Bethel held on for a 24-23 victory over previously unbeaten Concordia (Ill.) in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs on Saturday in River Forest, Ill.
Bethel (9-2), which led 24-10 going into the fourth quarter, will play at Wisconsin-Oshkosh in the second round next Saturday.
The host Cougars (10-1) scored with 18 seconds remaining to pull within one point. But the Royals stopped the Cougars' pass attempt for a two-point conversion and then recovered the ensuing onside kick.
Mitch Hallstrom caught a 22-yard TD pass from Erik Peterson to give the Royals a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter.
Later in the second quarter, Hallstrom thew a 23-yard TD pass to Jay Hillbrands to give the Royals a 16-3 lead. The Royals led 17-10 at halftime.
Wisconsin-Oshkosh 55, St. Scholastica 10: The WIAC champion Titans stormed back after falling behind 10-0 for the first-round home victory.
The Titans (11-0) scored on five consecutive possessions to build a 34-10 lead. The Titans scored on three of their first four possessions of the second half to put the game out of reach.
The Titans outgained the Saints 600-243.
Tyler Harper passed for 174 yards and a TD for the St. Scholastica (8-3).
|San Diego - LP: J. Lane||0||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: E. Santana||2|
|Washington - LP: R. Soriano||6||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: M. Dunn||7|
|Philadelphia - LP: A. Burnett||1||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: B. Colon||7|
|Milwaukee - LP: K. Lohse||1||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi||2|
|Toronto - WP: R. Dickey||14||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: C. Buchholz||1|
|Arizona - WP: O. Perez||2||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - LP: J. Hoover||1|
|Colorado - LP: Y. Flande||1||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: T. Wada||4|
|NY Yankees - LP: D. Phelps||2||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: Y. Darvish||4|
|Oakland - LP: J. Chavez||3||FINAL|
|Houston - WP: B. Oberholtzer||7|
|Pittsburgh - WP: V. Worley||5||FINAL|
|San Francisco - LP: M. Bumgarner||0|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Winnipeg||7/31/14 6:00 PM|
|Toronto||8/1/14 6:00 PM|
|Brt Columbia||8/1/14 9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|