It’s halftime in Collegeville where the crowd filled in as the first half got underway. But it’s still one of the smaller crowds I’ve seen at Clemens Stadium in awhile.
Those here, however, have watched the Johnnies get back on track against a Carleton team that has struggled to match up. St. John’s had 389 yards of total offense in the first half while holding the Knights to just 28.
St. John’s had 14 first downs. Carleton had just two. Nick Martin was 14 of 17 passing for 301 yards and two touchdowns. He also carried the ball seven times for 38 yards and three touchdowns.
Rob Voshell has four catches for 124 yards. Wade Powers has three catches for 42 yards. And Jake Essler, who has seen the most action on offense he has all season, has three catches for 36 yards.
Chase Gottschalk has two catches for 25 yards to lead Carleton.
Johnnies running back Nick Schneider, who has been battling a nagging knee injury for the past couple of weeks, left the game with a strained left groin after making a 20-yard catch in the first half and he is not expected to return.
Outside linebacker Maze Thompson left with a strained patellar tendon and he is not expected to return either.