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Saints Take Down Preseason Favorite

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DULUTH, Minn. (csssaints.com) – The St. Scholastica football team defeated the coaches' preseason pick to win the UMAC in Greenville College (Ill.) today by a score of 45-3 to win its fourth straight  Homecoming game.

The story of the game was the defense. Defensive Coordinator Allen Smith coached his team to the lowest scoring outputs by an opponent in program history. This was the first time a Saints defense has not given up a touchdown. CSS scored 28 points off of five Panther turnovers.  

The Saints would score on their first two possessions of the game, while simultaneously halting the vaunted run game of the Panthers and causing a turnover and a three-and-out on those two drives.

Mike LaValley intercepted his first pass of the season and returned it 27 yards to set up an 11-play, 27-yard drive by the Saints that was capped of by a 13-yard scamper from Tyler Harper. Mike Theismann's extra point was good to make the score 7-0.

The Saints defense would force Greenville to a three-and-out and would get the ball at its own 46. The Saints would go 57 yards in 11 plays again to make the score 14-0 by a TD pass from Harper to Cory Gebhard from 10 yards out. The PAT from Theismann was good to make the score 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter saw a stall from the Saints offense. CSS would get the ball back on the next play as Tyler Zurn forced a fumble from Immanuel Gamble that was recovered by Sherome Milon. CSS would capitalize yet again on a Panther turnover with a Jake Jensen TD run from three yards out nine plays later. Theismann's kick was good to make it 21-0.

The Saints defense would force another three-and-out from the Panther offense and would get right back to their scoring ways. Harper engineered a 12-play, 56-yard drive that was capped off by Theismann's first field goal of the year. The 19-yard field goal was good to make the score 24-0.

Greenville would make it interesting before the halftime by driving the ball 58 yards before coming up short with a 30-yard missed field goal.

Greenville would come out strong in the second half by forcing a fumble on the Saints first offensive possession of the quarter. The Panthers would get their only points of the game as they capitalized on the short field and turnover by kicking a 27-yard field goal. Josh Frewin's kick made the score 24-3.

The Saints next two offensive and defensive possessions would end the same way with a touchdown and an interception. Jensen scored his second touchdown of the game to close out the third quarter from three yards out to make the score 31-3 with Theismann's extra point. 13 plays later, Sherome Milon would intercept his first ball of the year in the end zone to halt the Panthers scoring efforts.

Harper would drive his offensive unit 80 yards in 17 plays eating up over seven minutes of clock on the next possession and would take it into the end zone from one yard out to make the score 38-3 in favor of the home team with Theismann's extra point.

The Saints would cap off its scoring efforts with the longest interception returned for a touchdown as LaValley returned the ball 73 yards to make a final score of 45-3 with the extra point from Theismann.

Chambers was 5-for-13 for 61 yards and three INT's. Immanuel Gamble has 135 yards on the ground to lead his team to a ground attack of 253 yards. Defensively Cody Lopez dominated the field with 18 tackles total.

Tyler Harper led his team to their second win of the season going 12-for-18 for 90 yards and the one touchdown throw to Gebhard. Jake Jensen and Travis Nehowig led the rushing attack for the Saints by combining for 162 yards on the ground to go along with Jensen and Harpers two touchdown runs.

Alec French led the way defensively for the third consecutive week in tackles with nine overall. Keaton Rush and Steven Perry were close behind with eight. The defense forced five turnovers, highlighted by LaValley's two INTs.

The Saints (2-1, 2-0 UMAC) will be on the road for the first time the next two weeks as they take on Martin Luther in New Ulm on Saturday. The game is scheduled for 1 p.m. The game can be heard live on Saints Sports Net.

