GREENVILLE, Ill. - The football team qualified for their sixth NCCAA Victory Bowl and were defeated 69-8 by Olivet Nazarene on Saturday.
The Panthers fell behind by three touchdowns after the first quarter and faced a 21-0 deficit.
Olivet Nazarene added three more touchdowns in the second quarter to carry a 42-0 lead at halftime.
In the third quarter, ONU scored two of their three touchdowns on special teams and extended their advantage to 62-0.
Greenville broke up the shutout in the fourth quarter when George Harris moved the Panthers 80 yards on four plays, capped by a one yard touchdown run from Harris. Christian Moss converted the two-point conversion to make the score 62-8.
Before the game ended, Olivet Nazarene scored another touchdown.
Overall, ONU outgained Greenville 503-273 in total offense. The Panthers had a difficult time running the ball, losing 16 yards on 21 carries, but the Panther passing game came up with 289 yards on 20 receptions and 37 attempts.
Harris completed 20-of-34 passes for 289 yards, including a long pass play of 70 yards.
After the game, the NCCAA presented the defensive player of the game award to Gavin Jordan of Greenville who had 11 tackles and one and half tackles for a loss of yards.
The Panthers concluded their season with a record of 8-3.