October 29, 2011

No. 8 Saints Defeat Westminster, 27-10, and Clinch Fourth Straight PAC Title

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(NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.) - The eighth-ranked Thomas More College football team clinched its fourth straight outright Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) title today (Saturday, October 29, 2011) by defeating Westminster College, 27-10, at Harold Burry Stadium in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania.

With the win, the Saints remain undefeated at 8-0 overall and 7-0 in the PAC.  Thomas More also clinches the PAC automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Division III Football Playoff.  It will be Thomas More fourth straight and sixth overall appearance in the NCAA Division III Football Playoff.  With the loss, the Titans fall to 5-3 overall and 4-2 in the PAC.

Thomas More never trailed in the game as it led 7-0 after one quarter, 10-3 at halftime and 17-10 after three quarters.

The Saints jumped out to a 7-0 lead with six-seconds to play in the first quarter when sophomore running back Adam Rauch (Yorkville, Ind./East Central) scored on a 32-yard pass from junior quarterback Rob Kues (Fort Thomas, Ky./Newport Central Catholic) and senior place kicker Aaron Walter (Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle) added the point-after-attempt.

Thomas More increased the lead to 10-0 when Walter made a 28-yard field goal with 9:45 to play in the second quarter.

Westminster cut the lead to 10-3 at halftime when Zac Henry connected on a 25-yard field goal with 27-seconds to play in the second quarter.

Kues scored on a 25-yard run and Walter added the PAT to increase the lead to 17-3 with 12:11 to play in the third quarter.

The Titans cut the lead to 17-10 with 1:45 to play in the third quarter when Shawn Lehocky scored on a one-yard run and Henry added the PAT.

Thomas More increased the lead to 24-10 when Kues scored on an eight-yard run and Walter added the PAT with 11:52 to play in the fourth quarter.

The Saints closed out the scoring on a Walter 23-yard field for the final score of 27-10.

The Saints' offense was led by Kues, who was eight-of-17 passing for 153 yards and one touchdown and had 11 rushes for 30 yards and two touchdowns.  Sophomore running back Domonique Hayden (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Christian Academy) had 20 carries for 99 yards and Rauch had four carries for nine yards and had three catches for 41 yards and one touchdown.

Senior linebacker Nick Gramke (Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder) led the Saints defense with 14 tackles, including one sack and two tackles for a loss of 11 yards.  Sophomore defensive back Alex Taylor (Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder) added eight tackles and one force fumble and sophomore defensive lineman Tyler Combs (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands) had seven tackles, including one for a loss, while junior defensive back Zach Autenrieb (Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder) had two interceptions and three pass break-ups to go with his two tackles.

Thomas More returns home next Saturday (November 5) to host Waynesburg University on Senior Day at The Bank of Kentucky Field in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.  The game is scheduled to kickoff at 1 p.m.


