Saturday, October 4, 2003
Bethel, Minn. 45, Wis.-Eau Claire 42
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. -- Bethel used key offensive and defensive
plays late in the game Saturday to edge out Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Wisconsin-Eau Claire took a 42-28 lead on a three-yard run by
Joe Gast in the fourth quarter, but lost the game to Bethel's
Gast finished the game with 15 carries for 111 yards.
Bethel tied the game on two consecutive rushing touchdowns by
Chris Evans within three minutes. Evans finished the game with 13
carries for 30 yards.
Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Matt Wassink then recovered a Matt
Evenson fumble at the Bluegold's 30 yard line.
But Bethel's defense held, and the Royals secured the game with
a 22-yard field goal by Paul Techetter.
Bethel's All-American candidate quarterback Scott Kirchoff
finished 30 for 57 for 380 yards and a touchdown.