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Monmouth races to early lead, tops Wagner 23-6

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Julian Hayes ran for two first-quarter touchdowns as Monmouth raced to an early lead and beat Wagner 23-6 on Saturday.

Hayes' first touchdown was set up by Darren Ambush, who took a lateral from Lavon Chaney on the opening kickoff and ran 56 yards to give Monmouth (5-5) the ball on the Wagner 30-yard line. Hayes then ran for a 29-yard score on Monmouth's second play from scrimmage.

Hayes had a 1-yard touchdown run on the ensuing Monmouth possession that was set up by a 65-yard pass from Brandon Hill to Michael McLafferty to put the Hawks up 13-0. McLafferty finished with four receptions for 119 yards.

Hill also tossed a 13-yard touchdown pass to Elijah Phillips midway through the fourth quarter to extend Monmouth's lead to 23-6.

Wagner (2-8) struggled to run the ball, rushing for a total of just 69 yards on 34 carries.

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2015 Big South Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Charleston Southern6-010-2
Coastal Carolina4-29-3
Liberty3-36-5
Monmouth3-35-6
Kennesaw State2-46-5
Gardner-Webb2-44-7
Presbyterian College1-52-9

2015 Northeast Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Duquesne5-18-4
St Francis (PA)4-26-4
Sacred Heart3-36-5
Bryant3-35-6
Central Connecticut3-34-7
Robert Morris2-44-7
Wagner1-51-10