HILLSBORO, Kan. – The Tabor College football team moved up two spots in the latest NAIA top 25 poll, according to official game statistics. The Bluejays, who started the season ranked No. 17 in the country, have opened up the 2013 campaign with three consecutive wins to move into eighth after an impressive 45-16 win over the University of Saint Mary, Saturday September 21, 2013.
The Bluejays have one road win over Nebraska Wesleyan University and two home wins over Saint Mary, and MidAmerica Nazarene University. Prior to their loss to the Bluejays of 21-13, MidAmerica Nazarene was ranked 10th in the nation.
Tabor currently holds the third best rushing attack in the country averaging 310-yards on the ground per game. Senior James Monroe Jr. leads the Bluejays explosive ground game and is ranked eighth in the country averaging 129.3 yards per game.
This Bluejay team consists of dynamic defense; as they rank second in the country in points allowed per game at 12.7. Seniors Terach Antoine and Anthony Daniel lead the Bluejays stout defense with 19 tackles each. Antoine has six and a half tackles for a loss ranking him 14th in the nation.
The Bluejays defensive secondary is ranked 32nd in the nation, giving up just 183 yards per game through the air.
Tabor (1-0 KCAC, 3-0 Overall) will focus on a continual climb in the polls this Saturday September 28th as they travel to Sterling, Kan. to take on the Warriors of Sterling College at 6 p.m.