Tabor tackles Ottawa 7-4

On a day when both the field and the offensive play was sloppy, the Tabor College football team took advantage of a late-game possession to seal a 7-4 victory over Ottawa University Saturday afternoon in Ottawa.

After surrendering two safeties to the Braves, Tabor held possession of the ball with inside five minutes remaining. On the drive, the Bluejays picked up a crucial first down on a fourth down and four situation when Cameron Conant rambled for 10 yards. Plays later, Conant took a pitch around the right side of the line down to the 1-yard line, where Dave Hernandez blasted it in for the touchdown. Keenan Morris split the uprights to give the Bluejays the eventual 7-4 victory.

Defensively, the Bluejays did not allow a point on the scoreboard, and two of Ottawa’s points came on a planned safety by head coach Tim McCarty. The Tabor defense held the Braves to 236 total yards and forced two turnovers, including a forced fumble on the kick-off immediatey after the Hernandez touchdown.

With the win, Tabor is 5-3 overall and 4-3 in the KCAC. The win also marks the first time the Bluejays have defeated the Braves in McCarty’s tenure as head coach. Next Saturday, the Bluejays will face Southwestern College at home. Kick-off is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

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