October 12, 2013

Simpson takes down Central on homecoming

More news about: Simpson

INDIANOLA, Iowa – Reid Ryan batted away Aaron Eiseler's pass attempt on 4th down with 1:20 left, one of a handful of big plays made by the defense down the stretch, and the Simpson football team held off Central, 14-10 on Saturday.

A 5-foot-9 corner, Ryan had to climb the ladder to knock the ball out of the hands of the 6-foot tall Brendon Boerm on a play that would have resulted in a first down for Central, which was facing 4th-and-17 at their own 37.

Clay Finley and Johnnie Sims set up the long-yardage situation after the tandem sacked Eisler for a 7-yard loss two plays before.

"We all just played really well as a team [defensively]," said Finley, who finished with seven tackles and 1.5 sacks. "We knew what the guy next to us was going to do and we really fed off each other."

Simpson sacked Eisler three times, hurried him twice and broke up four passes in the deciding fourth quarter, which saw Central turn the ball over on downs three times. Sims had 1.5 sacks and two tackles for loss in the span as Simpson tallied seven of its nine tackles for loss in the final 15 minutes.

"Ultimately you have to get people in 2nd or 3rd and long and all of a sudden, your pass rush gets better," head coach Jim Glogowski said.

The Storm (3-2, 1-1 Iowa Conference) held Central to just 217 yards of total offense to notch back-to-back wins in the series for the first time since 1996-97. An overflow crowd enjoyed the win on Simpson's Homecoming and Family Weekend.

Taylor Nelson completed 17 of 27 passes for 171 yards and threw touchdown passes to Mike Kuhn and Jake McCulley, extending his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass to 23.

The scoring toss to McCulley came with 12:55 left in the fourth quarter. Trailing 10-7 and facing 3rd and goal from the 2, Nelson ran a gutsy, play-action pass and found the big tight end in the back of the end zone. McCulley –a fifth-year senior who missed all of last year with a knee injury – held on while absorbing hits from a pair of defenders to give Simpson the 14-10 lead.

"That was just a huge individual effort for him to snag that ball," Glogowski said.

The catch was one of two remarkable grabs by McCulley, who also reached behind his body to make a one-handed grab on the home sideline earlier in the drive. He finished with three catches for 33 yards, all coming on the game-winning drive.

Nelson went 3-for-4 and rushed six times for 35 yards during the drive, including the 9-yard scramble that set up the winning score.

"He's our leader and we want the ball in his hands when a play has to be made," Glogowski said of his senior quarterback. "Giving him the ball gives us a chance no matter the down and distance."

Josh Osborn ran for 88 yards and Eiseler threw for 145 yards and a touchdown for the Dutch (2-3, 0-2), who stayed in the game with big plays on special teams. Kevin Sheldon gave Central a 10-7 lead with a 25-yard field goal in the third quarter after Michael Rus recovered a muffed punt at the Simpson 15. Central also blocked a Brian Schaaf field goal attempt in the third quarter.

Simpson came out of the special teams errors relatively unscathed, however. Central managed only three points following the fumbled punt despite great field position and went 3-and-out following the blocked field goal.

"Fortunately for us we were able to overcome it and we rallied and held on defensively at the end," Glogowski said of the special teams mistakes.

Entering the game with the league's top offense, Simpson scored on its first drive of the game when Nelson hooked up with Kuhn from 15 yards out. But three of the next seven possessions ended in punts as the offense failed to sustain a drive longer than 18 yards before the end of the third quarter. Eiseler led Central on a 68-yard drive to end the first half, tossing a 4-yard touchdown pass to Boerm to tie the game 7-7.

Ted Haag led the Simpson defense with nine tackles and a sack.

Simpson kicks off a two-game road trip next week when it travels to Dubuque to face Loras in a 1 p.m. kickoff. The Duhawks (1-4, 0-2) lost to No. 16 Coe 56-0 on Saturday.

