October 05, 2009

Meyer earns MIAC athlete of week honor

Meyer tied a Hamline school record in Saturday's 38-28 win over Augsburg, throwing for 375 yards. That, along with the 27 passing yards added by backup Connor Sathre (Jr., Maple Grove, Minn.), helped the team set the new school record for total team passing yards in a game - 402. The Pipers tallied 563 total yards of offense in the game.

Meyer threw for three touchdowns in the game - a 75-yard toss to Alex House (Jr., Champlin, Minn.), an 80-yard pass to Tim Queck (So., Annandale, Minn.) and an 11-yard pass to Ben Chandler (Jr., Minneapolis, Minn. He had no interceptions and no sacks.

He also set up the final touchdown of the game with a 41-yard pass to Queck on second and ten that got Hamline to the Augsburg 26-yard line. The drive ended with a 1-yard rushing touchdown by Sathre.

Meyer's 375 passing yards is the best single-game performance by an MIAC quarterback this fall, as is his 12.9 passing yards/attempt and 18.8 passing yards/catch.

He is averaging 255.0 passing yards/game this season, a number which is second in the MIAC.

The 184 receiving yards Queck pulled in - 175 of which came on passes from Meyer - is also the best single-game performance in the conference this fall by a wide receiver.

The Pipers' 402 total passing yards is the best passing performance by a team in the MIAC this fall and the 563 yards of total offense is the second-best single game number in the conference.

The win was Hamline's first over Augsburg since 2002 and gave the Pipers "The Hammer" for the first time in the five-year history of the trophy.

The Pipers will host Saint John's on Saturday, October 10, at 1:00 p.m. as part of Hamline's homecoming weekend festivities.