Oles' season ends with 45-22 loss to No. 16 UST
November 16, 2013
NORTHFIELD, Minn. - St. Thomas gained a total of 532 yards and sacked Nate Penz four times while handing the Oles their ninth straight loss, in a 45-22 win in the rain on Saturday afteroon.
St. Thomas scored the first 10 ponits on a Paul Graupner 29 yard field goal, and a Nick Waldvogel 5 yard rushing score.
The Oles then answered as Nate Penz connected with Jake Schmiesing for a 81 yard touchdown to put the score at 17-7. After a UST score on a Jack Kaiser 7-yard run, Nate Penz connected with Stephen Asp in the back corner of the endzone to put the Oles within nine to make the score 24-15.
In the second half, the Tommies (8-2, 6-2 MIAC) were too much for St. Olaf (1-9, 0-8 MIAC), scoring twice on rushing touchdowns by Jack Kaiser. Kaiser had three rushing touchdowns in the game as he scampered for 76 yards on 15 carries.
The other St. Olaf score came on a 25-yard catch by senior Peter Rogotzke with three minutes left to go in the fourth quarter.
Nate Penz finished with 327 yards on 27-for-42 passing, while his counterpart Alex Fenske went 27-for-39 with 353 yards and two scores. Schmiesing finshed with three catches for 96 yards and a score while Asp went for 106 yards on six recptions.
Both teams had some trouble with the wet field conditions as there were a total of six fumbles in the game. Defensively, Derek Henle had 10 tackles and six pass breakups, while Cameron Smith added six tackles.
St. Olaf notes
- Schmiesing's touchdown catch in the second quarter put him at 27 for his career, putting him one past his older brother Andrew Schmeising, and tying him with Horace Gant (2004-07) for career touchdown receptions.