Trinity crushes defending Arkansas state champ

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Euless Trinity proved it belongs near the top of the national rankings with an 80-26 blowout win against two-time defending 4A Arkansas state champion Shiloh Christian at Cowboys Stadium in Monday's first game of the Kirk Herbstreit National Kickoff Classic.

The decisive win set a new record for total points scored in a Herbstreit Classic game at 106, breaking the previous record of 94.

The Trojans entered the game at No. 5 nationally and No. 3 in the Southwest in the ESPN RISE rankings. The Saints were No. 24 nationally and No. 6 in the Southwest.

Trinity’s running game outside the tackles was unstoppable, producing three 100-yard runners. Terrance Tusan led the way with 128 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries. Sivad Boykin added 122 yards and two touchdowns on six carries. Tevin Williams hit the century mark as well, rushing for 111 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries.

The Trojans had another rusher come close to 100 as John Brown tallied 64 yards on two carries and ran for one touchdown.

Trinity racked up an astounding 706 yards of total offense, 565 rushing and 141 through the air.

The play of the game came off a trick pass play from the arm of wide receiver Brandon Carter. The Oklahoma commit took a handoff on an end around then dropped back and hit Garland Rader on a 46-yard pass that brought the Trojans down to the Shiloh 4-yard line. Tusan finished the two-play drive by gaining the last 4 yards on the ground for the touchdown.

SMU commit Jonathan Yenga lead the Trojans in tackles with 4.5 and had a share in a tackle for a loss.