Sep. 30: All times Eastern
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Randolph-Macon 24, at Shenandoah 19
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at Washington and Lee 49, Emory and Henry 23
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Massachusetts Maritime 30, at Fitchburg State 0
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Becker 42, at Gallaudet 18
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at Hobart 38, Merchant Marine 35
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RPI 51, at Rochester 13
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Endicott 21, at MIT 9
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at Johns Hopkins 52, Juniata 17
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Montclair State at William Paterson
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at Wesleyan 34, Hamilton 6
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at Tufts 12, Bates 7
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31 Wabash
14 Hiram
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Middlebury 35, at Colby 14
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Amherst 31, at Bowdoin 10
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17 Frostburg State
18 Kean
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28 Kenyon
48 DePauw
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26 FDU-Florham
28 Wilkes
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7 Anna Maria
23 Castleton
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30 Moravian
32 Ursinus
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Stevenson 48, at Misericordia 0
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at St. Lawrence 42, Springfield 14
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31 Thomas More
25 Westminster (Pa.)
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42 Alma
26 Kalamazoo
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Franklin and Marshall 20, at Dickinson 10
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63 Wesley
9 Southern Virginia
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21 Adrian
21 Albion
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33 Husson
5 SUNY-Maritime
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Apprentice 24, at Alfred State 8
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at Salisbury 41, TCNJ 6
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17 Buffalo State
14 St. John Fisher
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40 Salve Regina
7 Curry
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23 McDaniel
31 Gettysburg
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21 Delaware Valley
0 Lebanon Valley
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14 Ohio Wesleyan
21 Denison
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at Ithaca 23, Utica 14
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Alfred 49, at Morrisville State 24
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10:01 3rd
29 Western New England
14 Nichols
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King's at Albright
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0 Catholic
59 Guilford
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33 Muhlenberg
30 Susquehanna
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31 Huntingdon
38 N.C. Wesleyan
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Minnesota-Morris at MacMurray
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34 Birmingham-Southern
31 Chicago
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Westminster (Mo.) at Crown
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Oberlin at Allegheny
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7 Mount Ida
14 Norwich
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38 Trinity (Conn.)
6 Williams
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42 Baldwin Wallace
42 Marietta
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17 Muskingum
20 Heidelberg
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14 Union
21 WPI
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24 Maine Maritime
36 Coast Guard
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46 John Carroll
0 Wilmington
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35 Mount Union
14 Ohio Northern
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34 Franklin
13 Manchester
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Mount St. Joseph at Hanover
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Widener at Lycoming
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46 Defiance
14 Earlham
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7 Concordia-Chicago
12 Trine
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20 Capital
21 Otterbein
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7 Plymouth State
0 Westfield State
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31 Wittenberg
0 Wooster
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7 Anderson
27 Rose-Hulman
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13 Hampden-Sydney
31 Bridgewater
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Waynesburg at Grove City
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Cortland at Hartwick
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Centre at Hendrix
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20 Eureka
6 Greenville
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7 Northwestern (Minn.)
5 Iowa Wesleyan
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7 Concordia (Wis.)
8 Lakeland
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15 Rockford
30 Benedictine
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21 Aurora
7 Wisconsin Lutheran
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Nebraska Wesleyan at Luther
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20 Rhodes
7 Sewanee
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7 Lake Forest
28 St. Norbert
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Concordia-Moorhead at Gustavus Adolphus
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21 Hamline
16 Carleton
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28 St. John's
7 Bethel
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17 UW-Whitewater
14 UW-Platteville
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13 Buena Vista
17 Loras
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21 Sul Ross State
26 Hardin-Simmons
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UW-Stevens Point at UW-Eau Claire
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Beloit at Lawrence
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Cornell at Monmouth
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10 Wartburg
17 Coe
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28 Dubuque
17 Central
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17 Wheaton (Ill.)
24 Illinois Wesleyan
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3 McMurry
24 Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Elmhurst at Augustana
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Macalester at Ripon
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Grinnell at Illinois College
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7 Howard Payne
14 Louisiana College
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East Texas Baptist at Belhaven
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7 Augsburg
27 St. Thomas
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Washington and Jefferson at Thiel
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Maranatha Baptist at Morthland
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Carthage at Carroll
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Pacific at Pacific Lutheran
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Olivet at Hope
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Christopher Newport at Rowan
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Berry at Washington U.
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North Park at Millikin
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at Hobart 38, Merchant Marine 35
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at Johns Hopkins 52, Juniata 17
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at Salisbury 41, TCNJ 6
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4th - 15:00
31 Thomas More
25 Westminster (Pa.)
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31 Wabash
14 Hiram
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17 Buffalo State
14 St. John Fisher
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Stevenson 48, at Misericordia 0
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at St. Lawrence 42, Springfield 14
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31 Huntingdon
38 N.C. Wesleyan
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35 Mount Union
14 Ohio Northern
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34 Franklin
13 Manchester
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31 Wittenberg
0 Wooster
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17 Wheaton (Ill.)
24 Illinois Wesleyan
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17 UW-Whitewater
14 UW-Platteville
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28 St. John's
7 Bethel
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3 McMurry
24 Mary Hardin-Baylor
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21 Sul Ross State
26 Hardin-Simmons
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2:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Belhaven
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28 Dubuque
17 Central
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End of 2nd
7 Augsburg
27 St. Thomas
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3:00 PM
UW-Stout at UW-Oshkosh
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4:30 PM
Lewis and Clark at Linfield
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6:00 PM
Christopher Newport at Rowan
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