The Ravens ride Kettle to defeat the Vikings | Benedictine College


Benedictine quarterback Garrett Kettle had 400 rushing yards with six total touchdowns on Saturday, leading the Ravens to a 47-37 win over Missouri Valley.

Kettle completed 18 of 28 passes for 351 yards and four touchdowns with 49 rushing yards and two extra scores.

Kettle’s special teams tackle the 2-yard line after Benedictine’s opening practice set up a bad shot on a punt from the goal line and safety. Kettle then threw a 50-yard touchdown to Reed Levi, ran for a score of 7 yards and connected for a 42-yard Hail Mary at the first half buzzer for a 23-3 lead.

Head coach Joel Osborn said the offense was able to take the reins in the second half after the defense dominated the first half for the Ravens.

“The defense was great in the first half and gave us scoring chances there,” Osborn said. “We were locked in the second half offensively and made a lot of big plays but struggled to get saves, but credit goes to Missouri Valley for making some adjustments.”

Adger caught another 67-yard touchdown in the game to take a 37-9 lead late in the third. Adger finished with six catches for 171 yards. Levi had four catches for two scores and 81 yards.

BC managed to rebound from a 30-24 road loss at Central Methodist the previous week.

Adger said his team will just have to keep taking it one day at a time throughout the week.

“I think we got caught in the future when we were at CMU,” Adger said. “We just have to focus on what we have on hand every day, whatever it is and not look ahead.”

Kettle’s performance brings his total touchdowns this season to 28 through the air and on the ground.

Benedictine (5-3, 1-1 Heart South) will travel to No. 6 Baker next Saturday.

“We’re going to have to go out and match their physicality and play the best we can and drop the chips where they can,” Osborn said.

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