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Thomas More Travels to Wisconsin to Battle UW-Platteville

Thomas More Travels to Wisconsin to Battle UW-Platteville

(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – The Thomas More University football team will travel to Wisconsin-Platteville this Saturday (September 21, 2019) for a rematch of last season's 35-28 Saints win. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. Eastern at Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium.

THE TEAMS: Thomas More (1-2) fell 17-14 in the final minutes to Cumberland in its last game, missing a game-tying field goal attempt off the upright as time expired. The Saints have led in the final 1:30 in both of their losses this season. Wisconsin-Platteville (1-0) won its season opener at home on September 7th, topping East Texas Baptist 38-30. The Pioneers compete in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in NCAA Division III.

THE COACHES: Trevor Stellman is in his second season as the head coach at Thomas More. Prior to becoming head coach, Stellman graduated from TMU in 2010 and served as an assistant coach for eight seasons. Wisconsin-Platteville is coached by Mike Emendorfer, who is in his 20th season as head coach with a career record of 98-95.

THE OFFFENSE
THOMAS MORE: The Saints are averaging 33.7 points and 405.7 yards per game this season. The Saints average 146.0 rushing yards and 259.7 passing yards per game. Senior quarterback Justin Post (Macedonia, Ohio/Nordonia) has thrown for 779 yards while completing 58-of-103 passes with six touchdowns, adding 75 rushing yards. Junior running back Monalo Caldwell (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain) leads the Saints with 207 rushing yards (69.0 per game) and four touchdowns. The Saints have a trio of wide receivers averaging over 60 yards per game. Mitchell Hogue (Harrison, Ohio/Harrison) leads the team with 18 receptions, while Da'marco Canty (Bogart, Ga./North Oconee) has a team-high 227 yards and is tied with Johnny McNally (Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle) for the team lead with two receiving touchdowns.

WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE: The Pioneers scored 38 points in their season opener and generated 484 yards of offense, with 373 passing yards and 111 rushing yards. Junior quarterback Colin Schuetz was 23-of-45 for 373 yards and four touchdowns through the air. Senior Wyatt Thompson led the ground attack with 60 yards on 18 carries. Junior receiver Donald Allender finished with a team-high 117 receiving yards and a touchdown. Sophomore David Urke also eclipsed the century mark with 106 yards on five catches, and senior Tyler Knigge paced the Pioneers with eight receptions for 91 yards and a score.

THE DEFENSE
THOMAS MORE: Thomas More is allowing 28.3 points per game in 2019. Their opponents are averaging 448.0 total yards, with 166.0 rushing yards and 282.0 passing yards per game. The Saints have forced five turnovers this season. Sophomore linebacker Peyton Van Horn (Hebron, Ky./Conner) leads the team with 33 total tackles (11 per game). Senior defensive back Thomas Williams (Oregonia, Ohio/Clinton-Massie) is second on the team with 23 total tackles (7.7 per game), and also has one interception and one fumble recovery on the season.

WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE: The Pioneers allowed 30 points and 396 yards in their opener. They surrendered 299 passing yards and 97 rushing yards and compiled three turnovers and five sacks. Senior defensive back Walter Ollie led the team with 12 tackles and a fumble recovery. Senior defensive lineman Jackson McMahan had a team-high 2.5 sacks in the win.

SERIES HISTORY: This is the second meeting between the two schools. Last season, the Pioneers visited BB&T Field ranked No. 16 in the nation in NCAA Division III and raced out to a 21-point lead in the first quarter, but the Saints came back to win 35-28.

BROADCAST: Wisconsin-Platteville will provide a LIVE broadcast of the game as well as LIVE stats updates, and links to each can be found at the top of this page or on Thomas More's football schedule page on www.thomasmoresaints.com.

UP TO DATE INFORMATION: For all the up to date information on Thomas More athletics visit the Thomas More athletic webpage at www.thomasmoresaints.com and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @tmusaints.

UP NEXT: Thomas More will remain on the road for a matchup at Cincinnati Christian on Saturday, September 28 at 12 p.m.

HOME BROADCASTS: For each of the Saints' home games, Thomas More will provide a LIVE video webcast starting 10 minutes prior to kickoff. Nate Metz and Brady Laber will bring you all the action from BB&T Field at www.thomasmoresaints.com.