Iowa Wesleyan offense continues to struggle

GALESBURG, Ill. — Iowa Wesleyan’s first two opponents haven’t made it easy on the Tiger offense. One week after scoring just six points at Cornell, IW was shutout by Knox, 44-0.

The Prairie Fire converted on three touchdown drives in the first quarter to jump out to a 21-0 lead. Knox led 31-0 at halftime and 37-0 after three periods.

Running back Jazquez Hall had a decent game for the Tigers, leading the way with 52 rushig yards. No other IW player was able to eclipse 15 yards on the ground.

Three Tigers played behind center. Leo Alvarez led the way ayrdage wise, going 5-12 for 59 yards and two interceptions. Carter Colby was 7-12 for 44 yards and two picks, and Jeremiah Ollison went 4-7 for 23 yards. One of Knox’s three interceptions went for a 55-yard pick-six.

Comal Phillips led IW with nine tackles in the loss. Dimitriee Duncan forced one fumble.

IW is now 0-2 to start the year, but the Tigers could wash away their first two losses with a good start in conference play. They’ll host Westminster College on Saturday, Sept. 21, and then take on Minnesota-Morris one week later on homecoming day.