Oct. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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Oct. 21: All times Eastern
4th - 08:47
14 Westfield State
29 Framingham State
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4th - 04:00
17 Moravian
17 Juniata
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4th - 12:41
7 Endicott
28 Salve Regina
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4th - 07:14
7 St. Vincent
63 Thomas More
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3 Hobart
7 Union
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End of 2nd
24 Colby
20 Hamilton
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Halftime
0 William Paterson
14 Christopher Newport
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HALFTIME
10 St. John Fisher
7 Ithaca
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Halftime
21 Kenyon
19 Allegheny
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3rd - 10:07
7 SUNY-Maritime
7 Mount Ida
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3rd - 12:48
27 Middlebury
7 Bates
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Start of 3rd
7 Catholic
48 Springfield
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3rd - 11:56
12 Wesleyan
9 Amherst
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End of 2nd
7 Bowdoin
49 Trinity (Conn.)
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End of 2nd
14 Husson
7 Gallaudet
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21 Wabash
14 Oberlin
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2nd 5:14
6 Buffalo State
13 Utica
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3rd - 08:25
7 Ohio Northern
6 Muskingum
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2nd - 15:00
0 Montclair State
24 Frostburg State
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3rd - 14:55
3 Rowan
20 Wesley
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End of 2nd
10 Albright
5 Stevenson
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End of 2nd
38 Wittenberg
3 DePauw
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End of 2nd
14 Alma
14 Albion
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End of 2nd
13 Shenandoah
24 Guilford
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3rd - 08:47
20 Plymouth State
7 Massachusetts Maritime
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End of 2nd
37 Wooster
18 Hiram
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Halftime
28 Washington and Lee
0 Hampden-Sydney
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End of 2nd
7 Alfred State
16 Anna Maria
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Start of 3rd
25 Bridgewater
10 Emory and Henry
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7 Wilkes
28 FDU-Florham
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Halftime
10 Lebanon Valley
0 Misericordia
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7 Rochester
27 St. Lawrence
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6 RPI
7 Alfred
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10 Nichols
18 Curry
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3rd - 12:55
0 Southern Virginia
28 Salisbury
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2nd - 10:53
10 Ferrum
14 Brevard
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1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Apprentice
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0 Ursinus
7 Susquehanna
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End of 2nd
20 Cortland
13 Morrisville State
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End of 2nd
14 Hope
36 Trine
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Start of 3rd
17 Trinity (Texas)
0 Sewanee
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Halftime
7 Wartburg
7 Luther
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1:30 PM
Dickinson at Franklin and Marshall
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2nd - 02:22
7 Tufts
7 Williams
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2nd - 01:24
41 Mount Union
0 Wilmington
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2nd - 07:55
13 MIT
0 Coast Guard
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2nd - 13:08
7 Maine Maritime
14 Norwich
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8:32, 2nd quarter
7 Heidelberg
21 Marietta
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2nd - 06:16
14 Franklin
9 Rose-Hulman
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3:00 (1st)
14 John Carroll
0 Capital
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2nd - 04:20
14 Bluffton
14 Manchester
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1:30 PM
Mount St. Joseph at Anderson
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2nd - 15:00
0 UW-Whitewater
0 UW-River Falls
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2:00 PM
Kean at TCNJ
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Start of 2nd
0 Greensboro
10 LaGrange
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1st - 02:17
7 Mass-Dartmouth
7 Worcester State
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1st - 02:07
12 Muhlenberg
3 McDaniel
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2nd - 12:00
7 Western New England
0 Becker
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Start of 2nd
0 Methodist
13 Maryville (Tenn.)
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1st - 01:09
7 Adrian
0 Kalamazoo
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2:00 PM
Denison at Ohio Wesleyan
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2:00 PM
Westminster (Pa.) at Washington and Jefferson
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2:00 PM
Berry at Millsaps
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1st - 03:39
3 Olivet
7 Benedictine
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1st - 01:47
7 Birmingham-Southern
7 Austin
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2:00 PM
Belhaven at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Q1 4:45
7 UW-Stevens Point
3 UW-Stout
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2:00 PM
Eureka at MacMurray
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2:00 PM
Carthage at Illinois Wesleyan
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7 Nebraska Wesleyan
6 Buena Vista
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1st - 01:41
13 Lakeland
0 Wisconsin Lutheran
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2nd - 14:55
0 Rockford
0 Aurora
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Start of 2nd
0 Concordia (Wis.)
14 Concordia-Chicago
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2:00 PM
Carleton at St. Olaf
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7:46 1st
0 Gustavus Adolphus
14 St. John's
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1st - 03:39
10 Augsburg
7 Concordia-Moorhead
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2:00 PM
St. Thomas at Hamline
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1st - 00:03
6 Westminster (Mo.)
0 Greenville
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2:00 PM
Coe at Loras
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2:00 PM
Monmouth at Cornell
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2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at North Park
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2:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at Martin Luther
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2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Texas Lutheran
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1st - 02:42
0 Grinnell
21 Lake Forest
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2:00 PM
Carroll at Millikin
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2:00 PM
Ripon at Macalester
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2:00 PM
Lawrence at St. Norbert
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2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at Crown
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2:00 PM
Minnesota-Morris at Iowa Wesleyan
1st - 08:03
7 UW-Platteville
0 UW-Eau Claire
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2:30 PM
Merchant Marine at WPI
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2:30 PM
Rhodes at Centre
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Start of 1st
0 Hanover
0 Earlham
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2:30 PM
Beloit at Chicago
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3:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
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3:00 PM
Simpson at Dubuque
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3:00 PM
Augustana at North Central (Ill.)
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3:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Louisiana College
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4:00 PM
Hartwick at Brockport
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4:00 PM
Western Connecticut at Bridgewater State
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4:00 PM
Chapman at La Verne
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4:00 PM
Pacific at Lewis and Clark
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4:00 PM
Pacific Lutheran at Willamette
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4:00 PM
Puget Sound at Whitworth
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4:00 PM
Redlands at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
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4:30 PM
George Fox at Linfield
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5:00 PM
Sul Ross State at Howard Payne
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6:00 PM
Dean at Castleton
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6:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Averett
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7:00 PM
Baldwin Wallace at Otterbein
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7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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7:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at Thiel
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7:00 PM
Knox at Illinois College
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10:00 PM
Whittier at Cal Lutheran
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Cancelled
Occidental at Pomona-Pitzer
Oct. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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Oct. 21: All times Eastern
3rd - 14:55
3 Rowan
20 Wesley
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2nd - 15:00
0 Montclair State
24 Frostburg State
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End of 2nd
38 Wittenberg
3 DePauw
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Start of 3rd
7 Catholic
48 Springfield
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Halftime
7 Wartburg
7 Luther
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2nd - 03:08
35 Mount Union
0 Wilmington
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8:32, 2nd quarter
7 Heidelberg
21 Marietta
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2:00 PM
Westminster (Pa.) at Washington and Jefferson
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2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Texas Lutheran
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2:00 PM
Belhaven at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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2:00 PM
St. Thomas at Hamline
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7:46 1st
0 Gustavus Adolphus
14 St. John's
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2:00 PM
Carthage at Illinois Wesleyan
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1st - 03:39
10 Augsburg
7 Concordia-Moorhead
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2:00 PM
Berry at Millsaps
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1st - 08:03
7 UW-Platteville
0 UW-Eau Claire
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3:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
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3:00 PM
Augustana at North Central (Ill.)
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4:00 PM
Hartwick at Brockport
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4:30 PM
George Fox at Linfield
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7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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