COOKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Daniel Santacaterina passed for 395 yards and four touchdowns and Southeast Missouri State capped a record-setting performance with a 70-38 romp over Tennessee Tech in Ohio Valley Conference play on Saturday night.
Santacaterina, a junior who transferred from Northern Illinois, finished with the third highest single-game passing yardage in school history — moving ahead of current offensive coordinator Jeromy McDowell's 391-yard effort in 2001. Backup quarterback Anthony Cooper hit all five of his passes for 88 yards and a score as the Redhawks (3-2, 1-1) piled up 483 yards through the air. The Redhawks finished with 692 yards of offense.
Santacaterina hit Kristian Wilkerson for a 6-yard score on their first possession, Aaron Alston blocked a punt that was recovered for a TD by Taylor Waller and Zion Custis ran 24 yards for a score and a 21-0 lead before the game was 8 minutes old.
The Redhawks set a school record for most points in an OVC game. Colby Cornett caught his first two career TDs, Mark Robinson had his first career score on a 10-yard run and Cooper's first career TD pass went to Waller. It was Waller's first career TD catch.