In one of the biggest rivalry games in the country each season, Trinity (Louisville, Ky.)
rocked St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.)
41-6 in front of over 30,000 fans.
Trinity has made a habit of jumping on teams early, and this game was no different. The Shamrocks marched 80 yards down the field on its opening drive and scored on a Dalyn Dawkins
touchdown run to take a 7-0 lead.
and James Quick
connected for a second score to give the Shamrocks a 14-0 lead.
St. Xavier battled to make it 14-6 thanks to a 32-yard touchdown run from quarterback Alex Mattingly.
The score remained at 14-6 at the start of the third quarter as Trinity's offense really got going.
Dawkins broke free again on a 19-yard run for a score and Quick, who finished with eight catches for 155 yards and two scores, threw for a third touchdown to quickly stretch Trinity's lead to 27-6.
Trinity added two more fourth-quarter touchdowns in the romp.
St. Xavier has lost 7 of the last 12 games to its arch rival, including a pair of blowout losses last season.
This was Trinity's first game against a team from the Blue Grass State. The Shamrocks started 5-0 with wins over perennial power programs from the states of Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana.