BC shuts out Mount St. Joseph 33-0, now 4-1

October 7, 2000


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Bluffton College posted their second straight shut out Saturday afternoon as the Beavers blanked Mount St. Joseph 33-0 on homecoming to move to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

The back-to-back shut outs marks the first time BC has accomplished the feat since the 1987 season when the Beavers shut out Kalamazoo and Defiance on consecutive weeks. The 4-1 start is Bluffton's best record after five games since the 1988 season when BC started out 5-0 and didn't loose until the second round of the NAIA national playoffs and finished 10-1 overall.

Senior Shawn Goetz (Lima/Bath) and junior Ben Schwab (Bavaria/Holgate) both intercepted MSJ passes and Goetz also blocked a field goal attempt. Senior Demont Watkins (Lima/Senior) added a quarterback sack.

The Bluffton defense held Mount St. Joseph to 163 yards in total offense as three Lion quarterbacks combined to complete just six of 24 passes. MSJ was just 2 of 17 on third down conversions.

Senior tailback Tyson Goings (Defiance/Wayne Trace) rushed for 179 yards and three touchdowns as the BC passing attack was held in check by the Mount St. Joseph defense and the cold and windy weather. Quarterback Brad Moore (Norwalk) completed 10 of 15 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown and he also scored on a 37-yard keeper in the second quarter.

Goings' touchdowns came at lengths of eight yards in the first quarter, 14 yards in the third quarter and 35 yards in the fourth quarter. Freshman Jovan Johnson (Columbus/West) caught a 29 yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.