MONMOUTH, Ill. — Trey Yocum ran for 277 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead the Monmouth College football team to a 31-7 Midwest Conference win over Lawrence University on Saturday at Zorn Stadium.
Yocum carried the ball 31 times for the Scots (3-4, 3-3 MWC) and averaged 8.9 yards per carry.
Monmouth built a 21-0 lead at the half, and held Lawrence (0-7, 0-7) to a season-low 227 offensive yards.
Lawrence quarterback Luke Barthelmess completed 14 of 23 passes for 106 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Barthelmess also ran 15 times for 92 yards.
Safety Sam Wagner had another big day for the Lawrence defense. He matched his career high with 14 tackles, including 10 solo, and grabbed his first interception of the season. Linebacker Andy Paider also had an interception for the Vikings.
Monmouth took the opening kickoff and drove 62 yards in four plays for a touchdown. Yocum ran it in from 23 yards out for a 7-0 lead. The Scots then put together a pair of scoring drives in the second quarter with Yocum scoring from two and five yards to build a 21-0 lead at the half.
The Scots got another Yocum touchdown, this one on a 20-yard run, to lead 31-0 after three quarters.
Lawrence got its lone touchdown of the day, and it was set up by Wagner’s interception, which he returned 20 yards to the Monmouth 43-yard line. Barthelmess connected with Dan Dubnicka on a 23-yard touchdown pass four plays later to cut the lead to 31-7. Dubnicka finished with seven catches for 58 yards.
Lawrence returns home next Saturday to face Grinnell College.