The Concordia University Chicago football team posted its first shutout in 21 years with an easy 44-0 win over host Rockford College on Saturday.

The Cougars (4-2, 2-1 Northern Athletics Conference) scored 20 points in the second quarter alone, beginning with a 47-yard touchdown pass from Mike Marotta to Jamal Thomas. The defense then set up the next two scores with Matt Rolf’s interception leading to Khyree Copeland’s one-yard run and Chris Thompson’s fumble recovery leading to Marotta’s 22-yard touchdown pass to Copeland.

Concordia added its final 14 points in the third quarter as Marotta threw his third and fourth touchdown passes of the game.

Jack Crowe contributed to this report.

Join the discussion on social media!