Brenham, Texas — No. 6 Blinn College football (4-0, 2-0) used an explosive offense to defeat Rezolution Prep Academy, 84-12, in a non-conference matchup on Saturday night at Cub Stadium.
"We wanted our guys to get a lot of reps to see our depth and we accomplished that tonight," said Ryan Mahon, Blinn head coach. "We showed how explosive we could be which is a really good thing moving forward."
It was the largest margin of victory for the Buccaneers this year as Blinn opens the season 4-0.
Blinn's three quarterbacks played phenomenal in the pocket. Daveon Boyd completed 10-of-11 passes for 290 yards and five touchdowns. Brock Landis completed 4-of-5 passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing in two touchdowns. Brett Bridges compiled 20 yards and threw for one touchdown.
"It was a great experience to go out there and do what I love to do," Gray said. "Our offense can run it on the ground and throw it over the top which is a big part of why we are so successful."
On defense, Jared Young led Blinn with seven tackles, while Terrance Williams Jr. followed with six. Michael Gayden recorded four sacks for a loss of 69 yards, while DeAngelo Alexander caught two interceptions and Darius Milton recovered a fumble.
Blinn opened the game by building a 23-6 lead in the first quarter. The Buccaneers led 14-0 within the first five minutes of play as Boyd connected with Keric Wheatfall with a 16-yard pass and then hurled a 70-yard pass to Eric Peterson with 10:19 on the clock.
Rezolution Prep Academy scored its only touchdown of the half with a four-yard pass with 5:01 left in the first quarter. Boyd threw his third touchdown pass of the quarter, a 10-yarder to Corey Henderson, for the Buccaneers to lead 21-6 with 2:26 remaining. With 44.1 seconds left, the Buccaneers added two more points to the board with a safety to lead 23-6 heading into the second quarter.
Gray and Landis scored two touchdowns in the second quarter to help lead Blinn to a 50-6 advantage at the half.
In the first 16 seconds of the second quarter, Gray caught a 62-yard pass from Boyd in the end zone for Blinn to lead 30-6. Following a fumble recovery by Blinn's Amorama Noel, the Buccaneers scored off a 64-yard pass from Boyd to Smith for a 36-6 advantage with 13:40 remaining in the first half.
Landis took over in the second quarter and scored on a quarterback sneak from five yards out for Blinn to lead 43-6 with 8:31 left in the first half. Blinn led 50-6 after Landis connected with Gray with a 36-yard pass into the end zone with 3:22 on the clock.
Landis scored two touchdowns in the third quarter for Blinn to lead 64-6 entering the final quarter. First, Landis and Gray linked up with a 38-yard pass for Blinn to lead 57-6 with 6:41 on the clock. Then, Landis rushed the ball in from four-yards out for Blinn to build its lead to 64-6 with 2:52 left until the final quarter.
Rezolution Prep Academy scored its final touchdown of the game with 8:03 left to trail 64-12. Marco Domio quickly answered back for Blinn by returning the kickoff for the Buccaneers to lead 71-12 with 7:48 left.
Quarterback Brett Bridges jumped in to throw Blinn's next touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, a 21-yard pass to O'Shea Clark with 4:26 left. Kandin Robertson scored on a 90-yard rushing touchdown with 1:41 left for Blinn to seal an 84-12 final.
The Buccaneers will resume conference play on the road against Trinity Valley Community College on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m.
Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 38 NJCAA national championships since 1987.