IC falls to Tanney, Monmouth
Illinois College suffered its first defeat of the season on Saturday at the hands of Alex Tanney and Monmouth College. The Fighting Scots beat the Blueboys 55-14 as Tanney threw for over 300 yards and five touchdowns.
Mike Blodgett caught 13 passes for 132 yards for Monmouth and was one of five different Fighting Scots to haul in a TD pass. The Monmouth defense caused problems for the Blueboys offense as well, intercepting five Michael Bates passes. Bates threw for 280 yards and ran for a touchdown. Matt Williamson scored the Blueboys' only other TD on an 8-yard run. Mitch Brasher kicked both extra points for IC.
The Blueboys fell to 3-1 overall and 2-1 in the Midwest Conference with the loss. IC travels to Lawrence University next Saturday.