ROCK HILL, SC — Northwestern made sure an upset didn’t happen on Friday night.
The Northwestern Trojans turned a close game in the first half into a blowout, beating the Rock Hill Bearcats 66-19 in front of more than 10,000 fans at Distrct 3 Stadium. The game was part of the 2013 Great American Rivalry Series presented by the U.S. Army and Hibbett Sports.
Northwestern, ranked first in the state and top 10 nationally, beat Rock Hill for the fourth straight time in the series to cap off its fourth perfect regular season in school history. It was the most lopsided win for either team in the series.
Mason Rudolph threw for over 300 yards and ran for another 100 to go along with six total TDs to be named the Great American Rivalry Series Most Valuable Player. He threw three scores to Quadarius Fair.
Jaquavious Mackey stole the show, however, for the Trojans, returning two kickoffs for scores. It first one came immediately after Tyquan Huntley returned one 93 yards for the Bearcats.
Brandon Banks threw for over 250 yards and had a rushing TD for Rock Hill.
This was the final regular-season game for both Northwestern (11-0) and Rock Hill (4-7).
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