Box Score

Football cruises past Pipers, 48-14

Mike Ludwig
October 6, 2012

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Michael Thai rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns as St. Olaf defeated Hamline University 48-14 in a MIAC football game on Saturday at Klas Field.

The Oles' Dan Dobson threw for 140 yards and three touchdowns on 10-of-13 passing as St. Olaf built a 31-7 halftime lead and improved to 5-1 overall and 4-1 in MIAC play. Dobson also rushed for a season-best 84 yards on seven carries.

Hamline (1-4, 0-4 MIAC) had 147 rushing yards and a touchdown from Austin Duncan. Quarterback Kevin Ackerley rushed for 117 yards and threw for 71 yards and a touchdown, but was intercepted three times by the St. Olaf defense.

Kyle Foster had nine tackles -- four solo and five assisted -- to lead the Ole defense that generated a season-high five turnovers.

The Oles' Ben Dobson, Reggie Woods and Chad Curry had the interceptions. Woods had a 32-yard return that set up the final St. Olaf score of the first half, when Dobson found Jake Schmiesing for an 8-yard score with 14 seconds left in the half. Schmiesing had three catches for 42 yards and Stephen Asp two, each touchdowns, for 44 yards.

The victory gives the Oles 14 in a row against Hamline, dating to the 1999 season.

St. Olaf hosts Augsburg next Saturday at 1 p.m. The Auggies (4-1, 3-1 MIAC) defeated Saint John's 48-17 on Saturday.

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