LaSalle was paced by senior RB Kendall Owens, who had 10 carries for 147 yards and four TDs to improve the Lancers to 4-1 at the midway point of the regular season.
Matt Natali was on hand and has more.
CINCINNATI – If you haven’t heard of Kendall Owens yet, it is time to get to know him.
The LaSalle RB rushed for 147 yards on 10 carries and four TDs in the Lancers 51-10 dominating win over Anderson Friday night at Marge Schott Field at Lancer Stadium.
At the halfway point in the regular season, Owens has tallied 780 yards and 13 scores.
“Coming in, I felt good. We had a couple shaky games to start the season but we’re picking up stride and as long as the line keeps blocking, I am going to keep running through the holes,” said Owens.
Owens scored early and often putting LaSalle on the board on the Lancers first offensive play. After Anderson went three-and-out on the first possession of the game, LaSalle’s Patrick Timon blocked the punt attempt deep in Redskins territory. On the next play, Owens marched eight yards to pay dirt.
Anderson (3-2) answered on the ensuing possession with a 27-yard field goal cutting the LaSalle lead 7-3 capping off a 70-yard drive highlighted by a 56-yard Brandon Bornhauser run.
But the Redskins wouldn’t get on the board again until late in the game long after victory was out of reach.
The night belonged to Owens, though, who opened up the second half with a 63-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage and also had scoring runs of 35 and 4 yards, respectively.
Ohio State WR recruit DeVier Posey reeled in four catches for 63 yards and a 14-yard TD reception from LaSalle QB Brendan Jones. Posey also had a 73-yard punt return for a TD early in the fourth quarter after bobbling the catch on the play.
“Before (Anderson) kicked it, I was talking to Kendall and I wasn’t really ready for it. That is why I fumbled it,” Posey said. “But I picked it up and I got to the wall and I just turned on the speed.”
Posey commented on Owens’ big night.
“He’s opening up some eyes. I knew what he could do, it was just a matter of time before he could show everybody what he could do but he’s not done yet,” said Posey.
LaSalle (4-1) also got a TD from RB Tim Edmond on a 10-yard run late in the third and a safety from Kentucky lineman recruit Chandler Burden late in the first quarter following a botched Anderson snap.
Jones went 9-of-15 passing on the night for 108 yards and the TD to Posey just before halftime.
Lancers kicker Aaron Walter went 6-for-6 on point after attempts.
LaSalle had 317 yards of offense to Anderson’s 226 and has scored 174 points in five games this season. The Lancers only loss came in the Ohio vs. USA Challenge in Week 2 falling to Indianapolis (Ind.) Cathedral 7-6.
Luis Perez had Anderson’s lone TD on a 1-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.