After a promising start to the season against Luther College, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse offense struggled mightily on Saturday in a 51-7 loss to 12th-ranked University of St. Thomas.
Held to only nine first downs, UW-L (1-1) finished with only 116 yards of offense compared to the Tommies' 654.
The Eagles used three quarterbacks in the game. Starter Trent Cummings finished 6 of 10 for 64 yards and was sacked six times. John Tackett completed one of his three pass attempts, and Andrew Thompson was 2 of 3 for five yards.
Tyler Jenkins led the team with 45 rushing yards, including 30 yards on a touchdown run to put the Eagles on the board in the third quarter. As a team though, UW-L was held to 38 net rushing yards.
Meanwhile, Jordan Roberts ran for three touchdowns on 16 carries for St. Thomas (2-0). The Tommies had six players with three or more catches.
Joel Oxton was the leading receiver on the day for UW-L with three catches for 30 yards.
UW-L travels to Texas on Saturday, September 19 to face 4th-ranked University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.