Valparaiso 20

(3-8, 1-4 home)

1:30 PM ET, November 11, 2006

Brown Field, Valparaiso, IN

1 2 3 4 T
AUR 0 0 0 77
VALP 0 10 0 1020

Top Performers

Passing: R. Doerffler (VALP) - 135 YDS, 3 INT

Rushing: J. Popper (VALP) - 29 CAR, 139 YDS

Receiving: S. Ogden (VALP) - 6 REC, 104 YDS

Valparaiso 20, Aurora 7

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) -- John Popper rushed for 139 yards and Josh Lynn and Kevin Folk scored on short touchdown runs to lead Valparaiso to a 20-7 victory over Aurora on Saturday.

The Crusaders (3-8) limited the Division III Spartans (5-5) to 79 yards offense, including just 11 yards on the ground.

Valparaiso took a 17-0 lead after three quarters before Aurora got its only touchdown on a 5-yard pass from Mathew McGary to Cory Cowan, a score set up by one of three pass interceptions by Aurora off Ryan Doerffler.

McGary was 10-of-33 for 68 yards and one interception.

Doerffler was 10-of-29 for 135 yards. Six of his passes for 104 yards were caught by Steve Ogden, but the only touchdowns for the Crusaders were on runs of 2 yards by Lynn late in the second quarter and 1 yard by Folk in the third period.

Mike Krieg kicked two field goals for Valparaiso, a 37-yarder late in the first quarter and a 28-yarder midway through the final period.