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Football - Sun, Oct. 1, 2017
Red Devils too much for Tiger Football
Eureka College
Iowa Wesleyan
EUREKA (3-2)14217749
Iowa Wesleyan (1-4)6120018
Mount Pleasant, IA
EUREKAIndv. LeadersIowa Wesleyan
#25 L. Reasnover - 179Rushing #16 Alex Payne - 22
#11 Drew Barth - 109Passing #16 Alex Payne - 103
#25 L. Reasnover - 40Receiving #86 Jacob Santos - 75
EUREKATeam StatisticsIowa Wesleyan
317Rushing Yards 67
117Passing Yards 103
1Turnovers 3
40:36Possesion Time 19:24

Mount Pleasant, Iowa - October 1, 2017 - After two games on the road, the Tigers returned to Maple Leaf Athletic Complex, hosting Eureka College under the lights in last night's  UMAC matchup.  Iowa Wesleyan answered off a quick touchdown, but the Red Devil running game was too much for the Tigers to handle.  IW dropped their third game in a row, falling 49-18 to Eureka.

It took a little while for the offenses to get going in the opening quarter last night, but the Red Devils would eventually be the first to get on the board.  Eureka scored on a twenty-three yard rush to cap an eight play drive.  Iowa Wesleyan didn't take long to answer, however.  Joseph Mosley (SO/Cypress, TX) returned the kickoff for 83 yards and a touchdown.  The extra point was blocked, and the Tigers would trail 7-6.

Eureka would score three more times before Iowa Wesleyan could get something going.  With 9:41 remaining in the second quarter, the Tigers scored their second touchdown of the game.  Alex Payne (SR/Richards, MO) threw a pass down the far sideline, and after a little bobble, Jacob Santos (JR/St. Louis, MO) was able to secure the ball and finish off the catch for a 61 yard touchdown reception.

The Tiger defense would give up another touchdown to the Red Devils before the quarter ended.  IW took over trailing 35-12.  They would cover 74 yards in eleven plays before scoring again. Rudy Amezcua hauled in a 21 yard reception for Iowa Wesleyan.  The Tigers two point conversion was no good, and the score would be 35-18 as the team's headed to the locker room for halftime.

Iowa Wesleyan would fail to score in the second half, but the Red Devils would add touchdowns in the third and fourth quarter.  The Tigers fell 49-18 against Eureka after totaling just 170 offensive yards in the game.  Alex Payne was 7-18 in passing attempts, finishing with 103 yards and two touchdowns.  He also led the Tigers rushing game with 42 yards on 13 attempts.  Jacob Santos had a team high 75 yards on two receptions for IW.

Defensively, Iowa Wesleyan was led by Travaughn Durr (FR/Dallas, TX) and Kameron Banks (FR/Grand Bay, AL).  Both finished the game with ten tackles.  Durr forced a fumble for the Tigers, and Banks had a big pass breakup in the loss.

Tiger Athletics: Iowa Wesleyan University strives to provide its student-athletes the opportunity to be successful in life and sports. Engaged in the SLIAC and UMAC Conferences, Tiger athletics is a proud member of NCAA Division III.