Mount Union wins 100th straight regular season game
WILMINGTON, Ohio – No. 1 ranked Mount Union won its 100th consecutive regular season football game with a 69-0 Ohio Athletic Conference victory Saturday over Wilmington.
The Purple Raiders move to 7-0 overall, 6-0 in the OAC, and their last regular season loss was a 21-14 loss to Ohio Northern on Oct. 22, 2005. Mount Union won 110 straight regular season games from 1994 to that 2005 loss.
With today's win, Mount Union has won 100 straight regular season games. Purple Raiders now 210-1 in the last 211 regular season games.— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) October 24, 2015
Mount Union quarterback Taurice Scott threw a career-best five touchdown passes as he completed 11-of-12 passes for 254 yards in playing to the middle of the second quarter leading the Raiders to touchdowns on each of their first nine possessions.
Jordan Hargrove had four catches for 95 yards with a touchdown and Logan Nemeth ran for 74 yards on 10 carries with a score as the offense and had 533 yards.
Tom Lally had seven tackles – 2.5 for loss – and a sack while Louis Berry had two interceptions – one ran back 40 yards for a score – as the Raiders held Wilmington (1-6, 0-6 OAC) to 87 total yards including a school record minus-58 yards rushing.
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Mount Union scored 35 points in the first quarter as Scott had a pair of touchdown runs and threw two TD passes to Roman Namdar and Kennedy while Nemeth also had a rushing touchdown.
Scott tossed three more touchdowns early in the second quarter – an 18-yarder to Namdar, a 39-yarder to Octavion Wilson and one from 10 yards out to Hargrove as the Raiders led 56-0 at the break.
Jake Antel kicked a 33-yard field goal and Berry had his 40-yard interception return in the third quarter to take the score to 66-0 while Antel's 20 yard field goal in the fourth finished the scoring.