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2013-10-12 No. 3 Grand View hands ONU 48-17 loss at home
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Freshman Derrick Hosselton finished with five tackles for loss on Saturday

No. 3 Grand View hands ONU 48-17 loss at home

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:38 PM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Coming into Saturday’s game, the ONU football team knew they had their hands full with the No. 3 team in the NAIA. Grand View University (Iowa) is one of only four undefeated teams left across the country. The Tigers were anxious to see how they matched up with a top five team at home. The Vikings defeated the Tigers 48-17 in a sloppy game of penalties; 28 were called for 286 yards.

The first five possessions took only 9:32 in the first quarter and ended in punts. The fifth by the Tigers (1-5, 0-2) was returned by the Vikings’ (6-0, 2-0) Jacob Stacy for 58 yards and the first score of the day. Neither team scored again in the quarter as Olivet was able to convert three first downs in the quarter.

Grand View scored just inside the start of the second quarter on a Garrett Fulbright four-yard run to make it 13-0. On their next possession that started at 11:42, they went 72 yards in 3:49, and Derek Fulton found Stacy for 16 yards. With the score at 20-0, the Tigers needed to get in the end zone. They did just that. Quarterback Ryan Sample (Manteno, Ill.) found Aaron Salas (San Marcos, Calif.) on a 3-and-12 for a 50-yard strike to make it 20-7.

The Vikings responded, however, with a 75-yard drive. Fulton found Brady Roland for 31 yards.With only 2:03 remaining in the half, the Vikings' punter received a bad snap and  managed a punt of only zero yards. The Tigers took the ball and, with one second, Andrew Muzljakvovich (Vicksburg, Mich.) made a 34-yard field goal to make it 27-10.

The third quarter was completely dominated by scores and turnovers. Neither team punted, and there were 28 total points scored. The Vikings scored 21 points on four possessions, throwing a pick at the 9:47 mark to Zach Grover (Mason, Mich.). The Tigers, on the other hand, scored one time at the 6:51 mark when Zach Gross (Elgin, Ill.) ran it in from two yards. However, they turned it over three times. Sample was intercepted by Lance Lewis, and Michael Ho-Lewis (Boise, Idaho) fumbled on the Tigers' first possession of the second half.

The fourth quarter was scoreless as ONU punted twice, and the Vikings turned it over on downs with 4:21 remaining in the game.

For the Tigers' offense, freshman quarterback Ryan Sample went 9-for-22 for 132 yards and a 50-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Salas. Junior Michael Ho-Lewis ran the ball 11 times for 41 yards. Sophomore Zach Gross ran the ball eight times for 30 yards and a touchdown.

ONU’s defense allowed 538 total yards and 29 first downs. Freshman Derrick Hosselton (Manteno, Ill.) had an outstanding day with 16 tackles, two sacks for 20 yards, and five tackles for loss for 31 yards. Senior Mark Kosrow (Elk Grove Village, Ill.) had 10 tackles.

Vikings’ quarterback Derek Fulton was 21 for 26 for 243 yards and four touchdowns, while running for 21 yards on eight carries. Garrett Fulbright rushed 11 times for 96 yards and one score. Mike Perez had 11 rushes for 32 yards and a touchdown. He also caught on ball for a 12-yard score. Taylor Goebel caught five balls for 82 yards and a score. Brady Roland had four catches for 56 yards and a touchdown.

The Tigers will be back in action at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, on the road against No. 9 St. Ambrose University (Iowa).