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Result: L 38-48

Football at Macalester College

Saturday, September 1st, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul, Minn. - Macalester Stadium

Book of Knowledge elusive as Knights fall at Macalester

Christian Zaytoun
Christian Zaytoun
Photo: Nathan Klok

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Despite a record-breaking performance by quarterback Christian Zaytoun (Sr./Raleigh, N.C./Woodberry Forest), the Carleton College football was unable to wrest control of the “Book of Knowledge” trophy away from host Macalester College and fell by a 48-38 tally.

Zaytoun established new programs standards for both passes attempted (64) and passes completed (46). Shane Henfling ’09 held the previous Carleton mark with 41 completions at St. Thomas on Oct. 25, 2008, while Darren Caspers ’07 had tried 59 passes at St. Olaf on Nov. 4, 2006.

Zaytoun’s 482 passing yards were most in Division III for the week and rank third in team history, and his five touchdown passes equal the second-highest figure in the team record book. (SEE CHARTS AT BOTTOM OF RELEASE.)

Junior wide receiver Fletcher Metz (Oconomowoc, Wis./Catholic Memorial) had a breakout game, posting career bests of 15 receptions, 148 receiving yards, and three touchdowns. His reception total is second-highest in school history, one off the Matt Frank’s figure from that 2008 contest against St. Thomas. 

Mack Journell (Jr./Stevens Point, Wis./Stevens Point) returned to the Carleton lineup and finished with a career-best 10 receptions for 106 yards, passing the century mark for the third time in his career.

Emanual Williams (Jr./Lovelady, Texas/Lovelady) and Dylan Rye (Sr./Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow) nearly joined the 100-yard club as well. The former tallied nine catches for 94 yards, while the latter totaled career highs of seven receptions for 97 yards, including a touchdown.

Carleton took the opening kickoff and marched 81 yards on 10 plays. Zaytoun was 8-of-8 on the drive for 80 yards, including a three-yard scoring toss to Sean Goodman Jr. (So./Houston, Texas/Waltrip).

The Knights scored 10 points in the final minute of the second quarter, including a 36-yard field goal by Alex Chertoff (So./Brooklyn, N.Y./Poly Prep) as the period expired. That pulled the Knights to within 24-17 at intermission. Carleton found the endzone three more times in the second half, but the Scots were able to run out the clock to secure the victory.

Macalester quarterback Cody Petrich went 21-for-29 for 366 yards and six touchdowns. Alec Beatty had eight grabs for 201 yards and three scores.

Carleton returns home to host Lawrence University on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. Knights Online will feature live video and stats.

Most passing yards in single game
494 – C.G. Shoap – St. Thomas – 9/28/96
486 – Ted Kluender – Bethel – 11/8/91
482 – Christian Zaytoun – at Macalester – 9/1/18

462 – Shane Henfling – Hamline – 11/1/08
458 – Christian Zaytoun – at Lake Forest – 9/9/17
456 – John Nielson – vs. Gustavus – 10/20/90
421 – Shane Henfling – vs. St. Olaf – 11/3/07

Most touchdown passes in single game
6 – John Nielson – Gustavus – 10/20/90
5 – John Nielson – at Lawrence – 9/9/89
5 – Ted Kluender – Bethel – 11/8/91
5 – Ryan Beckers – at St. Olaf – 10/16/93
5 – Darren Caspers – Macalester – 9/19/06
5 – Shane Henfling – at Macalester – 9/15/07
5 – Shane Henfling – at Cornell – 9/13/08
5 – Christian Zaytoun – at Macalester – 9/1/18