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The Dog Ran up the Tree

The Bucs dropped their third game to open the season, losing 66-0 to University of Chicago. The outcome was not ideal, but the Bucs defense did force two turnovers: one fumble and one interception. 

Not only did the Bucs defense force two, they also forced the Maroon to fumble two more times and had another interception bounce right off their hands and fall to the ground. So while the score and outcome looks how it does, not all is lost. The defense was led by Josh Sapiro’22 and Tre’von Colvin’24 who had the interception. 

On the offensive side of things, quarterback Jacob Shafer’24 went 11-15 passing, 40 yards. While his yards are not may not blow you away, it’s spreading the ball out that was impressive. Seven different receivers caught a pass. Led by Stanley Hyppolite’25 who had two catches with his longest being 18 yards. The Bucs had a rough day rushing, totaling only 53 yards gained and 57 yards lost, resulting in -4 rushing yards on the day. 

The player of the game, based on volume, was punter Alonso Casillas’23. He punted nine times for a total of 282 yards, averaging 31.1 yards per punt with a longest of 41 yards. 

On the year Shafer is 27-44 passing with 200 yards and one passing touchdown. On the ground, Lorenzo Powe’24 leads, followed by MJ Dukes-Smith’23. Emilinao Reyes’23 has one of two touchdowns for the Bucs. For the receivers, it’s been Bryan Casado’24 and AJ Fitzpatrick’24. Casado has seven receptions, 61 yards. Fitzpatrick has six receptions for 59 yards.

Defensively on the year, it is Shapiro leading in total tackles with 15, followed by Colvin with 13. Six players have registered a tackle for loss. Colvin, Mitch Douglas’25 and Kyle Springs-McCortty’25 ahv each forced a fumble.

On the year Casillas has punted 12 times, averaging 32 yards and placing one inside the 20 yard line. 

The Bucs have a bye week next week. But after that lone week to regroup and rest, the following week is homecoming, where they face Grinnell College Oct 2 at 1 PM. 

Beloit’s cross country teams competed Saturday in UW-Whitewater at the Tom Hoffman Invitational. This meet consisted of all levels of college. Division one to community college. For the women it was Josie Czuj’25 was the first Buc to finish. Other Buc runner’s were Maggie Baugh’22, Charlotte Bretz’23, Marianna Carus’24, and Carter Browne’25. There were more than 150 runners.  

ouvFor the men, in a field of nearly 200 runners, Christian Bowers’25 was the first Beloiter to finish.  Alexandre Atou’24, Aiden Cortinas’25, Owen Eichfeld’25, Aaron Holzmueller’22, Cristian Martinez-Zendejas’24, and Vincent Le’25 all ran for the Bucs. The Bucs will be in action Oct 2 at 11 AM in Beloit. They will be competing at Leeson Park.


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