|September 19, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|College of Faith||0||0||0||0||0|
|VALPO||TD||14:31||HUTSON 1 Yd Run (NEWMAN kick)|
|VALPO||TD||12:05||CATRINE 23 Yd Pass From CLARKE (NEWMAN kick)|
|VALPO||FG||06:54||NEWMAN 24 Yd|
|VALPO||TD||04:39||BASTIN 3 Yd Run (NEWMAN kick)|
|VALPO||TD||12:43||HUTSON 4 Yd Run (NEWMAN kick)|
|VALPO||TD||06:37||SUTTER 8 Yd Pass From CLARKE (NEWMAN kick)|
|VALPO||TD||12:48||HUTSON 12 Yd Run (NEWMAN missed kick)|
|VALPO||TD||09:29||HUTSON 9 Yd Run (NEWMAN kick)|
|VALPO||TD||08:47||CHOUDHRY 3 Yd Run (NEWMAN kick)|
|VALPO||TD||01:55||CHOUDHRY 8 Yd Run (NEWMAN kick)|
|VALPO||TD||09:12||FLOYD 2 Yd Run (NEWMAN kick)|
|VALPO||TD||05:35||FLOYD 25 Yd Run (NEWMAN kick)|
|VALPO||TD||03:51||SNOUFFER (NEWMAN kick)|
|Stats at a Glance||COF||VALPO|
|3rd Down Conversions||3-13||5-7|
|4th Down Conversions||0-5||0-0|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||100 (5-22)||135 (12-18)|
|Rushing (Att)||66 (41)||333 (39)|
The Crusaders prevailed from whistle-to-whistle in an 86-0 win over visiting College of Faith (Ark.) on Saturday at Brown Field.
Valpo received a banner day from a multitude of running backs, including its captain, Jake Hutson (Blanchard, Mich./Montabella). The redshirt senior found the end zone four times on just six carries. Freshman Legend Choudhry (Houston, Tex./Goose Creek Memorial) flirted with the 100-yard plateau, but gladly settled for two touchdown carries and 93 yards on 14 touches. Grayson Bastin (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead) averaged over 11 yards per carry on seven rushes. He added a rushing touchdown as well. Redshirt sophomore Kenneth Floyd (Norwalk, Iowa/Community) pitched in a pair of fourth-quarter TD scampers.
Overall, the Crusaders racked up eight rushing touchdowns and 333 yards on the ground.
Saturday's game also saw sophomore quarterback Ryan Clarke (Hopatcong, N.J./Hopatcong) receive extended time behind center. Clarke connected with seven different receivers for 135 passing yards. He finished the day 12-for-18 with two touchdown tosses and a QB rating of 166.3. Frank Catrine (Springboro, Ohio/Bishop Fenwick) hauled in a game-high four passes for 63 yards and a score. Freshman tight end Mason Sutter (Woodstock, Ill./Woodstock) snagged his first receiving touchdown, an eight-yard pitch-and-catch from Clarke.
The Crusader defense shined as well, logging ten sacks and forcing five fumbles. The Brown and Gold recovered two. Freshman Drew Snouffer (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) scooped up one mishap and ran it back 41 yards for a score. Christian Campbell (South Bend, Ind./Washington) picked off a pass for the second straight contest. Brandon Riley (Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park) also recorded an interception on defense.
Valpo (0-2) will begin Pioneer Football League play next Saturday versus San Diego. The Toreros (1-1, 0-0 PFL) ride into town for a 12:30 p.m. CT Homecoming tilt.