September 15, 2012

Saints Take Down Preseason Favorite

More news about: St. Scholastica

DULUTH, Minn. (csssaints.com) – The St. Scholastica football team defeated the coaches' preseason pick to win the UMAC in Greenville College (Ill.) today by a score of 45-3 to win its fourth straight  Homecoming game.

The story of the game was the defense. Defensive Coordinator Allen Smith coached his team to the lowest scoring outputs by an opponent in program history. This was the first time a Saints defense has not given up a touchdown. CSS scored 28 points off of five Panther turnovers.  

The Saints would score on their first two possessions of the game, while simultaneously halting the vaunted run game of the Panthers and causing a turnover and a three-and-out on those two drives.

Mike LaValley intercepted his first pass of the season and returned it 27 yards to set up an 11-play, 27-yard drive by the Saints that was capped of by a 13-yard scamper from Tyler Harper. Mike Theismann's extra point was good to make the score 7-0.

The Saints defense would force Greenville to a three-and-out and would get the ball at its own 46. The Saints would go 57 yards in 11 plays again to make the score 14-0 by a TD pass from Harper to Cory Gebhard from 10 yards out. The PAT from Theismann was good to make the score 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter saw a stall from the Saints offense. CSS would get the ball back on the next play as Tyler Zurn forced a fumble from Immanuel Gamble that was recovered by Sherome Milon. CSS would capitalize yet again on a Panther turnover with a Jake Jensen TD run from three yards out nine plays later. Theismann's kick was good to make it 21-0.

The Saints defense would force another three-and-out from the Panther offense and would get right back to their scoring ways. Harper engineered a 12-play, 56-yard drive that was capped off by Theismann's first field goal of the year. The 19-yard field goal was good to make the score 24-0.

Greenville would make it interesting before the halftime by driving the ball 58 yards before coming up short with a 30-yard missed field goal.

Greenville would come out strong in the second half by forcing a fumble on the Saints first offensive possession of the quarter. The Panthers would get their only points of the game as they capitalized on the short field and turnover by kicking a 27-yard field goal. Josh Frewin's kick made the score 24-3.

The Saints next two offensive and defensive possessions would end the same way with a touchdown and an interception. Jensen scored his second touchdown of the game to close out the third quarter from three yards out to make the score 31-3 with Theismann's extra point. 13 plays later, Sherome Milon would intercept his first ball of the year in the end zone to halt the Panthers scoring efforts.

Harper would drive his offensive unit 80 yards in 17 plays eating up over seven minutes of clock on the next possession and would take it into the end zone from one yard out to make the score 38-3 in favor of the home team with Theismann's extra point.

The Saints would cap off its scoring efforts with the longest interception returned for a touchdown as LaValley returned the ball 73 yards to make a final score of 45-3 with the extra point from Theismann.

Chambers was 5-for-13 for 61 yards and three INT's. Immanuel Gamble has 135 yards on the ground to lead his team to a ground attack of 253 yards. Defensively Cody Lopez dominated the field with 18 tackles total.

Tyler Harper led his team to their second win of the season going 12-for-18 for 90 yards and the one touchdown throw to Gebhard. Jake Jensen and Travis Nehowig led the rushing attack for the Saints by combining for 162 yards on the ground to go along with Jensen and Harpers two touchdown runs.

Alec French led the way defensively for the third consecutive week in tackles with nine overall. Keaton Rush and Steven Perry were close behind with eight. The defense forced five turnovers, highlighted by LaValley's two INTs.

The Saints (2-1, 2-0 UMAC) will be on the road for the first time the next two weeks as they take on Martin Luther in New Ulm on Saturday. The game is scheduled for 1 p.m. The game can be heard live on Saints Sports Net.

