Mount Union 48, Trinity 7
Dan Pugh ran for 253 yards and four touchdowns and set a slew of records today as Mount Union won its third straight Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl and seventh in 10 years, beating Trinity, 48-7.
The Purple Raiders (14-0) made the Division III championship look too easy, taking a 28-0 halftime lead as Pugh ran for 148 yards and two touchdowns and Rob Adamson threw for two second-quarter touchdowns.
"This definitely completes the picture," Pugh said. "This is what we came to do."
Trinity (14-1) played without suspended quarterback Roy Hampton, who was arrested last week for public intoxication. The Tigers struggled to get their passing game going in wind gusting to 30 mph. They had 46 scoring passes coming into the game, but got just one against the Purple Raiders.
Pugh set Stagg Bowl records with 49 carries and scored on runs of 19, 2, 1 and 1 yards, tying another Stagg record. The third touchdown was his 40th of the season, breaking Barry Sanders's all-divisions record of 39 set at Oklahoma State in 1988. He finished with a record 15 postseason touchdowns.
Pugh also set a Division III record for all-purpose yards in a season with 3,192, breaking Dante Brown of Marietta's record of 2,973, set in 1996.