STORM LAKE - Jared Smith rushed for 221 yards and five touchdowns as Buena Vista celebrated homecoming with a 68-22 rout over William Penn in an Iowa Conference football game played Saturday at J. Leslie Rollins Stadium.
The Beavers scored two touchdowns in the first quarter anf four in the second period to take a 42-0 halftime lead.
Smith scored the first four touchdowns on runs of 9, 2, 28 and 5 yards. He finished the game with 30 carries for 221 yards.
Quarterback Kyle Colbert then hit Josh Wiig with an 8-yard TD pass to make it 35-0. Justin Smith then scored on a 13-yard run with 2 seconds left in the first half for a 42-0 lead.
Buena Vista's defense got in the act when Joel Barrett intercepted a pass and returned it 5 yards for the score, pushing the lead to 49-0.
William Penn denied Buena Vista the shutout when Brian Robinson connected with Dan Roberts for a 45-yard TD pass. Moments later, the Statesmen struck again, this time Robinson going to Marty Duffy for a 26-yard TD pass to make it 49-15.
Buena Vista, however, answered with 10 straight points on a Jared Smith 1-yard run and a 36-yard field goal by Carlos Martinez.
William Penn's Quarnail Arnold caught a 75-yard touchdown pass from Javian Thornton before Buena Vista's defense closed out the scoring. Grant Bousum scored on a 25-yard interception return and the Beavers recorded a safety to make it 68-22.
Buena Vista dominated William Penn on the ground, rushing for 444 yards while holding the Statesmen to a minus 12 yards on 19 attempts. Buena Vista had 473 yards in total offense.
William Penn, however, torched the Beavers' defense for 345 passing yards. Robinson and Thornton combined to go 23 of 54 passing with seven interceptions.
Kurt Boustead led the Beavers on defense with 10 tackles. Troy Nielsen and Andy Fish each had six.
Buena Vista, now 3-1 overall, visits Wartburg this Saturday.