September 1, 2012

Kohawks roll Monmouth 33-3 in season opener

More news about: Coe

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The Coe College football team opened the 2012 season with an impressive performance in all areas, as they beat Monmouth 33-3 in front of 2,283 fans at Clark Field. It was the season opener for both teams.

Entering the game, there was a question mark at the quarterback position for both teams. The Kohawks were replacing two-time Iowa Conference MVP Brad Boyle, while Monmouth was replacing Alex Tanney, who is currently on the roster with the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL.  The Kohawks looked set in their new quarterback, as senior Jared McNutt (Warren, Ill./Warren) made the start. It was the first start since his freshman season, when he started against St. Thomas in the second round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs.

Monmouth was forced to punt on its first two possessions, while Coe saw its first possession end on an incomplete pass from the Monmouth 14-yard line.  The second drive was different for the Kohawks, as they went 39-yards on eight plays for the first points of the game.  Facing third and five, McNutt found junior Carvin Thompson (Dallas, Iowa/Life Charter) for an eight-yard game.  Three of the next four plays were rushes by junior Gage Mohs (Fredericksburg, Iowa/Sumner-Fredericksburg), including a five-yard touchdown run with 3:02 left in the first quarter. The point-after attempt by juniorWes Anderson (Newhall, Iowa/Benton Community) missed, as Coe held a 6-0 lead.

The Fighting Scots punted on the opening drive of the second quarter, but three plays later McNutt was intercepted by M. Lafferty at the Coe 40-yard line.  Monmouth was able to capitalize on the turnover for its only points of the game.  The Fighting Scots went 28-yards on six plays, as Matt Batton hit a 29-yard field goal with 11:01 left in the first half, cutting Coe's lead to 6-3.

Coe made quick work of its next drive, as they went 56-yards in seven plays in 3:37.  Facing third and three, McNutt found Mohs for a 42-yard gain to the Monmouth 10-yard line.  The Kohawks drove to the three-yard line, where juniorKeaton Juergens (Elkader, Iowa/Central Elkader) hit a 20-yard field goal, as Coe took a 9-3 lead with 7:19 left in the first half.

Monmouth marched 51-yards to the Coe 11-yard line, but a fumble on fourth down gave the Kohawks the ball back with 3:26 left in the half.  Coe lined up for a 45-yard field goal attempt from Juergens with :17 left in the half, but Monmouth called back-to-back time outs.  The Kohawks then elected to go for it instead of kick, as McNutt found senior Kris Hopkins(Keokuk, Iowa/Keokuk) for a gain of 16-yards.  On the next play, McNutt found senior Jared McNutt (Center Point, Iowa/Center Point-Urbana) for a 12-yard touchdown pass.  The score gave Coe a 16-3 lead with :04 left in the half and into halftime.

Coe's first drive of the second half ended on an incomplete pass on fourth down, but they got the ball back after three-straight plays for negative yards for Monmouth.  Following the punt, Coe went 57-yards on eight plays for a touchdown.  Facing fourth-and-two, Mohs went untouched off the left side for a 19-yard touchdown.  The score gave Coe a 23-3 lead with 5:52 left in the third quarter.

After stopping Monmouth on fourth down late in the third quarter, the Kohawks took over for a 70-yard drive that lasted the final few minutes of the third quarter and into the fourth. Juergens connected on his second field goal of the game with 13:26 to play.  His 22-yard kick gave Coe a 26-3 lead.

Monmouth used a 63-yard drive following the field goal, but were stopped on fourth down at the Kohawk 10-yard line.  The stop set up a 90-yard drive for the Kohawks, highlighted by a 60-yard run up the middle on first down from Mohs.  After back-to-back draws up the middle by freshman Quarterback Mark Atwater (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Linn-Mar), McNutt found senior Matt Barnd (Marion, Iowa/Marion) for a gain of 12 yards and a first down.  Mohs then got the ball on back-to-back carries, scoring on a seven-yard run.  Mohs' touchdown gave Coe a 33-3 lead with 6:53 to play.

The Kohawks finished the game with 545 yards of total offense, while holding the Fighting Scots to 249.  Coe gained 271 on the ground, while holding Monmouth to 40.  The Fighting Scots had negative rushing yards in the first half. Both teams were over 200 yards passing, as Coe threw for 274 and Monmouth for 209.  Coe held a 37:18-22:42 advantage in time of possession, including an 11:14 to 3:46 third quarter advantage.  The Kohawks were 6-of-8 in the red zone, while Monmouth was 1-of-4.

Mohs led the rushing attack with 173 yards on 25 carries and three scores. Atwater added 55 yards on seven carries, while Thompson had 33 yards on 11 carries.  McNutt finished 20-for-31 passing for 275 yards.  He threw one touchdown and was sacked just once.

