Concordia (Moorhead) withstood St. Olaf’s fourth-quarter comeback and held on for a 33-29 victory in Moorhead, Minn. on Saturday.
St. Olaf scored with four minutes remaining on a 70-yard TD pass from Nate Penz to Jake Schmiesing but the Cobbers (3-0, 1-0 MIAC) were able to run out the clock..
Trailing 26-21 earlier in the fourth quarter, St. Olaf (1-2, 0-1) drove to the Cobbers’ 5-yard line, but turned the ball over. The Cobbers went 80 yards on the ensuing possession to take a 33-21 lead.
Augsburg 19, Gustavus Adolphus 16: Ayrton Scott threw two second-half TD passes to rally the host Auggies.
With Augsburg trailing 16-6 midway through the third quarter, Scott completed a 10-yard TD pass to Joey Sonnenfeld.
Scott connected with Phil Putratz on a 46-yard TD pass with 2:37 remaining to give the Auggies the lead.
Gustavus lost a fumble on their next possession and Augsburg ran out the clock.
Bethel 47, Buena Vista 14: Erik Peterson passed for 286 yards and three TDs and rushed for a TD to lead the Royals, who are ranked No. 7 in the d3football.com poll, to the nonconference victory in Storm Lake, Iowa.
Brandon Marquardt rushed for 111 yards and a TD and caught a TD pass for the Royals (2-0)., who led 27-7 at halftime.