/seasons/2011/contrib/201109111xw19s

ETBU roars past Austin College, 54-17

More news about: East Texas Baptist

MARSHALL, Texas (9/10/11) – East Texas Baptist dominated all three phases of the game Saturday night as the Tigers romped to a 54-17 win over Austin College in the home opener in Ornelas Stadium.

ETBU (1-1) set a record for the most points ever scored by a Tiger team in Ornelas Stadium as they totally wiped out the Kangaroos (0-2) in the first meeting between the two former American Southwest Conference rivals since 2005.

The Tigers, coming off a disappointing 34-10 loss at third-ranked Wesley last weekend, started fast and never let their foot off the gas Saturday against Austin College. ETBU raced out to a 21-3 lead after one quarter and was up 30-3 by halftime. The Tigers then put up 24 unanswered points in the fourth quarter before the Kangaroos, members of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference since leaving the ASC following the 2005 season, scored two late touchdowns.

Junior Kwame Spikes set the tone from the opening kickoff, returning it 79 yards to the Austin College 11. Senior quarterback Sed Harris scampered around left end on the first play from scrimmage, and ETBU was up 7-0 just 21 seconds into the contest.

Following a quick three-and-out by the Tiger defense, senior Tony Cavness returned the ensuing punt 25 yards to set up a seven-play, 34-yard drive culminated by Jair Stover's two-yard plunge into the end zone with 9:36 to go in the first quarter for a 14-0 lead.

Stover went on to score three touchdowns, all in the first half, to tie a career high previously set when he also rushed for three scores back on Oct. 20, 2007, at Louisiana College. His second tally of the night came with 1:41 to go in the first quarter, giving ETBU a 21-3 lead on a strong burst up the middle in which he broke at least two tackles and pulled away for a 52-yard scoring run.

The lead ballooned to 23-3 with 1:55 to go in the second quarter, as Austin College snapped the ball out of the end zone on a punt attempt. On the ensuing kick, Spikes popped off another long return of 71 yards to set the Tigers up with a first down at the Kangaroo 11.

Stover scored two plays later from the 11, and the Tigers would have a 30-3 lead to take into halftime. ETBU picked up where it left off quickly in the third quarter, taking its first possession 66 yards in just four plays with Hubbard capping the drive with a 20-yard dart to Jacob Stone for a 37-3 lead.

The defense then got into the act, as junior Mark Gray scooped up a fumble and raced 18 yards for a touchdown that made it 44-3 in favor of the Tigers. The 'Roos fumbled the ensuing kickoff at the Austin College 27, and Hubbard then connected with Elias Kawesa on an 11-yard swing pass for another touchdown and a 51-3 lead.

Brett Peddicord's 24-yard field goal with 14:12 to go capped the Tiger scoring, which saw ETBU score 40 straight points before Austin College scored its first touchdown of the night. The Kangaroos would then score the final points of the night with just four seconds left on a 44-yard touchdown pass.

The Tigers ended the night with a 454-302 advantage in total yardage, and ETBU's special teams added another 250 yards on kick and punt returns. ETBU also displayed great balance offensively, with 203 yards on the ground and 251 yards through the air.

Stover ended the night with 112 yards on 13 carries, with the three touchdowns. Harris, who left the game late in the first half and did not return, added 29 yards rushing and a touchdown, and was 6 of 14 for 53 yards passing. Hubbard finished 10 of 14 for 198 yards and two scores while playing only about 1 ½ quarters.

Spikes led the Tigers with four catches for 41 yards, with Lewis posting a game-high 74 receiving yards on just three catches. In all, seven different Tigers caught passes on the night.

Defensively, ETBU was led by junior linebacker Randy Rasmussen, who had 14 tackles in his first career start. Junior linebacker Jordan Hayes added 10 tackles, and Gray had eight stops with a fumble return for a touchdown and an interception.

The Tigers will open ASC play next Saturday in Ornelas Stadium, hosting Texas Lutheran at 6 p.m.

