BV football runs past Waldorf 41-0

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

STORM LAKE - Sophomore running back Cory Donscheski rushed for a career-high 132 yards on the day as he helped lead the Buena Vista football team to a commanding 41-0 non-conference victory over visiting Waldorf College (1-8) on Saturday afternoon.

Buena Vista, which ran for 304 yards on the day, wasted no time finding the end zone after forcing the Warriors to go three-and-out on the game's opening drive. Senior Alex Moss, who rushed for 53 yards on BVU's first drive, punched it in from five yards out, as Zach Kaufman's PAT made it 7-0 just more than three minutes into the contest.

Seven minutes later it was Moss again, this time from two yards, out as Buena Vista went up by 14. Just before the end of the first quarter, Donscheski picked up the first of his touchdown runs, finding the end zone from six yards out, capping a seven-play, 70-yard drive.

Five minutes into the second quarter, sophomore Tate Anderson scored his second career touchdown barreling through from two yards out, increasing BVU's lead to 28-0 at the half.

Senior Eric Bertelsen then capped an 80-yard drive midway through the third quarter when he hauled in his team-leading fifth touchdown grab of the season from 10-yards out, giving BVU a 35-0 advantage.

Donscheski then capped the scoring in the game with a 10-yard run early in the final quarter. The PAT attempt was no good and the Beavers went up 41-0. From there, the junior varsity defense came in and preserved BVU's first shutout since defeating Cornell College, 16-0, in 2006.

Aside from Donscheski, Moss carried the ball 19 times for 90 yards, while freshman Justin Ronk came in late in the game and chalked up 45 yards on only eight carries.

Quarterback Matt Pearey completed 7-of-9 passes for 169 yards and the one touchdown, while Brandon Phelan finished 2-for-2 for 24 yards. Trent Svendsen hauled in a team-high four catches for 85 yards as five other Beavers tallied one catch.

Defensively, Alan Bladt and Ben Hansen turned in eight stops apiece, as Andy Jacobson and BJ King followed with five. Austin Dickinson turned in a solid day with two sacks.

BVU outgained the Warriors 497-143 on the afternoon and was also 8-of-12 on third-down opportunities.

Colton Harms led Waldorf on the ground with 38 yards on nine rushes.

Buena Vista improves to 5-2 overall and will return to Iowa Conference action next Saturday when it travels to Cedar Rapids to take on Coe College. Kick-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

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