Bison unable to overcome Raiders second half surge

Justin Schaumberger, Sports Co-Editor

The Bison fell against rival Colgate on Oct. 30 by a score of 33-10. The game was closely contested in the first half, but the Raiders were able to bust the game open in the second half. The loss drops the Bison to 1-7 on the season and 0-4 in Patriot League play.

The first half was a mainly defensive effort, with the Raiders leading 7-3 going into halftime. The Bison managed to get on the board first after an 11 play, 47 yard drive. The drive ended on a 24 yard field goal by Ryan Schatzel ’24.This was the first time the Bison scored first in a game this season. The Raiders responded on their ensuing drive with a long touchdown run by their quarterback. On the last drive of the half, the Bison marched down the field before being stopped on a crucial fourth down. 

 The second half was all Colgate as the Raiders scored 26 straight points and managed to shut out the Bison in the third quarter. The Orange and Blue were able to end the game on a high note as Mason Muir ’25 caught his first collegiate touchdown with 54 seconds left from Nick Semptimphelter ’24. The touchdown came at the end of a 10-play 75-yard drive by Semptimphelter who came in relief of Ethan Grady ’25.

Grady played well at quarterback again, completing 10 passes for 118 yards. Semptimphelter managed 66 yards and the lone Bison touchdown in his limited appearance. Muir accounted for 30 yards, a new career high, while Marques Owens ’25 and Coleman Bennett ’24 had 69 and 34 receiving yards each. The Bison offensive line also had a good game not giving up a single sack. Defensively, the Bison were very good for most of the contest. Jonathan Searcy ’23 had a career-high 10 tackles and Mike Bright Jr. ’24 recorded a sack for the second straight contest. 

The Bison return to Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium for a 1 p.m. game against Lehigh on Saturday, Nov. 6.

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