Sep 12, 2018

Bruins Prepare For Sagehens On The Road

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By: Jake Bienvenue

NEWBERG, Ore. --- The George Fox football team will make the trip down to Claremont, California, on Saturday, Sept. 15 to take on the Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer College in the first-ever matchup between the two teams.

The Bruins take to the road rejuvenated after last Saturday's 35-3 home rout over Howard Payne University. George Fox heads into the game with a 1-1 record on the season while the Sagehens remain a perfect 2-0.

Pomona-Pitzer opened the season with a bang, earning a 57-12 home victory against Lewis-Clark Valley. The Sagehens kept it going in week two with a win on the road against Lewis & Clark, 34-21.

The Pomona-Pitzer offense has featured three quarterbacks in both of its games. Against Lewis-Clark Valley, Edward Sias threw for 136 yards and two touchdowns, Karter Odermann threw for 105 yards and two touchdowns and Nick Kapule threw for 73 yards and a touchdown. All three quarterbacks found receivers in the end zone in week two as well. The trio of quarterbacks will be a test for a Bruin secondary that has allowed 180.5 passing yards per game on the season.

The Sagehens' defense figures to be a tough matchup as well. Through the first two games, Pomona-Pitzer has racked up five interceptions and 12 sacks while holding the opposition to an average of 16.5 points. It will be a good opportunity for the Bruins to test their offense that has so far only turned the ball over once while averaging 23.5 points per game.

Pomona-Pitzer is in its second season under head coach John Walsh. Prior to taking on the head coaching role, Walsh served as the associate head coach and defensive coordinator for the previous four years. In 2017, the Sagehens finished with a record of 4-4 in Walsh's first year of leadership.

Fans can expect to see a close battle between the Sagehens' multifaceted offense and a stacked Bruin defense.