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College Football: Finlandia falls to Alma, 46-0

ALMA — Finlandia sophomore Kenny Kujawa tied a school record as the Finlandia University football team lost 46-0 to Alma on Saturday afternoon at Bahlke Field.

Kujawa became the first Finlandia player to have over 800 career receiving yards in a season.

“We fought hard today,” said head coach Travis Wiltzius. “We started the game with a 10-minute drive but just came up short from the seven yard line on fourth down. We did a lot of great things in the first half. We just had a sloppy second half. We grew today as a program. I want to thank our three seniors who played: Wilson (Spreier), Bryce (Beauchaine) and Addison (Martin). Their devotion to our program has been key to establishing a culture here. I will truly miss them all.”

Finlandia (0-10, 0-7 MIAA) had the ball first and had a long drive. The Lions gained 91 yards (using up 10 minutes) and drove all the way to the Alma six-yard line before being stopped.

The Lions’ defense came up with big play after big play to keep the team in the game.

The Scots (6-4, 4-3) scored three touchdowns in the fourth to seal the game.

Offensively, Kujawa caught four passes for 49 yards. That moves him to 45 catches for the season, tying the mark set by Darrion Robinson in 2015.

Defensively, Finlandia (No. 11 in NCAA Division III pass defense) gave up just 108 yards in the air with an interception and five blocked passes. Freshman Christian Creten and sophomore Dave Carlson had 11 tackles each while Kujawa blocked three passes.

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