September 2, 2012 in Sports

Whitworth wins in Minnesota

 

Ronnie Thomas ran for 161 yards and three touchdowns as Whitworth jumped ahead early and eased past College of St. Scholastica for a 28-13 season-opening football win Saturday afternoon in Duluth, Minn.

Thomas scored from 4 yards out on the Pirates’ opening drive and had another short touchdown run in the second quarter to give Whitworth a 14-0 halftime lead.

Thomas then scored on Whitworth’s first drive to open the second half. Later in the quarter, Jake DeGooyer caught a 33-yard touchdown pass from Michael McCune to give the Pirates a 28-0 lead.

Whitworth held St. Scholastica to 249 yards of total offense.

The win is Whitworth’s first season-opening victory since 2008 and it snapped the Saints’ 14-game winning streak.

The Pirates play at Whittier College on Saturday.

Around the state

Sewanee 30, Puget Sound 7: The Tigers quickly erased an early deficit with 27 unanswered points in a season-opening win over the Loggers in Sewanee, Tenn.

Texas A&M-Kingsville 35, Central Washington 7: The Javelinas took advantage of four Wildcats turnovers and beat Central Washington in a nonconference season-opener in Kingsville, Texas.

Senior Ryan Robertson threw for 253 yards to lead the Wildcats.


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