ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Joe Hird made two of St. Thomas' three straight interceptions late in the first half as the Tommies scored touchdowns off of each to break away from Presbyterian 54-15 in a season-ender on Saturday.
St. Thomas (7-3) ended its inaugural Division I season with a 6-2 record in the Pioneer Football League after making the jump from D-III. Presbyterian finished 2-9, 0-8.
The teams battled through four lead changes with Hird's first interception setting up a Nick Rice 40-yard touchdown run to put the Tommies ahead for good, 21-15. Presbyterian's next two possessions ended in points for St. Thomas as Luke Glenna returned an interception 27 yards and Hird's second pick set up Hope Adebayo's 1-yard TD run for a 35-15 halftime lead.