|Coe College (11-1)||0||0||6||0||6|
|St. Thomas (12-0)||20||21||14||0||55|
|St. Paul, Minn.|
|Coe College||Indv. Leaders||St. Thomas|
|#4 Trevor Heitland - 43||Rushing||#2T Tucker Trettel - 102|
|#15 Gavin Glenn - 273||Passing||#9 Alex Fenske - 229|
|#6 Seth Williams - 107||Receiving||#17 Luke Iverson - 64|
|Coe College||Team Statistics||St. Thomas|
SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Third-ranked St. Thomas raced out to a 41-0 halftime lead on Saturday, as the Tommies beat 16th-ranked Coe College 55-6 in the second round of the NCAA Playoffs.
The Kohawks went three-and-out on the opening drive, but quickly got the ball back. On the third play of the game for the Tommies, Jake Morris (Solon, Iowa/Solon) forced a fumble that Terrance Hall recovered at the Tommie 29 yard line. Coe wasn't able to convert, as Gavin Glenn (Adel, Iowa/ADM) was picked off on fourth down, with St. Thomas returning the interception 52 yards. The Tommies scored six plays later on third-and-12 from 13 yards out.
Both teams exchanged punts before Coe was stopped on fourth down near midfield. The Tommies wasted no time scoring, as Alex Fenske found Joe Reed for a 42-yard touchdown pass. The Kohawks stuffed a fake attempt on the point-after, leaving St. Thomas with a 13-0 lead with 3:46 left in the first quarter. The Tommies added another touchdown late in the first quarter off another interception.
Coe drove to the St. Thomas 33-yard line on the opening drive of the second quarter, but Glenn was picked off on fourth down at the 17 yard line. On the next play, Tucker Trettel rushed 83-yards for a touchdown, giving the Tommies a 27-0 lead with 10:40 left in the first half. St. Thomas capitalized on a pair of Kohawk punts late in the first half, scoring touchdowns following both punts. St. Thomas took a 41-0 lead into halftime.
St. Thomas went three-and-out to start the second half. The Kohawks struck quick, as Glenn found Seth Williams (Kahoka, Mo./Clark County) for a 66-yard touchdown pass on the first offensive play of the second half for Coe. The point-after attempt was blocked, leaving St. Thomas with a 41-6 lead. The Tommies responded six plays later, as Josh Parks ran for a 25-yard touchdown. The final score of the game came with 3:12 to play in the third quarter, as Bennie Wilson scored from a yard out, giving St. Thomas a 55-6 lead.
Coe had 56 yards rushing, while the Tommies had 263. Coe threw for 273 yards, while St. Thomas had 342 yards in the air. Coe ran 73 plays for 329 yards, while St. Thomas had 605 yards on 74 plays. Coe was 5-of-19 on third downs, while the Tommies were 8-of-13. The Kohawks were 2-of-8 on fourth downs, while St. Thomas was 0-for-2.
Trevor Heitland (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy) had 42 yards on 24 carries, while Brandon Roseberry (Center Point, Iowa/Center Point-Urbana) had 22 yards on 10 carries. Heitland finished the season with a school record 317 carries for 1,913 yards, the second most in school history. Glenn was 16-of-35 passing for 273 yards. Glenn finished the season with a school-record 27 passing touchdowns. His 192 completions is tied for fifth in school history, while his 2,589 yards passing is tied for the sixth most in school history. Glenn finished his career with 3,292 yards passing, the ninth most in school history.
Heitland had a team-high five receptions for 37 yards. Heitland ended his career with 1,822 yards receiving, the fifth most in school history. Colton Martin (Alburnett, Iowa/Alburnett) had three receptions for 37 yards. Williams finished with two receptions for 107 yards. Demetrius Harper (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Prairie) had two receptions for 54 yards, while Mitchell Malloy (Riverside, Ill./Riverside-Brookfield) had two receptions for 30 yards.
Hall led the defense with 11 tackles, while Ryan Leonard (Center Junction, Iowa/Midland) added nine. Andrew Johnson (Hiawatha, Iowa/Kennedy) and Jarred Hodge (Ormond Beach, Fla./Mainland) each had seven tackles, while Austin Troendle (Waukon, Iowa/Waukon) and Drew Heitland (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy) each had four. Johnson and Morris each forced a fumble, with Hall recovering one. Troendle had an interception for the Kohawks.
The Kohawks (11-1, 8-0 IIAC) finish the season with the most wins in school history. Coe's appearance in the second round of the NCAA Playoffs was just the third in school history. The Kohawks return seven starters to next year's team.