BATESVILLE, Ark. – The Lyon College football team will have to wait a year for a chance to bring the ScotZilla Trophy back to its Batesville campus, as Hendrix College used a 28-point second quarter to secure its second consecutive victory over the Scots with a 49-14 victory at Pioneer Stadium Saturday afternoon before 2,520 fans.
Hendrix senior quarterback Seth Peters, who completed over 91% (22 of 24) of his passes last week in the Warriors' season-opening 55-23 win over Austin College, had the hot hand again Saturday. In just over two quarters of work he completed 21 of 26 (80.8%) throws for 371 yards, including three scoring tosses. In just two starts this season, he has hit 43 of 50 (86%) of his passes for 640 yards and five TDs. Twelve different receivers caught passes against the Scots, led by Nate Hodapp's five grabs for 132 yards and a pair of scores.
Despite Lyon (0-3) holding a 47:18 to 22:41 advantage in time of possession against the Warriors, it was the no-huddle offense of Hendrix that was able to move the football. The Warriors (2-0) led the offense yardage battle 405-140 at the half and finished with 568 yards, compared to 319 for the Scots. Hendrix did not turn the ball over, while forcing a pair of Lyon interceptions and had a fumble recovery.
Lyon quarterback Dwane Robinson (SO/Palm Bay, Fla.) was harassed most of the day by the Warrior defense. He had his lowest offensive production of the season through three games, completing 11 of 24 passes for 76 yards and was sacked twice.
The Scots' ground game outgained that of Hendrix, 243-152, with Robinson finishing with 90 yards and a score on 18 runs. Michael Bowles (SR/Earle, Ark.) added 83 yards and a touchdown on 15 attempts, while Joe Mahe (JR/Makawao, Hawaii) picked up 61 yards on seven carries.
Bowles also led the Lyon receiving corps against Hendrix, pulling in four passes for 12 yards. Mahe hauled in two passes for 26 yards, Jonathan Hendrix (SO/Batesville, Ark.) (pictured above) caught two for seven yards and Jason Biddy (FR/Tuttle, Okla.), Isaiah Holyfield (SO/Springfield, Mo.) and Reace Kinley (FR/Bushnell, Fla.) caught one pass apiece.
Ivan Burrell and Dayton Winn each rushed for 39 yards to lead Hendrix's ground game.
After picking up a pair of first downs on their first possession, the Scots were forced to punt and the Warriors went to work. After the punt was downed at their own two-yard line, Hendrix drove 98 yards in just six plays and only using 1:24 to take the lead. Peters found Ben Luedtke for a 56-yard scoring toss with 8:41 left in the quarter. Steve Crenshaw added the point after.
But the Scots would come back to knot the score at 7-7. Taking over on its own 29-yard line, Lyon moved 71 yards in nine plays for the touchdown. After Robinson nearly scored on an 18-yard run, Bowles finished the drive with a three-yard scoring run up the middle. Osvaldo Espericueta (SO/Batesville, Ark.) tacked the point after and the score was tied with 4:45 left in the quarter.
Dayton Win put Hendrix back on top early in the second quarter, capping a 47-yard drive with a 24-yard scoring jaunt with 12:24 on the clock. Crenshaw stretched the lead to 14-7. The touchdown was the first of four by the Warriors in the period. Only one came after a Lyon turnover. The scoring drives by the Warriors were 87, 75 and 77 yards after the initial scoring march of 47 yards. The longest time of possession of the four drives was 3:07.
Leading 35-7 at the half, the Warriors took the second half kickoff and moved 69 yards in 10 plays, but only took 3:11 off the clock. Peters scored from four yards out with 11:46 remaining in the third to stretch the lead to 42-7.
Hendrix added its final touchdown with 13:01 remaining on a pass from Miles Thompson to Tyler Clifton from 30 yards away to create a 49-7 lead.
The Scots scored their final touchdown of the night on a seven yard quarterback keeper from Robinson with 10:39 on the clock.
Braydon Pender (FR/Thayer, Mo.) led the Scots defense for the third straight week, picking up nine tackles. Cedric Cooney (SO/Lonoke, Ark.) tallied eight tackles, including seven solo stops, while Christian Cain (SO/Huntsville, Ark.) added seven tackles.
Kody Smith paced Hendrix with eight tackles.
The Scots will stay at home next week when they take on the first-year program from Morthland College (Ill.) on Saturday at Pioneer Stadium. The contest will kick off at 6 p.m.
|Hendrix College (2-0)||7||28||7||7||49|
|Lyon College (0-3)||7||0||0||7||14|
|Hendrix College||Indv. Leaders||Lyon College|
|2 Players (#6,#39) - 39||Rushing||#2 Dwane Robinson - 90|
|#3 Seth Peters - 371||Passing||#2 Dwane Robinson - 76|
|#81 Nate Hodapp - 132||Receiving||#30 Joe Mahe - 26|
|Hendrix College||Team Statistics||Lyon College|