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Tommies, UW-River Falls air it out

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Sophomore QB Matt O'Connell tied a school record with 35 completions and passed for 403 yards to lead the No. 7-ranked Tommies (2-0) to a 43-9 victory over UW-River Falls (0-2) in Saturday's college football play at UST's O'Shaughnessy Stadium in St. Paul.

The game lasted 3:15 on the watch and included 129 passes — 74 attempts alone by Falcon freshman QB Ryan Kusilek. UST rolled up 636 yards of offense and ran 96 plays with 34 first downs. The Toms built a 15-0 first-quarter lead and led 29-3 after three quarters.

UST won its ninth in a row at home and moved its regular-season win streak to 26 games.

O'Connell completed 35-of-52 passes for 403 yards with two TDs with two intercepted. It was UST's first 400-yard passing game out of 52 games of the Glenn Caruso era. he passed for 301 alone in the first two quarters. Aaron Terrell-Byrd broke a 75 yard TD run in the third quarter and finished with 120 yards on 11 rushes. Dan Ferrazzo had 10 catches for 148 yards. Ryan Toney had 69 rushing yards and TDs of 4 and 2 yards.

UWRF's Kusilek completed 39-of-74 passes for 342 yards and one TD. Jake Ryan and Nathan Bradnt each had nine receptions, with Brandt getting their lone touchdown from 10 yards out with 12:11 remaining.

The Tommie defense held the Falcons to minus 12 yards rushing and just 5-of-26 on third- and fourth-down conversions. Twelve different UST defenders had either a interception, sack, break up or tackle for loss.

St. Thomas won despite four turnovers, 10 penalties and two onside kicks that River Falls converted in the second half.

St. Thomas opens conference play next Saturday on the road against archrival St. John's.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
St. Thomas at Berry
@ Location TBD
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Nov. 17: All times Eastern
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Merchant Marine 35, at Buffalo State 20
@ Newark, Del.
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Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
@ Newark, Del.
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at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
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Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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Final
at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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Final
Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Final
at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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Final
at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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Final
at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
@ Newark, Del.
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at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Stevenson at Alfred
@ University of Delaware
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