The Minnesota Morris football team hit the road for the final time in 2018 on Saturday, Nov. 3, traveling to the north shore to face St. Scholastica in Duluth. The Saints jumped out to a big halftime lead and took a 47-16 win from the Cougars in UMAC action.
The Cougars came into the contest tied for eighth in the nation in turnovers gained with 24 and they would add to that total on the first drive of the game. Jared Oviok intercepted a Zach Edwards pass at the UMM 36 to halt the opening drive.
UMM kept the Saints off the scoreboard on the next drive when Nathan Gehlen blocked his fifth kick of the season, this one a 36-yard field goal, to keep the game scoreless.
CSS was able to crack the scoreboard later in the first quarter. Aaron Olson made a nice one-handed catch in the corner of the end zone for an 11-yard touchdown grab. Christian Rund added an eight-yard touchdown reception towards the end of the quarter for a 14-0 lead.
St. Scholastica added three scores in the second quarter to take a 34-0 lead into the halftime locker room.
Minnesota Morris was able to find the end zone in the fourth quarter. Justin Masloski found Branden Carlson for a 20-yard touchdown at the end of an 11-play, 78-yard drive. Later in the quarter, Brady Jergenson forced a fumble that was recovered by Marcos Luna at the CSS 16. On the next play, Masloski and Carlson connected again for a touchdown.
Masloski threw for 138 yards and rushed for 64. Carlson caught five balls for 69 yards.
Joseph Loija led the Cougars with nine tackles. Luna made eight stops and recovered two fumbles.
Minnesota Morris (2-7, 2-5 in UMAC) closes out the regular season next Saturday, Nov. 10 with a home game against Greenville, at Big Cat Stadium in Morris.