October 04, 2014

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Atiq Lucas rushed for 88 yards with two touchdowns and Marist pulled away from Valparaiso 35-7 to earn its first win of the season on Saturday.

Trailing 7-0 early, the Red Foxes (1-5, 1-2 Pioneer League) surged ahead as Lucas scored each of his touchdowns in the first half, his first being set up by a dropped snap on a Valparaiso punt. Joe Tralli caught a 55-yard strike from Anthony Francis and Wale Onakoya added a late rushing score to fuel a 21-point second quarter for Marist.

Marcellus Calhoun's 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter fueled the rout. Francis was 17 of 27 for 182 yards.

Valparaiso (1-4, 0-2) scored on its opening drive with a 14-yard score by Tanner Kuramata, but Marist shut them down from there, allowing just 239 total yards and forcing two turnovers.

Brandon Hall led the Crusaders with 84 yards on 17 carries.

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