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BVU offense sputters in 21-6 setback

Tuesday, October 17, 2000

INDIANOLA - Troy Clemen rushed for 131 yards on 36 carries and scored two touchdowns in a matter of 1 1/2 minutes in the first quarter as Simpson jumped on Buena Vista early and rolled to a 21-6 victory in an Iowa Conference game on Saturday at Indianola.

"We just didn't come ready to play as a football team," Buena Vista coach Steve Osterberger said. "We didn't have any excitement and enthusiasm. Our team wasn't ready to play."

Clemen scored on a 3-yard run with 11:56 left in the first quarter, and after a Buena Vista interception, the Storm drove 19 yards in four plays, capped off by Clemen's 1-yard plunge to make it 14-0.

The Storm went up 21-0 in the second quarter when Brad Guill recovered a fumble and returned it 31 yards for the touchdown with 13:30 left in the first half.

"We had an interception early and we had a fumble early that hurt us," Osterberger said. "The interception put our defense in a bad situation."

Buena Vista's offense only had three drives into Simpson territory in the first half - two ending on downs and the third ending in a Carlos Martinez 42-yard field goal with 1:37 left.

Buena Vista managed just a 25-yard field goal from Martinez for its only scoring of the second half with 6:17 left in the third quarter.

The Beavers had possession of the ball on the Simpson 1-yard line, but a seven-yard loss on the next play resulted in Martinez's field goal.

Buena Vista's offense never drove into Simpson territory after that field goal. The Beavers managed just 125 yards rushing on 35 carries and completed just 3 of 14 passes for 37 yards. They totaled 162 yards of offense.

"We were just very ineffective in throwing the football," Osterberger said. "We need to be able to complete some balls. That had an effect on the running game - not being able to complete some passes. They were able to slow down our running game."

Simpson, on the other hand, rushed for 227 yards and had 301 yards in total offense.

Craig Rowedder led Buena Vista's offense, which was playing without the conference's second-leading rusher in Jared Smith, with 63 yards on 21 carries.

Andy Hodges led the Beavers on defense with 19 tackles. Andy Fish and Chad Kelley each had 12, while Kurt Boustead and Garrett Gingerich added nine apiece.

Buena Vista, now 3-3 overall, hosts Dubuque this Saturday. It will be Storm Lake Area Student Day and Child Identification Day. Any kindergarten through eighth grade student gets in free with an adult paid admission

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