Trey Davis was shaken up on a running play early, but five forced turnovers carried Logan to a 42-6 win over Aquinas Friday night in his absence.
The junior quarterback was slow to get up after taking a hit on a quarterback keeper. He removed himself from the game and was walking around gingerly the rest of the night. Head coach Casey Knoble on Saturday said it was only a bruise and Davis will be able to play Friday against Tomah. Nathan Baker came in in relief and led Logan to four more scores in the first half.
The story of the night was the Rangers defense, as the unit forced four turnovers in the first half, all of which led to touchdowns.
"We kept on working on it in practice. We improved a lot on secondary, on everything," junior defensive lineman Noah Weisbrod said about forcing turnovers. "We went out and worked our butts off."
Logan (3-1, 2-0 MVC) opened the scoring on Manny Buckhanan touchdown run, setup by a Blugolds fumble deep in their own territory.
On the ensuing Aquinas drive, Tyler Young's pass was tipped and intercepted by Jack Hinton, again giving Logan good field position.
After Davis exited with his injury, Baker handed the ball to Tanner Holzer, who scored a 1-yd touchdown to make it 14-0.
Following a Matthew Kind interception, Nathan Bakalars ran for a touchdown to give the Rangers a 21-0 lead after the opening quarter.
In the second quarter, Baker and Weisbrod would score rushing touchdowns to give Logan a 35-0 lead at halftime.
Aquinas (2-2, 0-2 MVC) fumbled on its opening possession of the second half. Weisbrod scored another rushing touchdown to extend the lead to 42-0.
The Blugolds finally broke through with a touchdown in the fourth quarter when Young connected with John Savoldelli. The extra point was blocked.
Aquinas now hosts Central on Friday at UW-L's Roger Harring Stadium (6 p.m. kickoff). Logan travels to Tomah.