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St. Thomas caps 1st D-I season, 54-15 over Presbyterian

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Joe Hird made two of St. Thomas' three straight interceptions late in the first half as the Tommies scored touchdowns off of each to break away from Presbyterian 54-15 in a season-ender on Saturday.

St. Thomas (7-3) ended its inaugural Division I season with a 6-2 record in the Pioneer Football League after making the jump from D-III. Presbyterian finished 2-9, 0-8.

The teams battled through four lead changes with Hird's first interception setting up a Nick Rice 40-yard touchdown run to put the Tommies ahead for good, 21-15. Presbyterian's next two possessions ended in points for St. Thomas as Luke Glenna returned an interception 27 yards and Hird's second pick set up Hope Adebayo's 1-yard TD run for a 35-15 halftime lead.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: R. Hefley3879
Passing TDs: R. Hefley39
Rushing Yards: D. Powell II775
Rushing TDs: D. Powell II6
Receiving Yards: J. Witcher1120
Receiving TDs: J. Witcher12
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/4 vs. St. Andrews W 84 - 43
9/11 vs. Fort Lauderdale W 68 - 3
9/18 at Campbell L 0 - 72
9/25 at Dayton L 43 - 63
10/9 vs. Morehead State L 30 - 38
10/16 at Davidson L 35 - 70
10/23 vs. San Diego L 28 - 69
10/30 vs. Stetson L 14 - 56
11/6 at Valparaiso L 55 - 65
11/13 vs. Marist L 32 - 57
11/20 at St. Thomas (MN) L 15 - 54
Pioneer League
  Conference Overall
Davidson 7-1 8-3
San Diego 7-1 7-4
Morehead State 6-2 7-4
Marist 5-3 5-5
Dayton 5-3 6-4
Valparaiso 4-4 4-7
Stetson 2-6 4-7
Drake 1-7 2-9
Butler 1-7 3-8
Presbyterian 0-8 2-9
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5697 (4)
Passing Yards: 4500 (3)
Rushing Yards: 1197 (97)
Points per game: 36.7 (8)
Yards per game: 517.9 (3)
Touchdowns: 55 (4)
Field Goals: 0 (119)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4830 (100)
Passing Yards: 2512 (71)
Rushing Yards: 2318 (111)
Points per game: 53.6 (119)
Yards per game: 439.1 (101)
Touchdowns: 77 (119)
Field Goals: 5 (10)
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