Not much luck for the Wildcats in the second halfThe Wildcats had to overcome a 17-point deficit being down 27-10 at the half. However, the second half started off brutal, due to a fumble on the opening kickoff. The Wildcats stood their ground and forced the Ravens to give up the ball on downs. On the next drive, Culver-Stockton cut the deficit to 10 following a 15-yard touchdown reception by Mateen Johnson. Soon afterward, Benedictine would respond three plays later with a 63-yard touchdown run. That was the beginning of four touchdown drives of the third quarter, resulting in a 55-17 lead. The Wildcats recovered a fumble in the Benedictine backfield early in the fourth quarter. Defensive end Aubre Sanders recovered it in the endzone to bring their point total to 24. Unfortunately, that would be as far as the Wildcats got, as Benedictine made it far out of reach. Benedictine made a touchdown and field goal to finish with a 65-24 win over Culver-Stockton. Orndorff finished with 329 yards passing and two scores. The Wildcats were limited to 63 yards rushing on 27 attempts. The Ravens totaled 594 yards of offense. The Wildcats enter their bye week with a 4-2 record and will start Heart of America Athletic Conference divisional play on Oct. 16 at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.
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