a few…

St. Thomas Tommies Provide Football Clinic in 46-0 Thrashing of Eagles

Sometimes it all comes together for a team. Rushing, passing, defense, special teams, returns and coaching all come together in a virtually perfect effort that demonstrates the true art of how football is meant to be played. On Saturday, the St. Thomas Tommies put together such an effort to win their first home game of…

Augsburg Auggies Offense Unstoppable in 55-45 Shootout Win

Last weekend the Auggies produced just three points at home against Wartburg in a 40-3 loss. They generated only 164 yards of offense on the afternoon, and could not get anything going at all. That clearly wasn’t a problem this last Saturday as Augsburg had over 164 yards on offense just five minutes into the…

Carleton Knights Defense, Special Teams Douse Prairie Fire

In mythology, Knights were supposed to slay fire-breathing dragons, but these Carleton Knights showed Saturday afternoon that they can put out fires of a whole different nature. The Carleton football team rode a dominating defense and special teams that was truly special on their way to 40-14 win over the Knox College Prairie Fire for…

Battering Running Game Punishes Jamestown in 40-13 Concordia College Win

Concordia College rolled into Jamestown looking to prove that they could dominate both sides of the line. Mission accomplished. The Cobbers rolled up 515 yards of offense, including 291 on the ground, while holding the Jimmies to 45 yards rushing in a 40-13 win. It was the exact kind of start they wanted to make…

St. Thomas Gets All They Can Handle in Win Over Wisconsin-Eau Claire

The Tommies entered the season ranked No. 11 nationally in Division-III football, and early on looked like they were going to run all over Wisconsin-Eau Claire. However, a feverish fourth quarter nearly led to a huge upset as the Tommies held on for the victory and moved to 1-0 on the season. St. Thomas jumped…

Hamline Pipers Play Beautiful Music in 37-6 Victory over Cougars

The legend of the Pied Piper of Hamlin is one that dates back to the 1600s. The legend tells of a piper who was angered when the people refused to pay a tribute to him, so he played and led the children away from the town never to be seen again. The legend seems a…

Augsburg Sees Offense Stifled, Defense Flustered in 40-3 Defeat to Wartburg

The new season always brings hope for a new run of success, but if the first game is any indication this may be a long year for the Auggies. The Knights held Augsburg to just 164 yards of total offense, including just five yards rushing. It was a decisive win on both sides of the…

Mitch Hendricks Calms the Storm in 44-17 Rout for Gustavus Adolphus

One thing is absolutely sure about the Gustavus Adolphus offense this season: they are really good. After rolling up 44 points and 389 yards of offense there can be little doubt at this point. The Gusties sure taught the Crown College Storm that lesson Saturday afternoon in a 44-17 victory in the season opener for…