Big second quarter leads Carroll past Vikings

Posted on: October 8th, 2011 by Joseph Vanden Acker

WAUKESHA, Wis. — The Carroll University football team scored 34 points in the second quarter and rolled to a 67-17 Midwest Conference victory over Lawrence University on Saturday at Schneider Stadium.

The score was tied 10-10 heading into the second quarter, but the Pioneers scored five consecutive touchdowns to take a 44-10 lead and command of the game.

Joe Beckstrand ran 16 times for 165 yards to pace Carroll (5-1, 4-1 MWC). Ryan Young completed 15 of 24 passes for 174 yards and four touchdowns for the Pioneers.

Lawrence quarterback Luke Barthelmess was 17 of 36 for 219 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. Jon Bruehl caught five passes for 98 yards and a touchdown to pace the Lawrence receivers.

The Vikings also gave up eight sacks on the afternoon. That put a huge dent in Lawrence’s rushing yardage, and the Vikings finished the game with just one rushing yard.

The Vikings took the lead early when Tyler Mazur caught a 39-yard pass from Barthelmess midway through the first quarter to put Lawrence up 7-3.

Carroll countered with a touchdown, but the Vikings got a 36-yard field goal from Cody Robel to tie the game at 10-10 late in the opening quarter.

That’s when the floodgates opened for Carroll. The Pioneers scored five touchdowns, including one defensive score, in the next 10 minutes.

Jon Bruehl caught a six-yard touchdown pass late in the first half to finally stop the scoring drought for Lawrence and make the halftime score 44-17.

Box score

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