September 21, 2013

Stekol Goes Off as Semones Earns First Oxy Win

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LOS ANGELES — Samuel Stekol was all over the field, showing why he's Oxy's No. 1 target, and Doug Semones earned his first victory as the Occidental head football coach.

Stekol caught 13 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Tigers (1-1) to a relatively easy 35-25 win over Austin College (0-3) in its home opener at Jack Kemp Stadium on Saturday.

"Stekol's the man. He's going to catch a ton of balls this year," Semones said. "That's the guy were going to throw it to and he's going to have a huge year."

Late in the first half, Stekol caught a 24-yard touchdown pass from Tommy Edwards, giving Oxy a 14-5 lead with 3:23 left. Early in the third quarter, he caught his second TD, a 29-yarder to put Oxy up 28-12 with 12:58 on the clock.

He caught short passes, long passes and was even able to set up Oxy's first touchdown with a 21-yard catch despite a holding penalty.

"This was a huge team win all around. If our defense didn't come out tonight we didn't have a shot," Stekol said. "This was really emotional for us. We all badly wanted to win this and I just did what I could."

Kwame Do put the icing on the cake, breaking out of a pile of arm tackles for a 62-yard score that gave Oxy its largest lead of the game, 35-12. It was the second consecutive career night for Do who has developed into quite a weapon out of the backfield for the Tigers. He broke last week's career high of 87 yards with 129 on 23 carries. He also caught three passes for 40 yards.

Casey Dudley had Oxy's first score with an eight-yard reception.

Cordell Harris chipped in with four receptions for 32 yards and William Stanton caught two for 28.

Edwards was 27 for 49 for 293 yards and three touchdowns, but the All-SCIAC quarterback also had a few uncharacteristic mistakes, with three interceptions in the second half, including one that was returned 30 yards for a touchdown.

On defense, Oxy was able to generate turnovers. Austin lost four of seven fumbles and Oxy defensive back Chaz Shizumura intercepted a pass in Oxy's end zone with the Kangaroos threatening midway through the second quarter.

"The defense was awesome with the takeaways tonight," Semones said. "I think that was the really the big thing was us being able to take the ball away and give our offense opportunities."

Shay Mueller led Oxy with eight tackles and had a pair of punt returns for 48 yards. Ross Fiegener had six tackles and Shizumura and Tommy Kim each had four.

The Tigers have a bye week next weekend before opening SCIAC play against Redlands at Jack Kemp Stadium on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.

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Final
Randolph-Macon 24, at Shenandoah 19
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at Washington and Lee 49, Emory and Henry 23
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23 Massachusetts Maritime
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35 Becker
12 Gallaudet
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6 Rochester
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21 Endicott
7 MIT
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17 Juniata
52 Johns Hopkins
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Montclair State at William Paterson
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6 Hamilton
14 Wesleyan
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0 Bates
6 Tufts
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17 Wabash
7 Hiram
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21 Middlebury
0 Colby
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17 Amherst
3 Bowdoin
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Frostburg State at Kean
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14 Kenyon
27 DePauw
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Ferrum at Greensboro
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Maryville (Tenn.) at Methodist
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FDU-Florham at Wilkes
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17 Castleton
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11 Moravian
23 Ursinus
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7 Springfield
21 St. Lawrence
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7 Thomas More
6 Westminster (Pa.)
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35 Alma
17 Kalamazoo
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10 Franklin and Marshall
10 Dickinson
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42 Wesley
9 Southern Virginia
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21 Adrian
7 Albion
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20 Husson
5 SUNY-Maritime
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24 Salisbury
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26 Salve Regina
7 Curry
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6 McDaniel
24 Gettysburg
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Delaware Valley at Lebanon Valley
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3 Ithaca
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28 Alfred
7 Morrisville State
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29 Western New England
7 Nichols
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King's at Albright
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0 Catholic
56 Guilford
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21 Muhlenberg
20 Susquehanna
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14 Huntingdon
28 N.C. Wesleyan
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Minnesota-Morris at MacMurray
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17 Birmingham-Southern
20 Chicago
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Westminster (Mo.) at Crown
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Oberlin at Allegheny
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0 Mount Ida
0 Norwich
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17 Trinity (Conn.)
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21 Baldwin Wallace
20 Marietta
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3 Muskingum
6 Heidelberg
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14 Union
0 WPI
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8 Maine Maritime
15 Coast Guard
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16 John Carroll
0 Wilmington
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21 Mount Union
0 Ohio Northern
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20 Franklin
7 Manchester
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Mount St. Joseph at Hanover
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Widener at Lycoming
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14 Earlham
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0 Capital
7 Otterbein
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Plymouth State at Westfield State
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0 Anderson
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7 Hampden-Sydney
14 Bridgewater
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Waynesburg at Grove City
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Centre at Hendrix
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6 Eureka
6 Greenville
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Concordia (Wis.) at Lakeland
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3 Rockford
6 Benedictine
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0 Aurora
0 Wisconsin Lutheran
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Nebraska Wesleyan at Luther
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6 Rhodes
7 Sewanee
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Lake Forest at St. Norbert
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Concordia-Moorhead at Gustavus Adolphus
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7 Hamline
7 Carleton
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St. John's at Bethel
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0 UW-Whitewater
0 UW-Platteville
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0 Buena Vista
7 Loras
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6 Sul Ross State
0 Hardin-Simmons
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Beloit at Lawrence
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East Texas Baptist at Belhaven
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0 Augsburg
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Washington and Jefferson at Thiel
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Maranatha Baptist at Morthland
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St. Scholastica at Martin Luther
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Carthage at Carroll
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UW-Stout at UW-Oshkosh
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Pacific at Pacific Lutheran
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Lewis and Clark at Linfield
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Averett at LaGrange
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Whitworth at George Fox
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Olivet at Hope
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Berry at Washington U.
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28 Merchant Marine
24 Hobart
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17 Juniata
52 Johns Hopkins
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6 TCNJ
24 Salisbury
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7 Thomas More
6 Westminster (Pa.)
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17 Wabash
7 Hiram
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Buffalo State at St. John Fisher
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Stevenson at Misericordia
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7 Springfield
21 St. Lawrence
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14 Huntingdon
28 N.C. Wesleyan
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21 Mount Union
0 Ohio Northern
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20 Franklin
7 Manchester
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0 Wittenberg
0 Wooster
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Wheaton (Ill.) at Illinois Wesleyan
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1st - 13:01
0 UW-Whitewater
0 UW-Platteville
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St. John's at Bethel
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McMurry at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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6 Sul Ross State
0 Hardin-Simmons
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East Texas Baptist at Belhaven
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Dubuque at Central
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0 Augsburg
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UW-Stout at UW-Oshkosh
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Lewis and Clark at Linfield
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Christopher Newport at Rowan
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