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Football Blue Jays Continue Assault On Statistics

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Fulton, Mo. – The Westminster College football squad used last week's 54-0 shutout of Martin Luther College to move up in a variety of statistical categories both nationally and in the conference.

The Blue Jays are now number one nationally among NCAA Division III schools in turnover margin (+4 a game) and fourth in tackles for loss. Offensively, Westminster is fifth is passing efficiency and seventh in scoring offense at 47 points a game. The Blue Jays, who face defending Upper Midwest Athletic Conference champion Greenville College this Saturday, are number one in 10 conference categories including: Passing offense, scoring offense, rushing defense, pass efficiency defense, total defense, scoring defense, turnover margin, passing efficiency, sacks and tackles for loss.

There are a number of individual players who continue to make waves statistically. Sophomore quarterback Scott Rodgers (Centralia, Mo./Centralia) has moved into second nationally in passing efficiency at 209.28. Senior receiver Carl Givens (Chesterfield, Mo./Chaminade) is tied for fourth nationally in scoring (16 points a game), tied for 15th in receptions a game (8) and is 23rd in receiving yards a game (113.33). Junior linebacker Gus Lyles (St. Louis, Mo./Webster Groves) is tied for 27th in tackles for loss (2 a game).

Westminster vs. Greenville Notes: The Blue Jays (3-0, 2-0 UMAC) face defending UMAC champion Greenville (0-2, 0-1 UMAC) Saturday in Greenville, Illinois…Greenville leads the all-time series 6-5 and has won four games in a row…Westminster is 3-2 in Greenville.

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