Football can't reel in Muskies in 21-7 loss

Football can't reel in Muskies in 21-7 loss
September 29, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Benedictine football team battled favorite Lakeland College, but could not muster an offensive score in the 21-7 Homecoming loss. The Eagles fell to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the Illini-Badger Football Conference. Benedictine has dropped its last three games. While the Eagles' defense gamely battled to keep things close, the offense was unable to get on track. BU had 138 yards of offense in the game, with the Benedictine team's only score coming courtesy of the defense. Senior transfer defensive end Bob McLearen interecepted a screen pass and rambled 45 yards for the early fourth quarter touchdown, cutting Benedictine's deficit to 14-7 after the extra point. McLearen finished the game with not only the interception, but also seven tackles and 2.0 sacks (giving him a team-high 4.5 sacks on the season). Sophomore linebacker Devin Montgomery led all tacklers with 15 stops. Defensive back Matt Kunz had eight tackles and two pass break-ups. DB Pat Daniels also had an interception for the Eagles.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.