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Benedictine Rallies from 28-7 to Win on Homecoming

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LISLE, Ill. - The Benedictine University football team opened its home schedule in style by rallying from down 28-7 at the half to stun Albion 32-28 in front of a raucous homecoming crowd.

In a story of two halves Albion opened a 14-0 lead in the first quarter around a three and out. Benedictine clawed within 14-7 on a 13-play drive capped with a one-yard dive from quarterback Cyle Schultz. Back-to-back touchdowns in the second quarter extended the lead to 28-7.

Ben Lockton registered a sack on the first defensive possession of the second half on a 1st and 10, forcing a fumble which was recovered by Grant White. Benedictine converted the opportunity into points when Schultz hit John Borsellino for a 17-yard touchdown. A botched snap on a punt led to the first of two safeties, clawing Benedictine to 28-16.

Schultz and Borsellino connected again following the ensuing kickoff for a 44-yard score, pulling to within 28-23. Another safety at the start of the fourth clawed Benedictine to 28-25. Borsellino returned the kickoff 77 yards to put the Eagles ahead 32-28 with 12:46 left. Albion threatened but the defense was able to come up with consistent stops to hold on for the win.

Borsellino amassed 324 total yards, leading the team with 155 yards receiving on nine catches with two scores. Borsellino also posted 162 yards on kick returns. Schultz finished 18-31 with 236 yards and also led the team with 38 yards rushing.

Lockton led the defense with a season high 13 tackles including a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss with a forced fumble. Chris Buonavolanto logged 11 tackles with two tackles for loss and a fumble forced. Mike Theriault was also in double figures with 10 tackles to lead the defense. Albion (2-1) defeated Wheaton last week, who downed Benedictine 48-7 in the season opener.

Benedictine (2-1) will enjoy a bye week before welcoming Concordia Wisconsin on September 29.

Sep. 16: All times Eastern
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