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Southeast Missouri defeats Quincy 72-3

Sep 15, 2009 - 9:36 PM CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.(AP) -- Matt Scheible threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another to lead Southeast Missouri to a 72-3 victory over NAIA Quincy on Thursday night.

The 72 points marked the most since 1916 by the Redhawks, who led 58-0 at halftime.

Scheible completed 11 of 18 passes for 222 yards for the Redhawks (1-0). Sam Donatucci passed for just 47 yards and threw two interceptions for Quincy (1-1).

Henry Harris led all rushers with 88 yards and three touchdowns, and Walter Peoples had five receptions for 76 yards and a touchdown for the Redhawks. Renard Celestin and Trey Porter also rushed for TDs, and Chantae Ahamefule scored on a 32-yard touchdown pass.

Tyler Epstein returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown, and Tylor Brock scored on a blocked punt.

Alex Beard kicked a 19-yard field goal for Quincy.