Reinhardt won its second straight game in convincing fashion Saturday afternoon as it took down Campbellsville 52-7 at home. One week after shutting Warner out, the Eagles looked even better on the offensive side.
The Eagle offense gained 562 yards in the win, with Campbellsville finding less than half of that total with 218. The run game was the obvious strength for Reinhardt as they rushed for 334 yards and six touchdowns.
Reinhardt controlled the pace of the contest with a dominant rushing attack. That type of efficient run game has become something that coach James Miller expects to see in every outing.
“That is what we expect every week,” Miller said. “For us, being able to run the football and be physical. A lot of guys touched the ball, and a lot of different guys carried the ball. We got some big plays, and I am really excited about the way we finished it.”
11 different Reinhardt players carried the ball at least once, with five receiving five or more totes. Devyn Collins led the Eagles in attempts for the second straight week, but his 50 yards were third-most on the team.
The wealth was spread for the Eagles with their top rusher, Marcus Jefferson, gaining 52 yards on the ground. Quarterback Billy Hall had the next-highest total with four attempts for 51 yards.
The story was a similar one when it came to the passing game, with 11 players catching at least one pass.
“It is really a product of what we do,” Miller said. “Our slots have to be able to run every route in the tree, and they have to run every type of run scheme. The slots can get loose on the ground or through the air. It is just what we do offensively.”
Reinhardt started the game fast, scoring a touchdown on its first three drives of the game to go up 21-0. The Eagles had a 28-point lead before Campbellsville could score its first and only touchdown of the game.
Following last week’s 45-0 win over Warner, Miller said he wanted to see a more potent and effective passing game. Reinhardt responded with a 26-yard passing touchdown from Hall to Dylan Kelly for its second score of the afternoon.
Miller still believes the passing offense has not found its peak.
“We made some plays through the air,” he said. “I still think we are missing some throws. Navarie [Solomon] dropped one that he should have caught. I think we can still get better in that area, but I was very proud of the way they came out and played today.”
Reinhardt’s 52 points against Campbellsville is a new season-high and brings the average to 40.7 points per game. The Eagle offense is clicking on all cylinders ahead of their matchup with a Bethel team fresh off a 50-15 win over Union.
“The way we played in all three phases, not one group did not show up,” Miller said. “It was exciting to see our entire football team show up ready to play. Besides the one drive in the first half, we scored on every drive we had the ball, which was good to see.”