Kuehner led the receiving corps with six catches for 67 yards, including a touchdown.  Senior Jacob Workman (Chadwick, Ill./Milledgeville) grabbed five receptions for 46 yards.  Mohs caught three passes for 65 yards, while Hopkins had two receptions for 25 yards.

Senior Zach West (Tiffin, Iowa/Clear Creek-Amana) led the Kohawk defense with 10 tackles, including two for a loss. Returning All-American Frank Weymiller (New Albin, Iowa/Waukon) finished with six tackles, including one for a loss. Sophomore Gaetano Tarantino (Vallejo, Calif./St. Patrick-St. Vincent) added six tackles, including two for a loss and a sack.  Junior Kris Schult (Tripoli, Iowa/Tripoli), junior Mitch Montgomery (Lisbon, Iowa/Lisbon) and sophomore Dustin Elsbury(Byron, Ill./Byron) all had five tackles.  Montgomery had one sack and 2.5 tackles for loss.  Weymiller and Tarantino both added two quarterback hurries.

The Kohawks return to action next Saturday, as they travel to longtime rival Cornell. Kickoff for the oldest football rivalry west of the Mississippi River is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Mount Vernon. 

comments powered by Disqus
Sep. 11: All times Eastern
Final
at SUNY-Maritime 31, Massachusetts Maritime 30
Box Score Recap Recap
Sep. 12: All times Eastern
Final
Worcester State 30, at WPI 17
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
at Fitchburg State 21, Curry 7
Box Score Recap
Final
Springfield 41, at Mass-Dartmouth 20
Box Score
Final
TCNJ 17, at FDU-Florham 13
Sep. 13: All times Eastern
Final
Hobart 28, at Endicott 18
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
Buffalo State 60, at Manchester 32
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
Montclair State 7, at Salve Regina 6
Box Score Photos
Final
at Western Connecticut 58, Nichols 0
Box Score
Final
Alfred 34, at RPI 31
Box Score Recap
Final
Brockport State 17, at Cortland State 14
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
at Plymouth State 30, Mount Ida 24
Box Score Recap
Final
Bridgewater State 29, at William Paterson 20
Box Score
Final
Rowan 31, at Framingham State 21
Box Score
Final
at MIT 38, Becker 14
Box Score Recap
Final
at Western New England 17, Westfield State 14
Box Score Recap
Final
Stevenson 7, at King's 0
Final
Lycoming 26, at Albright 0
Box Score Recap
Final
at Muhlenberg 42, Franklin and Marshall 7
Box Score Recap
Final
at Moravian 28, McDaniel 7
Box Score Recap
Final
Norwich 10, at St. Lawrence 7
Box Score Recap
Final
Elmhurst 33, at Olivet 27
Box Score
Final
Illinois Wesleyan 35, at Albion 28
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Hampden-Sydney 35, Christopher Newport 30
Box Score
Final
Wheaton (Ill.) 26, at Kalamazoo 12
Box Score Recap
Final
Widener 45, at Lebanon Valley 3
Final
at Adrian 40, Carthage 14
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
at Juniata 38, Dickinson 35
Box Score
Final
at Randolph-Macon 48, Averett 16
Box Score Recap
Final
at Trine 28, Millikin 14
Box Score Recap
Final
at Wilkes 41, Misericordia 7
Final
at Ursinus 31, Gettysburg 14
Box Score Recap
Final
Utica 23, at Union 16
Box Score Recap
Final
at Concordia (Mich.) 23, Anderson 18
Box Score
Final
Morrisville State 43, at Hartwick 40
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
N.C. Wesleyan 27, at Lincoln (Pa.) 0
Box Score
Final
Greenville 44, at Minnesota-Morris 9
Box Score
Final
Johns Hopkins 27, at Susquehanna 20
Box Score
Final
Capital 54, at Earlham 20
Box Score
Final
Emory and Henry 14, at Maryville (Tenn.) 13
Box Score
Final
UW-Whitewater 42, at Franklin 13
Box Score
Final
Centre 34, at Defiance 7
Box Score Photos
Final
Thomas More 45, at Hanover 16
Box Score Recap
Final
at Hope 37, Augustana 27
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Waynesburg 35, St. Vincent 24
Final
Millsaps 30, at Mount St. Joseph 22
Box Score
Final
Oberlin 47, at Kenyon 28
Box Score Recap
Final
at Baldwin Wallace 32, Bluffton 20
Box Score
Final
at Simpson 22, UW-River Falls 6
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
St. Scholastica 41, at Iowa Wesleyan 14
Box Score Recap
Final
at UW-Platteville 26, Dubuque 21
Box Score Photos
Final
at Trinity International 49, Wisconsin Lutheran 22
Box Score
Final
Augsburg 55, at Concordia (Wis.) 45
Box Score Photos
