The Thomas More University football team defeated across-the-river rival Cincinnati Christian University, 35-19, today (Saturday, September 28, 2019) on an unseasonable warm day at Willard R. Stargel Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.

FIRST QUARTER:

  • Thomas More took a 7-0 lead with 7:37 to play in the quarter when senior quarterback Justin Post (Macedonia, Ohio/Nordonia) connected on a 15-yard pass to sophomore tight end Mason Kramer (Alexandria, Ky./Campbell County) and sophomore kicker Alexander Haley (Lebanon, Ohio/Lebanon) added the point-after-attempt.

SECOND QUARTER:

  • Senior wide receiver/return specialist Da’marco Canty (Bogart, Ga./North Oconee) returned a punt 38-yards for a touchdown and Haley added the PAT to increase the lead to 14-0 with 8:30 to play in the quarter.
  • Cincinnati Christian cut the lead to 14-6 at halftime as Derrick Taylor connected on 73-yard touchdown pass and Kevin Rockwood PAT was no good with 3:01 to play in the second quarter.

THIRD QUARTER:

  • CCU made the score 14-12 with 2:02 to play in the quarter when Daylor and Jamar Nubby connected on an 18-yard touchdown pass and the two-point try was no good.
  • Senior wide receiver Mitchell Hogue (Harrison, Ohio/Harrison) scored on a 12-yard touchdown catch from Post and Haley added the PAT with 17-second to play in the third quarter.

FOURTH QUARTER:

  • With 14:51 to play in the game, Nuby scored on a 74-yard touchdown run and Rockwood made the PAT to cut the Saints’ lead to 21-19.
  • Thomas More increased the lead to 28-19 with 11:50 to play in the game when junior running back Monalo Caldwell (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain) scored on a two-yard touchdown run and Haley added the PAT.
  • The Saints closed out the scoring with 2:54 to play in the game when junior running back Justin Durham (Elsmere, Ky./Lloyd Memorial) scored on six-yard run and Haley added the PAT for the final score of 35-19.

NOTEABLES:

  • Thomas More improve to 2-3, while Cincinnati Christian fell to 1-4.
  • The Saints out-gained CCU 482 yards (241 rushing/241 passing) to 443 yards (134 rushing/309 passing).
  • Post was 23-of-28 passing for 241 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Caldwell carried the ball 24 times for 131 yards and one touchdown.
  • Durham finished the game with eight carries for 97 yards and one touchdown.
  • Hogue led the receivers with 12 catches for 124 yard and a touchdown.
  • Canty had two catches for 48 yards and had two returns for 45 yards and a touchdown.
  • Sophomore linebacker Peyton Van Horn (Hebron, Ky./Conner) led the defense with 10 tackles (five solo/five assisted).
  • Sophomore defensive back Ky Jones (Chicago, Ill./Ravenna) had six tackles (four solo/two assisted)
  • Sophomore defensive lineman Keion Williams (Middletown, Ohio/Middletown) had five tackles (two solo/three assisted).
  • Junior defensive lineman Jacob Steinmetz (St. Leon, Ind./East Central) had three tackles, (two solo/one assisted) including one and a half sacks.
  • Sophomore defensive back Kethan Clark (Berwick, La./Berwick) had three tackles (all solo) and had an interception.

UP NEXT:

  • Thomas More is idle next week and will return to action on October 12 when it travels to Campbellsville, Kentucky to play Campbellsville University in a Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division game.
  • Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

STATS:

Thomas More vs CCU (FINAL)
( 09/28/19 )
SCORE BY QUARTERS 1  2  3  4  OT TOTAL
(V) Thomas More University77714035
(H) Cincinnati Christian (Ohi0667019
Scoring Summary:PlaysYardsTOPScore
07:37 TMUJustin Post Passes to Mason Kramer COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 07:37 15 yds PAT Kick by Alexander Haley GOOD.88003:357 – 0
08:30 TMUPunt by Kevin ROCKWOOD from CCU 11 for 27 yards returned by Da’marco Canty TOUCHDOWN, clock 08:30 38 yds PAT Kick by Alexander Haley GOOD.000:0014 – 0
03:01 CCUDerrick TAYLOR Passes to Christian WILLIAMS COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 03:01 73 yds PAT Kick by Kevin ROCKWOOD NO Good38301:4914 – 6
02:02 CCUDerrick TAYLOR Passes to Jamar NUBY COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 02:08 18 yds PAT Pass from Derrick TAYLOR to Jamar NUBY NO Good.158806:2014 – 12
00:17 TMUJustin Post Passes to Michell Hogue COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 00:17 12 yds PAT Kick by Alexander Haley GOOD.55901:4521 – 12
14:51 CCUJamar NUBY Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 14:51 74 yds PAT Kick by Kevin ROCKWOOD GOOD.28000:1721 – 19
11:50 TMUMonalo Caldwell Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 11:50 2 yds PAT Kick by Alexander Haley GOOD.88702:5528 – 19
02:54 TMUJustin Durham Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 02:54 6 yds PAT Kick by Alexander Haley GOOD.106705:2235 – 19
 
