Hamline held on for a 31-28 victory over St. Olaf in Northfield, Minn., on Saturday, to end a 28-game losing streak in the MIAC.
The Pipers (2-3, 1-3 MIAC) led 31-21 with 2:25 left. But the Oles (1-5, 0-4) got within three on a hook-and-ladder connection from Nate Penz to Jake Schmiesing, who lateraled to Kevin Odom for a touchdown with 41 seconds to play.
Hamline recovered the ensuing onside kick to clinch its first conference victory since 2009 and end a 14-game losing streak to the Oles, too.
Bethel 45, Concordia (Moorhead) 22: Erik Peterson passed for 299 yards and a TD to help the Royals, ranked No. 5 in the d3football.com poll, take over sole possession of first place in the MIAC with the victory in Moorhead, Minn.
St. John’s 30, Augsburg 28: The host Johnnies rallied from an early 14-0 deficit to win. Sam Sura rushed for two TDs for the Johnnies (5-1, 3-1).