October 2, 2010

Central rebounds with shutout at Cornell, 52-0

More news about: Central

MOUNT VERNON—Challenged after a day of disappointment, the Central College football team responded in a big way, using a 42-point second half to overwhelm Cornell College 52-0 Saturday.

It was an especially dramatic turnaround for the Dutch defense, which yielded the second-most yards in school history last week, surrendering 533 yards in a 37-28 loss at Coe College. But Saturday, Central (4-1 overall, 2-1 Iowa Conference) gave up yards grudgingly, limiting Cornell (0-5 overall, 0-3 conference) to just 132 yards and pitching the season's first shutout.

"Defensively we played well all day," coach Jeff McMartin said. "Our plan was to learn from last week, grow from it and get better. I felt like the defense built upon what we worked on all week.

"Cornell has some weapons and to hold them out of the end zone on their home field says a lot. I thought our coaches had a very good game plan and the players did a very good job of executing it."

It took a while for the offense to crank things up, making three trips inside the Cornell 25-yard line on Central's first four possessions but coming away with only a 28-yard Jake Viggers.

But quarterback Zack Bandow came off the bench to give the Dutch a jump start, directing a 12-play, 51-yard scoring drive. He tossed a 5-yard TD pass to Michael O'Rourke to give Central a 10-0 halftime lead.

"Zack did a nice job," McMartin said. "He made some really nice throws."

Bandow also made a tough pass reception just out of the end zone while playing wide receiver, where he spends most of his time this fall.

"That was really close," McMartin said. "It was a great catch. We also had two long runs where Zack was the lead blocker. We used him a lot of ways today and he came through on all of them."

S-back Jarred Lackey (senior, Somerton, Ariz., Cibola HS) also gave the Dutch a spark with a 41-yard touchdown reception of a Nate Snead (junior, Altoona, Southeast Polk HS) pass on Central's fourth play of the second half. He later scored a second TD on a 41-yard dash. McMartin noted that Lackey also had a 66-yard scoring run against Cornell last year.

"Jarred is one of our unsung heroes of the season," McMartin said. "We ask him to do a lot of blocking and catch the ball a little bit. He made a couple of great runs today."

Fellow S-back Preston West (junior, Swisher, Cedar Rapids Prairie HS) had a 30-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

"It's nice to know we have two S-backs who are also talented running backs," McMartin said. "I thought all five of our backs ran well today."

West was the Dutch rushing leader for the first time with 61 yards on five carries while backup running back Kyle Wood (junior, Newton) had 59 yards on eight carries, including a 34-yard TD run. The Dutch ground out 260 rushing yards.

Meanwhile Snead, Bandow and freshman Jack Flaherty (sophomore, Burlington) combined to complete 12 of 20 passes for 191 yards and three touchdowns with one interception. Lackey, O'Rourke and Mike Furlong (junior, Davenport, Assumption HS) each had three catches. Steven Johnson (senior, Deep River, Montezuma HS) caught an 11-yard scoring pass.

Defensive back Ryan Schmidt (junior, Keswick, Tri-County HS) had six tackles for the Dutch defense. Linebackers Seth Carson (Woodridge, Ill., Downers Grove South HS) and Patrick Kelley (junior, Eagle Grove) each had five stops.

Central makes its first home appearance in three weeks next week, taking on Simpson College for homecoming next Saturday at 1 p.m. at Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium.

