In its own methodical way, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps' football team is making a powerful statement this season. The Stags surprised Lewis & Clark with big plays early before relying on what it does best, using the powerful running of Ryan Gocong and another strong defensive performance in a 21-0 nonconference victory Saturday night at Claremont.
Gocong had 190 yards on 34 carries. But it was the shutout--the first by a Claremont team since Oct. 14, 1989--that made an impression. Trent Thompson's 340 passing yards went for naught against the Claremont defense.