comments powered by Disqus
Oct. 24: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 37, Gettysburg 14
Box Score Recap
Oct. 25: All times Eastern
Final
Hobart 35, at RPI 3
4th Qtr-3:36
46 Massachusetts Maritime
41 Mass-Dartmouth
Preview Live Stats Video
Final
Maine Maritime 62, at Nichols 43
Box Score
12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Alfred
Video
Final
at Ithaca 32, Salisbury 7
Final
Framingham State 38, at Plymouth State 0
Box Score
4th - 07:31
40 Morrisville State
8 Southern Virginia
Preview Live Stats Live Stats Video Audio
Final
at Wesleyan 35, Bowdoin 0
Final
Middlebury 27, at Trinity (Conn.) 7
Box Score
4th - 12:22
47 St. John Fisher
0 Alfred State
Live Stats Video Audio
4th - 11:31
28 Colby
21 Bates
Preview Live Stats Video
Halftime
3 Tufts
24 Amherst
Live Stats Video
HALF
40 Wesley
6 Virginia-Lynchburg
Live Stats Audio
3rd - 05:50
44 Husson
19 Castleton State
Preview Live Stats Video Tickets
4:20 left in 4Q
21 Williams
14 Hamilton
Live Stats Live Stats Video
Start of 4th
0 FDU-Florham
44 Stevenson
Live Stats Video Audio
8:44 4th
59 DePauw
7 Allegheny
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
3rd - 03:05
0 Moravian
28 Franklin and Marshall
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
4th - 05:36
7 Kalamazoo
30 Olivet
Live Stats Video Audio
4th - 11:04
35 Albion
44 Trine
Live Stats Audio
Final
Mount Ida 10, at Gallaudet 6
Box Score
1:00 PM
Cortland State at Kean
Live Stats Video
4th - 06:46
17 Wisconsin Lutheran
7 Adrian
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
4th - 07:36
38 Hampden-Sydney
20 Shenandoah
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
6:52 3rd
21 Catholic
48 Emory and Henry
Live Stats Video Audio
4th - 08:16
33 Hope
7 Alma
Live Stats Audio
4th - 14:47
28 Carnegie Mellon
30 St. Vincent
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
4th - 05:35
33 Dickinson
21 McDaniel
Preview Live Stats Video
Final
Guilford 28, at Randolph-Macon 6
4th - 13:13
26 Methodist
33 N.C. Wesleyan
Live Stats Video
Final
at Ursinus 44, Susquehanna 14
Box Score Photos
4th - 09:50
7 Kenyon
49 Wittenberg
Preview Live Stats Video
HALF
13 Rowan
6 Montclair State
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
Halftime
0 Springfield
14 St. Lawrence
Live Stats Video Video
Final
at Delaware Valley 41, Misericordia 7
4:27 4th
10 Oberlin
70 Wabash
Live Stats Video Audio
11:48 4th
28 Hiram
21 Ohio Wesleyan
Live Stats Video
13:38 4Q
0 Wilkes
47 Lebanon Valley
Live Stats Video
10:24 4th
7 Juniata
35 Muhlenberg
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
Halftime
2 King's
7 Albright
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
William Paterson at TCNJ
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Sewanee at Millsaps
Live Stats Video
3rd - 05:49
0 Endicott
10 Coast Guard
Live Stats Video Audio
3rd - 12:00
7 Wilmington
68 Mount Union
Preview Live Stats Audio
Halftime
7 Capital
51 John Carroll
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
3rd - 05:08
14 Rose-Hulman
21 Franklin
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Video Audio
3rd - 06:06
7 Grove City
48 Thomas More
Preview Live Stats Audio Audio
Halftime
28 Widener
10 Lycoming
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
3rd - 06:01
14 Marietta
23 Heidelberg
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
1:30 PM
Rochester at Union
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
Halftime
7 Anderson
35 Mount St. Joseph
Live Stats
4th Q - 15:00
0 Manchester
17 Bluffton
Live Stats Audio
3rd - 07:33
3 Otterbein
9 Baldwin Wallace
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
Halftime
24 Utica
7 Buffalo State
Live Stats Audio
1:24 left 2nd quarter
7 Brockport State
6 Hartwick
Live Stats
3rd - 14:51
0 Becker
3 SUNY-Maritime
Live Stats Live Stats Video
3rd - 14:54
3 Washington and Lee
14 Bridgewater (Va.)
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
Halftime
9 Case Western Reserve
6 Washington and Jefferson
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Westfield State
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Austin at Hendrix
Live Stats Video
End of 2nd
8 Concordia-Chicago
23 Benedictine
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
LaGrange at Huntingdon
Video Audio
Halftime
0 Aurora
7 Lakeland
Live Stats Audio
End of 2nd
7 Berry
20 Birmingham-Southern
Live Stats Video Audio
End of 2nd
0 Rockford
35 Concordia (Wis.)
Live Stats Video
Halftime
10 UW-Eau Claire
10 UW-River Falls
Preview Video Audio Tickets
2nd 3:27
3 Carleton
28 St. John's
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
End of 2nd
0 Hamline
29 Concordia-Moorhead
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Augsburg at St. Olaf
