The Central Methodist University football team earned its second win of the season Oct. 18 in a 23-7 victory at Avila University.
After falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter, CMU scored 23 unanswered points to defeat Avila.
The CMU offense overcame four turnovers in the first half and made the score 7-all before halftime when junior quarterback Brock Brockmeier (Kansas City) connected with junior wide receiver Reggie Hatton (Columbia) on a 2-yard pass to cap a 10-play, 60-yard drive.
In the second half, Central Methodist added a touchdown in each quarter.
The touchdowns were completions of 12 yards and 26 yards from Brockmeier to junior wide receiver Kevin Pike (Chula Vista, Calif.). Sophomore kicker Tyler Padgett (Jefferson City) was three-for-three on PATs for CMU.
The Eagle defense added two points when junior linebacker Evan Riggs (Kansas City) blocked an Avila punt attempt for a safety.
Brockmeier finished 19-of-34 passing for 167 yards and three touchdowns.
Pike was the leading receiver with six catches for 77 yards and two touchdowns. Senior running back Rashad Lee (Tyler, Texas) went over 100 yards rushing for the third time this season, finishing with 32 carries for 116 yards.
Defensively, Central Methodist was led by sophomore linebacker Matt Fraley (St. Robert, Mo.) and Riggs with five tackles apiece.
Four of Fraley's tackles were for losses.
The Eagles recorded three quarterback sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles.
Central Methodist will return to Davis Field Oct. 25 to take on Baker University. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.