Pioneer Football League action got off to a majestic start for the Valparaiso University football team on Saturday afternoon at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
After facing a challenging nonconference schedule, the Valparaiso University football team will kick off Pioneer Football League play this week as the team hits the road for the third time in the first four weeks of the season. The Beacons will visit Drake on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa with hopes of kicking off PFL play in winning fashion.
Head coach Landon Fox joined Brandon Vickrey for the Week 4 edition of Valpo Football Weekly sponsored by Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute to look back at the Week 3 home opener vs. Dartmouth and preview the Week 4 Pioneer Football League opener at Drake.
The Valparaiso University football program announced its team honors for Week 3 of the season following Saturday’s game against Ivy League foe Dartmouth at Brown Field.
A pair of fourth-quarter fumble recoveries in Saturday’s game against defending Ivy League champion Dartmouth helped Valparaiso University football senior defensive lineman Austin Martins (Newman, Calif. / Orestimba [Modesto JC]) earn recognition on Sunday.
The Valparaiso University football team gave defending Ivy League champion Dartmouth nearly everything it could handle on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field, but the visiting Big Green escaped Northwest Indiana with a 28-18 victory over the Beacons. The Valpo defense recorded two safeties and forced three turnovers, while running back Robert Washington (Huntersville, N.C. / East Gaston [Old Dominion]) accrued 117 rushing yards on 24 carries to pace the offense. The solid showing came in front of an electric audience of 3,856 including an enthusiastic Valpo student section that was filled to the brim in the first home game without capacity limitations since the end of the 2019 season.
Brown Field will be the place to be for Valparaiso University students and community members alike on Saturday afternoon. Saturday’s game is sponsored by Philips Ace Hardware.
Head coach Landon Fox joined Brandon Vickrey for the Week 3 edition of Valpo Football Weekly sponsored by Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute to look back at the Week 2 game against North Dakota State and preview the Week 3 home opener vs. Dartmouth.
For the first time since the 2019 season, the Valparaiso University football team will welcome spectators with no capacity limitations on Saturday as Dartmouth visits Brown Field for the Fall 2021 home opener. After playing three home games with limited spectators during the Spring 2021 season, the Beacons will welcome fans back to Brown Field this week with a home game against a high-caliber, Ivy League opponent. Visiting Dartmouth will be playing its first game since 2019. Saturday will be Valpo’s final tune-up before starting Pioneer Football League action on Sept. 25 at Drake.