Updated: Sunday, 25 Nov 2012, 1:28 AM EST
Published : Sunday, 25 Nov 2012, 12:16 AM EST
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) - For the third straight season, the University of Saint Francis football team saw its season come to an end in the NAIA quarterfinals. The Cougars were not able to avenge a regular season loss to then-number one Marian University. The Knights beat the Cougars, 45-34.
Marian took a 17-point lead to start the the game, before Saint Francis scored a touchdown before halftime. In the second half, the two teams would exchange knockout punches, with Marian outscoring USF, 28-27.
Marian running back, Tevin Lake scored three rushing touchdowns. He carried the ball 30 times and rushed for 141 yards.
USF quarterback David Yoder completed 25-of-42 passes. He kept the Cougars in it with three touchdowns. His favorite target in the game was Aaron Knight who led the team with six receptions. Two catches were for a touchdown.
Saint Francis' season ends with a 9-3 record.
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