St. Thomas Tommies

Overall record: 6-4 - Conference: 6-3
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/9 at Bemidji St. L, 32-9
9/16 vs. Concordia-Moorhead * • W, 38-22
9/23 at Carleton * • W, 36-13
9/30 vs. St. John's * • L, 17-0
10/7 at Augsburg * • W, 16-0
10/14 at St. Olaf * • L, 24-15
10/21 vs. Macalester * • W, 38-28
10/28 at Gustavus Adolphus * • W, 34-24
11/3 vs. Bethel * • L, 49-31
11/11 vs. Hamline * • W, 19-13
Overall record: 6-4 - Conference: 6-3
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/16 vs. Concordia-Moorhead * • W, 38-22
9/23 at Carleton * • W, 36-13
9/30 vs. St. John's * • L, 17-0
10/7 at Augsburg * • W, 16-0
10/14 at St. Olaf * • L, 24-15
10/21 vs. Macalester * • W, 38-28
10/28 at Gustavus Adolphus * • W, 34-24
11/3 vs. Bethel * • L, 49-31
11/11 vs. Hamline * • W, 19-13
Bethel 9-0 10-1
St. John's 8-1 13-2
St. Olaf 6-3 7-3
Gustavus Adolphus 6-3 6-4
St. Thomas 6-3 6-4
Concordia-Moorhead 4-5 4-6
Augsburg 3-6 3-7
Hamline 2-7 2-8
Carleton 1-8 1-9

Past Records

2016 (0-0, 0-0 MIAC)
2015 (14-1, 8-0 MIAC)
2014 (8-3, 6-2 MIAC)
2013 (8-2, 6-2 MIAC)
2012 (14-1, 8-0 MIAC)
2011 (13-1, 8-0 MIAC)
2010 (12-1, 8-0 MIAC)
2009 (11-2, 7-1 MIAC)
2008 (7-3, 5-3 MIAC)
2007 (2-8, 2-6 MIAC)
2006 (6-4, 5-3 MIAC)
2005 (4-5, 4-4 MIAC)
2004 (7-2, 6-2 MIAC)
2003 (3-7, 3-5 MIAC)
2002 (5-5, 5-3 MIAC)
2001 (7-3, 7-2 MIAC)
2000 (6-4, 6-3 MIAC)
1999 (7-3, 7-2 MIAC)

Team Quick Facts

St. Thomas


Coach: Don Roney
Conference: MIAC
Enrollment: 5872
Location: St. Paul, MN
Colors: Purple, Gray
Stadium: Palmer Field at O'Shaughnessy Stadium (6000)
Surface: Turf

