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Big plays send Tommies to MIAC road win

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Quarterback Matt O'Connell and freshman running back Brenton Braddock each contributed three touchdowns Saturday to lead No. 5-ranked St. Thomas to a 47-24 win over Carleton in MIAC football.

Big plays on offense characterized the day for the Tommies (4-0, 3-0 MIAC), who had three touchdowns of more than 50 yards in the first half. They won their 28th consecutive regular season game and ran their MIAC winning streak to 21. 

Braddock rushed for three touchdowns – the first of his career – and had his first 100-yard rushing game. O'Connell had scoring passes of 79 and 54 yards as well as a 56-yard touchdown run. 

O'Connell set the tone on the first play from scrimmage. He hit Dan Ferrazzo with a bubble screen in the left flat and the sophomore wide receiver raced 79 yards for the score. Braddock later ran for a 54-yard touchdown and O'Connell added his 56-yard scoring run to give the Tommies a 20-10 lead at halftime.

O'Connell connected on his second touchdown pass – a 20-yard strike to Dan Noehring – to open St. Thomas scoring in the second half. Braddock had touchdown runs of two and five yards later in the third quarter to give the Tommies a 41-10 lead, and junior Caleb Rissman concluded their scoring with a six-yard touchdown run in the fourth.

St. Thomas had no turnovers and rolled up 589 yards of offense. But the Tommies failed to execute several plays and led only 20-10 at halftime. The Knights scored a passing touchdown off a fake punt in the second quarter, and stopped UST twice in the red zone in the final minutes of the first half. UST came away wih no points on two possessions inside the Knights' 10-yard-line.

After three games on the road in September, the Tommies return home for two straight games in O'Shaughnessy Stadium. They will face Gustavus Adolphus on Oct. 6 and No. 7 Bethel on Oct. 13 at Homecoming.

 

