Jorgen Salveson caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Nate Penz with 1 minute, 52 seconds remaining, capping St. Olaf’s comeback from a two-touchdown deficit for a 16-13 victory over Northwestern (St. Paul) on Saturday in Northfield, Minn.
The victory nearly mirrored Northwestern’s 17-16 triumph over the Oles a year ago. Last season it scored the winning touchdown with 1:20 remaining, and like Saturday, was the only touchdown of the second half.
The Penz-to-Salveson connection was the Oles’ only offensive touchdown on the day. They also scored on Seamus Walsh’s 23-yard interception return and Owen White’s 35-yard field goal.
Carleton 27, Macalester 12: Andy Gustafson scored two second-half touchdowns as the Knights topped the Scots for the “Book of Knowledge” trophy. Gustafson scored on a 16-yard run and caught a 33-yard scoring pass from Zach Creighton. He rushed for 90 yards on 16 carries and caught three passes for 59 yards. Creighton completed 14 of 21 passes for 246 yards, and rushed for 95 yards.
St. John’s 45, Dubuque 9: Defending MIAC champion St. John’s scored on its first four possessions in beating the Iowa school. Senior quarterback Nick Martin ran for two TDs and passed for one for the No. 9-ranked Johnnies. Sam Sura rushed for 152 yards on 18 carries before exiting in the third quarter.
St. Thomas 62, Wisconsin-Eau Claire 7: Senior tight end Charlie Dowdle caught three touchdown passes from John Gould as the 14th-ranked Tommies crushed the Blugolds. Senior cornerback Jordan Young returned an interception 100 yards for a Tommies touchdown.
Wartburg 35, Augsburg 27: Senior quarterback Ayrton Scott threw two touchdown passes and rushed for another, but the Auggies fell short against No. 6 Wartburg. An interception killed the Auggies’ final drive with 42 seconds remaining.
Concordia 41, Jamestown (N.D.) 17: Cobbers quarterback Alex Grove completed 10 of 16 passes for 204 yards and three TDs and also scored on a two 1-yard runs.
Hamline 40, Minnesota-Morris 7: Kyle Johnson passed for 255 yards and two TDs as the Pipers won their fourth consecutive opener.