Monmouth spoils Fall Festival

Andy York

The Lawrence University football team was crushed by Monmouth 60-0 at the Banta Bowl on Fall Festival weekend last Saturday. The Vikings only created 195 total yards of offense. The loss guarantees LU its 17th consecutive losing season. The Vikings have not been at or above 500 since 1987.The Vikings gave up a touchdown on the Scots’ first two drives and the score was 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. Things only went downhill from there.

Monmouth would score on their next five possessions in the second quarter, aided by two Eric Aspenson interceptions. The Scots would make the score 37-0 at the half.

The third quarter began with two more Aspenson interceptions, and two more Scot touchdowns. The Vikings could not muster anything on offense however, and the Scots would score twice more to make the final score 60-0.

Adrell Bullock led the Vikings with 19 rushes for 92 yards. Aspenson finished with eight completions for 135 yards and five interceptions. Bullock also had the longest reception of they day with a 40-yarder.

The Vikings will travel to Grinnell to take on the Pioneers this week. Grinnell pulled out a 48-47 overtime victory last season in the Banta Bowl. The Pioneers come into the game with a 3-3 record overall, while LU is 1-6. Game time is 1:00 p.m.