CCUTMU
FIRST DOWN2428
RUSHES / YARDS (NET)34/13444/241
PASSING YARDS (NET)309241
Passes Att/Comp/Int35/22/128/23/1
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS/YARDS69 / 44372 / 482
Fumble Returns / Yards0 / 00 / 0
Punt Returns / Yards0 / 01 / 38
Kickoff Returns / Yards5 / 914 / 89
Interception Returns /Yards1 / 01 / -1
Punts (Number/Avg)6 / 352 / 40
Fumbles / Lost3 / 01 / 1
Penalties / Yards6 / 464 / 41
Possession Time24:5634:33
Sacks By: Number/Yards5 / 292 / 16
RUSHING(Att / Yards):
Thomas More UniversityMonalo Caldwell24 / 131Justin Durham8 / 97Dillon Powell4 / 35Justin Post8 / -22
Cincinnati Christian (OhiJamar Nuby15 / 134Isaac Hawkins1 / 13Evan Crim7 / 12Christopher Young5 / 11
Derrick Taylor4 / -12Joey Groeber2 / -24
 
PASSING(Comp/Att/Int/Yard):
Thomas More UniversityJustin Post23/28/1/241
Cincinnati Christian (OhiDerrick Taylor22/35/1/309
 
RECEIVING(No / Yard):
Thomas More UniversityMichell Hogue12 / 124Da’marco Canty2 / 48Cade Brandt1 / 26Mason Kramer1 / 15
Johnny McNally3 / 13Jaeison Jefferson2 / 8Monalo Caldwell2 / 7
Cincinnati Christian (OhiChristian Williams5 / 118Jamar Nuby4 / 46Craig Wills4 / 46Ryan Collins2 / 44
J’Juan Briggs2 / 27Maceo Clinton4 / 20Christopher Young1 / 8
 
INTERCEPTIONS(No / Yard):
Thomas More UniversityKethan Clark1 / -1
Cincinnati Christian (OhiTaQuan Williams1 / 0
 
Stadium:Attendance: 0
Kickoff time: 12:00 PMEnd of Game: 07:00 PMTotal Elapsed Time: 7:00
Officials: Referee: ;Umpire: ;Linesman: ;
Line Judge: ;Back Judge: ;Field Judge: ;
Side Judge: ;
Temperature: 0Weather:
SACKS(UA / A):
Thomas More UniversityJacob Steinmetz2 / 11Jacob Stiens1 / 6
Cincinnati Christian (OhiDayvon Mason1 / 11Dominic Valentino1 / 7Michael Williams1 / 5Thomas Birt1 / 4
Parker Clemons1 / 2
 
 
TACKLES (UA / A) :
Thomas More UniversityPeyton Van Horn5 / 5Ky Jones4 / 2Elijah Jouett3 / 0Kethan Clark3 / 0
Keion Williams2 / 3Jacob Steinmetz2 / 1Drew Bartolovich2 / 1Noah Sayre2 / 0
Caleb Rice2 / 0Cody Coffey1 / 3Jacob Stiens1 / 2Dawson Craig1 / 2
Delphous Thomas1 / 0Amos Griffith1 / 0Walker Buelow1 / 0Dalton Adkins1 / 0
Keith Orloff0 / 3Justin Durham0 / 2Zach Theobald0 / 1Ryan Stofko0 / 1
Silas Ingram0 / 1Brandon Bohn0 / 1
Cincinnati Christian (OhiTyler Shobe7 / 6Michael Williams6 / 5De’Havion Allen6 / 0Joseph Lusby4 / 6
Cole Pelgen3 / 3TaQuan Williams3 / 2Dayvon Mason3 / 2Dominic Valentino2 / 5
Khayree Wilson2 / 0Darryl McNeal1 / 2Parker Clemons1 / 2Jordan Meekins1 / 0
Thomas Birt1 / 0Dayvon Mason0 / 3Elvin Mallory0 / 2Ryan Collins0 / 1

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