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Bethany Back To .500 Mark

November 6, 2011
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

BETHANY - After a scoreless first half by both teams, the Bethany College football team exploded in the second half for five touchdowns and went to post a 33-14 victory against visiting Grove City Saturday afternoon at Bison Stadium.

The victory, which was just the Bison's second against Grove City in the last 15 years, raised Bethany's records to 4-4 overall and 3-4 in the PAC. The Wolverines fell to 2-7 and 2-5 in the conference.

Missed opportunities ruled the second quarter. Early in the period, the Bison marched down to the Grove City four, but an incomplete pass on fourth down left the Green and White empty-handed. The Wolverines followed a similar script by taking possession and moving 64 yards in 14 plays, only to have three straight incomplete passes end the drive at the BC 32.

The final scoring chance of the half went by the board for Bethany when sophomore QB Matt Grimard was pressured into an interception at the Grove City five-yard line and the game remained scoreless going into halftime.

Grimard triggered the Bethany offense that rang up 367 total yards in the victory. He completed 16 of 25 through the air for 209 yards and a pair of scores and added 60 yards and one more touchdown on the ground. Irizarry accounted for the highest rushing total in the game with 71 yards on only seven carries, while Evans hauled in four passes for 52 yards.

The Bison defense limited Grove City to 259 total yards and was led by sophomore safety Jamaan Webb with 11 tackles.