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High-scoring Monmouth-Knox game nets two dozen turkeys

Barry McNamara
11/21/2012
Just in time for Thanksgiving dinner, Monmouth College president Mauri Ditzler dropped off a dozen turkeys to Monmouth’s Jamieson Community Center on Tuesday. He also provided several apples from his family’s fruit farm in Indiana. Receiving the turkeys, which were the result of the annual friendly wager between the two colleges on the Bronze Turkey Game, is Jamieson Center’s executive director, Jan Sprout.
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Monmouth College president Mauri Ditzler and his counterpart at Knox College, Teresa Amott, picked a good year to use total touchdowns as the basis of the schools’ annual friendly wager on the Bronze Turkey Game.
           
This year marked the highest-scoring game in the history of the storied rivalry, which dates back to 1888. Monmouth won the 124th meeting 49-35, as the teams combined to score 12 touchdowns.
           
In addition to the Fighting Scots, local food pantries were also the winners. On Nov. 20, Ditzler dropped off a dozen turkeys to Monmouth’s Jamieson Community Center, and he also contributed several boxes of apples from his family’s fruit farm in Indiana.
           
Meanwhile, Knox College is donating 12 turkeys to Galesburg’s FISH Food Pantry.