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Scots stay undefeated with 69-7 win

October 28, 2016

Michelle Ravel / The Courier

This past Saturday, the Monmouth College football team travelled to Jacksonville, Illinois to take on the Illinois College Blue Boys.

The Scots offense started clicking early as they scored on their first six drives of the game. Quarterback Tanner Matlick was on the same page with one of his favorite targets, receiver Brock Thoms, as the offensive weapon hauled in five passes for 121 yards, including two touchdowns. Monmouth went to the half leading 49-0.

In the second half backup quarterback Hayden Nelson took over the offense, guiding the team to two more touchdowns, as well as a pair of field goals. The specials teams for the Scots joined in on the scoring as Austin Ray recovered a blocked punt in the endzone to complete an all-around performance.

“We wanted to get out to a quick start and the guys did that,” said head coach Chad Braun after the win. “It reminded me a lot of the Lake Forest game in that we were able to score a bunch early and take a hostile crowd out of it.”

Monmouth improved to 5-0 in Midwest Conference play and 7-0 overall. This week the Scots will travel to Beloit for their next conference matchup.

“This will be a new challenge,” said Braun. “It’s our longest day-trip of the season, so that’s a little different. Our guys are motivated and ready for the challenge.”

The Scots defense will be facing a tough Beloit offense. The Bucs have put up more than 33 points and 450 yards per game this season.

Tate Heiple
Contributing Writer

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