FAYETTE, Mo. — Quarterback Kerry Gibson ran for two touchdowns and threw for two touchdowns in leading the Lindenwood-Belleville Lynx over the Central Methodist Eagles 42-16 on Thursday night.
The Lynx ran their record to 2-0 in their second season as a football program.
Gibson had a 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and an 8-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. He threw an 18-yard TD pass to Dylan Bradley in the second quarter and a 13-yard scoring pass to Bradley in the fourth quarter.
Gibson completed 11 of 18 passes for 97 yards. He also rushed for 50 yards on 11 carries.
Althoff graduate Kameron Harris, the USCAA Player of the Week after rushing for 107 yards and two touchdowns in Lindenwood-Belleville's season-opening 29-23 win over Culver-Stockton last Saturday, had another stellar performance with 25 carries for 224 yards and a touchdown.
Bradley was the leading receiver in the game with six catches for 68 yards.
The Lynx finished with 321 rushing yards and 418 yards of total offense in the game.
The Eagles, who were playing their season opener, got on the scoreboard first on a 44-yard field goal by Ezequiel Rivera with 6:44 left in the first quarter.
Gibson's first TD run put the Lynx ahead 6-3. Matt Williams' extra-point kick was blocked.
The Eagles regained a 10-6 lead on a 14-yard run by Maurice Coon with 3:36 left in the second quarter, but Gibson's TD pass to Bradley with 1:11 left in the second gave the Lynx a 12-10 advantage at halftime.
After Anthony Dorsey's punt pinned Central Methodist at their own 1, T.J. Onstott tackled running back Steven Jackson for a 1-yard loss in the end zone, resulting in a safety with 10:23 left in the third quarter.
The Lynx padded their lead to 28-10 on a 4-yard touchdown run by Jeremiah Clemon with 11:20 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Harris capped Lindenwood-Belleville's scoring with an 8-yard touchdown run with 4:58 to go.