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Michigan Tech loses to new NCAA Division I FCS school St. Thomas

HOUGHTON (AP) — Louis Hyde kicked a 39-yard field goal with 59 seconds to play and St. Thomas rallied for a historic 12-9 win over Michigan Tech in its NCAA Division I FCS debut on Saturday.

Tight end Aiden Carlson pulled the Tommies into a 9-9 tie when he recovered quarterback Tommy Dolan’s fumble on 1st and goal in the end zone with 5:43 to play but the extra point was blocked.

St. Thomas forced a three-and-out before putting together the winning drive, getting 24 yards.

The Division II Huskies quickly picked up 40 yards before Johnson Fallah picked off Will Ark’s pass with 14 seconds to play to seal the win for St. Thomas.

St. Thomas received NCAA approval to jump from Division III to D-I in the summer of 2020.

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