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Football Pitches First Shutout Since 2005 in Win Over Tennessee Tech

by Andrew Honerkamp

The Lindenwood football team (3-3, 1-1 BS/OVC) defeated Tennessee Tech (1-4, 0-1 BS/OVC) by a score of 23-0 on Saturday afternoon from Hunter Stadium in St. Charles, Mo. The shutout was the first by the team since 2005.


Spencer Redd took the opening kickoff 99 yards to the end zone to give Lindenwood a quick 7-0 lead. The defense followed up with a quick stop. On the next Lindenwood offensive possession, the Lions had to settle for three as Logan Seibert drilled a 49-yard field goal to extend the lead to 10-0. The Lions would lead by that score heading into the second quarter.

The game turned into a defensive battle as Lindenwood’s defense held Tennessee Tech to just 94 total yards in the opening half. Kobe McClendon and the defensive line was a big part of that as the unit combined for six sacks on the day, three by McClendon. Lindenwood added another field goal late in the second quarter after forcing a turnover on special teams. Seibert was good from 23 yards to give the Lions a 13-0 lead at halftime.

Both defenses continued stout play into the second half, trading three and outs throughout the third quarter. Once again, the Lindenwood defense came up with a key fourth down stop late in the frame. On the first play of the ensuing drive, Carter Davis found Redd streaking down the sideline for a 52-yard score, giving Lindenwood a 20-0 lead after three.

Lindenwood settled for another field goal to open the fourth quarter as Seibert was good from 41 yards. The Lions continued to be stingy defensively as they looked to hold onto the shutout throughout the quarter. They did just that, earning the first shutout for the team since 2005.


Kobe McClendon (7 tackles, 3 sacks, 4 TFL, 1 FF, 1 FR, 1 QBH)

Spencer Redd (99 yard KOR TD, 1 catch 52 yards, TD)

Taylen Blaylock (4 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 INT)


“This week was all about how we were going to respond to 2 tough losses”, said head coach Jed Stugart.  “Basically, ride it out or fight it out. Today they took a step to fighting it out but that’s just one week.  Our confidence has been shaken on D and today, that makes that shut out more special for those guys.  They battled back. The schedule doesn’t get an easier and now we talk about sustaining. Great team win led by great special team play all around today.”


The Lions will head to Charleston, S.C. for a 3:00 p.m. CT kickoff with Charleston Southern on Saturday, October 14.

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