St. Thomas Football
The St. Thomas sideline was all smiles Saturday afternoon once a perfect regular season became a reality. The No. 3-ranked Tommies completed a 10-0 regular season, despite already having the MIAC title won, with a 35-21 win over St. Olaf.
The MIAC title is wrapped up for the St. Thomas football team, so they’re guaranteed a spot in the NCAA Division III Playoffs. But there’s still plenty at stake Saturday as the No. 3-ranked Tommies host St. Olaf in their regular season finale at O’Shaughnessy Stadium.
There were a lot of smiles on the sidelines and even a little emotion after the St. Thomas football team beat Concordia (Moorhead) 21-7 Saturday afternoon. The Tommies, with the win and Bethel’s 24-17 loss at St. Olaf, won their third straight MIAC title.
There’s a lot more than perfection on the line Saturday as the St. Thomas football team travels to Moorhead to face Concordia College. At 8-0, including 6-0 in the MIAC, St. Thomas can clinch at least a share of the MIAC crown with a victory over the Cobbers.
Depth is important in any team to have success, and it’s never been more evident than the St. Thomas football team’s win over Augsburg on Saturday.
The St. Thomas football is 7-0 on the season, 5-0 in MIAC play and has a top five national ranking for at least the third straight week. But you’ll be hard-pressed to find the Tommies celebrating it.
It might have been hard to tell the St. Thomas football team had won by looking at players and coaches after they left Klas Field at Hamline University on Saturday. The Tommies, ranked No. 3 in the nation, survived six turnovers in a 51-9 win over the Pipers to remain unbeaten on the season.
When you’re undefeated, every game is your biggest game of the year. Last week, the St. Thomas football team played its best overall game of the year in its biggest game of the year so far.
The St. Thomas football team couldn’t have asked for a much better performance in at this point what was their biggest football game of the season.
The St. Thomas football team has passed every test so far this season on the way to a 5-0 record and a top-5 Division III national ranking. The Tommies get their biggest test yet this Saturday as they host undefeated and No. 9-ranked Bethel for Homecoming.
Glenn Caruso could have lamented the mistakes the St. Thomas football team made in a 28-14 win over Gustavus on Saturday to remain unbeaten on the season. Instead, he focused on the positives of a team that made several mistakes, yet still beat a conference opponent handily.
While teams around them at the top of the MIAC football standings are fighting out close games, the St. Thomas football team came off its bye week with a 47-24 win at Carleton to improve to 4-0.
The Tommies (3-0), ranked No.3 nationally in one poll and No. 5 in another, travels to Northfield on Saturday to take on Carleton at Laird Stadium.
The St. Thomas football team has a bye this week, but it might be hard to tell that if you’re at practice this week.
One can’t blame the St. Thomas football team if it enjoyed its post game celebration a little more than usual on Saturday. After all, it’s always more fun to beat your rival in their home stadium.