Saturday, October 8, 2016

Monmouth routs Howard to finish non-conference schedule

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Monmouth University's offense fired on all cylinders Saturday afternoon, racking up 562 yards of total offense in routing Howard, 59-27, at Greene Stadium in finishing up the non-conference portion of its schedule.

Running backs Michael Jolly (career-high 129 yards) and Ed Royds (118 yards) each ran for two touchdowns, while redshirt sophomore quarterback Cody Williams finished 17-of-20 for 188 yards and two touchdown passes, with all of it coming in the first half. Williams completed 10 straight passes to open the game, with the first eight going to Maryland natives on a day that served as a homecoming for many thanks to the Hawks having 23 players from the state on the roster.

Monmouth (4-2) fell behind, 7-0, after an Anthony Philyaw 39-yard touchdown run, but the Hawks then scored 24 consecutive points to take the lead for good. A Matt White 37-yard field goal was followed by touchdown runs of 1 and 4, respectively, from Lavon Chaney and Ed Royds, and a 20-yard touchdown pass from Williams to classmate Reggie White Jr.

White Jr., the reigning Big South Player of the Week, finished with ...


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