|Coe College (2-0)||7||17||14||21||59|
|Cedar Rapids, Iowa|
|Cornell||Indv. Leaders||Coe College|
|#1 James Douglas - 55||Rushing||#31 Tino Green - 192|
|#1 James Douglas - 168||Passing||#12 Zach Andre - 155|
|#5 Blake MacDowall - 62||Receiving||#4Z Tyler Schamel - 64|
|Cornell||Team Statistics||Coe College|
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - For the 18th-straight time, the Coe College football team has defeated Cornell in the Oldest Football Rivalry West of the Mississippi River.
The Kohawks left no doubt in the second half, scoring 35 points in the final 30 minutes en route to the 59-21 victory. On top of the long winning streak in the series, it was the fourth-straight game scoring over 50 points against the Rams and the ninth time in the 18-game winning streak scoring over 50 points. It was the 13th-straight regular season win for the Kohawks, as they enter Iowa Conference play with a 2-0 record.
Coe's first two possessions ended in punts, but the Kohawks would punt just one more time for the rest of the game. With 4:58 to play in the first half, Clevon Catchings (Chicago, Ill./Chicago Bulls Prep) capped a 12-play, 64-yard drive with a six-yard touchdown run. The point after attempt by Tristan Connell (Camanche, Iowa/Prince of Peace) was good, as Coe took an early 7-0 lead. The Rams scored late in the first quarter on a 10-yard touchdown run by James Douglas, as the score was tied 7-7 after the opening quarter.
Tino Green (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Jefferson) carried the ball on the first four plays of the second quarter, as he scored from nine-yards out with 13:42 to play in the first half. The kick by Connell gave Coe a 14-7 lead. Coe was unable to capitalize on a couple of drives before Connell connected on a 27-yard field goal with 2:31 left in the half, giving Coe a 17-7 lead. A late Ram punt led to another Kohawk score, as Zach Andre (Antioch, Ill./Antioch) found Mitch Stopko (Tiffin, Iowa/Clear Creek-Amana) for a 50-yard touchdown pass with 1:19 left in the half. The kick by Connell gave Coe a 24-7 lead at the break.
Cornell went three-and-out to start the second half. A heavy dose of Tyler Dralle (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy) got the drive going for Coe before Andre hooked up with Tyler Schamel (Norwalk, Iowa/Norwalk) for an 18-yard touchdown pass with 9:49 left in the third quarter. Connell gave Coe a 31-7 lead. A 48-yard pass helped spark a Cornell drive just minutes later, as the Rams cut the lead to 31-14 on a 15-yard run by Mickey Hines with 8:05 left in the quarter.
Coe kept scoring in the third, as Andre found Colton White (St. Louis, Mo./Francis Howell) for a seven-yard touchdown pass with 2:41 to play in the third quarter. On the first play of the fourth quarter, Douglas was sacked by Terrence Hall (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy) and fumbled, as Jacob Elsbury (Byron, Ill./Byron) recovered it and ran 22 yards to the Ram 27-yard line. The Kohawks were stuffed on fourth down, but on the following possession, Green did all the work on the three-play, 46-yard drive. On the final play of the drive, Green went 32 yards for a score, giving Coe a 45-14 lead with 11:41 to play.
An 85-yard kick return set up a quick Cornell score just :17 later. Coe again wasted no time, as Green scored on a 53-yard touchdown run with 10:22 left. The kick by Connell gave Coe a 52-21 lead. The final score of the game came with 7:20 to play, as Quentin White (St. Louis, Mo./Francis Howell) found Trevor Noble (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Linn-Mar) for a 35-yard touchdown pass. The kick by Connell made the score 59-21.
The Kohawks rushed for 404 yards on 62 carries, the 10th 400-yard rushing game in school history and the most against Cornell. The Rams rushed for 124 yards on 42 carries. Coe threw for 211 yards, while the Rams had 168 yards in the air. Coe had 615 yards of offense on 94 plays, tied for the third most plays in school history. The Rams had 292 yards on 71 plays. Coe had the ball for 35:29, compared to 24:31 for Cornell. The Kohawks were 10-of-19 on third downs, while Cornell was 7-of-17. Coe was 2-of-3 on fourth downs, while the Rams failed to convert on three fourth down attempts.
Green had 18 carries for 192 yards and three touchdowns, while Dralle rushed 17 times for 99 yards. Catchings had 13 carries for 68 yards, while Bryce Westen (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) had seven carries for 25 yards.
Andre was 13-of-27 passing for 155 yards and three touchdowns. Q. White was 3-of-5 passing for 56 yards and a touchdown. Schamel had six receptions for 64 yards, while Noble had four receptions for 59 yards. Demetrius Harper (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Prairie) and C. White each had a pair of grabs.
Hall had a career-high 14 tackles, including three for a loss. Robbie Peters (Mount Vernon, Iowa/Mount Vernon) had seven tackles, including one for a loss. Brian Robertson (Carlisle, Iowa/Carlisle), Daniel Vega (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Xavier) and Dalton Shadle (Morning Sun, Iowa/Mediapolis) each had five tackles. Robertson had three pass breakups, while Vega had a pair of quarterback hurries.
The Kohawks (2-0) return to action on Saturday, as they travel to Nebraska Wesleyan (0-2). Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. in Lincoln, Neb. A link to live video and stats will be available at CoeAthletics.com.