Ricks Bears Down on Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ - Ricks College football put its best foot forward Saturday, routing Phoenix College 64-10. The offense rolled up 495 yards total offense while the defense limited Phoenix to minus ten yards rushing, ten completions in 38 attempts, and picked off 4 Bear passes.

It took the Vikings one quarter to adjust to the 104 degree heat. Phoenix led 3-0 at the end of the first period, then stood stunned as the Vikings reeled off 27 points in the second quarter. Leading 14-10, Ricks scored twice in the final 1:11 of the second period to lead 27-10 at the half. Ricks added 23 more in the third, and closed with 14 in the fourth.

Quarterback Robbie Haas threw for 277 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for a fourth. Late in the third quarter, Luke Knuppenburg took over and ran for two TD's while throwing for a third. Jon Clark caught nine passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns, and Brantley Oakey added 209 all purpose yards.

The defense was led by the D-Line that forced Phoenix QB Vince Fiori into bad passes and haunted Bears receivers into numerous drops.

Box Score (Final)

RICKS vs Phoenix Bears (Sep 29, 2001 at Phoenix, AZ)

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score

RICKS 0 - 27 - 23 - 14 - 64
Record: (5-0)

Phoenix Bears 3 - 7 - 0 - 0 - 10
Record: (1-4)

Scoring Summary:

1st 02:24
PHOENIX Hughes, Kevin 43 yd field goal, 4--5 1:29, RICKS 0 - PHOENIX 3

2nd 10:06
RICKS Clark, Jon 16 yd pass from Haas, Robbie (Marshall,Jim kick), 6-71 2:02, RICKS 7 - PHOENIX 3

05:58 RICKS
Clark, Jon 25 yd pass from Haas, Robbie (Marshall, Jim kick), 8-66 2:29, RICKS 14 - PHOENIX 3

04:49 PHOENIX
Kirksey, Mike 94 yd pass from Fiore,Vince (Hughes,Kevin kick), 3-87 1:09, RICKS 14 - PHOENIX 10

01:11 RICKS
Harline, Jonny 5 yd pass from Haas, Robbie (Marshall, Jim kick), 2-13 0:26, RICKS 21 - PHOENIX 10

00:14 RICKS
Haas, Robbie 1 yd run (Marshall, Jim kick blockd), 2-10 0:15, RICKS 27 - PHOENIX 10

3rd 12:22
RICKS Marshall, Jim 25 yd field goal, 7-44 2:38, RICKS 30 - PHOENIX 10

08:43 RICKS
Thompson, Scott 1 yd run (Marshall, Jim kick blockd), 4-68 1:11, RICKS 36 - PHOENIX 10

05:17 RICKS
Huntsman, Josh 0 yd fumble recovery (Marshall, Jim kick), RICKS 43 - PHOENIX 10

02:21 RICKS
Doman, Jared 21 yd pass from Knuppenburg, L. (Marshall, Jim kick), 5-42 1:57, RICKS 50 - PHOENIX 10

4th 14:13
RICKS Knuppenburg, L. 3 yd run (Marshall, Jim kick), 5-19 2:04, RICKS 57 - PHOENIX 10

07:28 RICKS
Knuppenburg, L. 15 yd run (Marshall, Jim kick), 7-60 3:16, RICKS 64 - PHOENIX 10

RICKS PHOENIX

FIRST DOWNS  28  10
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)  42-183  28--10
PASSING YDS (NET)  312  182
Passes Att-Comp-Int  36-22-1  38-10-4
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS  78-495  66-172
Fumble Returns-Yard  0-0  0-0
Punt Returns-Yards  3-50  1-56
Kickoff Returns-Yards  3-97  7-110
Interception Returns-Yards  4-14  1-18
Punts (Number-Avg)  4-43.0  7-41.3
Fumbles-Lost  1-1  1-1
Penalties-Yards  8-56  7-57
Possession Time  32:44  27:16
Sacks By: Number-Yards  5-32  1-8

RUSHING:
RICKS-Christensen,T. 10-76; Oakey,Brantley 9-39; Swensen,Rick 3-24; Thompson,Scott 7-23; Knuppenburg,L. 2-18; Udy,Mike 4-16; Stevens,Dallas 1-3; Haas,Robbie 6-minus 16. Phoenix Bears Nochta,Cory 8-18; Waldeck,Joshua 2-10; Jones,Shuron 2-6; Byaus,Lynox 2-3; Whatley,Gary 1-1; 50 1-minus 17; Fiore,Vince 12-minus 31.

PASSING:
RICKS-Haas,Robbie 20-32-1-277; Knuppenburg,L. 2-4-0-35. Phoenix Bears-Fiore,Vince 10-38-4-182.

RECEIVING:
RICKS-Clark,Jon 9-160; Harline,Jonny 3-23; Doman,Jared 2-29; Oakey,Brantley 2-23; Nash,Chris 2-23; Christensen,T. 1-21; Brown,Nathon 1-14; Mortensen,D. 1-13; Thompson,Scott 1-6. Phoenix Bears-Kirksey,Mike 3-121; Weathersbee,M 2-30; Nochta,Cory 2-11; Wilkins,Aaron 1-10; Waldeck,Joshua 1-6; Walls,Derek 1-4.

INTERCEPTIONS:
RICKS-Allen,Ben 2-0; Brown,Chip 1-14; Jackson,Kevin 1-0. Phoenix Bears-Pritchert,Wil 1-18.

FUMBLES:
RICKS-Oakey,Brantley 1-1. Phoenix Bears-Fiore,Vince 1-1.

SACKS (UA-A):
RICKS-Tidwell,Shawn 0-2; Tuitavuke,Carl 1-1; Manumaleuna 1-0; Ullrich,Adam 0-1; Raass,Sefo 1-0. Phoenix Bears-None.

 


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