October 6, 2012

Brendan Leiran runs wild in big Kohawk victory

More news about: Coe

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Senior Brendan Leiran (Waukon, Iowa/Waukon) rushed for a career-high 164 yards and scored five touchdowns, as Coe rolled Loras 69-7 at Clark Field. Coe moved to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in league play.

The Kohawk defense came out firing.  Coe entered the game giving up just 7.75 points per game, the second fewest in the country.  The Duhawks went three-and-out on the opening drive, as Coe took over at the Loras 43 to start.  Outside of a 13-yard pass from senior Jared McNutt (Warren, Ill./Warren) to senior Jared Kuehner (Center Point, Iowa/Center Point-Urbana), Leiran carried the load on the opening drive.  On four carries, Leiran rushed for 30 yards, including a nine-yard touchdown with 11:42 left in the first quarter.  A botched point-after attempt led to a two-point conversion for juniorJordan Atwater (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Linn-Mar), the first points of Atwater's career.

Following an exchange of punts, Coe started its third drive of the game at its own 32-yard line.  On third-and-eight, McNutt found junior Keaton Juergens (Elkader, Iowa/Central Elkader) for a 12-yard gain.  Two plays later, Leiran went off the right side for 54-yards, as Coe took a 15-0 lead with 5:29 left in the first quarter.

Another Duhawk three-and-out gave Coe the ball at its own 42-yard line.  McNutt completed a 50-yard pass to Juergens, the longest reception of Juergens career, on first down.  The next play, Leiran was in from eight-yards out.  The PAT was blocked, giving Coe a 21-0 lead with 3:50 left in the first quarter.

Loras put together its second longest drive of the first half following the score, as they went 17-yards on six plays, but juniorMitch Montgomery (Lisbon, Iowa/Lisbon) came away with his first career interception at the Kohawk 47-yard line.  Leiran rushed for five yards on first down before McNutt found senior Chase Cooling (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Xavier) for a 23-yard gain before McNutt completed an 11-yard pass to Kuehner.  Leiran took the next two carries eight and six yards for his fourth touchdown of the first quarter, putting Coe ahead 28-0 with :31 left in the opening frame.  Leiran ended the first quarter with 115 yards on 12 carries.

After a failed fourth-down attempt for the Duhawks, Coe took over at its own 39-yard line.  Leiran rushed for back-to-back nine-yard gains before McNutt found Kuehner for a 43-yard touchdown off a screen pass.  Just three plays later, juniorLogan Keehner (Guttenberg, Iowa/Clayton Ridge) picked off Dylan Jones for his first career interception.  Keehner returned the interception 19 yards to the Loras 18-yard line.  After an incomplete pass, junior Gage Mohs (Fredericksburg, Iowa/Sumner-Fredericksburg) rushed for nine yards before Leiran scored for the fifth and final time from nine-yards out with 9:34 left in the first half.

The Duhawks next drive would end in turnover as well, as junior Dylan Youel (Traer, Iowa/North Tama) recovered his first career fumble at the Duhawk 21-yard line.  On the next play, McNutt found Kuehner for a 21-yard touchdown pass, as Coe went ahead 49-0 with 8:30 to play in the first half.

With :41 to play in the first half, the Kohawk defense stuffed a punt attempt by the Duhawks, tackling the punter at the two-yard line.  Two plays later, freshman Mark Atwater (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Linn-Mar) found senior Jacob Workman(Chadwick, Ill./Milledgeville) for a two-yard touchdown pass, giving Coe a 56-0 lead at the half.

On the Duhawks first possession of the second half, Nate Carrier went 65-yards off the right side for a touchdown, making it 56-7 in favor of the Kohawks with 12:12 to play in the third quarter.

Coe increased its lead to 59-7 with 5:30 to play in the third quarter as junior Wes Anderson (Newhall, Iowa/Benton Community) connected on a 26-yard field goal.  The Kohawks got the ball back on an interception by junior Shane Moses(East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria), his second in two weeks.  Coe wasn't able to capitalize on the interception, but a fumble on the punt return, recovered by senior Matt Barnd (Marion, Iowa/Marion) gave the Kohawks the ball back at the Loras 24-yard line.  Anderson would kick a 20-yard field goal with 12:55 to play in the game, as Coe went ahead 62-7.

The Duhawks went three-and-out once again, this time leading to the final points of the game.  Coe went 51-yards on seven plays following the defensive stop, capped by junior Carvin Thompson's (Dallas, Texas/Life Charter) four-yard touchdown run with 7:06 to play.

