DES MOINES, Iowa -- Hope Adebayo ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns and St. Thomas (Minnesota) edged Drake 21-14 on Saturday.
Nick Rice had 94 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Tommies. He carried the ball eight times for 31 yards as St. Thomas ran out the final 5 1/2 minutes after the Bulldogs closed within a touchdown.
Hope scored on 2- and 8-yard runs in the second quarter to give the Tommies (6-3, 5-2 Pioneer Football League) a 14-0 lead at the half.
Brandon Langdok put Drake on the board with a 3-yard run in the third quarter and after an interception, the Bulldogs drove it close. However, Isaiah Hall blocked a field goal attempt and with an unsportsmanlike penalty tacked on, St. Thomas got the ball back at the Drake 43. Rice covered those yards on three caries, the last going for 28.
Ian Corwin threw a 6-yard touchdown passes to Caden Meis with 5:26 to play for Drake (2-7, 1-5).