News Releases

October 17, 2016
Tommie-Johnnie game moving to Target Field in 2017
The stage is already pretty large for one of the biggest rivalries in Division III football. But...
October 8, 2016
Top 25: UWW wins late; Tommies survive
Drew Patterson bounced and picked his way to a TD with 55 seconds left to lift No. 2 UW-Whitewater...
October 8, 2016
Moorhead Miracle: Diving TD catch saves Tommies
Waldvogel score caps 56-yard drive in last 29 seconds
October 6, 2016
Finding a home in purple
With the returning offensive player of the year, St. Thomas might not have been a place a running...
September 24, 2016
Top 25: Tommies' run continues; Witt tops Wabash
St. Thomas didn't need its All-America running back on Saturday to beat its archrival, UW-Whitewater...
September 24, 2016
Clutch run turns momentum late for Tommies
Freshman 46-yard dash lets Toms pull away, 33-17.
September 10, 2016
First-half burst fuels Tommies
36-point run in 14:55 on clock leads to big win
July 27, 2016
Around the Nation Podcast: Getting to the next level
One of the questions we've focused on in our offseason podcasts is to ask coaches what it would take...
July 19, 2016
How we rank them: The preseason poll
Win a few Stagg Bowls, and your preseason prognostications can withstand the loss of 15 of your 22...
December 19, 2015
Purple Raiders reign again
Mount Union rallied from an early deficit, ramped up the offense in the third quarter, and held off...
December 16, 2015
Tommies not afraid to fail
St. Thomas has been imposing their will on opponents all season long. A new focus that began in the...
December 12, 2015
Semifinal 2: Tommies book return to Stagg Bowl
Jordan Roberts had a career-best game and St. Thomas cruised past Linfield 38-17 to set up its...
December 9, 2015
The Tommies are back, deeper and healthier than ever
After two disappointing seasons, St. Thomas is back in the semifinals. Led by 26 seniors, this team...
December 8, 2015
The Gagliardi Trophy Final Four
Four finalists will make the trip to Salem, Va., to the Gagliardi Trophy ceremony, where we'll...
December 5, 2015
Purple powers set up semifinal rematches
Mount Union and UW-Whitewater won their quarterfinals in different fashions, setting up the first...
December 5, 2015
Tommies roll to semifinals
November 28, 2015
Wabash wins an epic; Wesley holds on; Tommies roll Johnnies again
Ethan Buresh ended an amazing game in dramatic fashion, with a 75-yard return for a TD. Wesley held...
November 21, 2015
Zurek rolls in the snow; UST, SJU, Thomas More move on
Mason Zurek had 210 rushing yards in the second half alone as Wabash advanced to the second round...
November 3, 2015
Following his calling
A scholarship to play football led Jordan Roberts to South Dakota. But a series of events, some...
October 31, 2015
Top 25: Cowboys turn heads; Captains end slide
Hardin-Simmons turned one playoff race on its head after a wild fourth quarter, while St. Thomas...
October 24, 2015
Tommies pull away in second half for victory
Roberts, Gould sharp in 45-14 victory
October 17, 2015
Record home scoring day for UST Football
13 players contribute points in 78-7 Homecoming victory
September 26, 2015
Top 25: UST, Wabash rout rivals; Wesley wins in final :08
The St. Thomas defense and run game took St. John's out, while Wabash's Brian Parks had three picks...
September 23, 2015
Behind the Johnnie-Tommie rivalry
St. John's and St. Thomas can pack them in and the game, and rivalry, has gained a new level of...
September 19, 2015
SportsCenter coming to Johnnie-Tommie game
ESPN's "SportsCenter on the Road" will visit St. John's Clemens Stadium on Saturday, Sept....
September 5, 2015
Tommies cruise to big victory in opener
Dowdle's three TD catches spark 62-7 victory
November 15, 2014
Braddock's five TDs lead win, keep postseason hopes alive
Toms have postseason pulse after BU loss, own 57-35 win over Gustavus
November 1, 2014
Dowdle's 3 TD catches lift Toms
St. Thomas wins see-saw game on late TD pass
October 18, 2014
Football starts fast in MIAC defeat of Pipers
Seven first-half touchdowns send Toms to 5-1 record
October 11, 2014
Fast start fuels St. Thomas home victory
Waldvogel has 201 all-purpose yards; Tommies now 7-0 in Homecoming games under Caruso
September 27, 2014
Johnnies click, post 24-14 win over UST
Sam Sura's 210 rushing yards leads visitors to win in rivalry clash
September 13, 2014
Defense takes center stage in Tommies' 46-0 shutout win
St. Thomas allows just 133 yards and eight first downs in moving to 2-0
September 6, 2014
Little Giants bash Nance, IWU wins, UST survives
Cody and Ethan Buresh combined for three and a half sacks and a pick six, while IWU defeated...
September 6, 2014
Late interception lets Tommies hang on
The Tommies, who improved to 7-0 in season-opening games under Coach Glenn Caruso, used Sean...
October 12, 2013
Top 25 wrap: Dutchmen, W&J post upsets
Lebanon Valley took down a Top 25 team and made a mess at the top of the MAC, while W&J knocked...
September 24, 2013
Poll positions: How the voters reacted
A kick going wide left produced a wide variety of reactions, but when Wesley got taken down a peg,...
September 21, 2013
Last play, Tommies fall short
September 18, 2013
Poll positions: There's some movement coming
The top of the poll didn't change much last week but Saturday's games could have a significant...
September 12, 2013
Defense lifts Tommies to road win
St. Thomas locked down a River Falls team which refused to go away, while Mass Maritime rallied to...
August 12, 2013
Best road trips: Week 1, West
The western swing for Week 1 starts in Chicago and heads north and west.
May 3, 2013
Five Purple Raiders get free agent calls
No D-III player heard his name called, but 17 players, including five from Mount Union, have been...
December 24, 2012
2012 playoffs: Mount Union wins 11th title
The Purple Raiders seniors got themselves a title after losing the previous three years and sent St....
December 15, 2012
In Salem, the drama is back