Coe gained 22 first downs, while holding the Duhawks to seven.  Coe rushed for 298 yards, compared to 121 for the Duhawks.  The Kohawks threw for 190 yards, while Loras had just 70 yards through the air.  Coe led in total yardage 488 to 191, while running just six more plays than Loras.  The Duhawks were 2-of-16 on third downs, while Coe was 5-of-13.  Loras never entered the red zone, while Coe was 8-for-8 on scoring inside the red zone with six touchdowns.

Leiran finished with a game-high 164 yards rushing and five touchdowns.  Mohs added 58 yards on 11 carries, while Thompson had 42 yards on 13 carries, including his second career touchdown.  McNutt was 8-for-11 for 179 yards.  Kuehner caught five passes for 94 yards, while Juergens caught two for 62 yards.

Senior Bryce Sampson (Roland, Iowa/Roland-Story) led the defense with six tackles.  Junior Justin Snorton (Valley Park, Mo./Desmet Jesuit) had a career-high five tackles, while sophomore Mitchell Berendes (Dubuque, Iowa/Hempstead) also had five.

Anderson finished with a career-high 13 points kicking.  Cooling had five punts for 194 yards, as he moved into second on Coe's career list with 123 punts and 4,408 punting yards.  

Leiran scored 30 points on the day, becoming the sixth player at all NCAA divisions to score 30 or more points in a game this season.  He is just the third NCAA Division III player to do so.  Leiran also moved to fourth on Coe's career carries list with 479, fourth on the career rushing yards list with 2,607 and eighth on the touchdowns list with 27 rushing touchdowns.  His five touchdowns in the win is tied for the second most in school history, second to Carey Bender's NCAA Division III record of eight.  Kuehner moved into fourth on the career receptions list with 119 and fourth in the career touchdowns list with 19.

Coe's 69 points were the 11th most in school history, while the 62 point margin of victory was the 10th highest in school history.

The Kohawks (5-0, 2-0 IIAC) return to action next Saturday, as they travel to defending Iowa Conference Champion Dubuque.  Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. in Dubuque.

