Senior cornerback Michael Alada recorded his second pick-six of the season and No. 4-ranked St. Thomas limited visiting Augsburg to minus-two rushing yards and four first downs in Saturday's 55-7 MIAC football win at Palmer Field in O'Shaughnessy Stadium.
St. Thomas (5-0 overall, 3-0 MIAC) won its 14th consecutive home game, 15th in a row over MIAC opponents, and surpassed 30 points for the 24th straight game. UST also improved to 9-0 in Homecoming games under Coach Glenn Caruso.
Three different players threw TD passes and seven Tommies scored touchdowns on the day. UST outgained the Auggies, 541-84 total offensive yards.
The Auggies (1-4, 1-2) were limited to 0-for-13 of third downs but they did convert their only fourth-down attempt from scrimmage. Sam Kies hit Raymond Guyton, Jr., on a 33-yard scoring lass late in the second quarter for the lone Augsburg score.
Nick Waldvogel had seven catches for 103 yards, and Tucker Trettel rushed 19 times for 90 yards. Joe Reed caught a 40-yard TD pass and is averaging 41.3 yards on eight season catches. Freshman Vinny Pallini scored his first two collegiate TDs on receptions of 21 and four yards from Perra.