October 13, 2012

Redlands Football Rides Early Momentum for 40-21 Triumph over La Verne

More news about: Redlands

Eager to return to the win column, the University of Redlands football team left no doubt by scoring early and often in Saturday's Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) victory over the University of La Verne.  A 17-7 halftime lead quickly turned into a 40-21 decision as the Bulldogs exploded for 20 points in the final frame, including a pair of touchdowns in a 47-second span.

Redlands got on the board on its first possession after a 24-yard kickoff return by junior wide receiver Taylor Irwin (Rocklin, CA) set up an effective three-play scoring drive.  As a sign of things to come, senior running back Brad Crisanty's (Granite Bay, CA) second carry of the game came on a 44-yard run into the La Verne end zone, giving the Bulldogs the early momentum.

Less than five minutes later, the Maroon and Gray halted the Leopards' offense when senior defensive back Brandon Morris (Mission Viejo, CA) hauled in a Travis Carter pass and returned it all the way to the ULV one-yard line.  It took only one attempt for Crisanty to find room past the goal line, resulting in a 14-0 lead for the Bulldogs.

Although La Verne answered with a seven-point play of its own, Redlands responded with a 45-yard field goal by junior kicker Kevin Grady (Seattle, WA) to make it 17-7 with 13:09 remaining in the first half.

The teams traded punches through the end of the half, with neither squad adding to the tally.

During the third quarter, Redlands eventually looked to senior defensive back Scott Payton(Sammamish, WA) to make a big play with an interception grab.  This set up a seven-play, 55-yard drive that allowed Grady to split the uprights on a 22-yard field goal.

With the Bulldog defense shutting down any chance for La Verne to score, the Maroon and Gray maintained a solid lead at 20-7 with 15 minutes to go.

However, the Leopards opened the fourth frame with a touchdown drive, making it a seemingly close ball game at 20-14.

But Redlands quickly responded, taking advantage of good field position as well as multiple La Verne penalties.  Two plays after senior quarterback Chad Hurst (Dixon, CA) connected with junior tight end Daryl Andersen (Grand Terrace, CA) on a 22-yard strike, Crisanty broke through to the end zone for the third time on the night, giving Redlands a 27-14 advantage.

Moments later, La Verne appeared to be on the move again, until senior linebacker Jordan Garcia(Carlsbad, CA) recorded a 15-yard interception return for the Bulldogs.  Hurst quickly found Andersen again, this time on a 21-yard pass into the promise land.  Redlands' back-to-back scores came in less than a minute.

Three drives later, Morris came up with another big pick, ending La Verne's hopes for a comeback.  The ensuing Maroon and Gray drive highlighted the newfound connection between Hurst and Andersen, who hauled in an 88-yard pass to the house, making it 40-14 with less than five minutes to go.

La Verne managed one more score but it was not enough as the Bulldogs prevailed by a final tally of 40-21.

Hurst racked up 278 passing yards by going 18-for-38 while finding five different receivers.  Andersen was his top target with 157 yards on only six catches.  Irwin also played a significant role with nine receptions for 96 yards, to go along with 70 yards on a combined three returns.

Crisanty served as the Bulldogs' top ball carrier with another century game at 116 yards on 24 attempts.

Defensively, Redlands tied the fourth-most interceptions caught in a game in school history with five.  In addition, the squad recorded nine tackles for a loss of 38 yards, including sacks by junior defensive lineman Daniel Kane (Covina, CA) and senior linebacker Greyson Alman (Fontana, CA).  Garcia led the Bulldogs with 13 tackles, including five of the solo variety.

Redlands (2-3, 2-1 SCIAC) returns home to Ted Runner Stadium on Saturday, October 20, for Homecoming against Chapman University.  Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

