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).
|Baltimore - LP: W. Chen||1||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: J. Masterson||7|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Arrieta||5||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: A. Caminero||2|
|NY Yankees - LP: C. Sabathia||1||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: A. Simon||2|
|Cincinnati - WP: A. DeSclafani||6||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: W. Peralta||1|
|Cleveland - LP: C. Allen||3||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - WP: D. Robertson||4|
|Minnesota - LP: K. Gibson||1||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: E. Volquez||7|
|San Diego - WP: O. Despaigne||14||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: J. De La Rosa||3|
|Oakland - WP: D. Otero||6||FINAL|
|LA Angels - LP: M. Shoemaker||3|
|Houston - WP: T. Sipp||7||FINAL|
|Seattle - LP: D. Farquhar||5|
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