COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (KMSP) - A record-breaking 17,327 fans took over Collegeville, Minn. Saturday for annual football game between Division III rivals St. Thomas University and St. John's University.
The game broke the Division III attendance record of 16,421 set at 2010 Tommie-Johnnie game at Clemens Stadium in Collegeville, according to University of St. Thomas Athletics. 12,483 fans attended last year's game in St. Paul, a record for the St. Thomas stadium.
The more than a century-long rivalry between the two teams garnered national attention this year as ESPN brought their show, "SportsCenter on the Road," to Collegeville Saturday morning, drawing even larger crowds than usual to the game.
St. Thomas won over St. John's 35-14.
Record breaking crowd today!! 17,327 people in attendance— SJU Johnnies (@SJUJohnnies) September 26, 2015