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Tommies pull away from stubborn BU, now 8-0

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Senior QB Alex Fenske passed for 313 yards and two touchdowns as No. 4-ranked St. Thomas Football picked off three passes and ended a two-game losing streak at Bethel with Saturday's 27-6 road victory.

The Tommies (8-0 overall, 6-0 MIAC) led just 7-0 at halftime against the Royals (3-5, 3-3). St. Thomas overcame two lost fumbles in the fourth quarter, one near the Bethel goal line after a short run that gained a first down.

With under 5:00 to play, St. Thomas led just 20-6 and the Royals had a first-and-goal at the UST 3-yard line. But the Tommie defense held on four downs to turn the ball over and keep the double-digit lead. Two plays later, Tucker Trettel raced 90 yards for a clinching rushing TD.

Trettel finished with 132 yards on 17 carries, helping UST roll up 519 yards of offense. Bethel also had a big day moving the chains with 413 yards of offense.

Bethel came in averaging 37 points per game but had its lowest scoring output of the season.

Joe Reed had a 74-yard TD catch in the third quarter and finished with four catches for 104 yards. Nick Waldvogel had a 44-yard D catch in the first quarter. Tight end Jackson Hull had two catches for 84 yards. Fenske completed 16-of-31, and his lone interception came on the final play of the first half on a Hail Mary heave from deep on the UST side of the field.

Michael Alada had his seventh pickoff the season, and teammates Chris Pierson and Michael Franzese also had interceptions.

On a day where steady light rain affected both teams, the Royals had two touchdown passes called back by penalties; dropped a sure TD in the final 2:00; and had a receiver fall down after a catch in the second quarter on what would have been another touchdown.

The Tommies were unlucky at times, too. UST's lost fumble near the Bethel goal line appeared close to being down by contact with the ball out late. UST also appeared to have an interception with a foot inbounds in the late stages but it was ruled out of bounds.

Adam Brant had 10 solo tackles, one tackle for loss and oen pass break up to lead the UST defense.

St. Thomas has won 21 in a row in the regular season; 18 in a row against MIAC opponents; 22 in a row on Saturdays; and nine in a row on the road.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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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
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Wesley at Brockport
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Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Trine at Wartburg
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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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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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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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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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
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at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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