MACON, Ga. - The Mercer University football team jumped all over Warner in the opening half Saturday evening and cruised to a 61-0 victory in front of another capacity crowd at Mercer University Stadium.
John Russ' four total touchdowns in the first half sent Mercer to the fifth most points in school history as the Bears continued to impress in their return to the gridiron. The shutout is the first since the final season of play in 1941 when Mercer ran past Georgia Southern 25-0.
"We are excited about this win, but more importantly we are excited about the shutout," said head coach Bobby Lamb. "I thought our defense did a good job of stopping the run early and offensively we were able to run the ball and that's what we wanted to do coming in."
The Bears will look to run their record to 3-0 next weekend, playing host to Berry at Mercer University Stadium with Kickoff slated for 6 p.m.