Catholic Downs Guilford, 69-27 in Quaker's ODAC Finale

Washington, DC (11/04/00) -- Derek McGee threw for four touchdowns and ran for one, and Dan Boyle rushed for 193 yards and scored twice to lead Catholic to a 69-27 romp over Guilford in Old Dominion Athletic Conference action at DuFour Field.

The Cardinals (6-3, 4-1), who have won five straight, can claim the ODAC championship and automatic bid to the NCAA Division III playoffs with a win next week against visiting Bridgewater. If the Eagles win, Emory & Henry would advance to the playoffs.

The Cardinals scored on nine of their first 10 possessions for their highest point total since a 72-0 win over St. Peter's in the 1984 season opener. The Cards set a school record for rushing yards with 381, breaking the mark set last year at Bridgewater. Guilford (1-8, 1-5) allowed its most yards ever as the Cardinals amassed 645 yards of offense.

McGee, who completed 12 of 13 passes for 254 yards, tied his career high in TD tosses. Along with a 10-yard TD run to give CUA a 35-14 bulge midway through the second quarter, McGee had a hand in 32 points (five touchdowns, one 2-point conversion) for the second straight week.

Boyle ran for more than 100 yards for the sixth straight game to give him 1,312 yards for the year. He needs 17 to break Matt Taylor's 1996 school record for season rushing yardage. He gained 100 in the first quarter, including a 2-yard TD, as the Cards opened a 19-6 first-period lead. He scored from one yard with 9:55 to go in the third quarter to increased the CUA advantage to 56-14.

Reserve running back Kevin Ulrich rushed for a career-high 114 yards and scored twice. His first rushing TD, from 10 yards, gave the Cardinals their largest lead of the game (63-14) at the 6:09 mark of the third period.

The Quakers' Oren Robinson, who started at wide receiver and also played quarterback, scored a career-high three toucdowns and threw one. He caught three passes for 90 yards, scored twice (54, 28) and added a 12-yard TD on the
ground. He completed 14 of 26 passes for 162 yards and found James Hereford from 7 yards on the final play of the game.

Guilford's J.J. Edwards led all receivers with eight catches for 111 yards. Freshman defensive back Nate Grantham registered a game-high 15 tackles. CUA's Jim Jankiewicz snagged five passes for 115 yards and tight end Damian
Richard had three receptions for 99 yards and two touchdowns.

- courtesy of CUA Sports Information