One step closer: Football finishes season 8-3

While football’s efficiency propelled the team to an 8-3 season, a competitive conference kept them out of postseason play.

| Staff Writer

Football wins last game of the regular season, secures invite to bowl game

Sophomore quarterback Clark Stephens recorded his first win in football’s last regular season game against Carroll.

| Managing Editor

Bad news bears: Football held scoreless against North Central

“Against good teams, you’ve got to come away with points in those situations — and maybe [then] the game’s different at halftime,” Keen said.

and | Staff Reporter, Contributing Writer

Football untouchable ahead of matchup against Division 3’s best

The Bears beat Augustana 49-28 to go 6-0 on the season. Next weekend, they play North Central, the number 1 team in the country.

| Managing Sports Editor

Cole Okmin, senior wide receiver, on staying healthy and catching the long pass

After the team’s fifth win, the wide receiver sat down with Student Life to discuss his start as a quarterback, being a veteran in a group of young receivers, and rock climbing.  

| Managing Sports Editor

Football undefeated, goes 4-0 on the season

Football won 56-21 in the team’s fourth game. “If we’re doing each individual job to the best of our [abilities], we go toe-to-toe with anybody,” Johnathan Smith said.

and | Managing Editor, Staff Writer

Football wins again in best start since 1997

WashU beat Millikin 54-7 in their first conference matchup of the season.

| Managing Sports Editor

Bears rule in 52-7 season opener

“I was impressed with the way our defense handled themselves being a little bit more inexperienced,” head coach Aaron Keen reflected. “They played some really good football, so their growth is going to be key for us progressing.” 

| Managing Sports Editor

Bears football is dreaming of championships

“And right now, our identity is a high-energy football team that loves to get out there, loves to play — but also [that] knows that you have to be smart on the field. And so that combination of, just, pure enthusiasm and straight skill — that’s going to be deadly.” 

| Managing Sports Editor

Football will play in bowl game this weekend after commanding win in regular season finale

While the Bears did not receive an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, they performed well in their final regular season game and will face the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in the first-ever Isthmus Bowl next weekend. 

| Staff Reporter

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