Wisconsin-Oshkosh ousted in Division III semifinals
Titans turn the ball over four times in loss
Matt O'Connell ran for two touchdowns and threw for another on Saturday and St. Thomas (Minn.) beat Wisconsin-Oshkosh 28-14 in the Division III national semifinals.
Brenton Braddock added 117 rushing yards for the fourth-ranked Tommies (14-0), who will be making their first appearance in the championship game. They will play top-ranked Mount Union (14-0) Friday in Salem, Va. Mount Union beat Mary Hardin-Baylor 48-35 on Saturday.
On the game's first play from scrimmage, Tommies defensive lineman Ayo Idowu picked up a fumble after an errant Titans pitch and rumbled 25 yards for a 7-0 lead.
Later in the first quarter, the Tommies scored on a 6-yard pass from O'Connell to Logan Marks and a 1-yard keeper by O'Connell for a 21-0 lead.
Nate Wara was 20 of 34 for 266 yards and had a rushing and passing score for the fifth-ranked Titans (13-1), who turned the ball over four times.
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