comments powered by Disqus
Sep. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Christopher Newport 31, at N.C. Wesleyan 28
Box Score
Sep. 19: All times Eastern
Final
Framingham State 29, at Fitchburg State 26
Box Score Recap
Sep. 20: All times Eastern
Final
RPI 41, at Castleton State 13
Box Score
Final - 2OT
at Massachusetts Maritime 26, Maine Maritime 20
Box Score
Final
at Rochester 30, Gallaudet 2
Final
at Husson 34, Alfred State 28
Box Score
Final
at Randolph-Macon 34, Sewanee 20
Box Score
Final
at Johns Hopkins 33, Moravian 14
Final
at Utica 20, Frostburg State 12
Box Score
Final
Alfred 29, at Buffalo State 21
Box Score Recap
4th
31 Newport News Apprentice
17 Catholic
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Becker at Nichols
Live Stats
4th - 02:04
22 Wesleyan
14 Middlebury
Live Stats Video
4th - 08:30
44 Bridgewater State
27 Worcester State
Live Stats Video
4th - 02:35
10 Hamilton
24 Tufts
Live Stats Video
1:06 4th
6 Bates
14 Amherst
Preview Live Stats Video
Start of 4th
7 Colby
32 Trinity (Conn.)
Live Stats Live Stats Video
HALF
20 Salve Regina
14 William Paterson
Live Stats Audio
4th - 04:13
14 Lebanon Valley
20 Stevenson
Live Stats Video Audio
4th Quarter - 11:43
17 Allegheny
21 Hiram
Live Stats Live Stats Video Video
4th - 03:09
17 SUNY-Maritime
34 Merchant Marine
Live Stats Video
9:19 4th
20 Case Western Reserve
23 St. Vincent
Preview Video
15:00 4th Q
49 Thomas More
27 Thiel
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
4th - 10:24
21 Ursinus
24 Franklin and Marshall
Preview Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Endicott at Kean
Live Stats Video
4th - 05:27
0 Coast Guard
49 Hampden-Sydney
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
4th - 15:00
33 Maryville (Tenn.)
17 Averett
Live Stats Video
HALF
17 Albright
28 Widener
Live Stats Audio Audio
4th - 12:18
37 Hobart
13 Curry
Live Stats Live Stats Video Audio Audio
4th - 13:57
28 LaGrange
37 Greensboro
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Susquehanna at Dickinson
Live Stats Video Audio
4th - 11:27
7 Rowan
34 Wesley
Live Stats Audio Audio
HALF
14 Morrisville State
14 St. Lawrence
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
FDU-Florham at Misericordia
Live Stats
8:00 4th
17 Juniata
28 Gettysburg
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Lincoln (Pa.) at Montclair State
Live Stats Video Audio
HALF
17 Wabash
6 Denison
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Bethany at Westminster (Pa.)
1:00 PM
Mount Ida at Springfield
Live Stats Video
Final
at Ithaca 42, Hartwick 7
Final
at Norwich 10, WPI 7
Box Score
1:00 PM
Iowa Wesleyan at Minnesota-Morris
1:00 PM
Huntingdon at Methodist
Video Video
3rd - 02:58
17 Ohio Northern
28 Baldwin Wallace
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
Haltime
14 Wilmington
21 Capital
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio
15:00 2nd
27 Franklin
0 Anderson
Preview Live Stats Audio Audio
3rd - 9:21
14 Carnegie Mellon
35 Washington and Jefferson
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
4:00 3rd Q
7 Heidelberg
30 John Carroll
Preview Live Stats Video Video Audio
7:05, 3rd
10 King's
28 Lycoming
Live Stats Video Audio
1:30 PM
Geneva at Waynesburg
3rd - 11:39
45 Mount Union
0 Muskingum
Preview Live Stats Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Mount St. Joseph at Defiance
Live Stats Video
3rd - 07:34
7 Earlham
38 Manchester
Live Stats Live Stats Video
End of 2nd
0 Bowdoin
19 Williams
Live Stats Video
2nd - 00:27
35 Muhlenberg
3 McDaniel
Preview Live Stats Video
HALF
27 UW-Whitewater
0 TCNJ
Live Stats Video Audio
Halftime
0 Marietta
7 Otterbein
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
Halftime
13 Hope
14 Lakeland
Live Stats Video Audio
HALFTIME
28 Olivet
7 Aurora
Live Stats Video Audio
End of 2nd
21 Albion
13 Concordia (Wis.)
Live Stats Video
Half
13 North Park
21 Washington U.
Preview Live Stats Video
3:32 2nd
14 Kalamazoo
13 Wisconsin Lutheran
Live Stats Audio
Halftime
0 UW-Eau Claire
3 Wheaton (Ill.)
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Tickets
2nd 0:42
16 Concordia-Moorhead
0 St. John's
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
9:29 2nd
0 St. Olaf
26 Bethel
Live Stats Video
Start of 3rd
27 Augsburg
7 Carleton
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
End of 2nd
13 Hamline
34 Gustavus Adolphus
