WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Recording its first shutout since 2006 and compiling 458 yards of total offense, the Monmouth University football team dominated Presbyterian in the Big South opener, 45-0 on Saturday.

Monmouth (4-2, 1-0 conference) registered its largest margin of victory since 2003 and led by 38 points in the first half, which were the most since 2014.

For Presbyterian (0-6, 0-2), sophomore Jarrett Nagy led the defense with seven tackles. Ajani Tonge added 5 tackles and 0.5 tackle for loss.

Freshman Tyler Huff ran for a career-high 37 yards on the ground on seven carries.

Fifth-year quarterback Kenji Bahar of Monmouth played two and a half quarters, completing 16 of 23 passes for 233 yards and three touchdowns. Junior running back Pete Guerriero rushed 11 times for 81 yards and a touchdown. Senior running back Devell Jones added 11 rushes for 65 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

Junior wide receiver Lonnie Moore IV caught six passes for 78 yards and a touchdown, while junior wide receiver Terrance Greene Jr. and senior tight end Shawn Clark each added touchdown catches.

The Monmouth defense held Presbyterian to just 136 yards of offense and forced two turnovers. Senior linebacker Da'Quan Grimes led the way with seven tackles and a forced fumble, which was recovered by fifth-year defensive back Matt Castronuova at the Blue Hose 1-yard line.

The Hawks rolled up 458 yards of offense, limiting the Blue Hose to 136.