Area college football: Tommies grind out 38-24 victory over Marist in PFL opener

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			Area college football: Tommies grind out 38-24 victory over Marist in PFL opener
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St. Thomas rushed for 242 yards and held Marist to 55 yards on the ground to cruise to a 38-24 victory in the Tommies’ Pioneer Football League opener Saturday in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Hope Adebayo led the way for the Tommies (3-1, 1-0 PFL), rushing for 152 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries. He averaged 8.3 yards per carry.

Cade Sexauer completed 18 of 37 passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns for St. Thomas. He was intercepted once.

Brock Bagozzi kept the Red Foxes (1-3, 1-1) in the game, passing for 269 yards and three TDs. He completed 23 of 39 throws and was intercepted twice.

St. Thomas controlled the ball almost twice as long as Marist, with 39 minutes, 12 seconds in time of possession to the Red Foxes’ 20:48.

Next up for the Tommies is defending PFL champion Davidson at 1 p.m. Saturday at O’Shaughnessy Stadium in St. Paul. Davidson beat St. Thomas 42-15 last year in Davidson, N.C.

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