BELOIT, Wis. — The Beloit College football team got a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter and hung on for a 20-14 Midwest Conference win over Lawrence University on Saturday at Strong Stadium.
Running back Terence Steward carried 20 times for 116 yards and scored both of his touchdowns in the second half to pace Beloit (2-7, 2-6 MWC). Quarterback Brian Maughn was 12 of 23 for 174 yards and a touchdown.
Tyler Mazur did a bit of everything for the Vikings (1-8, 1-7). He caught nine passes for 74 yards and ran 11 times for 54 yards and a touchdown. Mazur also completed 1 of 2 passes for 36 yards. Quarterback Luke Barthelmess was 16 of 28 for 136 yards and a touchdown.
Lawrence got on the board first late in the first quarter when Mazur capped a seven-play, 63-yard drive with a touchdown on a fake field goal. Mazur, the holder, took the snap and then sprinted off tackle for the score and a 7-0 Lawrence lead.
Beloit tied it late in the second quarter when Maughn hit Derek Carrier with a 15-yard scoring pass to complete an 11-play, 85-yard drive. Beloit quickly got the ball back with 38 seconds left, but Maughn was intercepted by linebacker Jon Hope.
Hope returned the ball 23 yards to the Beloit 32 with 27 seconds left. Barthelmess hit Jon Bruehl on a deep out route on the next play for a touchdown, and Lawrence led 14-7 at the half.
Beloit tied it on its first possession of the second half when Steward ran 36 yards for a touchdown.
Lawrence drove deep into Beloit territory early in the fourth quarter, but Cody Robel’s 25-yard field goal attempt was wide left. The Bucs then drove 80 yards in 10 plays, with Steward running it in from four yards out, to take a 20-14 lead.
Lawrence didn’t get past the 50 on its final two possessions, and Beloit ran out the clock to secure the win.
Lawrence wraps up its season next Saturday when it travels to Ripon College to renew the oldest college football rivalry in the state of Wisconsin.