Box Score: BU 48, CUW 0
MEQUON, Wis. - Concordia University Wisconsin's defense held the nation's (DIII) third-ranked offense for as long as it could, but red zone opportunities were the difference as No. 6 Bethel University earned a 48-0 non-conference victory on Saturday afternoon at Century Stadium.
BU (2-0) scored on all seven of its red zone opportunities - including five straight scores from the end of the second quarter to the beginning of the fourth - as it finished with 401 yards, compared to CUW's (0-2) 130.
The Royals had just 27 passing yards and 103 total yards in the opening quarter as the Falcon defense allowed just seven points, an 8-yard scamper from Jesse Phenow. Bethel's rushing attack eventually got in a grove and it was too much for CUW to handle as it finished with 289 net rushing yards - led by Brandon Marquardt's 91 yards and TD, along with Phenow's 59 yards and three TDs.
BU scored a pair of rushing touchdowns in the second quarter - one with 11 seconds remaining in the half by Josh Aakre - to enter the intermission with a 21-0 lead. At the break the Royals had 194 total yards compared 69 yards by the Falcons.
The Falcons controlled the time of possession with 31:56, but the Royals' disciplined defense shut down each attempt CUW made to gain yards. Head coach Greg Etter's squad sustained a significant drive - 12 plays for 36 yards and 7:18 - in the beginning of the third quarter, but junior quarterback Patrick Czerwiec's (Norridge, Ill.) interception ended any attempt the Falcons had of marking the scoreboard.
CUW's rushing attack was held to 52 yards on 35 attempts (1.5 average) after racking up 134 yards (4.1 yards per carry) during last week's season opener. Sophomore Joseph Paul (West Bend, Wis.) led the way for the Falcons with 33 yards on 10 attempts (3.3 average).
Senior punter Bobby May (Palm Beach, Fla.) kicked seven times for 263 yards for a 37.6 average, including a long of 45 yards.
Exiting the locker rooms after halftime Bethel used a trio of rushing scores to increase its lead to 41-0 at the end of the third quarter. The Royals added a rushing touchdown midway through the fourth quarter to increase their lead to 48-0.
CUW returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 17 when it travels to Carthage College for a 1 p.m. matchup. It is the Falcons final non-conference game of the season.
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