The St. Norbert College football team used a five-minute scoring outburst in the second quarter to pull away, and the Green Knights went on to a 30-0 Midwest Conference victory over Lawrence University on Saturday at the Banta Bowl.
The Green Knights (3-1, 3-0 MWC) scored 17 points in a span of 4:55 in the second quarter to go up 24-0.
Austin Williams led St. Norbert with 15 carries for 133 yards and two touchdowns before being injured and leaving the game. Quarterback Mike Fabrizio was 22 of 37 for 260 yards and a touchdown. Joe Green caught eight passes for 80 yards and a touchdown, and Logan Krueger had seven catches for 132 yards.
Quarterback Luke Barthelmess was 15 of 31 for 206 yards for the Vikings (1-3, 1-2). Sam Wagner grabbed six passes for 79 yards to pace the Vikings.
Lawrence took the opening kickoff and drove to the St. Norbert 30 before Barthelmess was intercepted by Justin Johnson. Lawrence drove the ball into St. Norbert territory five times on the afternoon.
St. Norbert drove 86 yards in 15 plays, with Williams running in from a yard out, to grab a 7-0 lead. The score stayed that way until Sam Mason kicked a 35-yard field goal with 7:33 left in the second quarter to put St. Norbert up 10-0.
Lawrence then drove to the St. Norbert 41 but was forced to punt. Tyler Mazur’s punt was downed at the St. Norbert 2, but the Green Knights got an 82-yard touchdown run from Williams four plays later to go up 17-0.
The Green Knights then recovered an on-sides kick and scored six plays later on Fabrizio’s 12-yard pass to Green to take a 24-0 lead into the locker room.
Lawrence missed a 32-yard field goal in the final seconds of the first half.
The only score in the second half was a St. Norbert touchdown late in the game.
Linebacker Andy Paider had a career day for the Vikings with 11 tackles, a sack, and a fumble recovery. Linebacker Matt Larsen added 10 tackles for the Vikings.