At this point, a mercy rule probably could be useful for Division III football. For the second time this season, with No. 4 St. Thomas’ 97-0 win over St. Olaf on Saturday, a D-III program put up 90 or more points in a shutout victory.
To make matters even more interesting for St. Thomas on Saturday, it was apparently already up 91-0 with 15 seconds left on the clock and the team decided well, the score wasn’t high enough. So, it ran it in for another touchdown score to give it a 97-0 win.
Of course, as in all good games, there was also a coaching saga — St. Olaf’s head coach, James Kilian, was the offensive coordinator for St. Thomas its three previous seasons. St. Thomas really showed no mercy.
DIII St. Thomas was up 91-0 with :15 left and decided to run get one more score to make it 97-0.
Even CRAZIER part is the losing team’s coach was to the O-coordinator for St. Thomas for the three previous seasons.
Former boss laid it on him. pic.twitter.com/1fwNPR1Qjn
— Dan Worthington (@danWorthington) November 11, 2017
St. Thomas is no stranger to beating teams by gaudy numbers, beating Hamline 84-0 earlier this year. St. Thomas is now 9-1.
Also this season, Division III Saint John’s put up an excessive 98-0 score over College of St. Scholastica to open its season on Sept. 2. Saint John’s didn’t even score in the final 10 minutes of that contest, saving St. Scholastica a potential triple-digit loss. Saint John’s is now 9-1 overall, 7-1 in its conference.
St Scholastica just needed a couple of balls to bounce their way pic.twitter.com/tQLFsOGpjP
— Brian Pickett (@BrianPickett) September 2, 2017
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