Allen scores four TDs as Vikings roll past Beloit

Lawrence's Wasonu Allen (1) scored four touchdowns in the Vikings 49-13 win at Beloit.
Lawrence's Wasonu Allen (1) scored four touchdowns in the Vikings 49-13 win at Beloit.

BELOIT, Wis. -- Lawrence University football standout Wasonu Allen scored four touchdowns Saturday to lead the Vikings to a 49-13 Midwest Conference North Division rout of Beloit College at Strong Stadium.

Allen ran for two touchdowns and caught a pair of touchdown passes as Lawrence built a 28-0 lead at the half. Allen ran 18 times for 128 yards, and he caught four passes for 63 yards. The four touchdowns ties the second-highest game total in Lawrence history. Caleb Catt added 80 yards on 11 carries and picked up a touchdown for the Vikings.

Lawrence (2-6, 1-3 MWC North) rolled up 300 yards rushing on its way to 445 total yards. Lawrence quarterback D'Andre Weaver completed 7-of-10 passes for 145 yards and three touchdowns. 

The Lawrence defense limited Beloit (0-8, 0-4) to 230 yards of offense. Beloit quarterback Ben Sposito was 10-for-25 passing for 57 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran 16 times for 68 yards.

Senior linebacker Jake Lueck led Lawrence with 10 tackles, including 2.0 sacks, and he blocked a field goal. Sophomore cornerback Terrell Myers had a pair of pass breakups and added a 27-yard punt return and 31-yard kickoff return.

Lawrence led 8-0 on Allen's four-yard touchdown run in the first quarter but broke the game open in the second period. Myers' long punt return set the Vikings up at the Beloit 38-yard line, and Weaver hit Allen with a 38-yard touchdown pass two plays later for a 15-0 lead.

Lueck then blocked Andrew Berlin's 35-yard field goal attempt, and Lawrence took over at its 18-yard line. Lawrence moved 82 yards in 11 plays with Weaver hitting Allen with a nine-yard scoring pass to give the Vikings a 21-0 lead.

Lawrence then put together a nice two-minute drill as the Vikings drove 65 yards in 10 plays for a touchdown with just 13 seconds left in the first half. Lawrence kept the drive alive as Dan Rothbauer, who also blocked an extra point, ran nine yards on a fake punt for a first down. After an 18-yard run by Weaver, he connected with freshman Jacob Sullivan for a 29-yard touchdown pass and a 28-0 lead.

Allen added a one-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and Weaver tacked on a four-yard scoring run later in the third. Catt completed the scoring with a seven-yard scoring run midway through the fourth quarter.