Scores

Final

Valparaiso 34

(0-1, 0-1 home)

8:00 PM ET, August 30, 2012

Brown Field, Valparaiso, IN

1 2 3 4 T
STJ 7 13 7 936
VALP 7 13 14 034

Top Performers

Passing: E. Hoffman (VALP) - 221 YDS

Rushing: G. Ali-El (VALP) - 15 CAR, 84 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Bennett (VALP) - 4 REC, 40 YDS

St. Joseph's (Ind.) 36, Valparaiso 34

Associated Press

VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Cameron Crabtree scored on a 6-yard run with 24 seconds remaining, lifting Division II St. Joseph's (Ind.) to a 36-34 victory over Valparaiso on Thursday night.

The Pumas began their winning drive at their 7-yard line with 3:01 left. Quarterback Billy VandeMerkt had 10 completions on the drive, for 90 yards.

Gabe Ali-El gave Valparaiso a 34-27 lead on a 5-yard run with 2:49 left in the third quarter.

St. Joseph's cut the lead to 34-30 on a 39-yard field goal by Gavin Voss with 7:14 left in the game.

VandeMerkt completed 21 of 38 passes for 303 yards and two touchdowns. Julian Walker caught 11 passes for 205 yards and two TDs.

Valparaiso's Eric Hoffman completed 23 of 44 passes for 201 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
STJ
VALP
1st Downs2924
Total Yards549350
Passing384221
Rushing165129
Penalties9-746-56
3rd Down Conversions7-1311-19
4th Down Conversions1-11-1
Turnovers20
Possession28:0931:51

Passing Leaders

St. Joseph's (IN)C/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
VandeMerkt21/383038.021
ValparaisoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hoffman23/442215.000

Rushing Leaders

St. Joseph's (IN)CARYDSAVGTDLG
Shelton19753.9013
VandeMerkt6528.7024
ValparaisoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ali-El15845.6216
Hoffman7182.6016

Receiving Leaders

St. Joseph's (IN)RECYDSAVGTDLG
Walker1120518.6250
Shelton27738.5161
ValparaisoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Slenk14343.0043
Bennett44010.0012

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSTJVALP
STJTD09:33Julian Walker 21 Yd Pass From Billy VandeMerkt (Tony Gallinatti Kick) 70
TD00:12Gabe Ali-El 11 Yd Run (Mike Pando Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERSTJVALP
STJTD09:51Sean Martinez 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 137
TD07:02Jake Hutson 2 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1313
STJTD04:20Julian Walker Fumble Recovery in End Zone (Gavin Voss Kick) 2013
TD00:25Ryan Lehr 1 Yd Run (Mike Pando Kick) 2020
THIRD QUARTERSTJVALP
TD13:34Devan Gadson 36 Yd Fumble Return (Pat Failed) 2026
STJTD08:30Braxton Shelton 61 Yd Pass From Billy VandeMerkt (Gavin Voss Kick) 2726
TD02:49Gabe Ali-El 5 Yd Run (Eric Hoffman Pass To Tanner Kuramata For Two-Point Conversion) 2734
FOURTH QUARTERSTJVALP
STJFG07:14Gavin Voss 39 Yd 3034
STJTD00:24Cameron Crabtree 6 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 3634