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Benedictine Runs Past North Park

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CHICAGO, Ill. - The Benedictine University football team rolled up 246 yards rushing to win for the first time this season, downing North Park 30-22.

The rushing attack held Benedictine dominate the line of scrimmage and nab a substantial edge in time of possession with over 36 minutes for the evening. Overall, the Eagles rolled up over 400 yards while limiting North Park to just 147 total yards including only 91 on the ground in 31 attempts.

The contest started off as a back and forth affair with the teams trading scores. With the game tied 14-14, Benedictine rattled off 16 unanswered points to take control of the contest. Cyle Schultz hooked up with Artie Monaco for a 56-yard score to open the stretch with 6:43 to play in the third. L.J. Stolarski drilled a 23-yard field goal with 10:03 remaining in the game and John Borsellino snared a 12-yard score from Schultz with just over six minutes remaining to cap the run.

North Park (0-2) was able to answer quickly after a lengthy kick return, but a fumble on a punt allowed Benedictine to run off the final 5:38 to seal the win.

Borsellino had a big day, amassing 130 yards on the ground, 68 yards receiving, and 137 yards on returns for a total of 335 yards of total offense with a pair of scores. Schultz threw three touchdowns to three different receivers and John Alessi added 55 yards on the ground.

Defensively, the Eagles forced six turnonvers. Ben Lockton led the charge with 10 tackles including 2.5 for loss and a sack. Kevin Lawson recovered a pair of fumbles in the victory, which avenged defeats the last two seasons, both playoff years for Benedictine.

The Eagles (1-1) will welcome Albion for homecoming on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. Albion upset 10th ranked Wheaton 22-21 today. Wheaton defeated Benedictine 48-7 last week.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Trine at Wartburg
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
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at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
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