Live Stats Video
Start of 3rd
23 Stetson
19 Birmingham-Southern
Preview Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at Sul Ross State
Preview Live Stats Audio
3rd - 14:52
9 Occidental
7 Austin
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Southwestern Assemblies at Howard Payne
Live Stats Audio
halftime
0 Maranatha Baptist
51 Central
2:00 PM
Grinnell at Luther
Video
2:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at Coe
Audio
half
6 Eureka
16 Greenville
2:00 PM
Westminster (Mo.) at MacMurray
2:00 PM
Loras at Augustana
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Texas Lutheran at Louisiana College
Live Stats Video
Start of 3rd
0 Illinois Wesleyan
7 Simpson
Live Stats Video
Start of 3rd
14 Trine
0 Rockford
Live Stats
2:30 PM
Rose-Hulman at Hanover
Preview Live Stats Video
3:00 PM
Plymouth State at Western Connecticut
Live Stats
3:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Wayland Baptist
Live Stats Video Audio
3:00 PM
Lewis and Clark at Whittier
Live Stats Video
1st - 06:44
7 Willamette
10 Cal Lutheran
Live Stats Video Audio
3:30 PM
Alma at Concordia-Chicago
Live Stats Video
3:30 PM
Carroll at Lake Forest
Live Stats Video
3:30 PM
Whitworth at La Verne
Live Stats Video Audio
4:00 PM
Westfield State at Mass-Dartmouth
Live Stats Video
4:00 PM
Crown at St. Scholastica
Live Stats Live Stats Video
6:00 PM
DePauw at Wittenberg
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio
6:00 PM
St. John Fisher at Brockport State
Live Stats Video Audio Tickets
6:00 PM
UW-River Falls at South Dakota Mines
7:00 PM
Guilford at Southern Virginia
@ Salem Stadium
Preview Live Stats Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Wooster at Oberlin
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Ferrum at Shenandoah
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Centre at Washington and Lee
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Kenyon at Ohio Wesleyan
7:00 PM
Wilkes at Delaware Valley
Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
Pacific at Dubuque
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
UW-Platteville at North Central (Ill.)
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:00 PM
Chicago at Elmhurst
Preview Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Mary Hardin-Baylor at UW-La Crosse
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at South Dakota State
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:30 PM
Adrian at Benedictine
Live Stats Video Audio
8:00 PM
UW-Stout at Wartburg
Live Stats Video Audio
8:00 PM
Martin Luther at Northwestern (Minn.)
Live Stats Video
8:00 PM
Southwestern at East Texas Baptist
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
10:00 PM
Rhodes at Pomona-Pitzer
Preview Live Stats Video
10:00 PM
Linfield at Redlands
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
Sep. 20: All times Eastern
6:00 PM
St. John Fisher at Brockport State
Live Stats Video Audio Tickets
6:00 PM
DePauw at Wittenberg
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio
8:00 PM
UW-Stout at Wartburg
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at South Dakota State
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:00 PM
UW-Platteville at North Central (Ill.)
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:00 PM
Mary Hardin-Baylor at UW-La Crosse
Live Stats Video Audio
10:00 PM
Linfield at Redlands
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
HALF
27 UW-Whitewater
0 TCNJ
Live Stats Video Audio
3rd - 11:39
45 Mount Union
0 Muskingum
Preview Live Stats Audio Audio
4:00 3rd Q
7 Heidelberg
30 John Carroll
Preview Live Stats Video Video Audio
7:05, 3rd
10 King's
28 Lycoming
Live Stats Video Audio
4th - 11:27
7 Rowan
34 Wesley
Live Stats Audio Audio
4th - 10:05
0 Coast Guard
49 Hampden-Sydney
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
HALF
17 Wabash
6 Denison
Live Stats Video Audio
15:00 4th Q
49 Thomas More
27 Thiel
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
Final
at Ithaca 42, Hartwick 7
4th - 13:30
37 Hobart
13 Curry
Live Stats Live Stats Video Audio Audio
Final
at Johns Hopkins 33, Moravian 14
9:29 2nd
0 St. Olaf
26 Bethel
Live Stats Video
Halftime
0 UW-Eau Claire
3 Wheaton (Ill.)
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Tickets
Start of 3rd
0 Illinois Wesleyan
7 Simpson
Live Stats Video

What We're Reading