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TEMPLE - Muhlenberg did not complete a pass Friday night in a non-league football game against Elco.

It didn't matter.

The Muhls ran 45 times for 430 yards to offset a powerful Raider passing attack and capture a 41-27 victory.

For Elco (4-5), quarterback Kyle Knight connected on 23 of 46 passes for 376 yards and two touchdowns.

But Muhlenberg (3-6) countered with a 25-carry, 203-yard performance by Brandon Gassert, who also scored two touchdowns. J.J. Jonaissant also hit the end zone twice for the Muhls.

Knight's scoring tosses went to Joe Rittle (4 yards) and Ryan Eshleman (49 yards). Dane Miller also booted a pair of field goals for the Raiders.

Muhlenberg 41, Elco 27

Elco _ 3 _ 10 _ 7 _ 7 _ — _ 27

Muhlenberg _ 13 _ 7 _ 7 _ 14 _ — _ 41

First Quarter

M — Najee Smith 60 run (kick good), 11:43

M — Brandon Gassert 2 run (kick failed), 7:03

E — Dane Miller 26 field goal, 3:37

Second Quarter

E — Joe Rittle 4 pass from Kyle Knight (Miller kick), 8:24

M — J.J. Jonaissant 11 run (kick good), 4:41

E — Miller 27 field goal, 3:08

Third Quarter

M — Jonaisssant 26 run (kick good), 1:53

E — Ryan Eshleman 49 pass from Knight (Miller kick), 0:51

Fourth Quarter

M — Gassert 5 run (kick good), 8:46

M — Josiah Brown 1 run (kick good), 2:47

E — Knight 3 run (Miller kick), 0:28

Team Statistics

_ Elco _ Muhl

First downs _ 24 _ 20

Rushes-yards _ 23-50 _ 45-430

Passing _ 25-49-0 _ 0-4-1

Passing yards _ 415 _ 0

Total yards _ 465 _ 430

Punts _ 2-20.5 _ 0-0

Fumbles-lost _ 1-1 _ 1-1

Penalties-yards _ 7-47 _ 6-46

Individual Statistics

Rushing —  Elco, Kyle Knight 16-28, Nate Beamer 1-15, Tyler Horst 6-7. Muhl, Brandon Gassert 25-203, Najee Smith 5-104, Josiah Brown 8-82, Jonathan Jonassain 7-41.

Passing — Elco, Knight 23-46-0-376, Beamer 1-1-0-13, Horst 1-2-0-26. Muhl, Ryan Santana 0-3-0-0, Jonathan Jona 0-1-1-0.

Receiving — Elco, Beamer 6-124, Ryan Eshleman 6-112, Cory Kline 4-73, Joesph Rittle 4-49, Knight 1-26, Dane Miller 2-18, Horst 2-13.

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