Leiran, #25 Kohawks' huge first half sets back Duhawks
Sun, Oct. 7, 2012 - [Football]

#25 Coe, 69

Loras, 7


The Loras College football team fell to 1-1 in IIAC play on Saturday after a convincing with by the Coe College Kohawks in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Saturday. 


A week removed from a 51-0 win over Buena Vista, the Kohawks dropped a 69-7 loss on Loras.


It was far from the script Loras hoped would play out after a Homecoming win over Luther in their previous contest.


The Kohawks, now 5-0 and leading the league in both scoring offense and scoring defense, posted 28 points in each of the first two quarters. They followed with a 13-point second half. Brandon Leiran ran for 142 yards and five first half touchdowns to drive the hosts offense.


For the Duhawks, the offense was slowed to 191 total yards. Nate Carrier led the way with 121 yards on the ground – including a 65-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Dylan Jones was 7-for-21 for 70 yards. Kyle Killian was his top target, catching two passes for 31 yards.


Defensively, Brandon Ronan posted nine tackles (seven solo) to lead the Duhawks, including 1.5 for loss. Kyle Kirchhoff had eight, including Loras' one sack on the day. Tim Mikeworth recorded the interception and had six tackles.


The loss dropped the Duhawks to 2-3 overall, and 1-1 in the IIAC. They are at Simpson College (4-1, 2-0) next Saturday for a 1:00 PM kickoff.