LISLE, Ill. (WLCSports.com) - Benedictine racked up 580 yards of total offense and had five different players score touchdowns as the host Eagles defeated the Wisconsin Lutheran College football team 44-7 Saturday afternoon at The Sports Complex in the Warriors' final road game of the season.
- Final Score: Benedictine 44, Wisconsin Lutheran 7
- Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (2-7, 2-3 NACC), Benedictine (6-3, 4-1 NACC)
- Location: The Sports Complex, Lisle, Ill.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Eagles scored first on their second possession of the game, as they went 30 yards in just three plays for a 8-0 lead.
- Benedictine added two late scores within the final 5:00 minutes of the second quarter and carried a 23-0 lead into halftime.
- A pair of third quarter TD passes for BenU gave the hosts a 37-0 lead.
- The Warriors found the end zone two seconds into the fourth quarter after Jake Anderson (Oak Creek, Wis.) plunged over the goal line for a one-yard sneak to cap a 10-play, 51-yard drive.
- The Eagles scored the final points of the game on their next possession, hooking up for a 15-yard TD pass for the final 44-7 margin.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- The Warriors were held to 206 yards of offense on the afternoon, which included 180 passing yards and 26 rushing yards.
- Three Wisconsin Lutheran quarterbacks combined for 21-of-41 attempts for 180 yards.
- J.K. Witkofski (Racine, Wis.) led all WLC receivers with six catches for 78 yards, while Jerrod Klug (Loveland, Colo.) caught five balls for 41 yards.
- Brandon Morrissey (Waupun, Wis.) led all tacklers with 13 for the game, while Larry Meeks (Burlington, Wis.) had seven tackles and two interceptions for a total of 50 return yards.
- Cameron Wolf (Oconomowoc, Wis.) and Israel Guerrero (Tehachapi, Calif.) each collected a sack on the afternoon.
FOR THE FOES
- The Eagles racked up 580 yards of total offense, averaged 7.2 yards on 81 plays.
- Ryan Sample was 23-for-39 for 360 yards and four touchdowns, while also rushing for 123 yards on eight carries and a score.
- Matt Fleming caught eight passes for 136 yards and a touchdown reception.
- Victor Johnson led an Eagles defense which registered six sacks with a team-leading eight tackles.
- The Warriors close out their 2017 season on the gridiron next Saturday, November 11 when they host Concordia Chicago (3-5, 1-4 NACC) for Senior Day at 1:00 p.m. The Cougars suffered a 49-13 loss to league champion Lakeland Saturday afternoon. Links to live stats and video will be available at WLCSports.com.