SIOUX CITY - Morningside blanked Dordt College 41-0 last Saturday at Elwood Olsen Stadium behind another dominant performance from its defense. The Mustangs, who have never allowed a point in five victories against Dordt since the series began, held the Defenders to a paltry 117 yards total offense.
The Mustangs' offensive standout was Kyle Schuck, who tied a school record with four touchdown pass receptions. Schuck had touchdown receptions of five and 18 yards in the second quarter and nine and 19 yards in the third quarter.
Morningside's other touchdowns came on a school-record 98-yard kickoff return by Colby Henderson and a two-yard run by Jon Halvorson.
Schuck finished with six catches for 90 yards, while QB Joel Nixon completed 14 of 22 pass attempts for 160 yards and the four touchdowns.
Morningside's victory assured the Mustangs (8-0, 7-0 in conference) of at least a share of the 2012 GPAC championship. The Mustangs hold a two-game lead in the league standings with two games remaining. Morningside was the outright GPAC champion in 2011 with an 8-1 league record.
Schuck's four touchdown receptions tied a Morningside record previously set by Steve Schroeder against Missouri Western State University in 1970, Dan McClannahan against the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 1971, Trae Johnson against St. Ambrose University in 2005, and Antuan Bloom against Dana College in 2007.
Schuck finished the contest with six receptions for 90 yards, and is the Mustangs' second leading receiver this season with 32 catches for 535 yards and a team-high 11 touchdowns. He also tops the team with an average of 16.7 yards per catch.
Schuck earned first-team Class 2A all-state honors as a prep senior at Cherokee Washington High School.
Morningside plays Concordia at Elwood Olsen Stadium in Sioux City this Saturday at 1 p.m., and will conclude its regular season the following Saturday against Briar Cliff.