Tiffin, OH- The Purple Raiders returned to the road to continue OAC action as they trekked west to face off with the Student Princes of Heidelberg. Here are a few thoughts as Mount Union advanced to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in conference play.
Much More Like It
Last week it wasn't until the latter stages of the 2nd quarter that the Purple Raiders put points on the board. This week, they found pay dirt on 3 of their first 4 possessions, building a 20-0 lead after 15 minutes of play. Scoring plays in the opening frame were a 14-yard run on a QB keeper for Braxton Plunk. Next up was a 14-yard TD reception for DeAndre Parker and rounding out the quarter's scoring was Tyler Echeverry with a 1-yard TD run. Purple Raiders fans have grown accustomed to this sort of display week in and week out and it was nice to see the Purple Raiders return to form after having some early struggles a week ago.
Parker Does It All
As previously mentioned, DeAndre Parker found the end zone early on a 14-yard reception. In the 3rd quarter, Parker added another score to his line with a 27-yard run. On the day, Parker led the Purple Raiders on the ground with 13 rushes for 94 yards and 5 receptions for 52 yards.
Defense Stays Dominant
On the year, the Purple Raiders have allowed 6, 0, 7, 0, and 3 to their opponents. Over the past few years, a stellar crew has continued their stingy streak in regular season play, limiting scoring opportunities for the opposition week in and week out. This week's leader was Rossy Moore, who amassed 10 tackles, including 5 for loss, totaling 29 yards, and 2 sacks for a loss of a combined 22 yards.
The Purple Raiders return to Kehres Stadium next week as they welcome the Capital Comets to town. Kick-off is set for 1:30 PM.