Category: St. John’s University

NCAA Division-III Playoffs: St. John’s vs. UW-Platteville

The No. 9 St. John’s University Johnnies take on No. 16 University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneers in the first round of the NCAA Division-III football playoffs. The Pioneers finished 8-2 and earned an at-large berth to the playoffs out of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). The Johnnies also earned an at-large berth, going 9-1 and…

Jordan Roberts, Defensive Excellence Lead St. Thomas Tommies Victory

Two months ago the St. Thomas Tommies rolled into Collegeville and came out with a 35-14 victory over the St. John’s Johnnies. It was a contest dominated by St. Thomas, and one that the Johnnies claimed was a kind of wake-up call. The team had grown significantly since then, but so had St. Thomas, and…

NCAA Division-III Playoffs: R. 2, Johnnies v. Tommies

NCAA Division-III Playoffs Round 2 No. 11 St. John’s Johnnies (10-1) vs. No. 3 St. Thomas Tommies (11-0)   How They Got Here: The St. John’s Johnnies finished second in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) with a record of 9-1 in the regular season. Their only loss came at home to St. Thomas when…

St. John’s Johnnies Defense Dominates in First Round Victory, 51-7

It has been almost exactly two months since St. Thomas came to Collegeville, MN and dominated in a 35-14 victory. Now the St. John’s Johnnies will get a chance to seek revenge and knock their rivals from the Division-III playoffs after a dominating performance by the St. John’s defense in a 51-7 victory over the…

Nick Martin, Sam Sura Lead St. John’s to 49-27 Victory

The Gustavus Adolphus Gusties had to feel pretty good about pulling off the upset in Collegeville Saturday afternoon, as two key mistakes helped to stake them to a 14-7 lead. However, these St. John’s Johnnies are tough to beat at home and, led by seniors Nick Martin and Sam Sura, St. John’s took a 21-14…

Division-III Football Playoffs: Round 2 Preview: Wartburg vs. St. John’s

Match-Up: On Saturday at 1 P.M. Eastern Time the Wartburg College Knights will play host to the St. John’s University Johnnies in the second round of the NCAA Division-III Football playoffs. Wartburg was ranked No. 5 in the final regular season D3Football poll, while St. John’s was No. 13. How They Got Here: The Wartburg…

Pick-8? St. John’s Defense Shuts Down St. Scholastica in 35-7 Win

All season long the defense of St. John’s has proven that they can play any kind of football an opponent wants to throw at them. A triple-option attack. Smash mouth power backs. Aerial shows. It doesn’t matter; they simply deliver. Saturday was no execption as the St. Scholastica Saints came to Collegeville, MN looking to…

Division-III Football Playoffs: St. John’s University vs. College of St. Scholastica

Match-up: On Saturday at 1:00 PM Eastern Time the College of St. Scholastica Saints (Upper Midwest Athletic Conference, 10-0, 9-0) will travel to Collegeville, MN to play the St. John’s University Johnnies (Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, 9-1, 7-1) in the first round of the Division-III Football playoffs. St. John’s enters the playoffs ranked 13th in…

St. John’s Johnnies Clinch MIAC Title with 26-6 Win over St. Olaf

You have to hand it to Coach Gary Fasching. He replaces a living legend, and then leads his team to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) title in only his second season at the helm. Saturday his team won their seventh game in a row, this time over St. Olaf, to clinch the conference title…

St. John’s Johnnies Make Big Statement in 31-8 Victory

There are three things that the St. John’s Johnnies do exceptionally well: keep opponents from scoring, create turnovers and run the ball. All of those things they were able to do on Saturday, but they added another big dimension to Saturday’s 31-8 win over the Bethel Royals – the big pass play. The Johnnies were…

MIAC Conference Title on the Line as St. John’s Johnnies Welcome Bethel Royals

This Saturday the Bethel Royals will travel to Collegeville, MN to take on the St. John’s Johnnies in a game that will decide the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) title. The Royals enter 7-1, with a 6-0 conference record. The Johnnies are also 7-1 on the season with a 5-1 MIAC record. The winner of…

Coach Gary Fasching Creating Own Legacy for St. John’s Johnnies

It is not easy to replace a living legend. Aaron Rodgers replaced Brett Favre in Green Bay. Mike Woodson replaced Phil Jackson for the Lakers. Mike Matheny took over as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals from Tony LaRussa. Sometimes, like Rodgers and Matheny, the person doing the replacing will have great success, while other…

Turnovers Turn Tide for St. John’s Johnnies in 24-7 Win

In a game that the St. John’s Johnnies once trailed 7-0, a pounding ground attack and some big plays by their defense turned the game around and led the visitors to a 24-7 win over the Augsburg Auggies. Two key turnovers created by the Johnnies defense led to 10 points, and St. John’s finished the…

St. John’s Johnnies Defense Batters Knights in 52-3 Win

For much of the season the St. John’s Johnnies defense has been one that bent but didn’t break. They were gladly willing to give up yards, but once opponents were deep in their territory, their defenders forced takeaways and turnovers on downs, and made sacks to end drives. This led them to giving up over…

Sam Sura Leads St. John’s Johnnies Ground Offensive in 29-19 Win

The St. John’s Johnnies rolled into Gustavus Adolphus on Saturday looking to put an end to the aerial assault that has been the Gusties offense. To do so they needed to go to the ground to control the game, and that is what they did, riding the powerful legs of Sam Sura to pull out…

MIAC Powerhouses Square Off in Saturday Showdown: Gustavus Adolphus vs St. John’s

This Saturday two of the powerhouse teams in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) will square off as Gustavus Adolphus heads north to battle St. John’s University. With five teams just one game apart in the conference standings, this is the first weekend of what will be a very exciting stretch run in the conference.…

St. John’s Johnnies March to Impressive 49-28 win over Hamline Pipers

If a person looked at the overall statistics from the game, it would be easy to believe that that Hamline won Saturday afternoon’s contest between the Pipers and St. John’s Johnnies. After all, the Pipers outgained St. John’s by nearly 100 yards and had a small advantage in the time of possession. Those are the…