WAUKESHA, Wis. — Maurice Shoemaker-Gilmore and Brandon Bauer jointly had a hand in seven touchdowns to power the Illinois Wesleyan football team to a 62-10 victory over Carroll on Saturday.

The Titans last scored more than 60 points in a 64-35 win at Wheaton on Oct. 26, 1996 and the 62 points Saturday ties the seventh most in an IWU single game (IWU also scored 62 in shutout vs. Millikin in 1965).

Shoemaker-Gilmore rushed 26 times for 146 yards, scoring on runs of 14 and 5 yards. He also caught a 5-yard TD pass from Bauer, who completed 16 of 19 passers for 210 yards and four scores.

Bauer also had TD passes of 34 yards to Austin Wagner, 29 to Austin Harrell and 3 to Quincy Butler. Bauer also scored on a 2-yard run.

The Titans also saw Jack Donegan score on a 6-yard run and Nick Harcar on a 9-yard run. 

The IWU defense held Carroll scoreless the second half. The Pioneers were held to 20 yards rushing while losing the total yardage battle, 491-168.

"I think going into game, we talked about execution and performance," said IWU coach Norm Eash. "I thought we did a good job doing those things. We were balanced offensively (rushing for 246 and passing for 245), which is what you like.

"Maurice went over 100 yards again. Bauer did a good job managing the game. Defensively, we gave up a total 10 yards the second half. The second half, we shut them down completely."

Joe Faso had an interception for the Titans while Josh Akin had  team-high 10 tackles including four solo tackles.

IWU improved to 4-2 overall and 3-2 in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin while Carroll slipped to 0-6 and 0-4.

Carroll's Kyle Burlingame completed 15 of 26 passes for 148 yards. 

"I thought our special teams played well," added Eash. "It was one of those games where everything was going right for us. The coaching staff did a good job preparing for Carroll."

IWU returns to Wisconsin next Saturday to face Carthage (5-1, 3-1).


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