The pieces seemingly fell into place last Saturday as the St. Thomas football team put itself into position for an at-large NCAA berth. But instead of deciding its own fate, the Tommies had to leave it in the hands of a third party.
The Tommies lost at Bethel 28-21 Saturday to drop to 4-2 on the season, but more importantly 2-2 in the MIAC. The win for the Royals also gives them the inside track at a league title and the MIAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Playoffs.
It might be difficult to tell when a team which only has one loss on the season is peaking, but St. Thomas might be doing just that right now. The nation’s No. 1-ranked team in Division III dominated in its NCAA first round game against Aurora University (Illinois) in a 91-62 victory last Saturday night.
St. Thomas (14-0) and Mount Union (14-0) face off for the Division III national championship Friday night in Salem, Va. It’s Mount Union’s seventh straight title game appearance and the first for the Tommies.
St. Thomas got big plays early in a 28-14 win over UW-Oshkosh Saturday to advance to the Division III national championship game this Friday in Salem, Va.
It certainly wasn’t easy, but the St. Thomas football team showed no signs of panic after getting down early in a 24-17 win over Elmhurst (Ill.) in the second round of the NCAA playoffs.
It’s just another week for the St. Thomas football team, but there are not a lot of teams left that can say that.
The St. Thomas football team got a taste of what it takes to be a national champion after losing to UW-Whitewater 20-0 last year in the NCAA Semifinals.
The St. Thomas football team recovered from three first-half turnovers to score 28 points in the second half and beat Monmouth College (Ill.) 38-10 on Saturday at O’Shaughnessy Stadium in St. Paul.
Brian Lucas scored on a 1-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter, and Minnesota-Duluth rallied past previously unbeaten CSU-Pueblo 24-21 on Saturday in a second-round NCAA Division II playoff game.
The St. Thomas football team proved it can withstand virtually any element after its 48-2 win in the NCAA Playoffs on Saturday over previously unbeaten St. Scholastica.
St Thomas football coach Glen Caruso joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News and talked about the Tommies perfect season.
The St. Thomas football team already clinched at least a share of the MIAC title last Saturday with a 20-7 win over Gustavus, but the team has bigger things in mind.