Bluejays run through Kansas Wesleyan
The Tabor College football team won again Saturday on the strength of its run game and controlling time of possession.
The Bluejays ran the ball 70 times for 418 yards, possessing the ball for more than 38 minutes, fifteen more than Kansas Wesleyan University.
Both teams combined to score 35 points in the first quarter, Tabor scoring on touchdown runs from Cody Coleman and James Monroe, and a kickoff return by Owen Cole.
Kansas Wesleyan made the first mistake of the game toward the beginning of the second quarter.
On third-and-19 at the Coyote 13-yard line, Tabor defensive lineman Derrick Lawrence sacked Trey Dallas and forced a Trey Dallas fumble, which was recovered at the 3-yard line by defensive end Terach Antoine for a touchdown.
Three drives later, Coleman scored his second touchdown of the game on an 18-yard sweep, giving Tabor a 34-14 lead. Kansas Wesleyan scored once more before halftime, trimming the deficit to two scores.
Coleman scored his third touchdown from 39 yards out to begin the third quarter, and the Bluejays ran away with the game, outscoring the Coyotes 20-7 in the second half.
Tabor finished its scoring on a 19-yard pass from quarterback Ryan Nelson to Monroe and on a 13-yard keeper by Nelson, winning the game 54-28.
Monroe led the team rushing with 190 yards, and Coleman contributed 118 yards on 8 carries, averaging more than 14 yards per carry.