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Knights unable to withstand Tommies’ ground attack

October 20, 2018 at 6:04 pm
Kwaku Bodom (44)
Kwaku Bodom (44)
Photo: Geoffrey Mo '19

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Carleton College football team saw its two-game MIAC win streak halted as the Knights lost, 68-0, to No. 7-ranked University of St. Thomas.

The Tommies (6-1, 4-1 MIAC) used their potent rushing attack to amass 445 yards on the ground. Josh Parks—the reigning MIAC Offensive Player-of-the-Week after putting together a 256-yard, 3-touchdown performance against No. 5-ranked Saint John’s last Saturday—totaled 198 yards and three scores this afternoon.

St. Thomas seized control of the contest early, reaching the end zone on its first two possessions, including a 46-yard scamper by Parks. He added a 61-yard rumble to pay dirt late in the second quarter.

Carlos Lua Pineda (Jr./Gresham, Ore./Gresham) finished with a game-high 10 tackles to lead Carleton (3-5, 2-4 MIAC), while Travis Brown (So./St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville), Peter Hagstrom (Jr./Shakopee, Minn./Shakopee), and Ryan McGregor (Fy./Ellsworth, Wis./Ellsworth) had seven stops apiece.

Playing without the two top targets in the passing game once again— Mack Journell (Jr./Stevens Point, Wis./Stevens Point) and Fletcher Metz (Jr./Oconomowoc, Wis./Catholic Memorial)—Christian Zaytoun (Sr./Raleigh, N.C./Woodberry Forest) completed 18 passes for 117 yards.

Jay Bowers (Fy./Little Elm, Texas/Little Elm) had a game-high and career-best eight receptions for 40 yards, while Dylan Rye (Sr./Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow) had three catches for 58 yards.

Carleton will host Gustavus Adolphus College on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. That will be Senior Day, and live video and live stats will be available via Knights Online.