Final
at Sewanee 21, Washington and Lee 19
Box Score Recap
Final
at Wartburg 31, Bethel 14
Box Score Photos
Final
at Carleton 40, Knox 14
Box Score
Final
Gustavus Adolphus 42, at Lake Forest 9
Box Score Recap
Final
Luther 20, at St. Olaf 3
Box Score Photos
Final
at Concordia-Moorhead 30, Buena Vista 9
Box Score Photos Photos
Final
North Central (Ill.) 51, at St. Norbert 17
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
Texas Lutheran 37, at Hardin-Simmons 14
Box Score Photos
Final
at Ripon 24, Rockford 14
Box Score
Final
at Beloit 27, Grinnell 23
Box Score
Final
at Carroll 34, Benedictine 6
Box Score
Final
at Southwestern 27, Sul Ross State 20
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at MacMurray 42, Martin Luther 36
Box Score Recap
Final
Westminster (Mo.) 34, at Crown 13
Box Score
Final
Northwestern (Minn.) 48, at Eureka 16
Box Score Recap
Final
Marian (Ind.) 24, at UW-Oshkosh 20
Box Score
Final
at Occidental 34, Puget Sound 32
Box Score Photos
Final
at St. Thomas 46, UW-La Crosse 0
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Coast Guard 42, Merchant Marine 31
Box Score Recap
Final
Maine Maritime 42, at Anna Maria 12
Box Score Recap
Final
Howard Payne 27, at Wayland Baptist 21
Final
at UW-Stout 21, Loras 17
Box Score Recap
Final
at Alcorn St. 52, Louisiana College 10
Final
Rochester 35, at Alfred State 21
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Pacific Lutheran 35, Cal Lutheran 28
Box Score
Final
Whitworth 30, at Whittier 17
Box Score Recap Photos Photos
Final
at Willamette 34, Trinity (Texas) 10
Box Score Recap
Final - 2OT
at LaGrange 28, Berry 27
Box Score Recap
Final
Wesley 43, at Salisbury 5
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
at Geneva 42, Grove City 0
Box Score
Final
Washington and Jefferson 56, at Westminster (Pa.) 21
Box Score
Final
at Alma 31, North Park 7
Box Score
Final
Frostburg State 20, at Shenandoah 10
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Bridgewater (Va.) 43, Greensboro 14
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Guilford 52, Methodist 20
Box Score
Final - 3OT
at Rose-Hulman 74, Illinois College 68
Box Score Recap Recap Photos Photos
Final
Bethany 45, at Thiel 24
Final
at Hiram 37, Denison 26
Box Score Recap
Final
St. John's 31, at UW-Eau Claire 7
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Huntingdon 29, Birmingham-Southern 12
Box Score
Final
at Rhodes 46, Washington U. 22
Box Score Recap
Final
at Chicago 38, Concordia-Chicago 0
Box Score
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 36, Redlands 0
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
Monmouth 28, at Central 21
Box Score Recap
Final
at Hendrix 24, Bacone 14
Box Score
Final
at East Texas Baptist 43, Austin 27
Box Score
Final
at Hamline 23, Macalester 13
Box Score Recap
Final
Coe 50, at Cornell 21
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Lawrence 59, Maranatha Baptist 0
Final
La Verne 47, at George Fox 33
Box Score
Final
at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 36, Lewis and Clark 14
Box Score
Final
Linfield 21, at Chapman 14
Box Score Recap Recap Photos
Sep. 13: All times Eastern
Final
Wesley 43, at Salisbury 5
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 36, Redlands 0
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
Linfield 21, at Chapman 14
Box Score Recap Recap Photos
Final
Thomas More 45, at Hanover 16
Box Score Recap
Final
UW-Whitewater 42, at Franklin 13
Box Score
Final
Johns Hopkins 27, at Susquehanna 20
Box Score
Final
at Hampden-Sydney 35, Christopher Newport 30
Box Score
Final
Wheaton (Ill.) 26, at Kalamazoo 12
Box Score Recap
Final
Illinois Wesleyan 35, at Albion 28
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
Lycoming 26, at Albright 0
Box Score Recap
Final
at St. Thomas 46, UW-La Crosse 0
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
Hobart 28, at Endicott 18
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
at Wartburg 31, Bethel 14
Box Score Photos
Final
Marian (Ind.) 24, at UW-Oshkosh 20
Box Score
Final
at UW-Platteville 26, Dubuque 21
Box Score Photos
Final
North Central (Ill.) 51, at St. Norbert 17
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
at Pacific Lutheran 35, Cal Lutheran 28
Box Score

What We're Reading