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College football: Saints win season opener

Senior quarterback Alex Thiry threw for 211 yards and three touchdowns, including one on the final play of the first half, as St. Scholastica rallied to beat Lawrence University 34-21 Saturday afternoon in the opening game of the season for both ...

Senior quarterback Alex Thiry threw for 211 yards and three touchdowns, including one on the final play of the first half, as St. Scholastica rallied to beat Lawrence University 34-21 Saturday afternoon in the opening game of the season for both teams in Appleton, Wis.

Thiry, from Cambridge, Minn., completed 18 of 23 passes as the Saints came back from 6-0 and 13-7 deficits. A 21-yard scoring pass to senior wide receiver Jonny Bennett of Blackduck came with no time showing on the clock in the second quarter, giving the Saints a 14-13 lead.

Junior wide receiver Nick Thiry had six catches for 68 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore running back Jake Jensen had 30 carries for 128 yards and two fourth-quarter TDs. Sean Graskey of Superior led the Saints with 12 tackles, including a 9-yard sack.

St. Scholastica plays again Sept. 17 at Greenville (Ill.) to open the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference season.

St. Scholastica 0-14-7-13--34
Lawrence 0-13-8-0--21

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Second Quarter

LU -- JonBruehl 94 pass from Luke Barthelmess (kick blocked), 13:28

CSS -- Nick Thiry 9 pass from Alex Thiry (Mike Theismann kick), %;42

LU -- Tyler Mazur 26 pass from Barthelmess (Cody Robel kick), 4:09

CSS -- Jonny Bennett 21 pass from A. Thiry (Theismann kick), 0:00

Third Quarter

CSS -- Keegan O'Neill 21 pass from A. Thiry (Theismann kick), 11:27

LU -- Mazur 1 run (Dominique Dirden pass from Bathelmess), 7:44

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Fourth Quarter

CSS -- Jake Jensen 4 run (Theismann kick), 12:34

CSS -- Jensen 1 run (kick failed), 4:50

A -- 672.

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