No. 6-ranked Tommie Football received 321 rushing yards on only 17 carries from Josh Parks (160) and Tom Loeffler (161), including six touchdown runs, en route to Saturday's 74-14 win at Hamline in the conference opener for both teams.
St. Thomas (2-0 overall, 1-0 MIAC) rushed for 500 yards on 43 carries (11.6 ypr) and closed with 742 yards of offense. The Tommie defense had one takeaway, and limited the Pipers (1-2, 0-1) to 44 net rushing yards on 37 carries.
After falling behind 7-6 with 5:22 left in the first quarter, the Toms scored seven touchdowns in the next 19:56 on the clock to take a 54-14 halftime lead.
The Tommie defense had one takeaway and limited the Pipers (1-2, 0-1) to 44 net rushing yards on 37 carries.
Parks also caught a TD score to close with four touchdowns on the game in playing just a bit into the third quarter. He now has 45 career touchdowns in 33 games, five away from tying a St. Thomas school record.
QB Connor Leavens threw two first-half TD passes for the Pipers.