comments powered by Disqus
Oct. 31: All times Eastern
Final
Millsaps 15, at Berry 10
Box Score
Nov. 1: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Kean at TCNJ
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Western Connecticut
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Gallaudet at Norwich
Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
Framingham State at Massachusetts Maritime
Preview Live Stats Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
Maine Maritime at Salve Regina
Preview Preview Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
College of Faith at Wesley
Live Stats Audio
12:00 PM
Union at Hobart
Live Stats Video Audio
12:00 PM
Allegheny at Kenyon
Audio
12:00 PM
Alfred at Salisbury
Live Stats Video Audio
12:00 PM
William Paterson at Morrisville State
Live Stats Audio Audio
12:00 PM
Buffalo State at St. John Fisher
Live Stats Audio
12:00 PM
St. Lawrence at WPI
Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
Alfred State at Apprentice School
12:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Castleton State
Preview Live Stats Video Tickets
12:30 PM
Bates at Bowdoin
Preview Preview Live Stats Video
12:30 PM
Colby at Tufts
Live Stats Video
12:30 PM
Middlebury at Hamilton
Live Stats Video
12:30 PM
Amherst at Trinity (Conn.)
Live Stats Video
12:30 PM
Anna Maria at Husson
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at FDU-Florham
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Becker at Mount Ida
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Ohio Northern at Marietta
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Montclair State at Cortland State
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Moravian at Gettysburg
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Catholic at Guilford
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Wittenberg at Ohio Wesleyan
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Olivet at Albion
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Stevenson at Widener
Live Stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
DePauw at Wooster
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Shenandoah
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Washington and Lee
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Bridgewater (Va.)
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Trine at Kalamazoo
Live Stats Video Audio Audio Tickets
1:00 PM
Lakeland at Alma
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Thiel at Carnegie Mellon
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Hope at Adrian
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Western New England at Curry
Live Stats Live Stats
1:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Dickinson
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Franklin and Marshall at Susquehanna
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Averett at Methodist
Video
1:00 PM
Ithaca at Brockport State
Live Stats Video Tickets
1:00 PM
Southern Virginia at Rowan
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Lycoming at Misericordia
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Johns Hopkins at Ursinus
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Wabash at Hiram
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Westminster (Pa.) at St. Vincent
1:00 PM
Delaware Valley at King's
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Albright at Wilkes
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
McDaniel at Juniata
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Washington U.
Preview Preview Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Wisconsin Lutheran at Rockford
Preview Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
MacMurray at Northwestern (Minn.)
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Mount St. Joseph at Bluffton
Live Stats
1:30 PM
Wesleyan at Williams
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Plymouth State at Worcester State
Preview Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Maryville (Tenn.)
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Geneva at Washington and Jefferson
Live Stats Video Audio
1:30 PM
Thomas More at Waynesburg
Preview Video Audio
1:30 PM
Heidelberg at Wilmington
Preview Preview Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
John Carroll at Muskingum
Live Stats Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Mount Union at Otterbein
Preview Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Bethany at Grove City
Live Stats Audio
1:30 PM
Anderson at Defiance
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Earlham at Hanover
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Westfield State at Fitchburg State
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Frostburg State at Hartwick
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Baldwin Wallace at Capital
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Manchester at Rose-Hulman
Preview Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Benedictine at Concordia (Wis.)
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
UW-Whitewater at UW-Platteville
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Southwestern at Austin
Live Stats Video Video
2:00 PM
Concordia-Chicago at Aurora
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Centre at Hendrix
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
St. John's at Augsburg
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
UW-Stout at UW-Eau Claire
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio Tickets
2:00 PM
Bethel at Gustavus Adolphus
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
St. Olaf at Hamline
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Lake Forest at Cornell
Video
2:00 PM
Illinois Wesleyan at North Central (Ill.)
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Birmingham-Southern at Rhodes
2:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at Texas Lutheran
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Simpson at Central
Preview Video
2:00 PM
Wartburg at Buena Vista
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Ripon at Beloit
2:00 PM
Carroll at Macalester
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Howard Payne at Louisiana College
Audio
2:00 PM
Carthage at Millikin
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at Elmhurst
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
North Park at Augustana
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Coe at Luther
Video Audio
2:00 PM
Crown at Martin Luther
2:00 PM
Greenville at Westminster (Mo.)
Video
2:00 PM
Iowa Wesleyan at Eureka
2:00 PM
Illinois College at Knox
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Monmouth at Grinnell
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at UW-River Falls
Audio
2:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-Stevens Point
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Dubuque at Loras
2:00 PM
Sul Ross State at East Texas Baptist
Live Stats Audio
2:10 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at St. Thomas
Preview Live Stats Video Video Audio Audio
3:00 PM
St. Scholastica at Minnesota-Morris
3:30 PM
George Fox at Whitworth
Live Stats Video Audio
4:00 PM
Ferrum at Greensboro
Live Stats
4:00 PM
Pacific Lutheran at Puget Sound
Preview Audio
4:00 PM
Cal Lutheran at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Live Stats Video
4:00 PM
Willamette at Linfield
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
4:05 PM
Redlands at Whittier
Live Stats Live Stats Video Audio
5:00 PM
Pacific at Lewis and Clark
Live Stats Video Audio
5:30 PM
MIT at Endicott
Preview Live Stats
6:00 PM
Denison at Oberlin
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
St. Norbert at Lawrence
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Christopher Newport
Live Stats Video Audio
10:00 PM
La Verne at Chapman
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
10:00 PM
Pomona-Pitzer at Occidental
Live Stats Video Audio
Nov. 1: All times Eastern
10:00 PM
La Verne at Chapman
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Mount Union at Otterbein
Preview Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Thomas More at Waynesburg
Preview Video Audio
1:30 PM
John Carroll at Muskingum
Live Stats Audio Audio
1:30 PM
Geneva at Washington and Jefferson
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Bridgewater (Va.)
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Wabash at Hiram
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Johns Hopkins at Ursinus
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Wittenberg at Ohio Wesleyan
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Delaware Valley at King's
Live Stats Audio
2:10 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at St. Thomas
Preview Live Stats Video Video Audio Audio
12:00 PM
College of Faith at Wesley
Live Stats Audio
12:00 PM
Buffalo State at St. John Fisher
Live Stats Audio
12:00 PM
Union at Hobart
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Wartburg at Buena Vista
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Bethel at Gustavus Adolphus
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-Stevens Point
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
UW-Whitewater at UW-Platteville
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Illinois Wesleyan at North Central (Ill.)
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at Elmhurst
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
St. John's at Augsburg
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
4:00 PM
Willamette at Linfield
Live Stats Video Audio Audio

What We're Reading