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Football’s Quick Start Not Enough in MIAC Opener

<rleton College football team scored on its first play from scrimmage but found it tough going the rest of the afternoon as the Knights dropped a 42-14 result to Augsburg College in the MIAC opener for both squads.

The Carleton (1-2, 0-1 MIAC) defense forced a three-and-out on the game’s first possession, and defensive end Mitch Heflin (Jr./Wayzata, Minn./Wayzata) broke through to block the punt. The Knights immediately cashed in the special teams play as quarterback Zach Creighton (So./Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville North) ran it in from 16 yards out.

Later in the first quarter, Augsburg (2-1, 1-0 MIAC) countered by executing a fake punt that resulted in a 53-yard touchdown. That sparked the visitors, who would score 42 unanswered points until Carleton running back Tyler O’Keefe (Fy./Woodvile, Wis./Spring Valley) found the end zone in the fourth quarter.

Augsburg amassed 483 yards of offense, compared to 137 for the Knights. Auggie quarterback Ayrton Scott finished with 290 yards and four touchdowns in the passing game to go along with another 53 yards and a score on the ground.

Carleton will host national No. 15 Bethel University next Saturday, Sept. 27 for a 1 p.m. kickoff. Live video and live stats will be available via Knights Online.

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