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Scots win 52-9, improve to 8-0

November 4, 2016

Michelle Ravel / The Courier

Monmouth football once again dominated in a 52-9 win against Beloit College on Saturday.

The Scots defense shut down the Bucs and also scored two touchdowns on the day. On Beloit’s first drive of the game senior Ben Ketchum hit Bucs quarterback Danny May. May fumbled the ball and Logan Gigl picked it up and returned it 44 yards to the endzone to give the Scots a early 7-0 advantage. Gigl ended the day with 1.5 sacks and five tackles. Beloit responded with a touchdown on their next offensive drive to tie the game at seven a piece.

Beloit was threatening to score again in the second quarter until defensive back D.J. Frank picked off May’s pass and returned it 70 yards for the score. The second defensive score of the game for Monmouth gave them a 17-9 lead. From that point on the offense took care of the scoring.

Running back DeAndre Wright found the endzone three times and rushed for 202 yards on the day. Trent Rains and Austin Ray both added scores as well. Monmouth’s defense held Beloit scoreless the last forty seven minutes of game time after Beloit scored nine points in the first quarter.

With their win against Beloit the Scots improved to 8-0 overall and 6-0 in conference. Monmouth is ranked No. 20 in this week’s American Football Coaches Association poll. They rank top 10 in five offensive and five defensive statistical categories.

Monmouth will be back in action next week as they face off against unbeaten St. Norbert at home.

Cooper Pauley
Sports Editor

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