Football blown out by St. Norbert

Stephen Exarhos

The Lawrence University football team took on the powerful Green Knights of St. Norbert in DePere, Wis. last weekend in a conference matchup.
While the Vikings felt they had a chance, from the first whistle, St. Norbert proved that contention wrong.
The Green Knights (2-2, 2-1 MWC) picked up two quick scores in the first quarter, both on long touchdown passes, to take a 14-0 lead into the second quarter.
Freshman quarterback Luke Barthelmess hooked up with junior Jon Bruehl to get the Vikings within eight points, but St. Norbert would go on to score another two touchdowns before halftime. Lawrence was left with a mountain to climb at the break, with St. Norbert leading 27-6.
After halftime, the Green Knights didn’t let up. They scored three touchdowns before Bruehl could get the Vikings on the board again. The Knights punched in a fourth touchdown before the quarter ended, and the scoreline read a lopsided 56-12 with 15 minutes still to play.
While the Vikings did manage to score twice in the fourth quarter – with sophomore quarterback Tyler Mazur connecting on a pass to senior Jeremiah Johnson for one score and running for another – St. Norbert drove the ball into the end zone three more times.
The final score was 77-26 in favor of the Green Knights.
The Vikings’ cause was not helped by their five turnovers – four fumbles and an interception – and the 12 penalties for 97 yards called against them. Lawrence (1-3, 1-2 MWC) has some work to do before traveling to face Illinois College (1-3, 1-2 MWC) this weekend.