comments powered by Disqus
Sep. 4: All times Eastern
8:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Tex. A&M-Commerce
Audio
Sep. 5: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Anna Maria at Worcester State
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Albright at Kean
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Widener at Rowan
Live Stats Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
WPI at Curry
Live Stats Live Stats
7:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Salve Regina at Bridgewater State
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
William Paterson at SUNY-Maritime
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Ursinus at TCNJ
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Becker
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
Video
7:30 PM
McDaniel at Catholic
Live Stats
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
Live Stats Video Audio
8:00 PM
Waldorf at UW-Whitewater
Live Stats
Sep. 6: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Endicott at Framingham State
Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
Dickinson at Hobart
Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
Holland College (PEI, Canada) at Maine Maritime
Video
12:00 PM
Otterbein at St. John Fisher
Live Stats Audio
12:00 PM
Union at Ithaca
12:00 PM
Pomona-Pitzer at MIT
Video
12:00 PM
Husson at Alfred
12:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Johns Hopkins
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Cortland State at Buffalo State
Live Stats
1:00 PM
St. Lawrence at Coast Guard
Video
1:00 PM
Thomas More at Wesley
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton State
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
Audio
1:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Averett
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Wabash
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Rose-Hulman at Kalamazoo
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Wilmington at Olivet
Live Stats
1:00 PM
King's at Moravian
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Alfred State at Morrisville State
Audio
1:00 PM
Susquehanna at Lycoming
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Brockport State
1:00 PM
Utica at Misericordia
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Montclair State
1:00 PM
Southern Virginia at Methodist
1:00 PM
Marietta at Kenyon
1:00 PM
Merchant Marine at Apprentice
1:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Wilkes
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Sewanee at DePauw
Live Stats Video Audio
1:30 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Bluffton
Live Stats
1:30 PM
Adrian at Defiance
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
RPI at Norwich
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Alma at Heidelberg
1:30 PM
Berry at Maryville (Tenn.)
Live Stats Video Audio
1:30 PM
Bridgewater (Va.) at Gettysburg
Video Audio
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Waynesburg
Audio
1:30 PM
St. Vincent at John Carroll
1:30 PM
Mount Union at Bethany
1:30 PM
Juniata at Grove City
Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Franklin at Illinois Wesleyan
2:00 PM
Rhodes at Austin
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Carleton at Macalester
2:00 PM
UW-Platteville at Buena Vista
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Ohio Northern at Washington U.
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at St. John's
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Crown at Gustavus Adolphus
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Jamestown
2:00 PM
Simpson at Iowa Wesleyan
2:00 PM
Hope at Monmouth
Audio
2:00 PM
Lawrence at Rockford
2:00 PM
Aurora at Illinois College
2:00 PM
Carroll at Lakeland
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Loras
2:00 PM
Millikin at Greenville
2:00 PM
Coe at Wheaton (Ill.)
2:00 PM
Presentation at Luther
2:00 PM
Martin Luther at Maranatha Baptist
Video
2:00 PM
MacMurray at Culver-Stockton
2:00 PM
Eureka at Knox
2:00 PM
UW-Stout at Dakota Wesleyan
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
Video
2:00 PM
Ripon at St. Scholastica
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Hendrix at Westminster (Mo.)
Video
2:10 PM
UW-Eau Claire at St. Thomas
Audio
3:00 PM
St. Norbert at Carthage
4:00 PM
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Puget Sound
4:00 PM
Lewis and Clark at Whitworth
Live Stats Video
4:00 PM
College of Idaho at Pacific
4:30 PM
Arizona Christian at George Fox
5:00 PM
Hartwick at Western Connecticut
6:00 PM
Salisbury at Christopher Newport
6:00 PM
Augustana at Mount St. Joseph
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at Case Western Reserve
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Stevenson at N.C. Wesleyan
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Butler at Wittenberg
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Shenandoah at Gallaudet
Audio
7:00 PM
Wooster at Washington and Jefferson
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Geneva at Frostburg State
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Thiel at Allegheny
7:00 PM
Taylor (Ind.) at Anderson
Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
Hiram at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Denison at Earlham
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Guilford
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Albion at UW-Stevens Point
7:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at North Park
7:00 PM
Beloit at Chicago
Live Stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Howard Payne at Trinity (Texas)
Audio
7:00 PM
Mary Hardin-Baylor at Millsaps
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Sul Ross State at Texas Lutheran
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Robert Morris-Chicago at UW-Oshkosh
7:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at Dubuque
Live Stats Video
7:30 PM
Hanover at Centre
7:30 PM
Central at Benedictine
Live Stats Video Audio
8:00 PM
St. Olaf at Northwestern (Minn.)
8:00 PM
Hamline at Minnesota-Morris
8:00 PM
Lake Forest at Wisconsin Lutheran
Live Stats Audio
8:00 PM
Wartburg at Augsburg
Audio
8:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
Live Stats Audio
Dec. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at UW-Whitewater 52, Mount Union 14
@ Salem Stadium; Salem, Va.
Recap Photos Photos
Dec. 14: All times Eastern
Final
UW-Whitewater 16, at Mary Hardin-Baylor 15
Recap Recap Photos
Final
at Mount Union 41, North Central (Ill.) 40
Box Score Recap Recap Photos

What We're Reading