/seasons/2012/contrib/201210204nx71b

Football posts 31-14 win over Trinity on Homecoming

More news about: Centre

Senior running back Monte Scotton (Cleveland, Tenn.) ran for 147 yards and a touchdown, and sophomore quarterback Heath Haden (Kingsport, Tenn.) threw for 204 yards and two more touchdowns to lead Centre to a 31-14 win over Trinity University Saturday, Oct. 20 at Farris Stadium in Danville, Ky.

After its first drive ended when junior linebacker Erich Vogelsang (Northbend, Ohio) intercepted a third-and-six pass attempt, the Tigers broke through on their second drive. Travis Williams capped a 12-play, 93-yard drive with a two-yard run for an early 7-0 lead.

Centre answered with an eight-play, 65-yard drive of its own, as Haden found senior receiver Andrew Tuller (Prospect, Ky.) for a 20-yard scoring strike to tie the game at 7-7. Tuller finished the game with four catches for 72 yards.

The Colonels' defense forced a punt on Trinity's next possession, and the offense took over on its own 34-yard line. On the first play of the drive Haden hit junior receiverRob Melillo (Louisville, Ky.) for 41 yards to the Trinity 25-yard line. Three plays later, Haden found Scotton for a 24-yard completion to the one. Scotton then took the hand-off on the next play and crossed the goal line for his sixth rushing touchdown of the season and a 14-7 Centre lead.

The first half ended with that same score, but changed quickly in the second half. The Colonels took the kick-off and drove 58 yards on eight plays with Haden hooking up with senior receiver Jason Osterman (Monroe, Ohio), this time for a four-yard touchdown pass and a 21-7 lead.

Trinity would cut the lead to 21-14 later in the third quarter. A fake punt went for 10 yards and a first down to keep an 11-play, 72-yard drive alive. Quarterback Mason Blaschke capped the drive with a three-yard scoring run and the Tigers were within seven.

The fourth quarter was all Centre as the Colonels had the ball for 11:36 of the 15 minutes, including a 16-play, 72-yard drive that took 9:24 off the clock and ended with senior Jordan Gay's (Danville, Ky.) 24-yard field goal to seal the win.

Prior to Gay's field goal, junior running back Harry Meisner (Wyoming, Ohio) scored his fourth rushing touchdown of the season on a seven-yard run to extend the lead to 28-14.

Scotton, who has battled injuries throughout the season, recorded  his second 100+ yard rushing game of the season and first since the opening game of the season.

Led by junior defensive back Ben Leahy's (Monroe, Ohio) 11 tackles and interception, the Centre defense recorded five tackles for loss, including four sacks and intercepted four passes in the game.

Centre will return to action Saturday, Oct. 27 with a non-conference road game against Austin College. Kick-off is set for 1 p.m. CST in Sherman, Texas.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Husson at Springfield
Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Huntingdon at Berry
Video Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Western New England at Delaware Valley
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Plymouth State at Brockport
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Wittenberg
Video Preview Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Mount Union
Video Preview Live stats Audio Audio Tickets
12:00 PM
RPI at Wesley
Video Preview Live stats Audio Tickets
12:00 PM
Johns Hopkins at Washington and Jefferson
Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Monmouth at Trine
Video Live stats Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Chapman at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Preview Live stats Tickets Video
1:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Illinois Wesleyan
Video Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
Lakeland at UW-Oshkosh
Video Preview Preview Live stats Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Eureka at St. Thomas
Video Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
Franklin at Wartburg
Video Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
St. John's at North Central (Ill.)
Video Live stats Audio
3:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Linfield
Video Live stats Audio
Nov. 17: All times Eastern
Final
Merchant Marine 35, at Buffalo State 20
@ Newark, Del.
Photos Video Box Score
Nov. 18: All times Eastern
11:00 AM
Muhlenberg at Carnegie Mellon
@ Newark, Del. - University of Delaware
Video Preview Live stats Tickets
12:00 PM
Widener at Franklin and Marshall
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Susquehanna at Albright
Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Huntingdon at Berry
Video Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Plymouth State at Brockport
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Mount Union
Video Preview Live stats Audio Audio Tickets
12:00 PM
Monmouth at Trine
Video Live stats Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
RPI at Wesley
Video Preview Live stats Audio Tickets
12:00 PM
Johns Hopkins at Washington and Jefferson
Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Wittenberg
Video Preview Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Western New England at Delaware Valley
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Husson at Springfield
Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Curry at Framingham State
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Cortland at Union
1:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Illinois Wesleyan
Video Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
Franklin at Wartburg
Video Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
Chapman at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Video Preview Live stats Tickets
1:00 PM
Lakeland at UW-Oshkosh
Video Preview Preview Live stats Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
St. John's at North Central (Ill.)
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Eureka at St. Thomas
Video Preview Live stats
3:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Linfield
Video Live stats Audio
5:00 PM
Salisbury at Ithaca
@ Newark, Del.
6:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at WPI
Video Live stats
Nov. 19: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Stevenson at Alfred
@ University of Delaware
Video Preview Live stats Audio