EUREKA — Junior running back LeAnthony Reasnover broke career, single-season and single-game Eureka College rushing records Saturday as the Red Devils moved within one victory of an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference championship with a 40-34 victory over St. Scholastica at McKinzie Field.
Reasnover carried 53 times for 355 yards. He ended the day with 3,556 career yards, also an all-time program record, and increased his 2017 rushing total to 1,582 to break the Red Devils' single-season mark.
Eureka moved into a first-place tie in the UMAC standings with St. Scholastica with 7-1 league records. With a win next weekend in the regular-season finale at Martin Luther, Eureka (7-2 overall) can clinch at least a share of the UMAC championship and earn its first national postseason bid since going to the NAIA playoffs in 1994.
With head-to-head victories over MacMurray and St. Scholastica, Eureka owns all tiebreakers for the UMAC's automatic NCAA playoffs bid in the event of a first-place tie.
Reasnover's 53 carries were the most by a Division III player this season and one shy of Eureka's single-game record of 54 set by Derrick Harris in 1992. The Red Devils rushed for 418 yards as a team, the second-highest total in program history and the first time Eureka has produced 400-yard rushing games in back-to-back weeks.
Macae Skaggs had a team-high nine tackles and two sacks to lead the defense. Colton Fauver had an interception for a Eureka defense that limited St. Scholastica to 49 rushing yards.