Sep. 23: All times Eastern
Final
at Framingham State 50, Massachusetts Maritime 7
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35 Muhlenberg
20 Juniata
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10 Becker
25 Dean
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Salisbury 27, at TCNJ 7
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MIT 38, at Catholic 21
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Merchant Marine 56, at Maine Maritime 31
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2:05 4th
17 Endicott
34 Hobart
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Final
at Morrisville State 44, Nichols 22
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at Delaware Valley 27, Stevenson 7
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1:00 PM
Widener at Albright
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1:00 PM
Christopher Newport at Montclair State
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1:00 PM
Bethany at Westminster (Pa.)
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3rd - 08:47
34 Middlebury
0 Bowdoin
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3rd - 03:05
10 Williams
7 Colby
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3rd - 12:43
29 Amherst
0 Hamilton
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3rd - 03:58
21 Ursinus
10 Moravian
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Halftime
45 Trinity (Conn.)
0 Bates
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3rd - 14:55
21 Brevard
24 LaGrange
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1:00 PM
Geneva at Thiel
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3rd - 07:21
0 Mass-Dartmouth
30 Plymouth State
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3rd - 02:23
21 Kean
7 Southern Virginia
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1:00 PM
Frostburg State at Rowan
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3rd - 04:20
3 Union
0 Curry
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3rd - 12:02
3 Thomas More
28 Carnegie Mellon
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24 Lycoming
27 King's
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3rd - 03:58
14 Husson
7 Western New England
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8:46, 3rd Q
31 Johns Hopkins
3 Dickinson
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3rd - 13:27
17 Wooster
38 DePauw
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1:00 PM
Allegheny at Ohio Wesleyan
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1:00 PM
Wilkes at Misericordia
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1:00 PM
Rochester at Alfred
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Wesley at William Paterson
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3rd - 08:59
17 Maryville (Tenn.)
21 N.C. Wesleyan
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00:25, 2nd
24 Huntingdon
14 Ferrum
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3rd - 08:04
6 Gettysburg
6 McDaniel
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21 RPI
9 Buffalo State
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3rd - 04:31
20 Franklin and Marshall
10 Susquehanna
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Halftime
7 Oberlin
24 Denison
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1:00 PM
Westminster (Mo.) at Northwestern (Minn.)
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3rd - 08:06
7 Crown
34 Eureka
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HALF
6 FDU-Florham
7 Lebanon Valley
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End of 2nd
14 John Carroll
24 Heidelberg
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Halftime - 20:00
7 Otterbein
13 Ohio Northern
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0 Baldwin Wallace
27 Mount Union
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2nd - 02:02
14 Defiance
24 Rose-Hulman
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2:44, 2nd quarter
25 Muskingum
28 Marietta
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1:30 PM
Franklin at Bluffton
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1:30 PM
Anderson at Hanover
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2nd - 00:15
20 Mount St. Joseph
14 Manchester
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2:00 PM
Worcester State at Westfield State
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2nd - 12:23
0 Coast Guard
6 Norwich
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2nd - 08:43
7 Bridgewater State
10 Fitchburg State
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2:00 PM
Wittenberg at Kenyon
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End 1st qtr.
14 Hiram
9 Wabash
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2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Millikin
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2:00 PM
Sewanee at Millsaps
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2nd - 10:52
6 Birmingham-Southern
0 Rhodes
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2:00 PM
Austin at Hendrix
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2:00 PM
Greenville at Martin Luther
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15:00 2nd Q
21 Chapman
7 Trinity (Texas)
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2:00 PM
Buena Vista at Loras
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8:00 2nd
0 Washington U.
14 Wartburg
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2nd - 12:36
7 Hamline
17 Gustavus Adolphus
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Start of 2nd
14 Augsburg
7 Carleton
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11:27 2ND
0 St. Olaf
20 Bethel
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2:00 PM
Dubuque at Luther
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8:33 2nd Q
10 Nebraska Wesleyan
0 Central
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2:00 PM
Simpson at Coe
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2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at Elmhurst
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2:00 PM
North Park at Illinois Wesleyan
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2:00 PM
St. Norbert at Grinnell
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2:00 PM
Ripon at Knox
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2:00 PM
Iowa Wesleyan at MacMurray
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2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Howard Payne
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2:00 PM
Southwestern at Louisiana College
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2:00 PM
Monmouth at Macalester
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1st - 00:32
3 St. John's
7 St. Thomas
@ Target Field, Minneapolis
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1st - 08:04
3 WPI
0 Springfield
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3:00 PM
Beloit at Cornell
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4:00 PM
Utica at Brockport
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4:00 PM
St. John Fisher at Hartwick
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4:00 PM
Carroll at UW-La Crosse
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4:00 PM
Minnesota-Morris at St. Scholastica
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4:30 PM
UW-Eau Claire at George Fox
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5:00 PM
Salve Regina at Western Connecticut
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5:00 PM
Adrian at UW-Stevens Point
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6:00 PM
Tufts at Wesleyan
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6:00 PM
Methodist at Averett
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6:00 PM
Centre at Berry
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6:00 PM
Lake Forest at Lawrence
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7:00 PM
Waynesburg at Case Western Reserve
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7:00 PM
St. Vincent at Grove City
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7:00 PM
Texas Lutheran at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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7:00 PM
Lakeland at UW-Platteville
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7:00 PM
Carthage at Augustana
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7:00 PM
Chicago at Illinois College
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7:00 PM
McMurry at Sul Ross State
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7:30 PM
Capital at Wilmington
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Belhaven at East Texas Baptist
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Arizona Christian at Whittier
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Sep. 23: All times Eastern
Final
at Delaware Valley 27, Stevenson 7
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Wesley at William Paterson
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1:00 PM
Rochester at Alfred
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8:46, 3rd Q
31 Johns Hopkins
3 Dickinson
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1:00 PM
Frostburg State at Rowan
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2nd - 00:30
14 John Carroll
24 Heidelberg
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End of 2nd
0 Baldwin Wallace
27 Mount Union
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2:00 PM
Wittenberg at Kenyon
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End 1st qtr.
14 Hiram
9 Wabash
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2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Howard Payne
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2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Millikin
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2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at Elmhurst
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2:00 PM
North Park at Illinois Wesleyan
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1st - 02:06
3 St. John's
7 St. Thomas
@ Target Field, Minneapolis
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4:00 PM
Utica at Brockport
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7:00 PM
Waynesburg at Case Western Reserve
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7:00 PM
Lakeland at UW-Platteville
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7:00 PM
Texas Lutheran at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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