Big fourth quarter pushes Presentation past Lawrence

Wasonu Allen (1) led the Vikings in rushing yards, and Terrell Myers (6) returned an interception for a touchdown against Presentation College.
Wasonu Allen (1) led the Vikings in rushing yards, and Terrell Myers (6) returned an interception for a touchdown against Presentation College.

APPLETON, Wis. -- The Presentation College football team scored 26 fourth-quarter points Saturday and pulled away for a 40-10 non-conference victory over Lawrence University on Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl.

The Saints (1-0) entered the quarter clinging to a 14-10 edge but scored on all four of their fourth-quarter possessions to secure the victory.

Presentation quarterback Austin Eggl completed 18-of-33 passes for 301 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. John Oldenkamp ran 22 times for 104 yards to pace the Saints, and Wayne Scatena caught eight passes for 133 yards and a touchdown.

Wasonu Allen ran 12 times for 65 yards to pace Lawrence's rushing attack, and quarterback Philip Santiago carried 11 times for 55 yards. Santiago was limited to 6-of-20 passing for 34 yards.

Lawrence linebacker Jake Gostisha finished with 13 tackles, including one tackle for loss. Sophomore cornerback Terrell Myers returned his first career interception for a touchdown to go with four tackles and a pass breakup for the Vikings.

Presentation led 7-0 when Myers picked off Eggl and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown to tie the game with 7:36 left in the first quarter. Eggl put the Saints back on top with a 41-yard scoring pass to William Moffet with 7:39 remaining in the second quarter.

Another Eggl interception helped set up a Lawrence field goal that ended the first half. Alic Riedel intercepted Eggl, and Lawrence (0-1) took over at its own 27 with 1:10 left in the half. Caleb Catt ripped off a 14-yard run, and Santiago's 21-yard run gave the Vikings a first down at the Presentation 27 with 11 seconds left.

Santiago then connected with Chris Shaw, who went sliding out of bounds at the 17 with just over a second left on the clock. Ryan Butterfield then booted a 39-yard field goal to trim the margin to 14-10 at the half.

A 34-minute lightning delay early in the third quarter took some momentum away from the Vikings, who were driving at the time. Once the team came back on the field, Lawrence's drive stalled and Butterfield missed a 41-yard field goal.

On its next possession, Lawrence saw a long completion wiped away by a penalty but got a second life on a roughing the punter penalty. The Vikings couldn't cash in on that opportunity, but Will Nichols' punt pinned the Saints at their own 11.

Presentation then scored on a six-play, 89-yard drive to push the lead to 21-10. The Saints got 71- and 44-yard scoring drives on their next two possessions to grab a 35-10 edge and seal the win.