De Pere, WI -- For the second straight week the third quarter was the downfall for the Beloit College Football team in a 29-14 loss at St. Norbert College on Saturday.
The Green Knights scored 13 third-quarter points to turn a 7-0 halftime advantage into a 20-0 lead.
SNC had the lone score of the opening half at the 6:35 mark of the first quarter on a short run and made it stand up for a 7-0 lead at the break. The Green Knights then got a pair of TD runs - at 9:03 and 3:10 - in the third quarter and added two field goals at 12:06 and 7:42 of the fourth quarter to build their advantage to 26-0.
Beloit got on the board at 6:10 of the final quarter on Mason Dixon's 57-yard scoring run. After another St. Norbert field goal at the 2:03 mark Michael Nolden caught a five-yard pass from Even Phillips with 34 seconds remaining to close out the scoring.
Dixon finished with 135 yards on the ground on 20 carries while Phillips threw for 153. Kam Sallee caught seven passes for 105 yards to lead the receiving corps.
On defense Riley Pearson had 12 tackles, eight solo, while Derell Carter made 10 tackles with a half a sack. David Lafayette and Daniel Quijas each made nine tackles, Quijas with half a sack and an interception. Alan Ham record two sacks and Antonio Jones and interception.
The Buccaneers returned to Strong Stadium for the final time in 2014 when they host Ripon College next Saturday at 1:00 p.m.