After a trip to St. Paul, Minnesota, the Pioneers return home with a 37-28 victory and advance to 3-0 on the season. For the first time since '95, the Pios start the season off with a 3-0 record.
The game in St. Paul was anything but dull. The Pioneer offense shined yet again with 593 total offensive yards, scoring 37 points. Even the first 10 minutes of the game was a sight to see. After driving down the field on their opening drive, the Pios missed a field goal.Taking over with the ball the Scots got a few first downs and looked to be threatening the end zone. On a 1st and 10 at the Lewis and Clark 19 yard-line, the Macalester Scots QB Clark Bledsoe ran to his right and was punished by LC cornerback Logan Kotzian. In the collision that Kotzian described "like a rattlesnake recoil" Kotzian's helmet flew in the air, as did the football, and Bledsoe fell to the ground. Kotzian remained standing, with no helmet, looking for the ball, as Louis Baltazar fell on it to regain possession for the Pios.
The game remained exciting throughout and as Macalester seemed to threaten a comeback, in the 4th quarter, the Pioneer defense blocked a FG attempt that would have brought the game within 1 score. The Pios closed the game out after an interception by Lamar Curry late in the 4th quarter to end any hopes of a Macalester comeback.
The Pioneers travel to Forest Grove, Oregon next Saturday to start October and their conference schedule on the road against Pacific (0-3). Pacific will most likely be well prepared for the game, taking their bye-week to get ready to host LC on Oct. 1 at 1:30 PM