ALBION, Mich.--Redshirt freshman transfer running back Trent Stone ran for a career-high 124 yards to lead all student-athletes, and sophomore quarterback Jack Wurzer threw for 214 more, but Albion piled up 578 yards of total offense and pulled away from visiting Adrian in the second half to go on to a 69-24 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football victory on Saturday.
= Final Score: Albion College 69, Adrian College 24
= Location: Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium; Weather: Cloudy with Showers, 48 degrees, Wind East/Southeast 11 mph
= Records: Albion Britons 5-2 overall, 2-2 MIAA; Adrian Bulldogs 3-4 overall, 2-2 MIAA
= Wurzer finished 19-for-30 with two touchdowns (no interceptions) while going over 200 hundred yards passing. He added 43 yards rushing on 10 carries.
= Stone averaged a whopping 7.8 yards over 16 carries and scored a TD.
= Sophomore wide receiver Clarence Madison led the team with six receptions for 26 yards.
= Jack Bush passed for 302 yards and three TDs on 17 completions in 32 attempts.
= Jacob Clark rushed 16 times for 118 yards and four TDs.
= Brothers Justin (124 yards, 2 TDs) and Kyle Thomas (108, 1) both had 100-plus receiving yards and five receptions apiece.
= Drew Shafer led all defenders with six tackles and nine total stops, followed by Donovan Slates with four and seven, respectively, Malik Bozell (4+2=6) and Levi Ladd, Jeremiah Major (3+2=5 each).
HOW IT HAPPENED
= After leading 27-14 at halftime, Albion broke it open by outscoring Adrian 42-10 in the second half. The Britons scored 28 points in the fourth quarter while holding Adrian to none.
= Despite leading in time of possession to the tune of 34 minutes, 38 seconds to 25:22, Adrian trailed in other key statistical categories: first downs (23-31), total yards (384-578), passing yards (302-206), rushing yards (178-276) and return yards (93-128).
= Things started well enough for Adrian as Wurzer connected with Cleary on a 13-yard TD pass, capping the Bulldogs' first possession with a scoring drive of 75 yards in seven plays over 3:21.
= The teams alternated TDs scores as the opening quarter ended 14-all. Justin Thomas had a 32-yard catch-and-pass from Bush at 8:33 to make it 7-7 and the Britons went ahead 14-7 on Clark's 6-yard run at 4:32. But the Bulldogs tied the score at 14 after Wilson caught a 23-yard pass from Wurzer with 1:17 left.
= The Britons took the lead for good at the 13:51 mark of the second quarter. Markell McCoy (17 atts., 89 yards) scored on a 14-yard TD run to a ignite a 21-0 run as Albion took a commanding 34-14 advantage early in the third.
= Stone notched his second TD as a Bulldog with a 24-yard rush in the third quarter, making the score 34-21 in the Britons' favor.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE
= Stone came to Adrian from NCAA Division II Davenport University, where he red-shirted in 2016.
= Albion takes a 57-31-1 all-time series lead while Adrian loses for only the fourth time in its last 10 outings in Albion.
= The 69 points are the most scored by either school in the series. Today also was the highest scoring game (93) in series history, bettering last year's 49-42 (91) Albion win.
= The Bulldogs travel to Hancock to square off against MIAA foe Finlandia University next Saturday.
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