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The game was the 110th meeting between two teams.

Hamline scored just five minutes into the game as Adam Meyer (So., Cold Spring, Minn.) and Connor Sathre (Jr., Maple Grove, Minn.) quickly moved the Pipers down the field on a pair of long passes.

After starting the drive on the Macalester 41-yard line, Sathre connected with Tim Queck (So., Annandale, Minn.) on a 21-yard pass to get the Pipers to the 20-yard line. Alex House (Jr., Champlin, Minn.) then pulled in a 15-yard reception from Meyer to get to the five-yard line.

Sathre then ran the ball in for the five-yard rushing TD. Derek Johnson's (Sr., Casa Grande, Ariz.) was good for the 7-0 Hamline lead.

The Piper lead doubled with just over three minutes to play in the quarter as Hamline rushed seven times on a 15-play, 90-yard scoring drive. Alex Ferguson (Fy., Kent, Wash.) carried the ball four times on the play for runs of 11, 12, and twice for seven yards.

The drive ended on a nine-yard TD pass from Meyer to Anthony Iten (Jr., Fridley, Minn.) and a successful PAT by Johnson.

At the start of the second quarter, the Pipers got the ball back on their own 20-yard line following a touchback on a punt. Meyer and Queck immediately hooked up for their second 80-yard touchdown pass play of the season. The Pipers upped the lead to 21-0 with Johnson's kick.

Macalester's offense went three-and-out on their next possession, and the Pipers wasted little time in driving down the field once again. Larry Deeton, Jr. (Sr., Houston, Texas) ran for 13 yards on the first snap, and then Meyer hit Queck on a 54-yard reception to get the Pipers to the Macalester 21-yard line. An 18-yard run by Sathre set up three one-yard rushes by Michael Doherty (So., Farmington, Minn.) to get the Pipers into the end zone.

After Johnson's fourth PAT of the game, Hamline led 28-0 heading into halftime.

The teams played a scoreless third quarter. Macalester tallied their lone touchdown of the game on a 12-yard pass with just under 11 minutes to play in the game. The kick was low, keeping the Scots at just six points.

With under eight minutes left on the clock, the Scots got the ball back on downs inside their own five-yard line. Brady Lorenzen (Sr., Grand Meadow, Minn.) and the Piper defense took advantage of the field position, as Lorenzen sacked the Scots' QB for the safety.

Hamline's final touchdown of the game came after taking over on downs at the Macalester 36-yard line. Rhmondo Rodriguez (Jr., Davenport, Iowa) ran for six yards before Sathre connected with Queck for a 30-yard TD catch. Sathre then ran the ball in after a fumbled snap for the two-point conversion.

Cody Kielsa (Fy., Buffalo, Minn.) ended the Scots' last drive attempt with less than a minute on the clock, intercepting their throw at the Hamline seven-yard line.

Meyer threw for 299 yards on 13-of-20 passing with two touchdowns and one interception. Sathre threw for 87 yards and a touchdown on 4-of-7 passing.

Queck had 197 receiving yards and two touchdowns on five catches. He also had 64 yards on kick returns for 261 all-purpose yards.

Johnson remained perfect in PATs on the season, now at 27. He averaged 56.8 yards on six kickoffs, including kickoffs of 64, 63, and 61 yards.

Lucas Jones (So., Farmington, Minn.) led with nine tackles (four solo).

The Pipers improve to 4-5 overall with the non-conference victory, remaining at 2-5 MIAC. They will conclude the 2009 season next Saturday, November 14, at St. Olaf with a 1:00 p.m. kickoff.