Northwestern’s Nate Guillory rushed for 198 yards and scored four touchdowns as the Rangers made easy work of Bacone, defeating the Warriors 64-9 in front of 5,267 fans for Homecoming at Ranger Field.
Northwestern scored first at the 11 minute mark in the first quarter when Clayton Smith rushed for three yards to give the Rangers a 7-0 lead. The lead was extended to 13-0 when Guillory scored his first of four touchdowns.
The Warriors got on the board on the ensuing kickoff, when the Rangers were stuck for a safety after being pinned on the one-yard line.
The Rangers went on to score three times before the half, with Guillory scoring his second touchdown and quarterback Kyle Jech hit Smith for a 25-yard strike and followed with a 21-yard TD reception to Kory Williams.
Northwestern dumped three more scores on Bacone in the third quarter, with Guillory scoring twice and Courtney Jones running in for a 10-yard score.
Bacone capped an 11 play, 80-yard drive with a two-yard run for its only touchdown of the game during the beginning of the fourth quarter.
A.J. Johnson booted a 34-yard field goal and Keaton Callins scored on a seven-yard keeper to close fourth quarter action.
Northwestern tacked on 576 total yards for the game with 351 yards in rushing. Guillory led the way with 17 carries for 198 yards, while Courtney Jones rushed 12 times for a touchdown and 106 yards.
Jech passed for 214 yards and two scores while completing 13-of-21 passes. Kory Williams was the main target, catching eight passes for a touchdown. Keith Barefield Jr. hauled in two passes for 33 yards, while Smith picked up 25 yards on a catch and Guillory added 12 yards on a single reception.
Northwestern picked up 29 first downs, while each team committed nine penalties.
The Rangers held Bacone to just 85 total yards, with minus 15 yards in rushing. Lantz Mathers led the way with eight tackles, including seven solo stops and 4.5 tackles for loss. He also added a fumble recovery and a sack for four yards. Justin Fulmer had five solo tackles along with three tackles for loss as Ryan Hester, Josh Lange-Casillas and Brock Wardlaw all had four tackles on the afternoon.
Northwestern (4-3, 3-0) will travel to Bethany to take on Southern Nazarene for a 6 p.m. start on Halloween, Oct. 31.
Sat, October 24, 2009
by Ryan Hintergardt