September 8, 2010

Bucs Look for Bounce-Back in MWC Opener

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Beloit College Buccaneers
vs. St. Norbert College Green Knights
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Strong Stadium, Beloit, Wisconsin

The Game: The Buccaneers took a tough loss in the opener and look to bounce back as they open Midwest Conference play against St. Norbert College.

The Teams: The Buccaneers stood on the edge of a season-opening win only to see the University of Chicago steal it in the final minute of a 28-25 loss last Saturday night in Strong Stadium. The Green Knights opened their new Howard Kolstad Field at Donald J. Schneider Stadium with a 40-7 loss to pre-season fifth-ranked University of St. Thomas last Saturday.

The Coaches: Chris Brann is in his fifth season as head coach of the Buccaneers, carrying a 13-28 record. In his ninth season as a collegiate head coach, he is 22-70. He is 0-4 against SNC, 0-2 at Strong Stadium. Jim Purtill is in his 12th season as head coach of the Green Knights. He is 100-18 at SNC and in his collegiate career. He is 11-0 against BC, 6-0 at Strong Stadium.

The Series: The Buccaneers and Green Knights are meeting for the 27th time in a series SNC leads 17-9. St. Norbert has won the last 11 meetings and 11 of the last 14. The series began in 1984 with a 15-13 Buccaneer win in De Pere. The most recent Buc win came back-to-back in 1997 and 1998, a 21-20 overtime win in '97 at Strong Stadium and a 24-21 victory in De Pere in '98.
Buccaneers Last Time Out: The Bucs had their 2010 season opener in hand until the last 43 seconds as the University of Chicago scored a touchdown on a short pass and tacked on a two-point conversion for a 28-25 win in front of 1,200 at Strong Stadium last Saturday night. The Buccaneers had taken a 25-13 lead early in the third quarter on a Brian Maughn to Andrew Christensen 50-yard catch and run. But UC pulled back with five points 19 seconds before the end of the third quarter and then got the game-winner with 43 ticks left to break the Bucs collective hearts. The opening half was a tale of opposite quarters. Beloit controlled the opening quarter, getting a three-yard run from Dillon Hess and then a Maughn to Derek Carrier 48-yard scoring play to take a 13-0 lead. Chicago bounced back with 13 points of their own to tie it with 6:40 left before half. But Maughn hit Julian Ross from six yards out six seconds before the break to give the Buccaneers a 19-13 halftime advantage. The Maroons then started their rally after Christensen's 50-yard score at 10:38 of the third quarter. The Bucs finished with 384 yards in offense, 309 through the air, while UC had 348. Terence Steward carried the ball 18 times for 90 yards while Maughn was 22-41 for the 309 yards and three TDs. Carrier finished with 116 yards receiving on seven catches and Ross had 111 yards on six catches. Christensen added 84 yards on five receptions. Defensively Tony Baratti had 13 tackles, eight solo, while Valde Raizys recorded the teams lone sack and Chris Juels had a drive-ending interception.
Last Time vs. the Green Knights: The Bucs suffered a big 44-0 loss at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, on October 31 in their last road game of the 2009 season. The Green Knights were playing their last game at Minahan Stadium in De Pere after 71 years and put up a dominating final performance. SNC scored once in the opening quarter and added 13 more points in the second to lead 20-0 at the half. They broke the game open with a 17-point third quarter before closing out the scoring with a fourth quarter TD. Cody Large led the offense with 54 yards rushing on 15 carries while Derek Carrier had two catches for 38 yards. On defense, Tony Baratti had 11 tackles and Matt Fogerty ten while Chris Juels had an interception.

SwashBUCkling: The Bucs and Green Knights have not played this early in the season since a stretch from 2002 to 2005 when they met in the second game of each of those seasons….Julian Ross moved to within 123 yards of becoming the all-time receiving yardage leader at Beloit with his 111-yard effort on Saturday while Brian Maughn is now 373 yards from the #5 spot on the Beloit all-time passing yardage list…The close loss last Saturday ended Beloit's modest two-game winning streak in season openers. They've now won three of the last five lid-lifters...Tony Baratti'sz 13-tackle effort on Saturday marked the 17th time in his 31-game career that he's recorded double-figure tackles…

Up Ahead for the Bucs: The Buccaneers hit the road for the first time this season when they travel to Waukesha, Wisconsin, for an MWC matchup with Carroll University next Saturday, September 18. Kickoff is at 1:00 p.m. They then come back to Strong Stadium for the annual Homecoming Game on September 25, hosting Knox College.

Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Coast Guard at Anna Maria
7:00 PM
Defiance at Baldwin Wallace
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7:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Johns Hopkins
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
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8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
6:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
7:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Wilkes
7:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Stevenson
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
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7:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Becker
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7:00 PM
Albright at Salisbury
7:00 PM
WPI at MIT
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7:00 PM
Salve Regina at Worcester State
7:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Curry
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Morrisville State at St. Lawrence
10:00 PM
Adrian at Pacific
Sep. 3: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Endicott at Framingham State
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12:00 PM
Washington U. at Carnegie Mellon
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12:00 PM
Chicago at Case Western Reserve
12:00 PM
Husson at Alfred
12:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Maine Maritime
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12:00 PM
Cortland at Heidelberg
12:00 PM
Otterbein at Buffalo State
12:00 PM
Ursinus at Bethany
12:00 PM
Sewanee at Kenyon
1:00 PM
King's at Moravian
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1:00 PM
Kean at Christopher Newport
1:00 PM
McDaniel at Catholic
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Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
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Plymouth State at Castleton
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RPI at Norwich
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Randolph-Macon at Dickinson
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Kalamazoo
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
1:00 PM
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1:00 PM
Alfred State at William Paterson
1:00 PM
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Concordia (Wis.) at Finlandia
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1:00 PM
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1:00 PM
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Union at Ithaca
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1:00 PM
Utica at Misericordia
1:00 PM
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1:30 PM
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1:30 PM
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1:30 PM
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1:30 PM
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2:00 PM
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2:00 PM
Lakeland at Carroll
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2:00 PM
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Austin at Hendrix
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2:00 PM
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Eureka at Knox
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UW-La Crosse at Luther
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Beloit at Lake Forest
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Concordia-Moorhead at Jamestown
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Crown at Hamline
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2:00 PM
Carleton at Macalester
2:00 PM
Bethel at Dubuque
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St. Scholastica at St. John's
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2:00 PM
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2:00 PM
Buena Vista at Mayville St.
2:00 PM
Simpson at UW-Stout
2:00 PM
Aurora at Carthage
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at Coe
2:00 PM
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Elmhurst at Loras
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
2:00 PM
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2:00 PM
Benedictine at Wheaton (Ill.)
2:00 PM
John Carroll at UW-Oshkosh
2:30 PM
Southern Virginia at Earlham
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4:00 PM
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4:00 PM
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6:00 PM
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6:00 PM
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6:00 PM
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7:00 PM
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Dec. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 49, at St. Thomas 35
@ Salem, Va.
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