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College football: Saints seeking first MIAC win Saturday at PSS

St. Scholastica was competitive with Hamline in 2021.

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DULUTH — St. Scholastica hopes to capture its first college football victory as a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference when the Saints host Hamline on homecoming at 1 p.m. Saturday at Public Schools Stadium.

St. Scholastica was competitive with Hamline in the Saints' first season in the MIAC, falling 34-18 in their first meeting Oct. 2 in St. Paul and 21-20 in their season finale 21-20 Nov. 13, also in St. Paul.

St. Scholastica (1-2 overall, 0-1 MIAC) opened conference play last week in Minneapolis with a 50-13 loss to Augsburg as quarterback Cade Sheehan was 26-for-38 passing for 295 yards and four touchdowns.

Sophomore running back Nick Schlender had a big day rushing the football for the Saints, with 17 carries for 141 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Donald West didn’t throw any interceptions but had a hard time connecting with his receivers, going 11-for-28 passing for 101 yards and no touchdowns.

Senior safety Jake Kukowski had 11 tackles to lead the CSS defense and Kyle Oswald had an interception.

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Hamline (2-1, 0-1) is coming off a 45-12 homecoming loss to Carleton last week in St. Paul as quarterback Jonathan Singleton was 27-for-39 passing for 308 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Knights to victory.

Alejandro Villanueva was 13-for-33 passing for 196 yards, with a touchdown and interception to lead Hamline, but the Pipers' rushing attack was nearly nonexistent, with 31 carries for 54 yards.

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