2007
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
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

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.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.