PINEVILLE — Division III No. 21 Louisiana College outscored Sul Ross State 42-7 in the first half en route to a 56-21 win in LC’s homecoming contest on Saturday.
The win secured the Wildcats’ (6-1, 4-1 American Southwest Conference) fourth straight winning season under sixth-year coach Dennis Dunn and marked the best start in the history of Louisiana College football.
Senior receiver Darnell Williams came up 34 yards short of the school single-game receiving yards record, making seven grabs for 200 yards, including an 87-yard touchdown to a cap a 28-point second quarter for the Wildcats.
Sophomore tailback Ryan Montague rushed for 74 yards on eight carries, most of which came on a 53-yard touchdown sprint in the second quarter.
The Wildcats also got rushing touchdowns from CerDerrick Tyson, Daron Bartholomew and Nate Janzen.
The LC offense rolled up 549 yards of total offense while Sul Ross (1-6, 0-5 ASC) amassed 369.
Wildcat quarterback Jamie Bunting completed 16-of-28 passes for 274 yards and a touchdown.
Backup quarterback Tim Curry went 5-for-9 for 62 yards and two touchdowns, one apiece to Dayne Reeves and Maurice Cooper on passes of 8 and 38 yards, respectively.
The LC defense allowed two touchdowns — both in the second half — while forcing five turnovers.
Reggie Calhoun forced a fumble, recovered it and ran 68 yards for one of LC’s touchdowns, while Eugene Jackson, Shaquille Lewis and Brandon Love had one interception apiece.
Sul Ross’ top offensive performers were wide receiver Lee Carothers, who caught seven passes for 139 yards, and tailback Dominique Carson, who rushed 18 times for 99 yards and one touchdown.
Next up for LC is a visit to ASC opponent Texas Lutheran on Oct. 29.