Behind another dominating ground attack the Central College football team powered its way past Luther College 35-17 Saturday. David Zachary established yet another career high with 174 yards on 28 carries. Meanwhile quarterback Nate Snead had a hand in five touchdowns, running for two scores and passing for a career high three TDs. Zachary has also surpassed his career best season rushing total with an Iowa Conference-leading 897 yards on 135 carries. He’s averaging 6.6 yards per rush and 128.1 per game. Zachary fueled a 10-play, 70-yard opening drive for the Dutch, with Snead getting the touchdown on a 15-yard quarterback draw. Central added a second-quarter score on a four-play, 55-yard drive as Snead hit tight end Cody Thie on a 17-yard TD. But Luther used an effective short passing game to move 77 yards in 12 plays for a TD and it was 14-7 at halftime. Snead found tight end Jordan Leuschen on second-half TD strikes of 7 and 20 yards. Luther had a chance to move within one score But on third-and-inches at the Central 11, the Dutch defense held and Luther settled for a 28-yard field goal from PCM grad Seth Streeter. Leuschen’s second TD was followed by a 29-yard scoring run by Snead that stretched Central’s advantage to 35-10 with 7:24 left in the game. Luther quarterback Chris Reynolds tossed his second touchdown pass with 1:22 remaining to complete the scoring. The Dutch rolled up 407 yards total offense with 290 yards rushing and 117 through the air. Central improved to 7-0 overall and 5-0 in the Iowa Conference. The Dutch hit the road for two of the final three regular-season games, traveling to Dubuque next Saturday to take on Loras College in a 1 p.m. game.

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