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|MC's Tanney Sets Record, Earns Conference Honor
|Monmouth College quarterback Alex Tanney broke the school's career touchdown passing record in a 58-0 win on Saturday against Beloit and picked up the Midwest Conference Offensive Performer of the Week honor.
Tanney, a native of Lexington, Illinois, took just three minutes of the game at Monmouth to set the Fighting Scots career touchdown pass record. His 5-yard toss to Mike Blodgett broke Rob Purlee's career TD mark of 83 set from 2000-03. The score capped an eight-play, 94-yard drive.
The junior connected for two more TDs on the day, giving him 86 for his career with more than a season and a half to play. Tanney, who played just one series in the second half, finished the game with 283 yards on 27-of-36 passing for a pass efficiency rating of 168.53.
It was Tanney's third consecutive game this season passing for 200-plus yards and the 14th straight overall.