Scores

Final

Valparaiso 33

(5-6, 5-1 home)

1:30 PM ET, November 13, 2004

Brown Field, Valparaiso, IN

1 2 3 4 T
AUR 0 0 0 -0
VALP 10 6 17 -33

Top Performers

Passing: R. Doerffler (VALP) - 150 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Horton (VALP) - 16 CAR, 91 YDS

Receiving: J. Horton (VALP) - 1 REC, 9 YDS

Valparaiso 34, Aurora 0

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) -- Ryan Doerffler and Rob Giancola hooked up for two scoring touchdowns, and Valparaiso held Aurora to just 12 yards passing as the Crusaders beat the Spartans 34-0 on Saturday.

Doerffler finished just 8-of-19 passing for 150 yards and one interception, but the two first-half scoring tosses helped Valparaiso (5-6) to a 16-0 lead at the break.

The Crusaders did all the scoring in the second half as well, including an 18-yard rushing TD by Patrick Cash and a 1-yard scoring plunge by Alex Morrison, his only carry of the day.

Jeff Horton led the Crusaders in rushing with 91 yard on 16 carries and one TD.

Aurora (6-4) gained 167 yards on the ground, led by Daniel Whalen, who gained 106 yards on 22 carries, and Travis Paro, who had 76 yards on 18 carries.

But the Spartans could get nothing going through the air as Andrew Hornung was 2-of-10 passing for 12 yards and one interception.

Giancola finished the day with six receptions for 119 yeards and the two scores.

Aurora also had a hard time holding onto the ball, fumbling four times, all recovered by Valparaiso, leading to 13 points for the Crusaders.

Valparaiso was also able to overcome 11 penalties for 118 yards, outgaining Aurora with 394 yards to 179 for the Spartans.

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