The Macalester College Scots dominated the Martin Luther College Knights in a nonconference football game at the MLC Bowl. Senior quarterback Michael Nadeau had a career day, throwing eight touchdown passes and setting a new Macalester single-game record. Despite MLC quarterback Max Nordlie having some success in the first half, Nadeau’s aerial assault continued into the second half, leading the Scots to a 56-27 victory. MLC head coach Paul Huebner acknowledged that some of the touchdowns were a result of blown coverage, but also credited Macalester’s skilled players.
The game started with both teams trading one-play touchdown drives in the opening minute. MLC took an early lead with a 71-yard touchdown pass to Mason Cox, but Macalester quickly answered with an 85-yard touchdown pass to Nick Bice. Nordlie connected with Cox again for another touchdown, putting the Knights up 13-6. However, Macalester responded with a touchdown of their own to tie the game at 21-all.
In the second quarter, Macalester took control of the game, scoring two quick touchdowns to go up 35-21 at halftime. In the second half, Nordlie found Cox in the end zone for another touchdown, but that would be the only scoring for the Knights. Nadeau added three more touchdown passes for the Scots, securing a comfortable victory.
The Knights’ defense struggled throughout the game, giving up more than 50 points for the second consecutive week. Despite the loss, coach Huebner reminded the team to focus on what they can control and to continue improving.
Next, the Knights will face Augsburg in a nonconference game on the road. Augsburg had an impressive opening-week win and will pose a challenge for the Knights. The team will need to watch out for Augsburg’s talented quarterback and receivers, as well as their strong running back. The Knights have a tough history against Augsburg, but are determined to continue getting better and improve their performance.