Nov 01, 2014

Defense Plays Big Against Whitworth

A Winning Tradition

  • One post-season appearance (1960 Crusader Bowl)
  • 20 All-NWC Athletes 
  • 6 NWC Student-Athlete of the Week Awards 
  • 2 Team of the Week (Justin Leatherman, 2014; Lenana Meekisho, 2015)
  • 1 All-West Region Team (Nolan Schuler, 2016 (third team offense)
  • 2 NSCA All-American (Justin Kruse, 2015; Dane Jensen, 2017)
  • 2 NFL Draft Picks 

SPOKANE, Wash. --- George Fox University's football team took on Whitworth University Saturday afternoon, as the Bruins fell to the Pirates, 30-7.

The Pirates have averaged 41.0 points per game this season, but only managed to put up 30 against a tough nosed Bruin defense. In fact, the Bruins forced four fumbles while recording eight sacks on the day. Brian Sarbeck was the sack leader for the Bruins tallying three, while Justin Leatherman led the Bruins in tackles with 11.5.

The Pirates got on the board early after Bryan Peterson scored on a one yard run and Whitworth went into the half up 10-0 after a late field goal.

The Bruins responded in the third quarter when Grant Schroeder connected with Brad Lander for a 34-yard touchdown.

Lander led the receiving core catching five passes on 60 yards with one touchdown. Schroeder finished the day completing 13 passes on 33 attempts.

George Fox led the possession time holding the ball for 30:37 while the Pirates were held to 29:23.

George Fox will host Lewis & Clark for the last home game of the season on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 1:00 p.m.