COLLEGEVILLE -- The St. John's Johnnies got the 2015 campaign started right with a 45-9 throttling of the Dubuque Spartans on Saturday.

Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON

The Johnnies were led by outstanding running back Sam Sura, who carried the ball 18 times for 152 yards -- including a 23-yard touchdown run that made the score 24-0 in the second quarter.

Quarterback Nick Martin added two rushing touchdowns of his own as well as 138 yards though the air with a touchdown.

The game was never in doubt, as the Johnnies defense kept the Spartans out of the endzone until late in the third quarter when the score was 38-9.

The Johnnies (1-0) will host Buena Vista University next weekend with a 1:00 p.m. kickoff.

Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON