“Cumberlands No Match for Eagles”
#3 Reinhardt Eagles vs University of Cumberlands
Kickoff Oct. 7th (1:30 p.m.)
By: Travis Holmes & Melvin Irvin
Ru Eagles Last Week
The Reinhardt Eagles (5-0) came to play as it was Homecoming on a sunny afternoon at Ken White Stadium. The 3rd ranked Eagles did not disappoint as they got the victory over visiting University of the Cumberlands (4-2) 53-7. The Patriots of Cumberlands held Reinhardt to only 8 points in the first half, but after an explosive 2nd quarter with 28 points the Eagles would expand their lead to 36-0. The eagles dominated every aspect of the game on both sides of the ball and proved why there were superior in the end.
The Eagles are known for their well-balanced running attack and that showed throughout the game as 13 different players ran the ball for Reinhardt. The two men carrying most of the running load was running back Montralius Mosley with 109 yards on 7 attempts with 2 touchdowns, and quarterback Dylan Wiggins with 108 yards on 12 attempts. Even though the Eagles are known for their ability to wear down teams with the running game, we also got to see the Eagles passing game as well as Wiggins connected on 10 of his 17 passes tallying 122 yards and a touchdown to go with it. The Eagles went into the half up 36-0.
The Eagles would do most of their damage in the 2nd quarter after only scoring 7 points in the 3rd quarter on a run by Montralius Mosley from 4 yards out to put them up 43-0. The Eagles defense was stout for another week led by Jalen Holloman with six tackles, and Taylor Hawkins two interceptions to hold the Patriots to only 137 yards of total offense. The Eagles would only allow 68 yards through the air and 69 yards on the ground, and hold the opponent to 3 of 16 on third down conversions. The Patriots would score late in the 4th quarter but that wasn’t enough in the end.
When the Eagles have the Ball
The Eagles will not stray from what’s been working for them in the last weeks, and that is running the ball. The Eagles run a modified version of the Wing-T offense, and it seems that no defense they have faced can seem to stop it. The Eagles are first in the country in many categories that include; total rushing offense, and rushing offense per game. The load is carried by Montralius Mosley who is averaging 54 yards per game and 345 yards on the season with 6 touchdowns. Another explosive running back is #3 Qua Stocks, after redshirting last year Stock has already made a huge impact on the filed whether he’s lined up in the backfield or playing wide out you must know where he is always. The Eagles have a stable of running backs that are dangerous in the open or that will just run you over. These players include #26 power back M’Calun Lanier and speedster Reggie Mack. These two together combine for over 500 yards of rushing yards. Also, a threat on the ground is quarterbacks Dylan Wiggins and Billy Hall, both QB’s have the ability to run it, but Wiggins is more so the passer out of the two and he can air it long as he already has over 500 yards of passing yards on the season. Wiggins can be lethal using his feet and his arm.
Reinhardt vs Union Prediction
With such an explosive offense this year we can expect to see the ball on the ground for a majority of the game. Union on the other hand will have to find a way to turn their season around. With a record of 2-4, Union will need to figure out how to stop this powerhouse offense to try and change momentum for this season. Reinhardt will work to defend their undefeated record as the try to soar past Union with another blow out win. I Believe it will be a high scoring game for the Eagles and hopefully they can keep things rolling through the season.