 
Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Coast Guard at Anna Maria
7:00 PM
Defiance at Baldwin Wallace
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Johns Hopkins
Video
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
6:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
7:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Wilkes
7:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Stevenson
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Becker
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Albright at Salisbury
7:00 PM
WPI at MIT
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Salve Regina at Worcester State
7:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Curry
7:00 PM
Morrisville State at St. Lawrence
10:00 PM
Adrian at Pacific
Sep. 3: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Endicott at Framingham State
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Washington U. at Carnegie Mellon
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Chicago at Case Western Reserve
12:00 PM
Husson at Alfred
12:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Maine Maritime
Video
12:00 PM
Cortland at Heidelberg
12:00 PM
Otterbein at Buffalo State
12:00 PM
Ursinus at Bethany
12:00 PM
Sewanee at Kenyon
1:00 PM
King's at Moravian
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Kean at Christopher Newport
1:00 PM
McDaniel at Catholic
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton
Live Stats
1:00 PM
RPI at Norwich
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Dickinson
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Kalamazoo
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Wooster at Washington and Jefferson
1:00 PM
Alfred State at William Paterson
1:00 PM
St. Vincent at Alma
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at Finlandia
1:00 PM
Olivet at St. John Fisher
1:00 PM
Rowan at Widener
Audio
1:00 PM
Hobart at Brockport
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Union at Ithaca
1:00 PM
Susquehanna at Lycoming
1:00 PM
Utica at Misericordia
1:00 PM
The Apprentice School at Methodist
1:00 PM
TCNJ at UW-Whitewater
1:30 PM
Wilmington at Bluffton
1:30 PM
Monmouth at Hope
Audio
1:30 PM
Bridgewater at Gettysburg
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Waynesburg
1:30 PM
Juniata at Grove City
2:00 PM
Wisconsin Lutheran at Trinity Int'l
2:00 PM
Lakeland at Carroll
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at St. Norbert
2:00 PM
Austin at Hendrix
2:00 PM
Maranatha Baptist at Martin Luther
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Millikin at Greenville
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Eureka at Knox
Live Stats
2:00 PM
MacMurray at Rockford
2:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at Westminster (Mo.)
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at Luther
2:00 PM
Beloit at Lake Forest
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Jamestown
2:00 PM
Crown at Hamline
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Carleton at Macalester
2:00 PM
Bethel at Dubuque
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
St. Olaf at Grinnell
2:00 PM
Buena Vista at Mayville St.
2:00 PM
Simpson at UW-Stout
2:00 PM
Aurora at Carthage
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at Coe
2:00 PM
Ripon at Concordia-Chicago
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Loras
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Robert Morris-Chicago
2:00 PM
Benedictine at Wheaton (Ill.)
2:00 PM
John Carroll at UW-Oshkosh
Audio
2:30 PM
Southern Virginia at Earlham
Live Stats
2:30 PM
Lawrence at Presentation
4:00 PM
McPherson at Nebraska Wesleyan
4:00 PM
UW-Platteville at George Fox
4:00 PM
La Verne at Puget Sound
Video Live Stats
4:00 PM
Central at Whitworth
5:00 PM
Hartwick at Western Connecticut
Live Stats
6:00 PM
Wabash at Albion
Live Stats Audio
6:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at Berry
6:00 PM
Augustana at Mount St. Joseph
6:00 PM
Thomas More at Franklin
Live Stats
6:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Averett
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Denison at Marietta
7:00 PM
Hiram at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Thiel at Allegheny
7:00 PM
Capital at Wittenberg
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Shenandoah at Gallaudet
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Illinois College at Rose-Hulman
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Geneva at Frostburg State
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Guilford
Live Stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Anderson at North Park
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Mary Hardin-Baylor
7:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Texas Lutheran
7:10 PM
St. Thomas at UW-Eau Claire
Video Live Stats
7:30 PM
Hanover at Centre
8:00 PM
Willamette at Rhodes
8:00 PM
Cornell at Iowa Wesleyan
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Augsburg at Northwestern (Minn.)
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Southwestern Assemblies at Howard Payne
8:00 PM
Sul Ross State at UT-Permian Basin
8:30 PM
Redlands at Trinity (Texas)
Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Johns Hopkins
Video
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
7:00 PM
Albright at Salisbury
Sep. 3: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Cortland at Heidelberg
1:00 PM
TCNJ at UW-Whitewater
2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Robert Morris-Chicago
2:00 PM
John Carroll at UW-Oshkosh
Audio
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Benedictine at Wheaton (Ill.)
4:00 PM
UW-Platteville at George Fox
4:00 PM
Central at Whitworth
6:00 PM
Thomas More at Franklin
Live Stats
6:00 PM
Wabash at Albion
Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Texas Lutheran
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Mary Hardin-Baylor
7:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
Live Stats
7:10 PM
St. Thomas at UW-Eau Claire
Video Live Stats