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Lake Forest at Illinois College
Video
End of 2nd
13 Loras
10 Simpson
Preview Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Buena Vista at Dubuque
Preview Live Stats Video
HALF
0 Beloit
7 St. Norbert
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Carroll at Ripon
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Lawrence at Macalester
Live Stats Video Audio
2nd - 1:34
45 Mary Hardin-Baylor
6 Texas Lutheran
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Augustana at Carthage
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Illinois Wesleyan
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Millikin at North Park
Audio
2:00 PM
Central at Coe
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Luther at Wartburg
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Cornell at Monmouth
2:00 PM
Martin Luther at Minnesota-Morris
2:00 PM
Crown at MacMurray
Halftime
20 Iowa Wesleyan
24 Greenville
Halftime
7 Northwestern (Minn.)
17 Westminster (Mo.)
Video
2:00 PM
Grinnell at Knox
Live Stats Video
Halftime
0 UW-Oshkosh
17 UW-Whitewater
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at UW-Stevens Point
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Concordia (Mich.) at Maranatha Baptist
Video
2:10 PM
St. Thomas at Bethel
Live Stats Video Audio
13:29 First Quarter
7 Rhodes
7 Centre
Live Stats Video Video
9:59 2nd QT
14 Defiance
14 Earlham
Live Stats
2nd - 09:04
3 Washington U.
17 Chicago
Preview Preview Live Stats Video
1st - 03:13
7 Norwich
6 Anna Maria
Live Stats Video
3:00 PM
UW-Platteville at UW-Stout
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
3:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Howard Payne
Live Stats Live Stats Audio Audio
4:00 PM
WPI at Merchant Marine
Live Stats Video
4:00 PM
Linfield at Lewis and Clark
Live Stats Video Audio
4:00 PM
Willamette at Pacific Lutheran
Preview Live Stats Audio Audio
4:00 PM
Redlands at La Verne
Live Stats Video Audio
4:00 PM
Puget Sound at Whitworth
Live Stats Video Audio
4:00 PM
Pacific at George Fox
Live Stats Video Audio
5:00 PM
Western New England at MIT
Live Stats Video
5:00 PM
Worcester State at Western Connecticut
Preview Live Stats
5:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Louisiana College
Audio
6:00 PM
Ferrum at Averett
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Waynesburg at Thiel
Video
7:00 PM
Muskingum at Ohio Northern
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:00 PM
Wooster at Denison
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Christopher Newport
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Bethany at Geneva
8:00 PM
Eureka at St. Scholastica
Live Stats Live Stats Video
8:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Wheaton (Ill.)
Live Stats Video Audio
10:00 PM
Chapman at Cal Lutheran
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
10:00 PM
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Occidental
Live Stats Video Audio
10:00 PM
Whittier at Pomona-Pitzer
Live Stats Video
Oct. 25: All times Eastern
8:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Wheaton (Ill.)
Live Stats Video Audio
10:00 PM
Chapman at Cal Lutheran
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
Halftime
9 Case Western Reserve
6 Washington and Jefferson
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
3rd - 06:06
7 Grove City
48 Thomas More
Preview Live Stats Audio Audio
3rd - 12:00
7 Wilmington
68 Mount Union
Preview Live Stats Audio
Halftime
7 Capital
51 John Carroll
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
HALF
40 Wesley
6 Virginia-Lynchburg
Live Stats Audio
4th - 07:36
38 Hampden-Sydney
20 Shenandoah
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
4:27 4th
10 Oberlin
70 Wabash
Live Stats Video Audio
4th - 12:22
47 St. John Fisher
0 Alfred State
Live Stats Video Audio
4th - 09:50
7 Kenyon
49 Wittenberg
Preview Live Stats Video
Final
at Delaware Valley 41, Misericordia 7
3:00 PM
UW-Platteville at UW-Stout
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:10 PM
St. Thomas at Bethel
Live Stats Video Audio
Final
Hobart 35, at RPI 3
Halftime
0 UW-Oshkosh
17 UW-Whitewater
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Luther at Wartburg
Live Stats Video Audio
2nd - 1:34
45 Mary Hardin-Baylor
6 Texas Lutheran
Live Stats Video
End of 2nd
0 Hamline
29 Concordia-Moorhead
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at UW-Stevens Point
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
2nd 3:27
3 Carleton
28 St. John's
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
4:00 PM
Linfield at Lewis and Clark
Live Stats Video Audio
Oct. 24: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 37, Gettysburg 14
Box Score Recap

What We're Reading