Bethel clinches conference title, spot in NCAA tournament


Tommies keep playoff hopes alive with big win over Concordia

Jack Kaiser and Nick Waldvogel each rushed for 100 yards in the game and St. Thomas picked up a big win over Concordia on Saturday 34-20.

The victory for St. Thomas keeps alive their hopes for an NCAA at-large playoff berth, while the Cobbers saw their hopes diminish.

Kaiser scored three times while Waldvogel also rushed for a touchdown. In all, the Tommies rushed for 233 yards on the afternoon. The ground attack gave enough time for sophomore quarterback Alex Fenske to throw for 225 yards and a touchdown for St. Thomas.

St. Thomas overcame three turnovers in the victory.

Griffin Neal gave Concordia a short lived lead. He threw for 188 yards and a touchdown. Neal also rushed for two more scores, in the loss.

St. Thomas (7-2) has won three straight. They close out the regular season at St. Olaf next week. Concordia (7-2) hosts Gustavus next week.

Bethel routes St. Olaf as it locks up conference championship

Brandon Marquardt ran for three touchdowns and for 128 yards to lead Bethel to a 47-0 win over St. Olaf on Saturday. The Royals win locked up the MIAC championship, their fifth conference championship in program history.

Erik Peterson threw for 266 yards and two scores in the win. His favorite target on the afternoon was Mitch Hallstrom. Hallstrom caught seven passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns.

The real story of the game was the Bethel defense.

That unit held St. Olaf to seven completed passes on the afternoon. St. Olaf quarterback Nate Penz was intercepted three times.

Bethel (9-0) plays at St. John's next week. St. Olaf (1-8) takes on St. Thomas.

Gustavus offense rolls for over 500 yards in victory over Carlton

The Gustavus offense continues to roll, they put up over 500 yards in their victory over Carlton on Saturday 34-19.

Jeffrey Dubose had another big day, he rushed for 265 yards and four touchdowns in the game. Dubose started the scoring in the first quarter when he busted free on a 59 yard touchdown run. He found his way to the end zone three more times.

Before the day was done Dubose broke three school records, including most yards rushing in a single game.

Mitch Hendricks completed 16 of 25 passes for 216 yards.

The Gustavus defense intercepted two Conor Lynch passes. Lynch threw for 242 yards and a touchdown.

Gustavus (6-3) closes out the season at Concordia. Carlton (4-5) hosts Augsburg.

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