/seasons/2013/contrib/20140902sc5qn8

Big Second Half Propels Redlands Football to 21-17 Victory over Chapman University

More news about: Redlands

While holding Chapman University to its lowest scoring effort of the season, the University of Redlands football team fired off 14 unanswered points during the second half to secure a 21-17 victory over the Panthers on Saturday night in Orange.  With the victory, the Bulldogs move into sole possession of first place in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) standings with three games to play.  In addition, Redlands captures its seventh consecutive triumph over Chapman (5-1, 3-1 SCIAC), which drops its first loss of the 2013 season in the process.

Redlands initiated the scoring on its opening possession, with junior quarterback Kevin Russell (Lacey, WA) leading the Maroon and Gray down the field on a 14-play, 75-yard drive for the score.  Among the highlights of this first opportunity, senior running back Bobby Brown (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) erupted for his longest carry of the night, coming at 18 yards on first-and-10 to the Chapman 33-yard line.  In addition, Russell scrambled for his own game-best showing of 14 yards for the first down at the 21.  Four plays later, Brown broke through for the Bulldogs' first touchdown of the game with 8:15 remaining in the first.

However, the Panthers found their offensive rhythm to eventually earn a 17-7 advantage with 5:05 left in the third stanza.

Relentless and determined, the Bulldogs continued to battle on defense with senior linebacker Trevor Manly (Diamond Bar, CA) and a trio of senior defensive linemen in Steven Locke Jr. (Barstow, CA), Daniel Kane(Covina, CA), and Sean Woods (Victorville, CA) spearheading the effort. 

At the same time, Redlands' offense took its game to the next level.  Late in the third stanza, Russell orchestrated an effective 79-yard drive to the house on 12 plays.  Among them, he elevated the Maroon and Gray's passing game by completing seven of eight attempts while connecting with three different receivers.  Each target hauled in big catches of 10 or more yards, beginning with a 19-yard strike to senior wide receiver Aaron Atkins (Fallbrook, CA) and ending with a 13-yard toss to senior wide receiver Taylor Irwin (Rocklin, CA).  During the middle portion of the drive, Russell found junior wide receiver James Ramirez (La Verne, CA) on three occasions for a total of 29 yards.   The exciting drive came to an end with Brown's two-yard scamper into the end zone, marking his fourth touchdown of the season. 

Down by three with plenty of time left, the Maroon and Gray continued its fierce defense by forcing a three-and-out showing on Chapman's ensuing possession. 

Another impressive defensive play of the fourth quarter came on the Panthers' subsequent drive when junior defensive back DJ Dawson Jr. (Atwater, CA) unleashed a huge tackle-for-a-loss of nine yards on third-and-11, compelling the home team to punt the ball again.

The Bulldogs took full advantage of their resulting possession with just over seven minutes to go.  The first play of the drive included a well-timed, personal-foul call for the Panthers, giving Redlands first down on its own 38-yard line.  After Russell scrambled out of pressure, he uncorked a 47-yard bomb to sophomore wide receiver Steven Herber (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) to the Chapman 15.  The Maroon and Gray kept moving the ball until sophomore running back Curtis Tanquary (San Jose, CA) took this one into the end zone for the eventual winning touchdown.

But with 4:43 remaining, the game was far from over.  The Bulldog defense stepped up once again, making important plays, especially on fourth-and-seven, when sophomore defensive back Connor Hoffman (Tustin, CA) picked off Panther quarterback Michael Lahey for the only turnover of the game. 

The teams finished out the night with one more drive each, but excellent clock management and sharp defense left the Maroon and Gray out in front for the emotional victory.

Russell finished the night 15-of-25 for 170 yards while connecting with five different receivers.  Herber led the crew by wrangling 62 yards through the air. The Bulldogs amassed 129 yards on the ground, with a fairly even distribution of yardage between Russell, Brown, and Tanquary. 

Defensively, senior defensive back Brandon Morris (Mission Viejo, CA) and Dawson led the Maroon and Gray, registering six solo hits apiece. 

The Bulldogs (4-2, 4-0 SCIAC) head to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges on Sat., Nov. 2, for a 1 p.m. SCIAC game against the Stags.  

