Football cruises to 40-0 win over Hamline
October 29, 2011
NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Leon Clark rushed for 174 yards and two touchdowns as No. 19 St. Olaf cruised to a 40-0 MIAC football win over visiting Hamline University on Saturday at Manitou Field.
Clark rushed for 110 yards in the first quarter as St. Olaf led 7-0 after the first and 17-0 at the half. Clark's 28-yard scoring run with 4:31 left in the opening period gave the Oles (7-1, 5-1 MIAC) a 7-0 lead.
With the big day on the ground, Clark became the third player in school history to eclipse 3,000 career rushing yards with 3,004 (Ole Gunderson - 3,899; Manuel Spreigl - 3,122).
Stephen Asp caught two touchdown passes -- of 15 and seven yards -- for St. Olaf. Asp has nine touchdown catches this fall, which ranks third all-time (Horace Gant, 12, 2007; Antonio Jennings, 11, 2010).
The St. Olaf defense picked up their first shutout of the fall, limiting the winless Pipers (0-8, 0-6 MIAC) to 124 yards on 53 plays. St. Olaf held Hamline to 46 rushing yards on 29 attempts and held the Piper passing atttack in check with interceptions from Ben Dobson, Reggie Woods and Drew Eid. Brian Albrecht added two sacks and Micah Johnson a team-high seven tackles, including one for a loss.
St. Olaf plays at Saint John's University next Saturday in Collegeville.