RIVER FALLS, WIS. – St. Thomas, ranked No. 2 in the d3football.com poll, used a strong defensive effort on Thursday night to defeat Wisconsin-River Falls 25-7 for its 36th consecutive regular-season victory.
The Tommies (2-0) had five sacks and limited the Falcons (0-2) to 62 yards in the second half, when they twice stopped the Falcons deep in their territory (at the 17- and 33-yard lines).
Matt O’Connell passed for 260 yards and Nick Waldvogel and Dan Noehring each rushed for a touchdown to lead St. Thomas.
The Tommies outgained the Falcons 438-244 but lost two fumbles and had eight penalties. They led 15-7 at halftime.
St. Thomas is 3-0 against River Falls under coach Glenn Caruso, but the Falcons lead the overall series 8-5.
St. Thomas, whose last regular-season loss was in overtime to St. John’s in 2009, will play host to St. John’s in its MIAC opener on Sept. 21. It has a 27-game winning streak in the MIAC, which is one shy of the MIAC record held by St. John’s.
|NY Yankees - WP: N. Eovaldi||4||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: W. Miley||2|
|Chicago WSox - LP: H. Noesi||3||FINAL|
|Minnesota - WP: R. Nolasco||5|
|Pittsburgh - LP: J. Hughes||1||FINAL|
|St. Louis - WP: C. Villanueva||2|
|Milwaukee - WP: M. Fiers||6||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Arrieta||1|
|LA Angels - LP: H. Santiago||4||FINAL|
|San Francisco - WP: T. Hudson||5|
|Philadelphia - LP: C. Hamels||0||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: D. Haren||7|
|Toronto - WP: A. Sanchez||11||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: C. Kluber||4|
|Tampa Bay - LP: C. Archer||0||FINAL|
|Baltimore - WP: M. Gonzalez||4|
|Cincinnati - WP: J. Marquis||8||FINAL|
|Atlanta - LP: E. Stults||4|
|Washington - WP: G. Gonzalez||1||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: J. Niese||0|
|Detroit - WP: D. Price||2||FINAL|
|Kansas City - LP: E. Volquez||1|
|Seattle - LP: T. Walker||4||FINAL|
|Houston - WP: C. McHugh||11|
|Oakland - LP: R. Cook||7||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: K. Kela||8|
|Colorado - LP: J. De La Rosa||2||FINAL|
|San Diego - WP: B. Morrow||4|
|Arizona - LP: E. Marshall||4||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: J. Nicasio||6|
|Red Bull New York||1||FINAL|
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