Vikings steamrolled by Green Knights

Andy York

The Lawrence University football team got steamrolled by a high powered St. Norbert offense and lost to the Green Knights by a final score of 52-7 in De Pere last Saturday. The Vikings have not defeated the Green Knights since 1997. The Vikings were stormed by a strong Green Knight offense that set a school record for most total offense in one game with 731 yards. They recorded 314 yards on the ground and 417 in the air. The Green Knight defense was just as good, making the Vikings go three and out on ten possessions, and creating two turnovers.

The lone Viking’s score was a touchdown pass from Eric Aspenson to Dominique Lark with 12:20 remaining in the ballgame. The touchdown was Lark’s second touchdown on the year, and for his LU career, and it was Aspenson’s seventh TD pass of the season.

Adrell Bullock led the Vikings with 53 yards rushing, while Aspenson threw for 113. His leading receiver was Nick Korn, who caught four balls for 60 yards. Mike Butzen had an interception for LU on the defensive side.

This week’s homecoming game features the Monmouth Scots, who come in with a record of 4-1. The Scots only loss on the season was to St. Norbert. The Scots have won the last four meetings between the teams, with LU’s last win coming in 1999. The Scots come into the game having shut out their last two opponents in Lake Forest and Grinnell. The Vikings need to run the table the rest of the season to avoid their 17th consecutive losing season, a string dating back to 1987. Game time is 1:30 pm in the Banta Bowl, and will be broadcast and webcast on 91.1 WLFM.