Monarchs 45, Machine 7
Undated (AP) _ WEMBLEY, England (AP) - Stan Gelbaugh threw four touchdown passes and Dana Brinson scored on a 93-yard kickoff return Satursday night as the London Monarchs beat the Montreal Machine 45-7.
The victory, played in a 37-degree temperature at Wembley Stadium, increased the Monarchs record to 5-0. The Machine, who lost 44-0 last week to the New York-New Jersey Knights, dropped to 2-3.
Attendance was 35,294, just below the figure of 35,327 at London’s last home game two weeks ago. The Monarchs drew 46,952 for their home opener.
The Monarchs’ league-leading offense produced 444 total yards.
With London leading 17-0 after two quarters, Brinson broke open the game by returning the second-half kickoff for a touchdown. Brinson burst through the middle of the wedge and then ran down the right sideline untouched.
Gelbaugh, who finished with 17 completions in 29 attempts for 286 yards, connected with wide receiver Jon Horton on three of his four TD passes.
In the first quarter, Gelbaugh found Horton slanting over the middle from four yards out. Midway through the second quarter, he hit Horton down the right sideline for a 41-yard score. The two connected again on a 12-yard TD pass early in the fourth quarter.
Gelbaugh’s fourth touchdown pass went to Judd Garrett, who caught the ball in the flat and broke free for a 40-yard score early in the second half. Garrett, who went into the game as the league’s leading receiver, caught five passes for 105 yards.
Reserve quarterback John Witkowski came off the bench in the final quarter and completed the rout with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Tony Sargent.
Montreal’s only touchdown came on a 20-yard run by Ricky Johnson in the third quarter.
Machine quarterback Micheal Proctor completed 16 of 32 passes for 149 yards.