NEW ULM, Minn. - The football team's early season winning streak ended at the hands of the defending UMAC champion Martin Luther squad as the Knights defeated GU by a 43-14 final score on Saturday.
Turnovers and penalties served as the Panthers downfall. Four interceptions and a fumble along with 12 flags for 95 yards proved difficult to overcome.
After the first quarter, Greenville trailed 14-0 and a touchdown early in the second quarter made the score 20-0.
Martin Luther went to halftime leading 27-7 after scoring with 3:36 remaining in the half.
Martin Luther responded on their next possession with a touchdown to establish a 34-14 advantage and scored another touchdown before the end of the third quarter. The score stood at 40-14 after three periods.
In the fourth quarter, MLC added a field goal.
Despite the final score, running back Paul Garrett established a new career-high with 151 rushing yards on 22 carries. He had a long run of 36 yards and averaged 6.9 yards per attempt. Garrett collected nearly 75 percent of Greenville's total offensive yardage.
Greenville was outgained 549-199 in the game.
Henson caught two passes for 37 yards.
Defensively, Anthony Esquivel produced Greenville's top tackling total of eight. He had one and a half tackles for a loss and an assist on a quarterback sack.
The Panthers (2-2, 1-1 UMAC) return home on Saturday, Oct. 5, to play Westminster at 1 p.m.