WAUKESHA, Wis. — The Carroll University football team pulled out to a big early lead and went on to a 48-14 Midwest Conference victory over Lawrence University on Saturday at Schneider Stadium.
Carroll (3-3, 2-3 MWC) led 13-0 after the first quarter and scored four second-quarter touchdowns to race to a 41-0 lead at the half.
Running back Lamont Williams powered the Carroll offense by running 19 times for 216 yards and four touchdowns. Williams, who had touchdown runs of 10, one, 83 and 12 yards, averaged 11.4 yards per carry.
The Pioneers threw only nine passes in the game as they ran for 314 yards as a team.
Lawrence (0-5, 0-5) was limited to only 235 yards against a stout Carroll defense. Quarterback Luke Barthelmess was 8 of 16 passing for 81 yards and a touchdown. Halfback Dalton Sendelbach ran 24 times for 94 yards to lead Lawrence’s ground game.
After Williams put the Pioneers up 27-0 with his 83-yard touchdown run in the late in the second quarter, Ty Zimmerman blocked a punt and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown. Williams then added another touchdown run to put the Pioneers in command at the break.
Lawrence got on the board with cornerback Zach Eichhorst’s first career touchdown. The sophomore picked off Tyler Schovanec’s pass and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown to cut the lead to 48-7.
Lawrence added its final touchdown midway through the fourth quarter when Barthelmess capped a 14-play, 68-yard drive with a 13-yard scoring pass to Dan Dubnicka. Dubnicka finished with three catches for 35 yards.
Lawrence returns to action next Saturday when it hosts St. Norbert College.