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Comeback Attempt For Bucs Falls Just Short

September 24, 2017

Mt. Vernon, IA -- Beloit had a comeback for the ages in Iowa, putting up 20 points in the 4th quarter while holding the Rams scoreless for the last 15 minutes. However, it wasn't enough, as the Bucs fell to Cornell 55-36.

The first half would be all Cornell, as the Rams would score 21 in the first, and 28 in the second; while holding the Bucs to 9 in the first, and no score in the second. 

Cornell Rams senior RB Devan Clark tore off 4 TD's in the first half, building a high wall for the Bucs to get over. The blue and gold amounted an amazing 27 2nd half comeback, all the while holding Cornell to just 6 in the 3rd. 

The ever present foot of kicker Andrew Berlin would actually get Beloit on the scoreboard first, as he nailed a 40 yd field goal with 9:45 left in the first quarter.

Freshman WR Jamiel Garcia would tack on the other score for Beloit in the first half, pulling in an 18 yd pass from sophomore QB Ben Sposito. 

The rest of the half would be all Cornell, as they would entire the locker room at half with the score 49-9. 

In the 3rd, Beloit would respond quickly, as Sposito tore off a long 45 yd run for a score, with just over 4 minutes off the clock to begin the 2nd half. 

Cornell would score once in the 3rd, as WR Patrick Brown grabbed a 15 yd pass from QB James Douglas. Those two would be the only scores of the period. 

The 4th period would be all blue and gold, as Beloit would get on the scoreboard 3 more times, while holding the Rams to none. 

Junior WR Ethan Conley pulled in a 17 yd pass from backup QB Erick Mitchell in the first two minutes of the period.

Speedy freshman WR Jamiel Garcia grabbed his 2nd TD of the afternoon - a 21 yd pass from Mitchell at the 7:57 mark. 

The last score of the afternoon went to junior RB Tyree Smith, as he tucked in a 3 yd. run, bringing the final score to 55-36, Cornell. 

Beloit falls to 0-3 overall, and 0-1 in MWC play. 

The Bucs return to the friendly confines of Strong Stadium this weekend, hosting the Blueboys of Illinois College at 6 PM on Saturday. This MWC match-up is also Beloit's "Play For The Cure" game, as they will be taking donations and raising money in the fight against Breast Cancer.