Juwon Farri rushed for three touchdowns, Tony Muskett passed two more and Monmouth beat Charleston Southern 41-14 in the Big South Conference opener for both teams on Saturday night.
Farri opened the scoring with a run of 2, topping a 14-play, 75-yard shredder of a game opener that ate 5:35 on the clock. He added a point on the 5 as Monmouth (2-1, 1-0) led 14-0 after another five-minute drive near the end of the first quarter.
The Hawks are ranked No. 20 in the FCS Coaching Survey. Muskett was 18 of 29 passing for 208 yards with touchdowns to Terrance Greene for 10 yards and Assanti Kearney for 24.
In a rally, Farri scored on a one-yard play just after Monmouth’s Eddie Morales returned a 77-yard interception at 1.
Jack Chambers scored both touchdowns for Charleston Southern (1-1, 0-1) on 8 and 20 yard carries. Chambers ran 14 times for 68 yards and had 18 for 36 passes for 167 more.
CSU’s Garris Schwarting, who tied the Deep South and school records with four receiving touchdowns a week ago, was limited to two catches for 7 yards.
Monmouth’s 29th year coach Kevin Callahan is ranked sixth among active FCS coaches with 168 wins. The Hawks are 18-2 in the Deep South since 2017.
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