Grinnell, IA -- The Beloit College Football team got another big game from Mason Dixon on the ground but it wasn't enough in a 42-17 loss at Grinnell College on Saturday.
Dixon's 219 rushing yards on 31 carries marked his second straight 200-plus yard effort. The yards are the 12th-highest in Buccaneer Football history and the 15th time it's been accomplished.
The Pioneers jumped out to a 7-0 lead with a TD at 9:11 of the opening quarter, the only scoring in the opening 15 minutes. They went up 14-0 early in the second quarter before a 34-yard field goal by Kam Sallee made it 14-3 at the 10:36 mark. GC increased their lead to 21-3 53 seconds after the field goal but Michael Nolden caught a 20-yard scoring pass from Sallee 1:18 before the half to make it 21-10 at the break.
Dixon pulled the Bucs to within 21-17 with a 60-yard scoring run just under two minutes into the second half but that would be the end of Beloit's scoring. Grinnell scored at 2:33 of the third quarter to lead 28-17 entering the fourth and then tacked on a pair of TDs in the final quarter to close out the scoring.
Ian Dunning made 11 tackles for the Bucs while Derell Carter had eight with a half sack and Alan Ham seven with the other half of the sack.
Beloit plays their second straight game in Iowa next Saturday when they travel to Cornell College for a 2:00 p.m. kickoff.