Brevard, N.C. - The Brevard College Tornados fell 34-6 to the Bears of Lenoir-Rhyne at Brevard Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Both teams got off to sluggish starts offensively, with game playing scoreless until Lenoir-Rhyne quarterback Rueben Haynes broke a seven-yard touchdown run with 2:08 remaining in the first quarter. The Bears moved the ball 72 yards in nine plays on the scoring drive.
The Brevard defense forced punts on the next two drives, keeping the Tornados within seven points for most of the first half. BC junior Billy Muscatello led all tacklers with 12 total tackles, including five solo stops.
The Bears, however, would make it 14-0 on Jarrod Spears 30-yard rush with 57 seconds left in the second quarter. Lenoir-Rhyne took the 14-0 lead into the half, but would control the game in the second half while outscoring BC 20-6 after the break.
Freshman quarterback Jaquan Marsh scored Brevard's only touchdown on a seven-yard scamper with 2:58 remaining in the game. Marsh scrambled for 16 yards on five carries and completed a pass for 23 yards after entering in the 4th quarter.
Brevard collected 219 yards of total offense on the afternoon, including a season-high 90 passing yards. Aaron Reese, who started the game at quarterback for the Tornados, finished 8-for-13 with 67 yards in the air. Reese also led the Tornados rushing attack, picking up 55 yards on 18 rushing attempts.
The Tornados host the Southern Virginia Knights for homecoming on Saturday, October 13th at Brevard Memorial Stadium. The Tornados tied a Brevard College record as they rushed for 519 yards in a 41-21 victory over Southern Virginia at Bobby Williams Field last October. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.