Updated: Sunday, 23 Sep 2012, 12:03 AM EDT
Published : Sunday, 23 Sep 2012, 12:03 AM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, IN. (WANE) - Saturday night proved to be a historic one for the Saint Francis football program - in more ways than one. The Cougars trounced Concordia 76-14 giving head coach Kevin Donley his 257th career win - the most in NAIA football history. The historic win occurred on the same night USF played its first ever home night game at Bishop D'Arcy Stadium, under the brand new lights that were installed in the off-season.
The Cougars started fast - Kory Stamps returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown just minutes into the game. That was followed by a rushing touchdown from Josh Miller and a 38-yard touchdown reception from Austin Coleman to bring the score to 21-0 after the first quarter.
Saint Francis would build on that lead, leading 35-7 at the half and 56-14 entering the fourth quarter. Miller - who had struggled in his previous two starts - finished 11-of-27 for 156 yards and a touchdown.
The USF ground game totaled 349 rushing yards, with Antoin Campbell gaining 142 yards on 16 carries - he also scored a pair of touchdowns. Denzel Pierce rushed for 99 yards and a score, Kyle Matthewson carried eight times for 58 yards and a touchdown as well. But the big contributor in the second half was Andre Turner, who carried the ball just five times for 15 yards, but scored three touchdowns.
In all - the Cougars gained 627 total yards of offense, while the defense held Concordia to 133 total yards and force a turnover.
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