After Pino's 16-yard strike to Johnson put the ball on the Loyola 1-yard line on St. Paul's next possession, Rawlings bullied in for the go-ahead score.

 

An 18-yard screen pass from Pino to Rawlings ballooned the lead to 19-7 by halftime.

 

Loyola showed some fire of its own early in the third quarter when Evans rifled a pass to senior wideout Trevor Janoskie streaking down the middle of the field for a 35-yard touchdown.

 

Later, Evans completed a 60-yard scoring pass to senior wideout Mike Meurer late in the fourth quarter after Rawlings' third touchdown had given the visitors 26-14 advantage.

 

"We played hard and we fought hard until the end," Loyola coach Brant Hall said. "But we have to develop a greater level of concentration from the beginning of the game to the end. We just had too many mental mistakes."

 

SP  7 12 0 7 26

Loy 0 7  7 7 21

 

SP-Pino 3 run (Welsh kick)

Loy-Evans 8 run (Rowley kick)

SP-Rawlings 1 run (Kick failed)

SP-Rawlings 18 pass from Pino (pass failed)

Loy-Janoskie 35 pass from Evans (Rowley kick)

SP-Rawlings 1 run (Welsh kick)

Loy-Meurer 60 pass from Evans (Rowley kick)