Mount Union, following its first championship since 2008 but 11th overall, may be starting another...
December 15, 2012
St. Thomas unfazed in first trip to Salem
Starting seven freshmen and sophomores on offense; losing their leading rusher; making the program&r...
December 14, 2012
Mount Union seniors get their championship
The St. Thomas defense could only hold the Purple Raiders down so long, as Mount Union scored twice...
December 13, 2012
For Stagg Bowl XL: ATN Podcast and Triple Take
It's an extra large Stagg Bowl so we have an extra large pregame predictions package -- four extra...
December 12, 2012
UST aims to be known as OL U
"A lot of people thought I was crazy,” said Glenn Caruso, a former center at Ithaca....
December 11, 2012
Behind the Tommies' rise
Five years ago, St. Thomas had bottomed out. But then the school hired a coach from Macalester and...
December 10, 2012
Around the Nation podcast
Did Kevin Burke thrive in his trial by fire? Could St. Thomas one day be a Purple Power? Was that...
December 8, 2012
Tommies' fast start lands them in Stagg Bowl
St. Thomas scored three times in the first quarter, and while they had reason to look back,...
December 6, 2012
Semifinal QBs a fearsome foursome
Two are seniors, two are sophomores. None has ever started a national semifinal, and all bring a...
December 6, 2012
The secret of the Tommies' success
"Third down is our fourth down," St. Thomas defensive lineman Ayo Idowu said. "It...
December 1, 2012
Oshkosh breaks up a pack of purple
UW-Oshkosh continues its first-ever playoff run, moving to the semis with a comeback win in OT at...
December 1, 2012
Fast start, few errors equals winning formula for Toms
Special teams miscues, an inability to move the ball and being unable to stop the Tommies' passing...
November 28, 2012
Hobart, St. Thomas use similar formula
They've got differences, sure. But when it comes to Saturday's clash in Minnesota, both Hobart and...
October 13, 2012
Top 25 battles fizzle, but three others lose
None of the games between Top 25 teams was close, but in addition to those, Birmingham-Southern, St....
September 4, 2012
Eagles put the 'D' in North Central's defeat
UW-La Crosse pulled off a big upset, St. Thomas had a strong comeback and Whitworth had a long trip...
December 17, 2011
Scaling the Mount
If Mount Union can be overcome, certainly someday so can the Warhawks. Keith McMillan says there's...
December 12, 2011
Podcast: Is this good for D-III?
We hear you out there, fans of the 99%. Division III's elite over the past six seasons are making it...
December 10, 2011
UWW blanks Tommies, clinches Game 7
St. Thomas' first taste of a Purple Power came up all blanks as UW-Whitewater eliminated the Tommies...
December 8, 2011
Making the Tommies tick
The St. Thomas defense has been successful this season despite losing two key pieces to injury. What...
December 7, 2011
The men behind the man
Levell Coppage is on the verge of becoming the NCAA's all-time leading rusher and leading UW-Whitewa...
December 1, 2011
The last unranked team
If you haven't taken a close look at the final eight teams standing in this year's playoff field,...
November 17, 2011
Playoff picks, surprises, disappointments
It's our annual Around the Nation predictions column, where we say who will surprise and disappoint...
October 25, 2011
L&C back from the brink
Louie Baltazar transferred to Lewis and Clark in 2009 with the notion of a program that was going to...
October 22, 2011
NCC, UWW win clashes with Titans
North Central blanked Illinois Wesleyan and UW-Whitewater survived a scare from UW-Oshkosh. That and...
October 18, 2011
Simpson makes Wartburg face its elimination
"I can't say enough how proud I am of my kids for not quitting," Simpson coach Jim...
September 20, 2011
Tommies' journey gets harder
Getting to No. 3 in the nation was difficult, but probably a lot easier than it will be for St....
April 25, 2011
2011 NFL draft preview
Even the big-money draft experts know about Cecil Shorts' measureables and think the Mount Union...
December 3, 2010
The rematch
When Bethel and St. Thomas met on Oct. 23, it never crossed our mind they'd be doing it again for a...
November 27, 2010
St. Thomas, Linfield wage epic battle
The Tommies threw four interceptions in five possessions but got the last takeaway in a 24-17...
November 27, 2010
St. Thomas, Linfield wage epic battle
The Tommies threw four interceptions in five possessions but got the last takeaway in a 24-17...
November 26, 2010
Second round has big showdowns
The rankings suggest these two games should take place in December, not November. But the bracket...
November 23, 2010
Gagliardi Trophy ballot down to 10
Twenty-six players were nominated and 10 were chosen for the final ballot. Once again, fans will...
November 16, 2010
Just a small-town boy
Four of the quarterbacks in the Division III playoffs come from little towns, where the population...
October 30, 2010
Tommies clinch, Montclair falls
Among ranked teams, St. Thomas clinched a spot in the dance, while Montclair fell out of top seed...
October 29, 2010
Wartman finalist for academic Heisman
St. Thomas running back Ben Wartman is the only Division III player among 16 seniors announced as...
October 2, 2010
St. Thomas finally overcomes Johnnie magic
The Tommies beat the Johnnies for the first time since 1997 as Jimmie Mattson's extra-point attempt...
September 18, 2010
Waldvogel's fast start lifts No. 4-ranked Tommies
A 239-yard reception game by All-American Fritz Waldvogel led St. Thomas' 49-14 win at St. Olaf.
September 11, 2010
St. Thomas 27, UW-River Falls 3
Junior QB Dakota Tracy passed for two touchdowns to tight end Logan Marks and ran for another score...
August 5, 2010
Warhawks start out on top
UW-Whitewater has won the title before, but even then, the Warhawks lost Justin Beaver and Danny...
January 24, 2008
Tommies hire Mac coach
St. Thomas' new coach won't have to change his commute much. The Tommies hired Macalester coach...
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