Oct. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
Video Video Box Score Recap
Oct. 21: All times Eastern
2nd - 11:20
7 Westfield State
13 Framingham State
Live stats Video
Start of 2nd
7 Moravian
7 Juniata
Live stats Video
Start of 2nd
0 Endicott
14 Salve Regina
Audio Preview Preview Live stats Video
2nd - 14:53
0 St. Vincent
21 Thomas More
Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Hobart at Union
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Colby at Hamilton
Video Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
William Paterson at Christopher Newport
Video Live stats Audio
15:00 | 1st
0 St. John Fisher
0 Ithaca
Video Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Kenyon at Allegheny
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Mount Ida
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Middlebury at Bates
Video Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
Catholic at Springfield
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Wesleyan at Amherst
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Bowdoin at Trinity (Conn.)
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Husson at Gallaudet
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Wabash at Oberlin
Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Buffalo State at Utica
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Ohio Northern at Muskingum
Video Preview Live stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Montclair State at Frostburg State
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Rowan at Wesley
Video Preview Live stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Albright at Stevenson
Video Preview Live stats Audio Tickets
1:00 PM
Wittenberg at DePauw
Video Preview Preview Preview Live stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Alma at Albion
Video Preview Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Shenandoah at Guilford
Video Preview Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Massachusetts Maritime
Video Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
Wooster at Hiram
Video Preview Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Hampden-Sydney
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Alfred State at Anna Maria
Video Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
Bridgewater at Emory and Henry
Video Live stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Wilkes at FDU-Florham
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at Misericordia
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Rochester at St. Lawrence
Video Live stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
RPI at Alfred
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Nichols at Curry
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Southern Virginia at Salisbury
Video Preview Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Ferrum at Brevard
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Apprentice
Audio
1:00 PM
Ursinus at Susquehanna
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Cortland at Morrisville State
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Hope at Trine
Audio Live stats Video
1:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at Sewanee
Video Preview Live stats
1:00 PM
Wartburg at Luther
Video Live stats
1:30 PM
Dickinson at Franklin and Marshall
Video Video Live stats
1:30 PM
Tufts at Williams
Video Live stats
1:30 PM
Mount Union at Wilmington
Video Preview Preview Live stats Audio
1:30 PM
MIT at Coast Guard
Video Live stats Audio
1:30 PM
Maine Maritime at Norwich
Video Preview Live stats
1:30 PM
Heidelberg at Marietta
Video Preview Live stats Audio
1:30 PM
Franklin at Rose-Hulman
Video Preview Preview Live stats
1:30 PM
John Carroll at Capital
Video Live stats Audio
1:30 PM
Bluffton at Manchester
Video Live stats
1:30 PM
Mount St. Joseph at Anderson
1:35 PM
UW-Whitewater at UW-River Falls
Video
2:00 PM
Kean at TCNJ
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Greensboro at LaGrange
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Worcester State
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Muhlenberg at McDaniel
Video Preview Live stats
2:00 PM
Western New England at Becker
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Methodist at Maryville (Tenn.)
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Adrian at Kalamazoo
Video Live stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Denison at Ohio Wesleyan
Video Preview Live stats
2:00 PM
Westminster (Pa.) at Washington and Jefferson
Video Live stats Live stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Berry at Millsaps
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Olivet at Benedictine
Video Preview Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Birmingham-Southern at Austin
Video Preview Live stats
2:00 PM
Belhaven at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at UW-Stout
Audio
2:00 PM
Eureka at MacMurray
Video Preview
2:00 PM
Carthage at Illinois Wesleyan
Video Live stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Nebraska Wesleyan at Buena Vista
Video Preview Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Lakeland at Wisconsin Lutheran
Video Preview Live stats
2:00 PM
Rockford at Aurora
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at Concordia-Chicago
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Carleton at St. Olaf
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at St. John's
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Augsburg at Concordia-Moorhead
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
St. Thomas at Hamline
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Westminster (Mo.) at Greenville
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Coe at Loras
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Monmouth at Cornell
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at North Park
Live stats
2:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at Martin Luther
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Texas Lutheran
Video Live stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Grinnell at Lake Forest
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Carroll at Millikin
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Ripon at Macalester
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Lawrence at St. Norbert
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at Crown
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Minnesota-Morris at Iowa Wesleyan
2:10 PM
UW-Platteville at UW-Eau Claire
Video Preview Live stats Audio
2:30 PM
Merchant Marine at WPI
Video Live stats
2:30 PM
Rhodes at Centre
Video Preview Live stats
2:30 PM
Hanover at Earlham
Video Preview Preview Live stats Audio
2:30 PM
Beloit at Chicago
Video Preview Live stats
3:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
Video Preview Live stats Audio Audio
3:00 PM
Simpson at Dubuque
Video Live stats Audio
3:00 PM
Augustana at North Central (Ill.)
Video Live stats Audio
3:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Louisiana College
Live stats
4:00 PM
Hartwick at Brockport
Video Live stats
4:00 PM
Western Connecticut at Bridgewater State
Video Live stats
4:00 PM
Chapman at La Verne
Video Preview Preview Live stats
4:00 PM
Pacific at Lewis and Clark
Video Live stats Audio Audio Tickets
4:00 PM
Pacific Lutheran at Willamette
Video Preview Live stats
4:00 PM
Puget Sound at Whitworth
Video Preview Live stats Audio
4:00 PM
Redlands at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Video Preview Audio
4:30 PM
George Fox at Linfield
Video Preview Live stats Audio
5:00 PM
Sul Ross State at Howard Payne
Video Live stats
6:00 PM
Dean at Castleton
Video Preview Live stats Tickets
6:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Averett
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Baldwin Wallace at Otterbein
Video Preview Live stats Audio
7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Geneva
Video Preview Live stats
7:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at Thiel
Video Preview Live stats
7:00 PM
Knox at Illinois College
Video Live stats
10:00 PM
Whittier at Cal Lutheran
Video Live stats
Cancelled
Occidental at Pomona-Pitzer
Oct. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
Video Video Box Score Recap
Oct. 21: All times Eastern
1:00 PM
Rowan at Wesley
Video Preview Live stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Montclair State at Frostburg State
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Wittenberg at DePauw
Video Preview Preview Preview Live stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Catholic at Springfield
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Wartburg at Luther
Video Live stats
1:30 PM
Mount Union at Wilmington
Video Preview Preview Live stats Audio
1:30 PM
Heidelberg at Marietta
Video Preview Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Westminster (Pa.) at Washington and Jefferson
Video Live stats Live stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Texas Lutheran
Video Live stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Belhaven at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
St. Thomas at Hamline
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at St. John's
Video Live stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Carthage at Illinois Wesleyan
Video Live stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Augsburg at Concordia-Moorhead
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Berry at Millsaps
Video Live stats Audio
2:10 PM
UW-Platteville at UW-Eau Claire
Video Preview Live stats Audio
3:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
Video Preview Live stats Audio Audio
3:00 PM
Augustana at North Central (Ill.)
Video Live stats Audio
4:00 PM
Hartwick at Brockport
Video Live stats
4:30 PM
George Fox at Linfield
Video Preview Live stats Audio
7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Geneva
Video Preview Live stats