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Scots get revenge and improve to 9-0

November 11, 2016

Michelle Ravel / The Courier

This past weekend Monmouth hosted the St. Norbert College Green Knights for the sole possession lead of the Midwest conference. The Scots offense sprinted out of the gates early and never looked back. On the first drive of the game running back DeAndre Wright ran 5 yards to put the first points on the board. After a quick stop by the Monmouth defense, Quarterback Tanner Matlick guided the offense down the field on a quick three play drive, capped off by Matlick’s nine yard dash to the end zone. Big defensive stops by the Scots were the story of the day as they kept the Green Knights offense on the sidelines. On the third and final drive of the first quarter, Monmouth put together a twelve play drive that drained over six minutes of game time off the clock and resulted in another Fighting Scots touchdown. All of a sudden in the biggest game of the season for Monmouth they found themselves up 21-0 before the first quarter was even over. St. Norbert’s defense was able to force a key turnover in the second quarter and turn that into points. The Green Knights turned the interception into a six play drive that covered seventy-seven yards and was capped off by a two-yard touchdown run by St. Norbert quarterback J.T. Crosby. Monmouth answered that touchdown with a dominant sixteen play drive finished with a two-yard touchdown run to give the Scots a 28-7 lead going into the half. Monmouth cruised through the second half tacking on a field goal, as well as a last second touchdown to defeat the Green Knights 38-14. Head football coach Chad Braun had this to say of the seniors as they played their last home game, “It’s definitely a special group of seniors and every year you know you have a different group of seniors you hate to lose, like my wife said this morning her two least favorite days were senior days for football and graduation, cause you hate to see those guys go. Because you’ve poured your heart into them for four years and they’ve poured their heart out for you for four years. So what I like about this group is they just come to work every day they prepare they practice hard. They do everything the right way and when you do everything the right way it’s not work coming to practice it’s fun coming to practice.”

Tate Heiple
Contributing Writer

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