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Green Knights Finish 2011 With Rout of Lake Forest

From Sports Information Director, November 5, 2011 | Football
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - St. Norbert College clinched its 13th consecutive season with at least seven wins thanks to a 41-6 win over Lake Forest College in a Midwest Conference game at Farwell Field.

The Green Knights (7-3, 7-2 MWC), who have never won less than seven games during Jim Purtill's 13-year coaching tenure, held the Foresters (3-6, 3-6) to just 190 yards and their lowest point total of the year. Lake Forest had not scored less than 24 points in any of its first eight games of the season.

St. Norbert benefited from a defensive touchdown for the game's first points. The Foresters recovered a fumble in St. Norbert territory, but the Green Knights answered three plays later when Austin Prusha returned an interception 61 yards for a touchdown with 1 minute 35 seconds left before halftime.

The Green Knights moved ahead 14-0 when Kevin Hansen hit Joe Green for a 26-yard touchdown on fourth-and-6 with 5:15 left before halftime. The Foresters marched to the St. Norbert 21 and converted a fourth-and-4 with a 21-yard touchdown run by Kevin Davis just 2:50 before halftime.

St. Norbert took a 21-6 halftime lead when Hansen found Green again, this time on a 22-yard score just 28 seconds before intermission.

The Green Knights extended their lead with 2:56 left in the third quarter on a Mike Fabrizio 1-yard touchdown pass to Tony Ledvina. St. Norbert put the game out of reach with two touchdowns 1:33 apart early in the fourth quarter. Green rushed seven yards for a touchdown and Fabrizio completed a 49-yard touchdown pass to Logan Krueger.

St. Norbert outgained Lake Forest 451-190. Joe Green caught five passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns. Green finished with 63 catches and 11 receiving touchdowns this season. Fabrizio completed 8 of 13 passes for 150 yards and touchdowns, while Hansen was 10-for-19 for 142 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Craig Fagan rushed 17 times for 77 yards.

Pete Scaffidi was 20-for-39 for Lake Forest, amassing 158 yards with three interceptions.