Aug. 31: All times Eastern
TBA
Moravian at King's
7:00 PM
Methodist at Campbell
7:00 PM
Alfred State at Coast Guard
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Allegheny at Thiel
7:00 PM
Stevenson at Frostburg State
7:00 PM
Wesley at Delaware Valley
7:00 PM
Mayville St. at Buena Vista
7:30 PM
Manchester at Trine
Video Live Stats
8:00 PM
McMurry at Okla. Panhandle
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
8:00 PM
Greenville at Millikin
Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Salisbury at Albright
7:00 PM
Mount Ida at Mass-Dartmouth
7:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Curry
7:00 PM
Johns Hopkins at Washington and Lee
Live Stats
7:00 PM
FDU-Florham at TCNJ
7:00 PM
MIT at Becker
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Westfield State at Nichols
7:30 PM
Anna Maria at WPI
Video Live Stats
7:30 PM
Gettysburg at Bridgewater
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
TBA
Kalamazoo at Oberlin
TBA
Heidelberg at Olivet
TBA
Worcester State at Salve Regina
TBA
Wilkes at Muhlenberg
TBA
Catholic at McDaniel
TBA
Grove City at Juniata
TBA
Birmingham-Southern at LaGrange
TBA
St. Norbert at UW-Stevens Point
TBA
Knox at Eureka
12:00 PM
Maine Maritime at SUNY-Maritime
12:00 PM
Norwich at Morrisville State
12:00 PM
Bethany at Ursinus
12:00 PM
Brockport at Hobart
12:00 PM
Augustana at Cortland
12:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Buffalo State
12:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at Washington U.
Video Live Stats Live Stats
12:30 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Mount Union
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Franklin and Marshall at Lebanon Valley
1:00 PM
Alma at St. Vincent
1:00 PM
Castleton at Plymouth State
1:00 PM
Lycoming at Susquehanna
1:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at John Carroll
1:00 PM
Alfred at Ithaca
1:00 PM
Misericordia at Merchant Marine
1:00 PM
Albion at Wabash
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Dickinson at Randolph-Macon
1:00 PM
Bluffton at Wooster
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Union at Husson
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Springfield at Western New England
1:00 PM
Wittenberg at Westminster (Pa.)
1:00 PM
St. John Fisher at Washington and Jefferson
1:00 PM
Ferrum at Emory and Henry
1:00 PM
Averett at Hampden-Sydney
1:00 PM
Berry at Maryville (Tenn.)
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Waynesburg at Muskingum
Live Stats
1:00 PM
William Paterson at RPI
1:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Chicago
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Kenyon at Sewanee
1:30 PM
Franklin at Thomas More
Live Stats
1:30 PM
Centre at Hanover
1:30 PM
Mount St. Joseph at Capital
1:30 PM
Baldwin Wallace at Defiance
1:30 PM
Earlham at Wilmington
2:00 PM
Carthage at Aurora
2:00 PM
Hope at Monmouth
2:00 PM
Guilford at Huntingdon
2:00 PM
UW-Stout at Simpson
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Nebraska Wesleyan
2:00 PM
Rockford at MacMurray
2:00 PM
Finlandia at Concordia (Wis.)
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
2:00 PM
Dubuque at Bethel
2:00 PM
Westminster (Mo.) at Gustavus Adolphus
2:00 PM
Macalester at Carleton
2:00 PM
Grinnell at St. Olaf
2:00 PM
Hamline at Crown
2:00 PM
UW-Whitewater at Illinois Wesleyan
2:00 PM
Whitworth at Central
2:00 PM
Coe at UW-River Falls
2:00 PM
Loras at Elmhurst
2:00 PM
Concordia-Chicago at Ripon
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Presentation at Lawrence
2:00 PM
George Fox at UW-Platteville
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Lake Forest at Beloit
2:10 PM
UW-Eau Claire at St. Thomas
3:00 PM
Austin at Bacone
4:00 PM
Puget Sound at La Verne
6:00 PM
Ohio Northern at Adrian
Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
Christopher Newport at Southern Virginia
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Brevard at Davidson
7:00 PM
Gallaudet at Shenandoah
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Otterbein at Ohio Wesleyan
7:00 PM
Marietta at Geneva
7:00 PM
Widener at Rowan
7:00 PM
St. Lawrence at Utica
7:00 PM
Southwestern at Denison
7:00 PM
Martin Luther at Minnesota-Morris
7:00 PM
Carroll at Lakeland
7:00 PM
Rose-Hulman at Illinois College
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Trinity Int'l at Wisconsin Lutheran
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Sul Ross State at Texas-Permian Basin
7:00 PM
Luther at UW-La Crosse
7:00 PM
Wayland Baptist at Louisiana College
8:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at Redlands
8:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at Augsburg
8:00 PM
Iowa Wesleyan at Cornell
8:00 PM
Robert Morris-Chicago at North Central (Ill.)
8:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at Benedictine
8:00 PM
Lyon at Hendrix
8:00 PM
Howard Payne at Southwestern Assemblies
10:00 PM
Rhodes at Willamette
Live Stats
Maintenance in progress.