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St. Thomas wins Pioneer title with 27-13 victory over Butler

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Quarterback Cade Sexauer ran for two touchdowns, Yusef Leak returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown, and St. Thomas of Minnesota won the Pioneer Football League championship with a 27-13 victory over Butler on Saturday.

The Tommies won the league championship in their second year as a Division I member. They are not yet eligible for the FCS playoffs.

Sexauer opened the scoring with a 2-yard run and Leak later raced 66 yards with the blocked kick to give St. Thomas a 14-0 first-quarter lead. The Tommies led 14-0 at halftime and added two Stephan Shagen field goals and a 1-yard Sexauer TD run in the second half.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: B. Bushka2377
Passing TDs: B. Bushka20
Rushing Yards: B. Bushka627
Rushing TDs: B. Bushka5
Receiving Yards: T. Adams689
Receiving TDs: L. Wooten6
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2022
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 vs. St. Thomas (FL) W 31 - 26
9/10 vs. Taylor University W 45 - 10
9/17 at South Dakota State L 17 - 45
10/1 at Davidson L 0 - 31
10/8 vs. Dayton W 31 - 0
10/15 at Valparaiso W 26 - 25
10/22 vs. Marist W 31 - 10
10/29 vs. Morehead State W 56 - 20
11/5 at San Diego W 26 - 23
11/12 at Drake L 24 - 27
11/19 vs. St. Thomas (MN) L 13 - 27
Pioneer League
  Conference Overall
St. Thomas (MN) 8-0 10-1
Davidson 6-2 8-3
Dayton 6-2 8-3
Butler 5-3 7-4
San Diego 4-3 5-5
Valparaiso 4-4 5-6
Marist 4-4 4-7
Drake 3-5 3-8
Stetson 2-5 4-6
Morehead State 1-7 2-9
Presbyterian 0-8 1-10
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4173 (44)
Passing Yards: 2392 (58)
Rushing Yards: 1781 (45)
Points per game: 27.3 (55)
Yards per game: 379.4 (48)
Touchdowns: 37 (42)
Field Goals: 12 (34)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3960 (52)
Passing Yards: 2242 (40)
Rushing Yards: 1718 (64)
Points per game: 22.2 (32)
Yards per game: 360.0 (51)
Touchdowns: 31 (38)
Field Goals: 9 (52)